Take Action: Glyphosate, Roundup Must Be Removed from Market

Glyphosate is widely known for its role in agriculture due to the domination of GMO crops modified to resist this toxic herbicide.  But it also has a significant role in industrial forestry. Yesterday at the Gen-Earth event I… Read More

Corporate Power, Not Public Interest, at Root of Upcoming Science Committee Hearing

By Carey Gilliam Via US RTK   Score another point for corporate power over protection of the public.  U.S. Rep Lamar Smith, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology, has slated a full… Read More

EU Reapproval of Glyphosate Leaves Environmentalists’ Strategy in Tatters; What Now?

By Jonathan Latham, PhD Via Independent Science News The ecology of Planet Earth is rapidly collapsing under a rising tide of toxic pollution and plastic waste as, in every sector of the economy, natural products and methods are replaced with synthetics. One… Read More

Records Show EPA Coordination with Monsanto to Slow Herbicide Review

By CAREY GILLAM Originally Published at US Right To Know   Newly released government email communications show a persistent effort by multiple officials within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to slow a separate federal agency’s safety review of… Read More

EPA Failings Leave New Zealand Vulnerable to Toxicity of Common Herbicide

A new report on the health risks of glyphosate-based herbicides highlights major flaws in the integrity of regulations vital to the protection of New Zealand. The report released by Steffan Browning of the Green Party, reexamines the findings… Read More

Feral Toads Becoming More Toxic Due To Herbicide Exposure

Exposure to the weedkiller glyphosate is making feral cane toads more toxic and negatively impacting other species in Australia.Hungarian scientists reported their findings in The Royal Society last week. From Sustainable Pulse: Scientists say they fear Australian feral cane toads could… Read More

Public Records Sought on Monsanto’s Ties to EPA’s Pesticide Office

Emerging Controversy Casts Doubts on EPA’s Glyphosate Cancer Assessment PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Right to Know submitted Freedom of Information Act requests this week seeking public records to determine whether Monsanto inappropriately influenced… Read More

Glyphosate: Health Concerns About the Most Widely Used Pesticide

By Stacy Malkan usrtk.org   Glyphosate is a synthetic herbicide patented in 1974 by the Monsanto Company, and now manufactured and sold by many companies in hundreds of products around the world. Glyphosate is best known as the… Read More

Farmers Dealing with Fall-Out from Monsanto’s New GE Crops

More environmental havoc and disruption to the farming community at the hands of the Monsanto company, with over 100 complaints of pesticide drift have been reported since mid-June in the Missouri area. Seventy five to 80 complaints of… Read More

Glyphosate Causes Changes to DNA Function Resulting in Chronic Disease, According to Study

Note: One of the traits being engineered into trees is resistance to glyphosate. Via Beyond Pesticides A review of the scientific literature links glyphosate, one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S. and the active ingredient in Roundup,… Read More