Documented Health Risks of Glyphosate

Antibiotic Resistance Kurenbach, B., et al. (2015).  Sublethal Exposure to Commercial Formulations of the Herbicides Dicamba, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid, and Glyphosate Cause Changes in Antibiotic Susceptibility in Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium.  mBio 6(2):e00009-15.  http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/2/e00009-15 Birth Defects Antoniou, M., et al. (2011).  Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark? … Read More Documented Health Risks of Glyphosate

Sri Lankan President orders to ban import of glyphosate with immediate effect

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today announced that the imports and release of the agrochemical Glyphosate will be banned with immediate effect. The release of already imported stocks is also barred. The President made this announcement while participating in a function held to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity at the… Read More Sri Lankan President orders to ban import of glyphosate with immediate effect

Chinese citizens fight back against Monsanto

“Monsanto, out of China!” website (in Chinese): http://www.monsanto-out-of-china.org On May 25 2013, anti-Monsanto demonstrations took place in 436 cities in 52 countries. With slogans such as “Either mankind will stop Monsanto, or Monsanto will stop mankind,” demonstrators called for the public to be aware of the dangers posed by GMO food. On May 24, 2014,… Read More Chinese citizens fight back against Monsanto

Doctors demand immediate ban on glyphosate herbicides

Move necessary to protect health of Europeans The International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) has written to officials of the EU Parliament and Commission asking for an immediate ban on glyphosate herbicides and four insecticides judged by the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency, IARC, to be probable carcinogens. The letter states that glyphosate… Read More Doctors demand immediate ban on glyphosate herbicides

Colombia gov’t confirms suspension of aerial coca spraying

Colombia will suspend aerial fumigation of illegal coca plants in light of a number of studies linking the herbicide involved to cancer, a move that marks the end of a decades-long strategy in the country’s fight against drug trafficking. Spraying coca leaves, which are used to make cocaine, has been a key part of Colombia’s… Read More Colombia gov’t confirms suspension of aerial coca spraying