Glyphosate

[Opinion] The anti-glyphosate lobby strikes again

Glyphosate is the most commonly-used active substance in herbicides. It has revolutionised agriculture since it was developed in the 1970s. Today it …

European News

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

Image: DPA/PA Images<p>Image: DPA/PA Images<p>A LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL scientist has challenged the manufacturers of a pesticide to prove its safety.<p>The row …

Agriculture

Opposition to licence renewal of weedkiller glyphosate

An environmental scientist with Friends of the Earth has said the organisation is opposed to the licence renewal of the controversial weedkiller …

News (Ireland)

UPDATE 2-Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

A large long-term study on the use of the weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said last week.<p>Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), the study found no association between glyphosate, …

News (U.S.)

EU fails to agree licence renewal for controversial glyphosate weedkiller

The European Union on Thursday failed to win approval from members to renew a five-year licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which critics believe causes cancer.<p>The European Commission said it fell short of the majority needed to renew the license when it expires December 15 as only …

World News

EU split over use of major weedkiller glyphosate

<b>An EU vote has failed to resolve a controversy over the use of glyphosate, the world's biggest-selling weedkiller.</b><p>One UN study called the chemical "probably carcinogenic", but other scientists said it was safe to use.<p>The current glyphosate licence runs out in the EU on 15 December. Only half of the …

Agriculture

Monsanto’s controversial weed killer does not cause cancer, say government researchers

The active ingredient in Roundup does not cause cancer, according to scientists at the National Cancer Institute. Researchers followed over 50,000 …

Agriculture

EU ministers fail to agree on Glyphosate license renewal, again

European ministers failed again to decide if weed-killer Glyphosate should be relicensed in the EU, with only five weeks before the final …

Brexit

EU hits deadlock over future of glyphosate

Campaigners want to see glyphosate banished to the history books, but EU countries have hit deadlock on the future of the weedkiller, which some experts claim causes cancer.<p>The bloc has failed to approve or reject a European Commission proposal for a five year licence extension.<p>“We don’t expect the …

Brexit

EU states fail to agree future of glyphosate licensing

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The long-awaited decision on the relicensing of glyphosate looks like it will go right to the wire next month.<p>After 18 …

Migration

EU fails again to agree glyphosate renewal

Thursday's vote for a five-year licence extension was the result of a compromise proposed by the European Commission, which had decided to halve its …

Brexit

Still no agreement on glyphosate renewal

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Agriculture

Today at Commission, glyphosate drama continues

<b>On the agenda:</b> Emergency funding for Portugal, glyphosate, Jean-Claude Juncker in Spain.<p><b>On the podium:</b> Commission deputy spokesman Alexander …

European News

California cracks down on glyphosate weed killers as lawsuits abound

Jack McCall was a fixture at the local farmers market, where he sold avocados and other fruits he grew on his 20-acre ranch in Cambria, on …

Conservative View

EU prepares to vote on glyphosate licence renewal

With five weeks to go before the licence for glyphosate expires (December 15), the European Union is voting on whether to renew authorisation for the controversial herbicide for a further five years.<p>Farmers say a ban could cost them millions of euros.<p>The Commission initially recommended a ten-year …

Brexit

From Brussels to Arkansas, a Tough Week for Monsanto

Opposition from France and Italy doomed a European Union vote Thursday to reauthorize the world’s most popular weedkiller, glyphosate, a decision …

Agriculture

Last-minute lobbying for use of glyphosate

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Intense last-minute lobbying for the herbicide glyphosate to be re-authorised for a full 15-year term is under way in …

Agriculture

Glyphosate causes disease in animal organs, biologist says

Despite concerns, glyphosate is registered in 100 countries<p>Even light doses of glyphosate can cause disease in organs later on, says a biologist …

Agriculture

Monsanto accused of ignoring relevant scientific data on glyphosate

Lawyers in a high-profile lawsuit in California say U.S. agri-giant Monsanto asked the court to ignore relevant scientific data and discounted …

European News

How Monsanto Captured the EPA—And Twisted Science—To Keep Glyphosate on the Market

In April 2014, a small grassroots group called Moms Across America announced that it had tested 10 breast milk samples for glyphosate, and found the …

Research

Analysis: Glyphosate exposure trends demand a public health driven response

A study out this month once again highlights the need for bolstered monitoring and regulation of pesticide use and risks—this time the alarm bells …

Agriculture

Fears grow that EU glyphosate ban could disrupt global trade

Some of Europe’s biggest trade partners fear a potential EU ban on glyphosate could hit exports of crops ranging from Australian wheat to Brazilian …

European News

Agitators, Regulators and Predators Team up

Posted: Oct 28, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Legal and scientific ethics seem to have become irrelevant, as anti-chemical agitators, regulators and trial lawyers …

Conservative View

Fake ‘green’ scaremongering against a chemical miracle of the modern age

The world of agriculture, food production, international trade and European unity dodged an economically toxic junk-science bullet this week when 28 …

Canadian News

Glyphosate Ban: Not about Green. About Greed.

The case against the substance is rooted in bad science and conflicts of interest.<p>Caving to pressure from environmental activists, the European …

Conservative View

France rejects Commission proposal for five-year glyphosate extension

PARIS (Reuters) - France will not accept a five-year extension to the licence for weed-killer glyphosate as proposed by the European Commission on …

France

EU Commission proposes five-year extension for herbicide glyphosate

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has proposed extending the license for weed-killer glyphosate by five years after its initial plan for a 10-year approval did not secure sufficient support.<p>EU countries failed on Wednesday to vote on a license extension, for the second time this month, …

Environment

JAMA Report: Exposure to GMO-Associated Glyphosate, a Likely Carcinogen, up 500 Percent

The <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> has published evidence of substantial increases of glyphosate exposure over the past 23 years. The longitudinal study compared levels in 1993 with those 23 years later in a senior population in the state of California where the GMO-associated …

Research

Human Exposure to Glyphosate Has Skyrocketed 500% Since Introduction of GMO Crops

Glyphosate—the most widely applied herbicide worldwide and the controversial main ingredient in Monsanto's star product Roundup—is not just found on …

Agriculture

There's glyphosate in our food system — so now what?

For starters, we don't know how much is too much.<p>When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared glyphosate a probable carcinogen in 2015, many …

Agriculture