One in three Americans exposed to 2,4-D pesticide—with children at high risk

A study from George Washington University researchers found one in three people in the U.S., of 14,395 surveyed, showed evidence of exposure to a pesticide linked to cancer and reproductive problems. 2,4-D was developed in the 1940s, gaining popularity as a weedkiller and producer of pristine green lawns. It was also an ingredient in Agent Orange, used […]

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The poison in our daily bread: Study finds high levels of weedkiller in common supermarket foods

The results of the most comprehensive glyphosate testing of food products ever conducted in the U.S. were recently released by The Detox Project, in a detailed report that shows the true levels of weedkiller contamination in essential foods sold by some of the top grocery stores in the country. The world’s most used weedkiller, glyphosate, was discovered […]

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GMO zebrafish escape into the Brazilian wild—will GM salmon do the same?

In the “first documented case of a genetically engineered animal that has escaped containment and reproduced in the wild,” glowing zebrafish from Brazilian fish farms are reproducing in creeks in the South American Atlantic Forest. Mark Butler, senior adviser with Nature Canada, wonders if the same will happen to the genetically modified salmon being grown […]

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FDA greenlights gene-edited cattle as safe to eat

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the sale of beef from gene-edited cattle. In a press release, Dr. Steven M. Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, said the approval underscores the agency’s commitment to using a “risk and science-based data-driven process that focuses on safety to the animals containing intentional […]

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Patient receiving GMO pig heart transplant dies

The first person to undergo transplant surgery and receive the heart of a genetically modified (gene-edited) pig died on March 8, 2022. The ground-breaking procedure immediately raised alarm bells in various quarters, with experts from medicine, animal rights, and religion speaking up. Heart patient David Bennett, 57, underwent the operation on January 7 as a […]

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