Jeffrey’s Take: Chinese Scientist Who Edited Human Embryo Genes Sentenced to Three Years

I want to comment on the fact that the scientist in China who genetically engineered human fetuses has been sentenced to jail for three years. He Jiankui was globally condemned when he announced his experiments last November, fined about $430,000, fired from his job and is under close scrutiny by the government. Now they have… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Chinese Scientist Who Edited Human Embryo Genes Sentenced to Three Years

Community-Led Efforts to Ban Glyphosate in Public Spaces Pick up Speed

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

Glyphosate induces benign monoclonal gammopathy and promotes multiple myeloma progression in mice

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

Jeffrey’s Take: The Philippines approves Golden Rice—A disaster waiting to happen

Hi everyone! This is Jeffery Smith and I’m reporting on the news development that the Department of Agriculture in the Philippines has approved genetically engineered golden rice to be, “As safe as conventional rice. “ What a disaster this is! This is incredible! Now, a lot of people think that golden rice is the example… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: The Philippines approves Golden Rice—A disaster waiting to happen

Jeffrey’s Take: Great News= Monsanto Rejected and Sued Around the World

I have good news today. I read the news all the time about GMOs. My friends over at GM Watch keep us informed and I’m looking at a lot of unprecedented pushback on Monsanto and GMOs. The first comes from South Africa. The agriculture minister rejected a submitted application for Monsanto’s so-called ‘drought tolerant’ corn.… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Great News= Monsanto Rejected and Sued Around the World

Jeffrey’s Take: Massive Die off of Birds and Insects Demands We Eat Organic

Here is an amazing, incredible and alarming excuse to invest in organic food and it has hardly anything to do with your personal health, immediately.  Just life on earth. In the last year, we’ve had two reports suggesting massive damage to our ecosystem, largely because of the pesticides sprayed on our food. In birds –… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Massive Die off of Birds and Insects Demands We Eat Organic

Jeffrey’s Take: Australia Bows to Biotech Industry, Gambles with Our Planet

I’m sorry to say that the government of Australia DID NOT vote to protect nature. They did not vote to reverse the policy decision of their regulator, and now allow gene-edited animals, plants, and microorganisms to be introduced on that continent without any government oversight or notification. This is a catastrophe. This quiet, under the… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Australia Bows to Biotech Industry, Gambles with Our Planet

Bayer says U.S. glyphosate plaintiffs more than double

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

Jeffrey’s Take: Australia May Endanger the World’s Ecosystem

Hi, this is Jeffrey Smith and this is news and commentary. Today we’re talking about Australia, and how a coming vote on the 13th of November may endanger the world’s ecosystem. Now, shame on you Australia. You should know better. I’m going to read from the first opening pages of my conclusion in the book… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Australia May Endanger the World’s Ecosystem

Lawn Chemicals Linked to 2 Types of Cancer in Dogs

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

Roundup’s Risks Could Go Well Beyond Cancer

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

Exposure to Roundup Might Hurt Your Great-Grandchildren

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

US judge slashes $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

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

Are Pesticides In Your Child’s Lunchbox?

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?