Glyphosate Controversy

Film on India’s “Seed Mother,” preserver of native crop varieties, wins Cannes Award

Rahibai Soma Popere, a 55-year-old Indian farmer who has single-handedly conserved up to 122 varieties of 32 different native crops, is featured in a short film that won third prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The festival’s Nespresso Talents 2019 honored the film by Indian filmmaker Achyutanand Dwivedi. Last year, Rahibai made the BBC’s 100 […]

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Sick children among cancer victims suing Monsanto over Roundup

As lawsuits pile up against Monsanto (and owner Bayer AG) involving cancer links to Roundup, children are being included in the victim lists. A lawsuit involving twelve-year-old Jake Bellah from Lakeport, California, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), may resolve soon, making him the first child with cancer to undergo a jury trial. Jake is now […]

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Study finds 90 percent of families have toxic weed killer in their bodies. Significantly higher levels found in children

Results released as Trump’s EPA poised to approve the continued use of glyphosate in the U.S. for 15 more years A new study by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found that over 90 percent of families tested had glyphosate in their bodies. The study sought to determine whether children are more exposed to Monsanto’s toxic […]

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EPA backs industry, defending carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate

Contradicting findings from a recent internal report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has declared that exposure to glyphosate is safe for humans. But the Department of Health and Human Service’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found it harmful. In three high-profile cases, it has been linked to cancer, resulting in multi-million dollar payouts […]

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Israeli invents device that can test pesticide residues on food in real time

Imagine locating pesticide residues instantaneously, with a simple device. Food advocate Avner Avidan has created a hand-held device to do just that. Alarmed by the amount of invisible contaminants in food, Avidan developed a system for food manufacturers, farmers, and retailers. In 2016, he and Yair Moneta founded Inspecto after researching at The Kitchen Food/Tech […]

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