University of Idaho finds correlation between cancer and agricultural chemicals in 11 states

Adults and children in Idaho and other Western states are vulnerable to cancer events due to farm chemicals, primarily fumigants, a new study reports. Researchers at University of Idaho analyzed federal and state health and agricultural data and published their results in GeoHealth. Forty-four of Idaho’s counties and 459 counties in the Western U.S. were […]

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New bill aims to limit children’s exposure to glyphosate herbicides

Legislation to dramatically restrict exposure to glyphosate was introduced in Congress in March, in response to the toxic chemical appearing in children’s breakfast foods. Rep. Rosa DeLauro put forth the Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act, a three-pronged bill intended to protect consumers. The bill would: 1) prohibit pre-harvest spraying of glyphosate on oats; 2) […]

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Vietnam bans import of glyphosate herbicides after U.S. cancer trial verdict

After its catastrophic experience with Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Vietnam may have had enough of Monsanto’s cancer-causing herbicides. The country recently announced that it has banned the import of all glyphosate-based herbicides following the verdict in the latest glyphosate cancer trial in the U.S. Hoang Trung, Director of the […]

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LA County, Miami, Sonoma City halt use of popular weed killer on civic properties

Two large metropolitan areas and a California city have banned glyphosate-containing weed killers on public properties, due to potentially harmful environmental and health impacts. Kathryn Barger of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said, “I am asking county departments to stop the use of this herbicide until public health and environmental professionals can determine […]

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Glyphosate weedkiller “raises risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by 41%”

A compelling new study from the University of Washington further “supports the link” between exposure to glyphosate and increased cancer risk. The chemical is the main ingredient in Roundup herbicide, the most widely used weedkiller in the world. Glyphosate use has skyrocketed since the mid-2000s, when pre-harvest application (“green burndown”) became widespread, resulting in high […]

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