Brazil’s cancer institute has condemned GM crops for placing the country in the top ranking globally for pesticide consumption. The report calls for stronger regulation of pesticides and for the development of agroecological alternatives to the dominant pesticide-dependent GMO agricultural model.
The Brazilian public prosecutor has written to the country’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) asking the agency to perform an urgent toxicological re-evaluation of glyphosate with the expectation of a domestic ban. The prosecutor is also looking into whether authorisations for glyphosate-tolerant GMOs should be revoked.
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Following on from the conclusion of the World Health Organisation’s cancer arm that glyphosate herbicide is a probable carcinogen, Argentina’s union of doctors and health professionals, FESPROSA, has issued a statement throwing the support of its 30,000 members behind the decision and demanding a ban.
Independent scientists in Argentina have voiced support for the World Health Organisation’s decision that glyphosate herbicides are probably carcinogenic.
An epidemiological study by the University of Cordoba in the Argentine town of Monte Maiz found that cancer incidence is five times higher than average, according to an article in the newspaper Pagina12. Roundup is the most commonly sprayed chemical in the area. The researchers called for a shift away from GM crops to organic production.
In Cordoba province, Argentina, a proposed bill would implement stricter requirements on spraying of glyphosate and other pesticides.
The first public testing programme for glyphosate in urine and water has been launched by the NGO Feed the World. GMWatch is supporting the programme and we receive USD 5 for each test ordered through our dedicated link.
Unless you live in a pesticide-free city, there’s a good chance that next time you sit on a park bench, walk along a pavement or lean on a lamp-post, you’ll come into contact with glyphosate herbicides. An article in The Guardian gives an excellent overview of the documented evidence against the chemical.
Three Chinese citizens are taking China's Ministry of Agriculture to court in a bid to make public a toxicology report supporting the approval of Roundup 27 years ago.
There's strong evidence that the herbicide causes birth defects and probably causes cancer; there's also reason to believe it causes or exacerbates numerous chronic illnesses, writes Dr Jeff Ritterman.
The US EPA was worried about tumour growth in experimental animals in industry studies on glyphosate back in 1981.
A new lawsuit alleges Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate is harmless to humans and animals because it targets an enzyme only found in plants.
A new study exposes a massive increase in bee-toxic neonicotinoid seed treatments in parallel with GM crops’ spread. The research shows that studies that claim decreases in pesticide use from GM crops are misleading; instead one group of chemical insecticides has been replaced with another.
All the ingredients used by the Chipotle chain of restaurants will be GMO-free from now on.
The rocker takes on GMO-producing chemical company Monsanto on his latest LP and tour.
GM Bt maize MON810 has been found in a study to respond to stress in unexpected ways, challenging current risk assessment methods.
The European Commission has published a proposal to amend rules on EU imports of GMOs. The proposed reform is claimed to make EU GMO decisions more democratic but in fact it would allow the Commission to authorise the import of GMOs even where a majority of national governments, the European Parliament and the public oppose them.
The European Commission has allowed imports of 19 GMOs, including 17 GM crops and 2 GM flowers. Greenpeace said the decision confirms that Commission President Juncker “has no intention of bringing the EU closer to its citizens. Instead, he’s moving closer to the US and Monsanto.”
Please take action to ensure that your next MP knows that you don't want to see GM crops growing in the UK and understands at least a little about why.
Food & Water Watch has filed legal petitions asking the US FDA to evaluate AquaBounty’s GMO salmon as a “food additive” instead of an animal drug and to declare GMO salmon unsafe to eat.
National Geographic has published an interview with attorney Steven Druker, author of the new book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, which exposes the fraud and misrepresentation behind the push to genetically modify our food.
For Midwest farmers, the burgeoning interest in non-GMO foods has increased how much they get paid to grow crops in fields once populated with GM corn and soybeans.
The judge who will decide a case in which residents want to halt local GMO and pesticide experimentation can read everything Monsanto offers in its defence, but the lawyers against Monsanto don’t have full access to a secret Monsanto document.
Off-target effects have been found by Chinese researchers attempting to genetically modify human embryos. Meanwhile researchers and critics say the ethical issues around human germline genetic engineering must be debated publicly.
A scientific review says there is no evidence that omega-3 oils benefit heart health – yet omega-3 enriched GMOs are promoted with the claim that they will do so.
TV personality Dr Oz and NGOs have exposed critics who demanded that Columbia University fire Oz from his position on the grounds of his questioning of GMOs and what the critics term “evidence-based medicine”. Some critics are revealed as being linked to pro-corporate front group the American Council on Science and Health, and one went to prison for defrauding Medicaid. Many media outlets fell for the critics’ attack on Oz without looking into their dubious backgrounds.
An academic physician-educator has been banned from pointing out errors in a pro-GMO article in Scientific American.
Dr Florence Wambugu, the Monsanto-trained scientist, has reappeared plugging DuPont’s GMO sorghum for Africa. Wambugu has had a low profile since the GM sweet potato for Africa, which she hyped so relentlessly, failed miserably
Jonathan Matthews talks to French investigative journalist Paul Moreira about his acclaimed interview in which he invited corporate lobbyist Patrick Moore to drink a glass of glyphosate. Matthews reviews Moreira’s documentary film, Transgenic Wars, which exposes the truth about the GMO enterprise worldwide, here.
Dr A. Wallace Hayes, the journal editor who retracted the Séralini study that found toxic effects from GM maize and Roundup, is a former tobacco company executive, an investigation has revealed.
Joe Perry, the chair of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) GMO Panel, which assesses the safety of the GMOs submitted for European approval, published a misleading letter in The Independent newspaper hyping GMOs – without declaring his EFSA role.