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New study finds glyphosate-related alterations in gut microbiome

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A new animal study by a group of European researchers has found that low levels of the weed killing chemical glyphosate and the glyphosate-based Roundup product can alter the composition of the gut microbiome in ways that may be linked to adverse health outcomes. The paper, published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, is … Continue reading “New study finds glyphosate-related alterations in gut microbiome”

New study examines Roundup herbicide impact on honeybees

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A group of Chinese researchers has found evidence that commercial glyphosate-based herbicide products are harmful to honeybees at or below recommended concentrations. In a paper published in the online journal Scientific Reports, researchers affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing and the Chinese Bureau of Landscape and Forestry, said they found a … Continue reading “New study examines Roundup herbicide impact on honeybees”

Biohazards News Tracker: Best articles on SARS-CoV-2 origins, biolabs and gain of function research

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Here is a reading list about what is known and not known about the origins of SARS-CoV-2, accidents and leaks at biosafety and biowarfare laboratories, and the health risks of gain-of-function (GOF) research, which aims to increase the host range, transmissibility, infectivity or pathogenicity of potential pandemic pathogens. U.S. Right to Know is conducting research … Continue reading “Biohazards News Tracker: Best articles on SARS-CoV-2 origins, biolabs and gain of function research”

Data Breach Broker Sells 368.8 Million Stolen Records on Hacker Forum

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Data theft is often financially driven. Following data breaches, hackers can profit from stolen data by selling it in mass on the dark web or other black market forums, or use it themselves to engage in identity theft.  Recently, it was reported that a data breach broker was selling the allegedly-stolen user records for 26 … Continue reading “Data Breach Broker Sells 368.8 Million Stolen Records on Hacker Forum”

A death and a settlement as Bayer continues trying to end Roundup litigation

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Seven months after Bayer AG announced plans for a sweeping settlement of U.S. Roundup cancer litigation, the German owner of Monsanto Co. continues to work to settle tens of thousands of claims brought by people suffering from cancer they say was caused by Monsanto’s weed killing products. On Wednesday, one more case appeared to find … Continue reading “A death and a settlement as Bayer continues trying to end Roundup litigation”

Neonicotinoids: a growing concern

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On January 10, The Guardian published this story about a small rural Nebraska community that has been struggling for at least two years with contamination tied to neonicotinoid-coated corn seed. The source is an area ethanol plant that has been marketing itself as a free “recycling” location for seed companies such as Bayer, Syngenta and … Continue reading “Neonicotinoids: a growing concern”

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