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Glyphosate herbicide causes liver damage

Newly published evidence shows that at levels many thousands of times below what regulators consider ‘safe’ glyphosate can trigger liver disease.

10 January, 2017

Glyphosate contamination found in popular US foods

Laboratory tests have revealed alarmingly high levels of the herbicide glyphosate in a wide range of best-selling foods across the US.

15 November, 2016

Glyphosate weed killer found in US honey

Records reveal that levels of the toxic herbicide were higher than could be considered ‘safe’ by the standards of other countries.

16 September, 2016

Neonics killing England’s wild bee populations

Two decades of data show that bees that forage on crops treated with neonicotinoid insecticides are at significantly great risk of population declines.

17 August, 2016

EU citizens & politicians clash over glyphosate renewal

The European Union is set to ignore the opinions of its citizens – and scientists – and give the cancer-causing herbicide glyphosate a ‘free pass’ for another 15 years

13 April, 2016

Agricultural fungicides could play a role in autism

Fungicides, commonly used on ‘healthy’ fruit and veg, have been found to produce genetic changes in brain cells similar to those in people with autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

5 April, 2016

Traditional sweetgrass shows off its mosquito-repelling power

USDA researchers have discovered that an essential oil distilled from a native plant known as sweetgrass can repel mosquitoes as well as DEET

19 August, 2015
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Are bees addicted to pesticides?

New study finds bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, thus increasing their chances of lethal exposure

27 April, 2015
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Pesticide exposure raises risk of heart disease

Exposure to DDT and related hormone-disrupting pesticides can increase a woman’s risk of heart disease over and above any risks posed by obesity

9 April, 2015
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More bad news for glyphosate – now it increases antibiotic resistance

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, used widely on GM crops, can make E. coli and Salmonella bacteria more resistant to antibiotic treatment

30 March, 2015