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Traces of weedkiller found in Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Ben & Jerry's, a national brand known for its quality and eco-friendly practices, has come under fire after traces of the pesticide glyphosate was found in 10 out of 11 ice cream samples tested.

California to list Monsanto's glyphosate as 'cancer-causing'

Sacramento - California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced on Monday that the active ingredient in Monsanto's popular weed killer, glyphosate has been added to the state's list of chemicals believed to be linked to cancer.

Op-Ed: Glyphosate wins as lobbyists cause postponement of EPA review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was slated to hold four days of public meetings, Oct. 18-21, focusing on one pertinent question: is glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, safe?

Nature Valley granola bars have 'deceptive' labeling says lawsuit

Deciding what constitutes a "100 percent natural" product is a matter of debate, and that debate is taking General Mills to court. Four lawsuits argue that the 100 percent natural claim on the company's granola is misleading and deceptive.

Monsanto turns down Bayer's proposal, still open to negotiations

Monsanto has rejected a $62 billion takeover proposal from German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, calling the bid "incomplete and financially inadequate." However, negotiations still appear to be open.

Is glyphosate carcinogenic or not? EPA takes its report offline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed a report from its website where it concluded that glyphosate was "not likely to be carcinogenic to humans." The report was pulled offline on May 2, 2016 along with 13 other documents.

'Urinal 2016' test for glyphosate comes before E.U. vote

About 150 members of the European Parliament (MEP) are handing over urine samples today and tomorrow to find out if they have glyphosate in their systems. The tests will still not stop the vote on glyphosate planned for Wednesday this week.

EU delays glyphosate decision

The European Union has delayed any decision about extending the license that permits the use of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate. This is because of a potential cancer risk.

Essential Science: What is the concern about glyphosate?

Washington - After years of debate and lobbying, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to begin testing foods for the controversial herbicide glyphosate. What is this chemical and why might it be a problem?

Should a leading weedkiller be banned?

A debate is taking place about the use of glyphosate-based weedkillers. This is in relation to the possible carcinogenic effects of this widely used farm product.

European study: Glyphosate 'unlikely to cause cancer in humans'

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined the herbicide known as glyphosate, found in Monsanto's Roundup and other similar products, is "unlikely to cause cancer in humans."

Monsanto on defensive over lawsuits as it lays off 2,600 workers

Monsanto has been put on the defensive and is coming out fighting after two U.S. farm workers filed lawsuits last month, claiming the chemical in Roundup causes cancer. At the same time, the seed company is laying off 12 percent of its workforce.

Historic settlement — Atrazine, Roundup will be assessed by EPA

The EPA will begin analysing the impacts of Atrazine and Glyphosate, the two most-commonly used pesticides in the U.S., on 1,500 plant and animal species in the U.S. under the terms of a settlement reached today with the Center for Biological Diversity.

French minister asks shops to stop selling Roundup

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced on Sunday the ban on the sale of Monsanto's popular weedkiller, Roundup in garden centers. The United Nations has warned the weedkiller may be carcinogenic.

Testing for glyphosate residues being recommended by EPA

Perhaps bowing to public concerns over the safety of the active ingredient, glyphosate, in Monsanto's Roundup. the Environmental Protection Agency is considering asking the federal government to test foods for glyphosate residue.

41 honey products with high-level of Roundup herbicide glyphosate

A study from the scientific research company Abraxis and Boston University turned up information about the honey you put on your toast that isn't very sweet. Fifty-nine percent of the honey products they tested contained the herbicide glyphosate.

Weed killer glyphosate found in human urine across Europe

Friends of the Earth Europe (FoE) commissioned a series of urine tests on people in 18 countries across Europe. The results were released on Thursday and FoE is asking, "Why is there weed killer in our bodies?"

Another study finds GMO corn to be highly toxic

A new study has been leaked which examines genetically modified corn and reveals that the crop contains a startling level of toxic chemicals and just isn't as nutritious as natural corn.

Op-Ed: The logic of Monsanto vs. Occupy Monsanto

Sydney - Perhaps the world’s only eight letter four letter word, Monsanto is unique. Its march through the courts and governments of the world is extraordinary. This corporation acts like it owns the world. The Occupy Monsanto idea is to prove otherwise.

Op-Ed: Is glyphosate psychoactive? Hormone inhibitor in the food chain?

Sydney - Glyphosate was invented in the 1970s as an alternative to the highly toxic herbicides of the time. The trouble is that it also inhibits tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine, psychoactive amino acids and appears able to inhibit hormonal functions.

Steer clear of GM crops, Greenpeace and US farmers warn EU

Global environmental campaigning group Greenpeace is urging the European Union not to authorise herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, stating such crops lead to herbicide-resistant super-weeds.

GM crop technology backfires as farmers need more pesticides

A newly-released, peer-reviewed study reveals that the cultivation of genetically engineered crops has increased pesticide usage by hundreds of millions of pounds.

Op-Ed: Maps released of GMO crop experiments in Spain

Maps have been released, showing various locations in Spain, where permission was requested in 2010 and 2011 to experiment with genetically modified crops.

Jeffrey M. Smith: The GMO Threat (full length video)

If you have an hour to spare, this interview with Jeffrey M. Smith will be well worth the time. Smith documents how consumption of GM foods has been directly linked with health problems in humans.

New bill could make biotech companies immune to federal courts

An amendment to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill would not just allow, but would require the Secretary of Agriculture to grant permits for planting of GM crops, even if a federal court has given an injunction against it.

Monsanto loses key legal decision in US, GE beets to be dug up

San Francisco - A US-based battle over the legality of planting Monsanto's Roundup Ready sugar beets has just been won by opponents of the technology. Monsanto has announced it will fight back.

National Research Council mixed on impacts of GE crops

Genetically engineered crops are said to be profitable for farmers, requiring less inputs and providing greater harvest yields.
 

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In 2009  ABC News reported the once controllable pig weed was now destroying many cotton and soy har...
In 2009, ABC News reported the once controllable pig weed was now destroying many cotton and soy harvests because it had become resistant to glyphosate.
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Taiwan has a zero tolerance on glyphosate residues in oat products. Quaker Oats  made in the U.S. fa...
Taiwan has a zero tolerance on glyphosate residues in oat products. Quaker Oats, made in the U.S. failed.
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Taiwan has a zero tolerance on glyphosate residues in oat products. Quaker Oats  made in the U.S. fa...
Taiwan has a zero tolerance on glyphosate residues in oat products. Quaker Oats, made in the U.S. failed.
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Not being able to trace where a food item was originally sourced is a risk to our food safety.
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Is Monsanto s Roundup Ready Soybean safe to use?
Is Monsanto's Roundup Ready Soybean safe to use?
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Ben & Jerry's advertised claim of being GMO-free taken to task.
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Molecular structure of glyphosate.
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Results of urine tests across Europe for glyphosate weedkiller.
Results of urine tests across Europe for glyphosate weedkiller.
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Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup
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A National Police OV-10 plane sprays herbicides over a coca field in Colombia.
A National Police OV-10 plane sprays herbicides over a coca field in Colombia.
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A National Police OV-10 plane sprays herbicides over a coca field in Colombia.
A National Police OV-10 plane sprays herbicides over a coca field in Colombia.
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