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Argentinian Federal Prosecutor Requests Ban on GMO Crops over Glyphosate Fears

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 28, 2016 - 1:39pm

Argentinian Federal Prosecutor Fabián Canda has officially filed a request to the Federal Administrative Court of Buenos Aires to prohibit the sale of GMO seeds that are designed to be grown with glyphosate herbicides (Roundup Ready), due to the probable harm to human and environmental health being caused by the weedkiller.

Popular American Foods Contaminated with Monsanto’s Glyphosate Weedkiller

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 27, 2016 - 9:08pm

Carolanne Wright – Classified as “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organization, glyphosate — the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and the world’s most widely used herbicide — has been found in a variety of best-selling American foods at disturbing

Pigweed War Reaches Far Beyond Farmland

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on September 26, 2016 - 1:47pm

When Jason Smith was a boy in the 1980s, a farmer could drive into town, stop at a dealership and buy a seemingly endless variety of Bush Hog blades. Everyone he knew mowed field edges and had a ditch bank mower. Broad-spectrum herbicides were available at a high dollar, but when a technological messiah arrived in the form of Roundup Ready, the turnrow game was flipped on its head.

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