Pesticides


Glyphosate exposure linked to severe depression and cognitive decline

A new study from Taiwanese scientists uncovered a strong link between exposure to the herbicide glyphosate and severe depression and cognitive decline in American adults. The percentage of participants with detectable levels of glyphosate was 80.4%. Researchers analyzed data from 1532 adults participating in the 2013-2014 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to investigate […]

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Global analysis shows how pesticides leach into the environment

A University of Sydney-led study published recently in Nature has revealed the chemical odyssey pesticides embark upon after their initial agricultural application, with environmental consequences for a range of ecosystems. About three million tons of agricultural pesticides are used across the globe each year, yet little is known about where or in which environments these […]

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Bayer to lose $2.8 billion on falling sales of Roundup weedkiller

Bayer Ag recently announced that it expects to lose $2.8 billion from falling sales of its glyphosate-based herbicides, including the controversial Roundup weedkiller. In the announcement, Bayer also lowered its outlook for the year and said it will set aside more than $15 billion to settle lawsuits over Roundup’s link to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. Plaintiffs […]

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Testing finds glyphosate in two popular oat milks

Two out of 13 popular brands of oat milk had detectable levels of the controversial herbicide glyphosate, according to a new report from Mamavation. Partnering with Environmental Health News, the environmental wellness blog and community had the oat milks tested by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified lab for glyphosate and heavy metals. They found traces of […]

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Farmers, conservationists ask court to strike down crop-damaging dicamba pesticide

  Toxic drift continues to harm millions of farmland acres, wild places, endangered species Four public-interest organizations representing farmers and conservationists recently filed arguments seeking to have a federal court again strike down the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial approval of the drift-prone, volatile herbicide dicamba. The arguments, filed on April 11, are a continuation of an earlier lawsuit […]

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