Tag: Glyphosate

Researchers Map Effect Of Popular Weed Killer Across Several Generations

Second to third generations of those exposed to glyphosate seems to be the most affected by its adverse health effects. Researchers from Washington State University called the phenomenon 'generational toxicology.'

Public Health April 25, 2019

Farmers And Weedkiller Companies Losing Battle Against Weeds

The growing resistance of pigweed to every herbicide currently available in the market is causing serious concern among scientists and farmers. Last summer, scientists found pigweed that can survive 2,4-D and dicamba.

Earth/Environment April 13, 2019

Researchers Point To Common Weedkiller As Cause For Dying Honeybees

Researchers from The University of Texas found that glyphosate might be contributing to the decline of bee population in the United States. During a test, they found that the herbicide in popular weedkillers can interfere with the honeybees' gut microbiome.

Earth/Environment September 27, 2018

Hundreds Of Cancer Lawsuits Against Monsanto Proceed To Trials

A district court judge in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that hundreds of cases against Monsanto Roundup may now be taken for trials. The company faced more than 400 cancer lawsuits in the region and about 5,000 more nationwide.

Public Health July 11, 2018

Internal FDA E-Mail Reveals Glyphosate Weed Killer Was Found In Nearly Every Food Sample Tested

The FDA has been testing samples of food products sold in the United States for residues of glyphosate. Internal e-mails revealed the weed killer was found in nearly every food sample tested.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Monsanto's Weed Killer Roundup May Get Cancer Warning Label

Starting July 7, glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup, will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer. The weed killer may also get a label that can warn consumers about its potential dangers.

Public Health June 28, 2017

Court Documents Reveal Ghostwritten Studies, Questions On Monsanto Weed Killer’s Safety

Court filings in a federal mass litigation of farmers versus Monsanto reveal allegedly ghostwritten reports vouching for glyphosate's safety. The chemical is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer products.

Biotech March 15, 2017

Weed Killer Glyphosate Unlikely To Pose Cancer Risk To Humans: UN Report

UN experts discovered that weed killer glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer. A new report found that consuming the herbicide via oral route and exposure to the chemical do not result in carcinogenic effects.

Public Health May 18, 2016

Farmers Sue Monsanto Over Alleged Link Of Herbicide Roundup To Cancer

Farmers in Nebraska are suing Monsanto for misleading consumers about the dangers of using its popular herbicide Roundup, which includes a chemical known as glyphosate. The WHO identified glyphosate as a potential carcinogen in 2015.

Public Health May 16, 2016

FDA To Start Testing Foods For Residue Of Glyphosate Herbicide

The FDA would start testing corn, milk, eggs, soybeans and other foods sold in the United States for glyphosate. Monsanto, maker of the herbicide Roundup, said that it is confident that its herbicide can be safely used in crops.

Life February 21, 2016

Scientists Hired By Monsanto Say Weed Killer Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

A scientific panel hired by Monsanto revealed that the ingredient glyphosate commonly used in Roundup pesticide does not cause cancer. The panel’s assessment contradicts the previous report by WHO.

Life December 8, 2015

WHO Flags Pesticide Glyphosate As Probable Carcinogen But EU Says Weedkiller Unlikely To Cause Cancer

The IARC said that the pesticide glyphosate is most probably carcinogenic. Despite taking these findings into account, EFSA claimed that the chance of the pesticide causing cancer was minimal, but did propose limitations on how much of glyphosate can be consumed safely.

Life November 12, 2015

Monsanto Says No Carcinogen In Herbicide Roundup

Monsanto is denying a recent report from IARC tying Roundup to cancer — who's right?

Life March 26, 2015

Malathion Can Kill Insects And Glyphosate Can Kill Weeds But They Can Also Give You Cancer: WHO

The malathion insecticide and glyphosate herbicide are possible carcinogens for humans, suggests the World Health Organization. Both chemicals are widely used in various parts of the world.

Life March 21, 2015

EPA Slapped With Lawsuit Due To Decline In Monarch Butterfly Numbers

EPA faces a lawsuit in a U.S. district court, which alleges that the agency dismissed the dangers of herbicide to the monarch butterflies. EPA suggests that it is taking measures to conserve the monarchs population.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2015

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