Glyphosate

European Parliament to set up pesticides committee after ‘glyphosate wars’

EPA-EFE/STEFFEN SCHMIDT<p>Click for full view<p>The controversial herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate, pictured in a garden in Hoechenschwand, …

European News

German farm minister sees no timetable for end to glyphosate use

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said on Thursday he could see no set date for an end to use of the controversial weed-killer glyphosate in Germany.<p>Schmidt caused international controversy and a major row in Germany’s government coalition in November by unexpectedly …

Environment

States Support Plaintiffs Lawsuit that Prop 65 Warning for Products Containing Glyphosate Violates First Amendment

Article ByLisa R. BurchiLisa M. CampbellBergeson & Campbell, P.C.Pesticide Law and Policy BlogOn January 2, 2018, State Attorneys General from eleven …

Law

The Environmentalist Lobby Attacks Green Tea

Posted: Jan 08, 2018 11:38 AM<p>A debate has been raging for years over whether the world’s most widely used herbicide, glyphosate, is carcinogenic. …

Conservative View

Overuse of glyphosate herbicide destroys clean green image

New Zealand's clean and green image has come under attack from a visiting UK businessman.Our use of weed sprays across streams and pockets of native …

New Zealand News

Monsanto Expects Growth From Flagship Herbicide This Year

Monsanto Co. anticipates reaping bigger profits this year from its flagship weed killer.<p>The maker of Roundup herbicide said that higher generic prices for the product’s main chemical, glyphosate, would boost Monsanto’s business over the coming year as the company works to close its planned sale to …

Agriculture

Monsanto wins support from 11 U.S. states in California cancer dispute

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has won support from eleven U.S. states in its attempt to stop California from requiring cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate, ratcheting up a legal fight over the company's popular weed killer.<p>Missouri, home to Monsanto's headquarters, along with other …

Law

EPA Concludes Glyphosate is Not Likely to be Carcinogenic to Humans

EPA concluded in draft risk assessments that a widely used herbicide in the United States that controls weeds and grasses— glyphosate—is “not likely …

Law

Is GMO opposition immoral?

In his deeply flawed argument castigating opposition to genetically altered crops as anti-science and immoral, Mitch Daniels failed to mention the trove of scientific research documenting the harmful effects of the billions of pounds of the pesticide glyphosate that have been dumped on genetically …

Agriculture

Six EU Countries Call for Glyphosate Exit Plan: New Carcinogenicity Study and Focus on Alternatives

Sustainable Pulse has been made aware of a letter sent on December 19 by the Ministers of Environment or Agriculture of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, …

Brexit

Some Bigelow Tea Not 'Natural' Because It Contains Glyphosate, Lawsuit Says

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has filed a lawsuit against R.C. Bigelow, Inc. alleging that glyphosate—the world's most widely used …

Agriculture

U.S. EPA says glyphosate not likely to be carcinogenic to people

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's top-selling weed killer Roundup, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, contradicting a World Health Organization panel.<p>The EPA, in a draft risk assessment report issued …

Agriculture

Top Weedkiller Found in Some `Natural' Bigelow Tea, Lawsuit Says

The glyphosate tempest is coming to your teacup.<p>The world’s most widely used herbicide, which is at the center of an intense debate over whether it …

Business

It’s time to rethink the use of herbicides

The most heavily used herbicide is glyphosate because it requires less field preparation.

Agriculture

Flawed US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Analysis Rejects Finding that Glyphosate Is a Probable Carcinogen

<i>Featured image: Monarch butterfly photo by John Buse, Center for Biological Diversity.</i><i>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released</i> …

Research

EPA Releases Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments for Glyphosate for Public Comment

On December 18, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is releasing for public comment the draft human health and …

Law

EPA says herbicide in Roundup weed killer doesn't cause cancer, contradicting California regulators

The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the weed killer Roundup and one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture, likely does not cause cancer.<p>The assessment contradicts the conclusion of a European scientific panel as well as …

Business

EPA Finds Glyphosate Not a Carcinogen, Fueling Debate Over Controversial Chemical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on Monday a human health and ecological draft risk assessment for glyphosate, concluding that …

Agriculture

Pesticide Suicide

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Agriculture

[Ticker] Russia looks to crypto-currencies to evade EU sanctions

Medical HQ to spearhead EU military integration<p>Today, 09:29<p>The first joint project, a medical HQ, designed to make the EU into a "credible" military …

European News

EU news, business and politics

<i>(BRUSSELS)</i> - The European Commission renewed for 5 years EU approval of glyphosate Tuesday, following scientific assessment which it says concludes …

European News

[Ticker] Ministers reach deal on fish quotas but overfishing continues

Opinion<p>Last chance for Poland to return property to its rightful owners<p>12. Dec, 17:58<p>Poland has signed the 'Terezin Declaration' on restituting …

European News

[Ticker] French government rules out Corsican autonomy

Opinion<p>Last chance for Poland to return property to its rightful owners<p>12. Dec, 17:58<p>Poland has signed the 'Terezin Declaration' on restituting …

European News

[Focus] EU renews glyphosate approval, promises extra transparency

The proposals will include publishing raw data from scientific assessments and strengthen governance of the conduct of the studies.<p>The announcement …

European News

[Ticker] UK parliament to vote on right to veto final Brexit deal

Opinion<p>Last chance for Poland to return property to its rightful owners<p>12. Dec, 17:58<p>Poland has signed the 'Terezin Declaration' on restituting …

European News

[Ticker] EU institutions agree to start talks on lobby register

Opinion<p>Last chance for Poland to return property to its rightful owners<p>12. Dec, 17:58<p>Poland has signed the 'Terezin Declaration' on restituting …

European News

[Ticker] Salmonella food poisoning on rise in Europe

Opinion<p>Last chance for Poland to return property to its rightful owners<p>12. Dec, 17:58<p>Poland has signed the 'Terezin Declaration' on restituting …

European News

[Ticker] Kurz close to forming new Austrian right-wing government

Opinion<p>Last chance for Poland to return property to its rightful owners<p>12. Dec, 17:58<p>Poland has signed the 'Terezin Declaration' on restituting …

European News

[Ticker] Croats honour 'Hague suicide' war criminal

Alignment with EU is 'last resort', May tells MPs<p>11. Dec, 19:01<p>The British prime minister told MPs the Brexit divorce deal is "good news" for both …

European News

How To Make The Best & Cheapest Organic Weed Killer

You’ve heard about Roundup – that “miracle” weed killer created back in 1970 by a Monsanto chemist, John Franz, who discovered that glyphosate is a …

Gardening