Glyphosate and Pesticide Hazards


New study: Agricultural pesticides cause widespread harm to soil health, threaten biodiversity

Most comprehensive review ever conducted of pesticide impacts on soil finds harm to beneficial invertebrates like beetles, earthworms in 71% of cases   A new study published recently by the academic journal Frontiers in Environmental Science finds that pesticides widely used in American agriculture pose a grave threat to organisms that are critical to healthy soil, biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration to fight climate change. Yet, those harms are not considered by U.S. regulators.    The study, by researchers at […]

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Glyphosate and Roundup disturb gut microbiome and blood biochemistry at doses that regulators claim to be safe

New study reveals evidence for potential cancer-causing damage. By Claire Robinson Glyphosate and the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup disrupt the gut microbiome by the same mechanism by which the chemical acts as a weedkiller, and these effects happen even at low doses that regulators claim to be safe, a newly published study has found.[1] The new study was […]

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The Heartland Study to measure health, generational impacts of herbicides on mothers, infants in Midwest

A new in-depth study has been launched to measure the health effects of herbicides such as glyphosate, dicamba, and 2,4-D on mothers and infants living in the midwestern United States. The Heartland Study will try to answer the question: Is rising herbicide exposure leading to reproductive problems, adverse birth outcomes or developmental delays in America’s […]

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Days are numbered for pre-harvest use of glyphosate

With major food and grain companies cracking down on farmers spraying glyphosate on crops such as wheat, oats, and edible beans prior to harvest, the controversial practice may be phased out completely. In July, Richardson International, Canada’s largest agribusiness, announced that starting next year it would no longer buy oats that had been sprayed with […]

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Court overturns approval of controversial dicamba herbicide

Federal court holds Monsanto/Bayer’s dicamba herbicide unlawful, citing unprecedented drift damage to millions of acres A federal court recently overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of dicamba herbicide, which is made by pesticide giants Bayer, BASF and Corteva Agrisciences. The ruling makes it illegal for farmers to continue using the weedkiller. The U.S. Court […]

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