Glyphosate Controversy

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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University of California, more U.S. cities ban Roundup/glyphosate

The growing trend of organizations and cities banning the use of glyphosate herbicide continues as the University of California, Watsonville, CA, Key West, FL, and Denton, TX are halting use of the weedkiller on campuses, public land and city recreational areas. University of California President Janet Napolitano recently halted the use of glyphosate on all […]

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Robotic weeders are racing to replace glyphosate and dicamba

Weeds remain the largest culprit in farmers’ yield losses. Herbicides sprayed on genetically modified crops worked magically for a while, but resistant weeds have evolved, requiring use of even more toxic chemicals. Tech companies are turning to weeding robots. At Betteravia Farms (California and Arizona), Dylan Bognuda oversees operation of five automated weeders to help […]

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