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Glyphosate in chicken poop used as fertilizer is hurting food production, researchers say

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Scientists brought more bad news to light regarding the widely used herbicide glyphosate, better known as Roundup, in a new research paper published this month. Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland revealed in a paper published in the journal  Science of The Total Environment that manure from poultry used as fertilizer can decrease … Continue reading “Glyphosate in chicken poop used as fertilizer is hurting food production, researchers say”

New weed killer studies raise concern for reproductive health

Posted on by Carey Gillam

As Bayer AG seeks to discount concerns that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides cause cancer, several new studies are raising questions about the chemical’s potential impact on reproductive health. An assortment of animal studies released this summer indicate that glyphosate exposures impact reproductive organs and could threaten fertility, adding fresh evidence that the weed killing agent might … Continue reading “New weed killer studies raise concern for reproductive health”

U.S. study shows switch to organic diet can quickly clear pesticide from our bodies

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A new study published Tuesday found that after switching to an organic diet for just a few days, people could cut the levels of a pesticide linked to cancer found in their urine by more than 70 percent. The researchers collected a total of 158 urine samples from four families –seven adults and nine children … Continue reading “U.S. study shows switch to organic diet can quickly clear pesticide from our bodies”

Bayer backs away from plan to contain future Roundup cancer claims

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Monsanto owner Bayer AG is backing away from a plan to contain future Roundup cancer claims after a federal judge made it clear he would not approve the scheme, which would delay new trials and limit jury decision-making. The plan concocted by Bayer and a small group of lawyers was filed last month in U.S. … Continue reading “Bayer backs away from plan to contain future Roundup cancer claims”

Court orders EPA approval of Bayer dicamba herbicide vacated; says regulator “understated the risks”

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In a stunning rebuke of the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal court on Wednesday overturned the agency’s approval of popular dicamba-based herbicides made by chemical giants Bayer, BASF and Corteva Agrisciences. The ruling effectively makes it illegal for farmers to continue to use the product. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading “Court orders EPA approval of Bayer dicamba herbicide vacated; says regulator “understated the risks””

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