Originally published in Civil Eats A decade ago, when Kathleen Hallal’s three young sons were battling auto-immune disorders, the Irvine, California, resident realized that powerful herbicides were often being sprayed in the schoolyards, fields, and parks where they spent most of their time. “I’d see my kids stretch and roll in the grass. Other kids… Read More Community-Led Efforts to Ban Glyphosate in Public Spaces Pick up Speed
Originally published on GM Watch. Advocates claim unintended and possibly harmful changes in plants caused by genetic modification methods, including the new gene editing techniques, can be “bred out”. But this is often not true, says Dr Doug Gurian-Sherman Advocates of old-style GM crops as well as the new gene-edited crops often tell us we shouldn’t… Read More Cleaning up after GM: Is it possible?
Originally published on https://link.springer.com/ Abstract: Background: Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the USA and worldwide. There has been considerable debate about its carcinogenicity. Epidemiological studies suggest that multiple myeloma (MM) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have a positive and statistically significant association with glyphosate exposure. As a B cell genome mutator, activation-induced cytidine… Read More Glyphosate induces benign monoclonal gammopathy and promotes multiple myeloma progression in mice
Originally published in Reuters Germany’s Bayer is now facing 42,700 U.S. plaintiffs blaming its glyphosate-based weedkillers for their cancer, more than twice the tally in July and potentially raising any future settlement. Bayer, the inventor of aspirin and owner of Yasmin birth control and Claritin allergy relief brands, is widely expected to eventually buy itself… Read More Bayer says U.S. glyphosate plaintiffs more than double
ORGANIZE AGAINST THIS NEW GLOBAL THREAT The replacement of nature with corrupted DNA is upon us. Please watch this short 3-minute video to get informed! Instead of passing on to our children and grandchildren a planet teaming with natural species derived from the billions of years of evolution, we would foist on them an ecosystem… Read More Protect Nature Now!
Originally published in www.livetradingnews.com According to a study conducted over a 6 year period at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, exposure to lawn pesticides, specifically those applied by professional lawn care companies, raised the risk of canine malignant lymphoma (CML) by as much as 70% Dogs… Read More Lawn Chemicals Linked to 2 Types of Cancer in Dogs
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IRT’s Take: This article in Bloomberg does a nice job of summarizing the many suspected health dangers of glyphosate (although largely ignores the fact that the complete Roundup formulation has NEVER BEEN TESTED!). Then it poses the question: Why aren’t U.S. regulators looking into this? Here’s a great take on that issue from our exclusive interview… Read More Roundup’s Risks Could Go Well Beyond Cancer
This week we’ve pulled together a roundup of news posts relating to the US trade deal and Trump’s executive order. Jeffrey Smith will be going live to discuss this important news on Facebook today at 3:30 pm PST. UK must accept US food standards in trade deal, says farm chief The UK must accept US… Read More UK must accept US food standards in the trade deal, including GMOs
Earlier this year we posted about a new study from Washington State University (WSU). Read more about the study here. Researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most-used weed killer. In the first study of its kind, the… Read More Exposure to Roundup Might Hurt Your Great-Grandchildren
Originally published on Fox4. Months after federal jurors dealt a huge blow to Monsanto, saying its Roundup weedkiller contributed to a man’s cancer, a judge decided to soften that blow by $55 million. Edwin Hardeman was the first cancer patient to take Monsanto to federal trial over Roundup. Across the country, more than 11,000 plaintiffs… Read More US judge slashes $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case
Originally published on The Rodale Institute blog. Do your kids love Cheerios, applesauce, and maybe even spinach? These foods are frequent players in lunchboxes and are part of a healthy diet. But do your kids love glyphosate, neonicotinoids, or organophosphates? They definitely don’t. A new study conducted by Friends of the Earth tested for residues of those pesticides and… Read More Are Pesticides In Your Child’s Lunchbox?
By Jeffrey Smith To the Guardian. Your May 30, 2019 article about Crispr gene-editing of food missed the world-changing implications of the global “gene rush” underway. With cheap gene-altering technology in hand, thousands of labs are scrambling to commercialize new GMOs. Everything with DNA is up for grabs—algae, bacteria, fish, trees, insects, all of it.… Read More Letter regarding: “Crispr gene-editing will change the way Americans eat – here’s what’s coming” 30 May 2019
Jeffrey has been busy promoting the free online screening event of the film Secret Ingredients on Facebook. Along with cast members, Jeffrey was live with influencers across organic food and health movements. Replays from this week: Jeffrey interviewed Mike Gioscia from Secret Ingredients. Mike’s son had autism and his daughter had asthma. Watch how they cured… Read More Jeffrey Goes Live For The Film, Secret Ingredients
Originally published on the SF Chronicle by Bob Egelko An Oakland jury awarded a staggering $2 billion-plus in damages Monday to a Bay Area couple who both came down with cancer after spraying Monsanto Co.’s widely used Roundup weed killer on their properties for more than 30 years. It’s the third such verdict against Monsanto,… Read More Monsanto hit with staggering $2 billion verdict in Roundup cancer suit
Originally published in the Guardian Ever since Monsanto introduced its line of Roundup weedkillers to the world in 1974, the products have been touted by the company and regulators as extremely safe. The EPA reiterated that stance last week. But the emergence of long-held corporate secrets in three public trials has revealed a covert campaign to cover-up the pesticide’s… Read More The EPA is meant to protect us. The Monsanto trials suggest it isn’t doing that
Originally published on Sustainable Pulse Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most used weed killer. In the first study of its kind, the researchers saw descendants of exposed rats developing prostate, kidney and… Read More Glyphosate Causes Serious Multi-Generational Health Damage to Rats – New WSU Research
Originally published in Dialogo Chino. Producers plan to ship non-genetically modified, agrochemical-free soy to China for human consumption. It’s a Tuesday near the city of Dolores, western Uruguay, where a huge machine known as “Mosquito” moves through a green soy field. Its giant arms, which stretch out like the wings of an insect, were designed… Read More Uruguay Swaps Agrochemicals For Wasps
Exposure to chemicals in weed killer Roundup increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to a University of Washington study. Researchers found that the link between the most widely used herbicide glyphosate and developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is stronger than previously reported. They examined studies between 2001 and 2018, finding that the… Read More New Study: Weed killer Roundup Increases Risk of Cancer by 40 Percent
n phase two of the Edwin Hardeman trial, a jury found Monsanto liable for the role Roundup weedkiller played in Mr. Hardeman’s cancer. The six-member jury awarded over 80 million dollars to Mr. Hardeman. $75 million in punitive damages and about $5 million was also awarded for past and future suffering, as well as more… Read More Monsanto Loses In First Federal Roundup Cancer Court Case. Jury Awards $80 Million To Plaintiff