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Independent Science News - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD Imagine you are an undergraduate attending an Ivy League university. You go to a routine department seminar. In the middle of his presentation the professor picks up a container from the ...

Need To Know News - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

The continued use of glyphosate as a pre-harvest drying agent is contaminating America’s food supply with a known cancer-causing chemical. The EPA has known this for a long time, so the purpose of the march is to create publicity that will create public pressure to force the agency to do what it...

Independent Science News - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

By Hans Muilerman and Jonathan Latham, PhD Current EU regulations forbid human exposure to pesticides that are classified as mutagenic, carcinogenic, reprotoxic (toxic for reproduction), persistent or capable of disrupting endocrine systems. By virtue of ...

MintPress - 2018-08-17 - Original post - cached version

Ecological economists, such as Herman E. Daly, stress that as the external costs of pollution and resource exhaustion are not included in Gross Domestic Product, we do not know whether an increase in GDP is a gain or a loss.

External costs are huge and growing larger. Historically,...

Independent Science News - 2018-02-18 - Original post - cached version

by Allison Wilson, PhD It was the first day of two weeks’ voting. The rural alpine municipality of Mals was about to consider a revolutionary possibility – a vote for a “Pesticide Free Mals.” A “yes” ...

Independent Science News - 2018-02-12 - Original post - cached version

By Evaggelos Vallianatos When I entered the Office of Pesticide Programs of the US Environmental Protection Agency in May 1979, I knew practically nothing about pesticides. Though I had taken classes in chemistry in college ...

MintPress - 2017-11-10 - Original post - cached version

A series of studies funded by Bayer and submitted to European regulators by the company to support claims that its neonicotinoid pesticides do not harm bees have been criticised by a leading scientist and an industry expert.

The news...

Positive News - 2017-11-09 - Original post - cached version

The UK will support a total ban on insect-harming pesticides being used across Europe, environment secretary Michael Gove has announced

The post UK to back total ban on bee-harming pesticides appeared first on Positive News.

MintPress - 2017-10-23 - Original post - cached version

NIJMEGEN, NETHERLANDS – Though the rapidly vanishing bee population has captured headlines in recent years, a new study suggests that the bees’ disappearance is merely a symptom of a much larger problem. According to a new, decades-long study conducted by researchers at Radboud University in the...

Independent Science News - 2017-07-27 - Original post - cached version

by Rebekah Wilce The world of independent chemical testing has a shiny veneer. The public is reassured that chemicals they’re exposed to on a daily basis are certified by technicians in spotless white lab coats ...

Natural Society - 2017-07-27 - Original post - cached version

A group of senators introduced a bill on July 25, 2017 in the hopes of banning Chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide implicated in the poisonings of farm workers. Introduced by Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, the bill challenges President Trump’s efforts to loosen environmental regulations. [1]

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Natural Society - 2017-07-22 - Original post - cached version

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently and quietly approved Monsanto’s new genetic engineering technology, known as RNAi. [1]

The insecticide DvSnf7 dsRNA is not sprayed on crops. Instead, instructions for manufacturing it in the DNA of the crop itself must be encoded in...

Need To Know News - 2017-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Dicamba is key to Monsanto's biggest-ever biotech seed launch, which occurred last year. Its Xtend line of soybeans and cotton will replace earlier products that contained glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready. [...]

Need To Know News - 2017-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Bayer Chemical funded a large-scale study in Europe and the UK that showed neonicotinoid pesticide, manufactured by Bayer, is harmful to bees. [...]

Les Crises - 2017-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Source : Sciences & Avenir, Lise Loumé, 02.06.2017

Une ONG dénonce l’exportation par la Suisse d’atrazine, un pesticide dangereux et interdit en Europe, vers des pays en développement. La France est elle aussi pointée du doigt.


Au Cameroun, un...

Natural Society - 2017-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide that has the potential to harm both children and farm workers, but the EPA – the same agency that drew these conclusions – says it will not ban the chemical.

On March 26, 2017, EPA chief Scott Pruitt rejected his agency’s own chemical safety experts who, under...

MintPress - 2017-03-30 - Original post - cached version

The Iraq of today is associated with horrific violence, a refugee crisis and widespread poverty. The images we see flashed across the news show nothing but terror and misery.

But it hasn’t always been this way.

Modern-day Iraq lies in the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia, the cradle...

Natural Society - 2017-03-28 - Original post - cached version

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) issued its first-ever marijuana recall after samples of Blue Magoo marijuana were found to contain a level of pesticide residue that exceeds the state’s limit. The cannabis brand is sold at a Mapleton, Oregon, store. [1]

Source: Oregon Cannabis...

Independent Science News - 2017-02-13 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD One of the central issues of our day is how to safely manage the outputs of industrial innovation. Novel products incorporating nanotechnology, biotechnology, rare metals, microwaves, novel chemicals, and more, enter ...

MintPress - 2016-12-14 - Original post - cached version

A woman attends a protest against genetically-modified foods as she holds a banner which reads: “No GMO!”

This past Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a highly anticipated decision on whether federal and Hawaii state...

Le 4ème singe - 2016-12-12 - Original post - cached version

Avant toute chose, nous tenons à remercier Philippe Vergnes pour le travail d’investigateur et de lanceur d’alerte qu’il a fourni en publiant son livre « Méditerannée (Mare Nostrum) une mer assassinée » aux éditions Bookelis. Vous trouverez ci dessous un résumé qui vous donnera un léger aperçu...

Le 4ème singe - 2016-12-12 - Original post - cached version

Avant toute chose, nous tenons à remercier Philippe Vergnes pour le travail d’investigateur et de lanceur d’alerte qu’il a fourni en publiant son livre « Méditerannée (Mare Nostrum) une mer assassinée » aux éditions Bookelis. Vous trouverez ci dessous un résumé qui vous donnera un léger aperçu...

Natural Society - 2016-09-07 - Original post - cached version

The Zika virus is a real and legitimate fear, so finding a way to cut the mosquito population, which spreads the virus, is important. But in Dorchester County, South Carolina, millions of bees were killed when county officials sprayed pesticides to combat the disease-carrying insects.

The...
Natural Society - 2016-08-16 - Original post - cached version

The number of Zika cases spread by mosquito bites in Florida has risen to 25, and with the number expected to rise further, airplanes have been flying over Miami spraying naled, a neurotoxic insecticide which kills adult mosquitoes. Some scientists are warning that naled may be more dangerous...

Natural Society - 2016-04-11 - Original post - cached version

We know that pesticides are harming the animals – from creatures who live in the oceans, to larger animals living on farms, in jungles, on prairies, and even flying above our heads. But even more worrisome, they seem to be a threat to endangered species roaming the earth.

The U.S....

Natural Society - 2016-03-25 - Original post - cached version

The biotech industry once told the world that Bt insecticidal crops were only harmful to insects and were harmless to pets and people. But a new study of the ecotoxicological risks of widespread commercial Bt spraying found otherwise. Introban®, a Bt-containing product, caused 100% lethality in...

Natural Society - 2016-03-24 - Original post - cached version

Monsanto recently lost a bid to take over Swiss pesticide company, Syngenta, one if its largest competitors. Instead, China National Chemical Corporation (Chem China) successfully bought out Syngenta for a whopping $43 billion cash offer. Still, that hasn’t stopped the world’s largest seed...

Natural Society - 2016-03-03 - Original post - cached version

It’s no wonder that Monsanto is trying to fight “rumors” that its pesticide products are causing serious health damage to unborn children and to people of all ages. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, has been named the most widely used herbicide in history.

A paper...

Independent Science News - 2016-03-02 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD Many current pesticides in the European Union appear to have been approved illegally the Ombudsman of the EU has said. This judgment was reached on Feb 22nd by the EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, following an official complaint against the European Commission’s Directorate...

Natural Society - 2016-02-22 - Original post - cached version

After refusing a $47 billion-dollar takeover bid from Monsanto – one of its biggest pesticide production competitors – the Swiss agrochemical company Syngenta AG has agreed to a $43 billion cash buyout by government-owned China National Chemical Corp. Syngenta had rejected an earlier bid of $42...

Cercle Des Volontaires - 2016-02-04 - Original post - cached version

France Télévision diffusait ce mardi la première émission de la saison 4 de Cash Investigation.

L’émission d’investigation phare de France Télévision a enquêté sur l’industrie chimique mondiale avec un titre anxiogène : « Produits chimiques : nos enfants en...

Independent Science News - 2015-11-02 - Original post - cached version

By Tracy Frisch As in other parts of North America, beekeepers in New York have been experiencing unsustainable losses of honeybee colonies. In 2014-15, annual colony losses in New York reached 54 per cent, according to the Bee Informed Partnership survey. And though losses were lower in...

Independent Science News - 2015-07-17 - Original post - cached version

By Evaggelos Vallianatos Morton Biskind, a physician from Westport, Connecticut, was a courageous man. At the peak of the cold war, in 1953, he complained of maladies afflicting both domestic animals and people for the first time. He concluded that the popular insect poison DDT was the agent of...

Natural Society - 2015-03-25 - Original post - cached version

Just days after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a report publicly declaring the well-known link between Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and cancer, the GMO leviathan is already calling on the entire agency to issue a ‘retraction.’

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Natural Society - 2015-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Are the full body protective suits not enough of a tip off that pesticides are toxic? If not, consider this: Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide – the most widely used and best-selling herbicide in the U.S. and one of the world’s most popular weed-killers – has been labeled a probable carcinogen by...

Independent Science News - 2015-01-12 - Original post - cached version

By Jonathan Latham, PhD By conventional wisdom it is excellent news. Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as pesticide-intensive methods. Other researchers, from Berkeley, California, have reached a similar conclusion. Indeed, both findings met...

Natural Society - 2014-12-25 - Original post - cached version

Dow and Monsanto’s failed glyphosate-resistant crops have caused cotton farmers in Texas to reach for a new concoction of chemicals, namely 2,4-D and dicamba. They are threatening the viability of vineyards across Texas.

The $2 billion wine and grape industry won’t be able to compete...

Independent Science News - 2014-05-26 - Original post - cached version

By Jonathan Latham, PhD EU documents newly obtained by the nonprofit Pesticide Action Network of Europe reveal that the health commission of the European Union (DG SANCO), which is responsible for protecting public health, is attempting to develop a procedural “escape route” to evade an upcoming...

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