TAG: herbicides

Is Roundup Weedkiller A Brain-Damaging Neurotoxin?

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times A new study reveals a hitherto unknown mechanism behind how the world’s most popular GMO herbicide harms the brain. Remarkably, despite Roundup® herbicide’s widespread approval around the world, the most basic mechanisms through which it exerts toxicity towards non-target animal species (including humans) have yet to be adequately characterized. Concerned about Brazil’s

Amphibians Evolve Resistance to Popular Pesticide

Bradley Fessenden, Mongabay Waking Times Rachel Carson and, more recently, Sandra Steingraber have successfully drawn popular attention to the risks of pesticides on wildlife. Many of the environmental consequences of pesticides have now been well documented by scientists; however, studies investigating the evolutionary consequences of pesticides on non-target species are largely missing. Not surprisingly, most

Losing Our Monarchs: Iconic Monarch Butterfly Down to Lowest Numbers in 20 Years

Lacey Avery, Mongabay Waking Times In the next few months, the beating of fragile fiery orange and black wings will transport the monarch butterfly south. But the number of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) reaching their final destination has steadily declined, dropping to its lowest level in two decades last winter, according to a recent survey.

Glyphosate (Roundup) Carcinogenic In the Parts Per Trillion Range

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times An alarming new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, is estrogenic and drives breast cancer cell proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range. Does this help explain the massive mammary tumors that the only long term animal feeding study on Roundup and GM corn ever performed recently found?

Superweeds Spreading at Warp Speed

Linda Wells, Pesticide Action Network Waking Times The near-exponential spread of herbicide-resistant “superweeds” across U.S. farmland is reminding us all that no matter how much the Big 6 pesticide corporations invest in research and development, they can’t outsmart Mother Nature. In just the past two years, the number of fields with glyphosate-resistant weeds has doubled. Farmers reported these

Lethality of Roundup ‘Weedkiller’ Extends Beyond Plants To Humans, Study Suggests

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times A shocking new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, “…may be the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment,” capable of contributing to a wide range of fatal human diseases. A new report published in the journal Entropy links the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide known

Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray

Kristen Wartman, Guest Writer Waking Times “All natural.” “Farm-fresh.” “Cage-free.” Thanks to phrases such as these, consumer confusion is common when it comes to understanding and buying food. The battle raging in California over the labeling of genetically modified foods illustrates just how much labels do indeed matter — to consumers as well as to corporations. The

Sound Science and Common Sense are On the Side of Organics

Vic Shayne, Ph.D. Waking Times Above all else, the United States is the marketing capital of the world. Our society is built around products and services and all the ways they are advertised to us in a way designed to outpace the competition. While it may be unethical to do so, marketing fosters its share

Monsanto: How Cheap Food Makes Us All Poor

Tracy Kolenchuk, Guest Writer Waking Times I’ve seen a lot of posts telling us how bad Monsanto is and I tend to agree with them. Here’s one view of the history of Monsanto: The World According to Monsanto part 1 of 10. However, I wanted to take a look at Monsanto from a health point of view.

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