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Connexions Other Voices - June 26, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
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The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
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The ever-darkening shadow of Monsanto-fueled superweeds
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Investigating the agricultural impacts of use of Monsanto's herbicides, which has led to rapid development of herbicide-resistant weeds which pose difficulties for farmers and lead to further dependen...
Global effects of GM crops questioned
Twenty Indian, south-east Asian, African and Latin American food and conservation groups have published a damning study, saying that GM (genetically modified) crops have failed to increase yield, whil...
Glyphosate's Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases
Samsel, Anthony; Seneff, Stephanie
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise. Residues are found in th...
GMOs, Glyphosate & Tomorrow
Any time you have a single gene in so many different crops, especially a gene that impacts the normal resistance and defense mechanism in the plant, and you spread that same vulnerability across so ma...
Monsanto Crops Pushing Monarch Butterfly to Verge of Extinction
Herbicide-resistant genetically modified crops have brought the iconic monarch butterfly to the brink of extinction, according to a new report by the Center for Food Safety.
Monsanto monarch massacre: 970 million butterflies killed since 1990
A shocking statistic released by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday summed up the plight of the monarch butterfly: Since 1990, about 970 million of the butterflies – 90 percent of the total po...
Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
Independent Science News
The Chipotle restaurant chain decides to make its product lines GMO-free -- a trend that may be a threat to Monsanto's goal of controlling the food industry.
New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
Environmental Health News
Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being use...
New Seeds, Old Pesticides
A Farmer on 2,4-D and Next Gen GMOs
I doubt very many people have ever heard or seen a "tank mix." Simply put, it is a mix of several crop chemicals used together to control a variety of weeds. I have not looked into a swirling mix of c...
Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
St. Clair, Jeffrey
In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a ...
Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics
From DDT to Roundup
Independent Science News
The mix of power and politics in the proliferation of pesticides from DDT to Roundup.
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