A new survey reveals widespread misconceptions about antibiotic resistance, describing it as a "global health crisis." The World Health Organization surveyed nearly 10,000 people across 12 countries as part of the CDC's "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week,"-- an effort to stop the threat posed by resistance to antibiotics.
By Carey Gillam
By: Carey Gillam
The World Health Organization is set to examine a widely used pesticide and agribusiness is bracing for bad news, less than three months after the group classified another popular herbicide as "probably" cancer-causing.
By: Patrick van Zwanenberg
Controversy over a new evaluation of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, lifts the lid on aspects of chemical safety regulation that often remain hidden from public view.
By: Fabiana Frayssinet
By: Karen Graham
The focus of scientists, food companies and consumer groups is now on Monsanto's Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate. Even though testing has increased in the past two years, they have spiked since the WHO report in March.
In response to the World Health Organization’s decision to classify the weed-killer glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” Monsanto’s top executive pulled out the rhetorical machine guns, launching an all-out attack against the prestigious international health agency and its scientists.