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Monsanto's global weedkiller harms honeybees, research finds ……/2018/…/monsanto-weedkiller-harms-bees-research-find…24. sep. 2018 – Glyphosate – the most used pesticide ever – damages the good bacteria in honeybeeguts, making them more prone to deadly infections.Effects of sublethal doses of glyphosate on honeybee navigation … – efter MS Balbuena – ‎2015 – ‎Citeret af 66 – ‎Relaterede artiklerAfter ingesting food contaminated with glyphosate, we expected that these treated bees would perform irregular homeward flights or at least take more time than …

Viewpoint: Link between bee death and glyphosate still a 'far-fetched ……/viewpoint-link-between-bee-de… 11. okt. 2018 – This is what I said about bees in my series 17 Questions about Glyphosate. I thought that glyphosate having anything to do with bee welfare …

Bee Alert: Is a Controversial Herbicide Harming Honeybees? – Yale ……/bee-alert-is-a-controversial-herbicide-harm… 7. maj 2019 – Recent court cases have focused on the possible effects of glyphosate, found in Monsanto's Roundup, on humans. But researchers are now …

Glyphosate linked to bee deaths | Cosmos…/glyphosate-linked-to-bee-deaths 25. sep. 2018 – There's more bad news for glyphosate, the active ingredient of Roundup, with a recent study suggesting the widely used weed-killer might be …

Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees | PNAS – efter EVS Motta – ‎2018 – ‎Citeret af 33 – ‎Relaterede artikler24. sep. 2018 – Thus, glyphosate may affect bacterial symbionts of animals living near agricultural sites, including pollinators such as bees. The honey bee gut …

Common weed killer—believed harmless to animals—may be ……/common-weed-killer-believed-har… 24. sep. 2018 – Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and one long touted as harmless to animals, might be taking a toll on honey bees.New Study Shows Roundup Kills Bees | Sierra Club…/new-study-shows-roundup-kills-bees 3. okt. 2018 – Glyphosate targets undesired weeds—as well as honey reaction to a study on the impact of glyphosate on honey bees …… 25. sep. 2018 – "The study demonstrates that the bacterial microbiota in honeybees can be altered by exposure to glyphosate. Crucially, Motta et al also …

The World's #1 Weed Killer Could Also Be Killing Bees, New Evidence …… 26. sep. 2018 – "We need better guidelines for glyphosate use, especially regarding bee exposure, because right now the guidelines assume bees are not …

Study: Roundup Weed Killer Could Be Linked To Widespread Bee ……/study-roundup-weed-killer-could-be-linked… – 25. sep. 2018 – Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin posit that glyphosate destroys specialized gut bacteria in bees, leaving them more susceptible to …

Common weed killer linked to bee deaths — ScienceDaily…/180924174506.htm 24. sep. 2018 – Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more …

Glyphosate disrupts honey bee gut bacteria…/Glyphosate…honeybee-gut…/i3… 25. sep. 2018 – Glyphosate is among the most widely used agricultural chemicals in the world, and the companies that make it describe it as safer and more …

Glyphosate | Bee Culture The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found residues of the weed killer glyphosate in samples of U.S. honey, according to documents obtained by …

Roundup Weedkiller vs Honey Bee Populations | Weed Killer Crisis ……/roundup-weedkiller-vs-bee-po… 30. mar. 2019 – More recently, a study has linked glyphosate, the active ingredient in the controversial Roundup weedkiller, to disease and death in bees.Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicide › Biology › Plants & Animals › Ecology 29. nov. 2018 – Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide. Because it's considered safe for animals, it's extensively used not only in agriculture, but …

Unfounded Accusations Regarding Bees and Glyphosate ……/unfounded-accusations-regarding-bees-and-glyph… 3. okt. 2018 – The recent study on glyphosate and bees latches on to questionable claims about other chemicals harming honeybees—you can learn more …

Study shows glyphosate may be killing honeybees | Environment| All ……glyphosate…be…honeybees/a-45618950 24. sep. 2018 – Brand-new research from the University of Texas at Austin shows that glyphosate is hazardous for bees. For this study, scientists exposed …

Glyphosate affects the larval development of honey bees depending …… efter DE Vázquez – ‎2018 – ‎Citeret af 1 – ‎Relaterede artikler9. okt. 2018 – As the main agricultural insect pollinator, the honey bee (Apis mellifera) is exposed to a number of agrochemicals, including glyphosate (GLY), …

Glyphosate, but not its metabolite AMPA, alters the honeybee gut …… efter N Blot – ‎201916. apr. 2019 – Although being no bee killer, we confirmed that glyphosate can have sublethal effects on the honeybee microbiota. To test whether such …

Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Harms Bees, Study Finds … – Fortune › Health › Monsanto 25. sep. 2018 – Monsanto weed killer Roundup harms bees, according to new research on pesticides, honeybees and colony collapse disorder.NO Insects, NO Future – Extinction Rebellion Join us for a child-centric, peaceful protest to demand that Hackney Council stop using the poisonous weed killer, glyphosate, in our borough. Dress: as bees …

Vanishing Bees – Monsanto's Roundup | GMO EVIDENCE Terrence Ingram claims some 250 of his colonies have been killed off over the years by Monsanto's broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, used in large quantities …

Bee Death: Scientists Warn Common Weed Killer Glyphosate Is Killing … › Tech & Science › Glyphosate – 25. sep. 2018A commonly used weed killer could be wiping out bee populations around the world, scientists have warned …

Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees | Hacker News Glyphosate (as Roundup) has been the bestselling herbicide on the market since 1980. Among bee-keepers, asserting that "roundup kills bees" is about as …

Weed killer residues found in 98 percent of Canadian honey samples ……22. mar. 2019 – In a different study, researchers on the Hawaiian island of Kauai took honey directly from 59 bee hives and found glyphosate residues in 27 …

(PDF) Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees…/327850997_Glyphosate_perturbs_t… – 1. jun. 2019 – Thus, glyphosate may affect bacterial symbionts of animals living near agricultural sites, including pollinators such as bees. The honey bee gut …

Weed killer, honey bee deaths linked in glyphosate study – USA Today…bee…glyphosate…/1419248002/ 25. sep. 2018 – Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is hurting honey bee populations, University of Texas at Austin researchers say.Commercially formulated glyphosate can kill non‐target pollinator … – efter J Abraham – ‎2018 – ‎Citeret af 1 – ‎Relaterede artiklerNEW USER > INSTITUTIONAL LOGIN >. Change Password. Old Password. New Password. Too Short Weak Medium Strong Very Strong Too Long. Congrats!Glyphosate-Based Herbicides, the Environment and Biodiversity – Bayer…/… 14. maj 2019 – Discover the ways glyphosate-based herbicides support our environment, including preserving land for bees and other pollinators, improving .. Glyphosate Bee Death Story Is Bee-S | American Council on Science ……/glyphosate-bee-death-story-bee-s-13446 26. sep. 2018 – Understanding how glyphosate impacts bee gut symbionts and bee health will help elucidate a possible role of this chemical in colony decline.Glyphosate News, Articles | The Scientist Magazine® The Scientist's articles tagged with: glyphosate. … Glyphosate perturbs the balance of gut bacteria in honey bees and increases the insects' susceptibility to …

Toxicity Assesment of Glyphosate on Honey Bee – SICB 5 15:30 – 17:30 Toxicity Assesment of Glyphosate on Honey Bee (Apis Meliffera) Spermatozoa HOOPMAN, AR; NORTH, HA*; RAJAMOHAN, A; BOWSHER, JH; …

Neonicotinoids, Glyphosate & Organophosphates • Friends of the … Exposure to neonics can kill bees directly and also makes them more … Glyphosate (a.k.a. Monsanto's Roundup®) is the most widely used herbicide in the world …

Possible Connection Between Roundup and Colony Collapse ……/beekeeping/roundup-bees-z… It turns out that weeds may not be the only thing Roundup is killing. The herbicide could also be a contributing factor to the disappearance of worker bees and …

Glyphosate – Pesticide Action Network UK Glyphosate, commonly known by its original trade name Roundup … has also been found to have adverse effects on earthworms, beneficial insects and bees.Glyphosate Herbicides Are Altering the Food Chain – Truthout…/glyphosate-herbicides-are-altering-the-food-… 19. mar. 2019 – Studies in bees have suggested that glyphosate may affect their learning and increases how much time it takes them to find their hives …

Glyphosate Could Be Factor in Bee Decline, Study Warns – EcoWatch sep. 2018 – Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) exposed bees to glyphosate and found that it reduced the beneficial bacteria in their guts, …

Effects of sublethal doses of glyphosate on honeybee navigation | Bird ……/effects-sublethal-doses-glyphosat… Glyphosate (GLY) is a herbicide that is widely used in agriculture for weed control. Although reports about the impact of GLY in snails, crustaceans and …

Glyphosate weedkiller could be killing off bees, scientists warn | UK ……/glyphosate-weedkiller-could-be-killing-off… 25. sep. 2018 – The study found bees exposed to the chemical lost healthy gut bacteria, which left them vulnerable to fatal infections. More evidence that glyphosate in Monsanto weed-killer hurts honeybees… 26. sep. 2018 – New research shows that glyphosate, a main ingredient in the world's most common weed-killer, can be harmful to honeybees. According to the …

Roundup weed killer could be lethal to bees, according to a study…/roundup-weed-killer-could-be-le… – 24. sep. 2018 – Scientists found evidence that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, may be contributing to the decline of honey bees around the world.Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup ……/honey_bees_exposed_to_glyphosate_th… 24. sep. 2018 – "Since fewer than 20% of bees reintroduced to the hive were recovered, recovered bees may not represent the total effect of glyphosate on …

Research Retinue – Is Glyphosate Harmful To Bees? – OSU Blogs…/research-retinue-73/ 12. nov. 2018 – Learn more about the recent research studying the effects of glyphosate on honeybees, and how glyphosate can indirectly affect their gut …

Weedkiller weakens bees by messing with their microbiomes | Popular … 28. sep. 2018 – Scientists have linked glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed-killer Roundup to problems in the microbiome of honey bees.Glyphosate kills bees by stealth – GM-free Scotland…/… Scientists in America noted how glyphosate damaged gut health in bees, affecting immune system and behaviour.Glyphosate and Acetamiprid Have Relatively Low Toxicity for Honey ……/glyphosate-acetamiprid-low-toxicit… 13. okt. 2015 – 40 insecticides and miticides, one herbicide (Roundup), and one fungicide were tested in field studies with honey bees, and the results …

Roundup weedkiller could be lethal to bees – The Australian › nation › health-science – 25. sep. 2018 – Scientists found evidence that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, may be contributing to the decline of honey bees around the world.New Research Shows that Weedkiller Glyphosate is Bad for Bees … It seems the world's most popular weedkiller, Glyphosate, damages the beneficial bacteria in the guts of honeybees. This makes them more prone to deadly …

Roundup weed killer may play role in widespread bee deaths, study ……/roundup-weed-killer-may-play-role-i… 26. sep. 2018 – For the past decade, bee colonies have been dying off in high numbers. A new study suggests the widely used herbicide Roundup may be … Weed killers might be killing off honey bees, new study suggests – BGR 26. sep. 2018 – The latest example of this might be a herbicide called glyphosate which researchers now claim is actually killing honey bees. In the study …

How is Glyphosate, a common herbicide, bad for bees? – Quora… – 7. jan. 2019 – 15 bees in each experimental group is not a huge sample, so reproduction of the experiment will be important. The average glyphosate …

Glyphosate makes bees prone to infections –…/glyphosate-makes-bees-prone-to-inf… 4. okt. 2018 – Officially, glyphosate has so far been considered safe for bees. Now, American scientists have shown that glyphosate changes the intestinal …[PDF]Commercially formulated glyphosate can kill non … – Ban GMOs Now…/glyphosate-kill-… Commercially formulated glyphosate can kill non-target pollinator bees under laboratory conditions. John Abraham1* , Grace Senami Benhotons1, Isaac …

Glyphosate | Ingredients Used in Pesticide Products | US EPA…/glyphosate Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide that controls broadleaf weeds and grasses. …. an effect on aquatic plants; and; glyphosate is of low toxicity to honeybees.bees Archives – Point Blue – The world's most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient …

Beyond Neonics: New Study Shows Glyphosate Also Major Threat to ……/beyond-neonics-new-study-sh… 25. sep. 2018 – "We need better guidelines for glyphosate use, especially regarding bee exposure, because right now the guidelines assume bees are not …

Glyphosate harmful to bees, new study finds – Soil Association…/glyphosate-harmful-to-bees-new… 25. sep. 2018 – This new research, suggesting it may be indirectly killing bees via their guts, is extremely worrying. A glyphosate free future seems ever more …

The Last Roundup? Town To Stop Applying Herbicide Glyphosate On ……/The-Last-Roundup-Town-To-Stop… 19. dec. 2018 – Bees, like this one in the Harwich Elementary School garden, are on the decline, and some blame the widespread use of glyphosate.Rounding up the Honey Bees (1) – Small Things Considered…/… 12. nov. 2018 – Changes in gut microbiota composition following glyphosate exposure of honey beeswith established gut communities. Boxplots of bacterial … New Study Finds a Popular Chemical is Harming Honey Bees…bees/2499… 28. sep. 2018 – A new study finds that an ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp is harming honey bees.Glyphosate harms bees' spatial learning – The Ecologist…/glyphosate-harms-bees-spatial-learning 20. sep. 2015 – A new study shows it's not just neonicotinoids that impair bees' ability to navigate to nectar and pollen sources, and to their nests: now the …

Direct determination of glyphosate and aminomethyl phosphonic acid ……/article-p40.x… efter KM Kasiotis – ‎2018 – ‎Citeret af 1 – ‎Relaterede artiklerDirect determination of glyphosate and aminomethyl phosphonic acid in honeybees. K.M., Z.D. Tzouganaki and K.Glyphosate Linked to Bee Deaths – Global ResearchGlobal Research ……/5655254 – 26. sep. 2018 – "We need better guidelines for glyphosate use, especially regarding bee exposure, because right now the guidelines assume bees are not …

The Insect Apocalypse Is Here: Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota ……/insect-apocalypse-here-glyphosate-pertur… 10. feb. 2019 – There is a rather wonderful episode of the hit BBC show 'Doctor Who,' where David Tennant's rendition of The Doctor suggests that the Bees …

With Pesticides Like Glyphosate Taking a Hit, Will This Mean a ……/with-pesticides-like-glyphosate-taking-a-hit… for 4 timer siden – Pesticides like Glyphosate, Chlorpyrifos and Neonics are coming … to compromise bees' immune systems, even at low levels of exposure, …

The Birds, The Bees … And Glyphosate? | Editorials |…/article_97cd4452-c6bc-11e8-9528-d32… – 2. okt. 2018 – Since Roundup is a herbicide and not a pesticide, it does not directly kill the bees, but the study concluded that exposure to glyphosate may …

Glyphosate weed killers could be harming bees, warn scientists › News › Science 24. sep. 2018 – Bees could be dying as a result of exposure some of Britain's most popular weed killers, new research suggests.Monsanto's Glyphosate Linked To Global Decline In Honey Bees ……/weed-killer-linked-colony-collapse-… 26. sep. 2018 – glyphosate may be indirectly killing honey bees around the world.Thoughtscapism – Attempts to link glyphosate to bee health… | Facebook…glyphosate…bee…/16615206639665… Attempts to link glyphosate to bee health are really far-fetched, but they keep popping up. Why? Well, players like GMO-free USA have tried to sow doubt by … Musings | Blog – Tagged "glyphosate"– Killer Bees Honey Killer Bees Honey is proud to announce that we have been accepted as a Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) honey farm. CNG farms and apiaries are inspected …

Why Honeybees Don't Have A Chance In The Midst Of Pesticides ……/why-honeybees-dont-have-a-chance-i… 9. mar. 2017 – Glyphosate has been touching the environment and public health in vast … I keep writing about honeybees because in my long experience at …

RoundUp disrupts honey bee gut bacteria / Boing Boing…/… 27. sep. 2018 – The weed killer glyphosate, better known as Monsanto's RoundUp, is touted … But a study led by bee experts at the University of Texas, Austin …

Glyphosate Technical Fact Sheet – National Pesticide Information Center Glyphosate is a non-selective systemic herbicide that is applied directly to plant …… contact and oral toxicities of CP67573 and MON2139 to worker honey bees.• Is Roundup killing our bees? – Beyond GM 5. aug. 2015 – A new study has shown that exposure to glyphosate (in common with several other pesticides) impaired bees' ability to find their way directly …

Expert List Glyphosate: University of Hohenheim What do beekeepers have to say about glyphosate? And how does glyphosate influence bees? Dr. Klaus Wellner, bee expert at the Apicultural State Institute, …

Glyphosate Linked to Bee Deaths in Shocking New University of ……/glyphosate-linked-to-bee-deaths-in-… 24. sep. 2018 – The world's most widely used weedkiller glyphosate may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin …

Bee the Cure – Save the Bees Australia Products like "Round Up" weed killer and "Confidor" insecticides have been proven to harm beesGlyphosate – the active ingredient in Round Up – has been …

EU experts accused of conflict of interest over herbicide linked to ……/glyphosate-roundup-weedkiller-… 7. mar. 2017 – Controversy has raged about glyphosate, the key ingredient of … in the popular weedkiller Roundup and has a harmful effect on bees ( Getty ).[PDF]Short time exposures to Glyphosate and its effect on Apis … – DiVA efter O Lövbom – ‎2018 – ‎Relaterede artiklertunnel and aimed to test the hypothesis that glyphosate affects searching abilities and flight time of honey bees. In contrast to my hypothesis, I was unable to … Does exposing bees to glyphosate alter the bee gut microbiota and ……/does-exposing-bees-glyphosate-alter-be… 30. okt. 2018 – Does exposing bees to glyphosate alter the bee gut microbiota and … gut microbiota species are decreased in bees exposed to glyphosate at …

Thousands gather in France, worldwide for annual march against … › Return to homepage › France 19. maj 2019 – The "bee rebellion against Bayer-Monsanto", as signs read, took to the … a wave of lawsuits worldwide over its glyphosate-based weedkillers …

Bees May Be Dying From Glyphosate, A Chemical In This Common ……/bees-may-be-dying-from-glyphosate-a-… 26. sep. 2018 – According to the new study, bees deaths are linked to glyphosate, a chemical found in common weed killers. The chemical does damage to …

Honeybees May Be Harmed by Herbicide Glyphosate: Study – Newser…/latest-possible-victims-of-worlds-most-… 25. sep. 2018 – Animals don't seem to be harmed by the world's most widely used weedkiller, but beesapparently don't fall under that protective umbrella.Honeybees being killed by world's most popular weedkiller Roundup ……/Honeybees-killed-worlds-popular-… – 25. sep. 2018 – The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosphate which causes bees to lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts, according to …

THE HAZARDS OF GLYPHOSATE – Ezie Bee 18. mar. 2019 – There's a lot of buzz (excuse the pun) around glyphosate. This broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant is an organophosphorus …[PDF]Effects of neonics, synthetic pyrethroids, glyphosate, fungicides, and ……/Oct-30-Jody-Johnson-presentation-10.30.2… Effects of neonics, synthetic pyrethroids, glyphosate, fungicides, and an adjuvant on bees. Jody Johnson, Ph.D. Pesticides and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed … Glyphosate and Acetamiprid Barely Toxic for Honey Bees ……/glyphosate-and-acetamiprid-have-relativ… 13. okt. 2015 – However, seven pesticides, including glyphosate and acetamiprid, killed practically no bees in the tests. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in …

Popular Weed Killer May Be Responsible for Global Bee Deaths – VICE…/popular-weed-killer-glyphosate-roundup-… 26. sep. 2018 – A popular ingredient in weed killers may be wiping out honey bees by attacking their gut, scientists claim. The chemical glyphosate is the active … UH Glyphosate Study Debunked–Bee Death Story Is Bee-S > Hawaii ……/UH-Glyphosate-Study-Debunked-Be… 4. okt. 2018 – New glyphosate study suggesting danger to honeybee microbiota is detailed, sophisticated—and wrong….

Roundup weedkiller could be lethal to bees | The Advocate › News › World – 25. sep. 2018 – Bees could be dying as a result of exposure to the world's most popular weed killer, new research suggests. Scientists found evidence that …

5 things that probably aren't killing honeybees – and 1 thing that … › Earth Matters › Animals 25. sep. 2018 – While many factors contribute to the decline in honeybees, most of them … GMO crops covered in glyphosate don't appear to directly affect bee …

Glyphosate in honey – Aurelia-Stiftung…/glyphosat-in-honig.html 2016 the Aurelia Foundation uncovered the exposure of glyphosate in honey. … Schmidt are unwilling to protect bees and honey by putting a general ban on the …

GMWatch on Twitter: "2018: Glyphosate linked to bee deaths https://t … 27. dec. 2018 – This is fake news: 1. For glyphosate to be linked to bee death you have to show it in the environment. 2. This work is from @Jack_Heinemann, …

Bee-cause It Matters: Why Glyphosate Has No Place in Manuka ……/bee-cause-it-matters-why-glyphosate-h… We know; we're a bit obsessed with Manuka Honey. There's something that's so satisfying and nourishing about the velvety gold, superfood in its purest form …

Glyphosate could harm bees, finds study | Horticulture Week…/1493979 25. sep. 2018 – Researchers from the University of Texas have published findings claiming glyphosateperturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees in PNAS.Open Controversies: Bees' Health, Glyphosate and Endocrine … – efter E Bozzini – ‎2017 – ‎Citeret af 2 – ‎Relaterede artikler11. mar. 2017 – This chapter focuses on three issues that proved particularly controversial in the last 10 years and required sustained debates among …

Glyphosate Exposes Honey Bees to Pathogens, New Study Finds … › … › Main News 1. okt. 2018 – Austin, TX—Glyphosate may be indirectly killing beesGlyphosate, the active chemical in the pesticide Roundup, functions by blocking an …

Glyphosate Harms Honeybees' Gut Bacteria – Mercola Healthy Pets…/glyphosate-harming-bees-gut-b… 6. nov. 2018 – Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide and the most used weed killer worldwide, may be disturbing specialized bee gut …

Controlling weeds on playing fields, parks and lawns without herbicides

Turfgrass covers more than 40 million acres of land in the continental United States, including lawns, parks, commercial landscapes, sports fields and golf courses. It is the single largest irrigated crop in the nation.
EnvironmentJUN 28, 2019

Nonnative pear trees are showing up in US forests

A popular imported tree that became a neighborhood favorite in the 1990s now threatens to crowd out native trees in some Eastern forests.
OtherJUN 13, 2019

Research shows temperature, glyphosate increase probability for dicamba volatility

***Higher temperatures and mixing glyphosate with dicamba lead to increased atmospheric concentrations of dicamba, according to scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
OtherJUN 14, 2019

German railways to stop using glyphosate on tracks

***German state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn is to stop using glyphosate on its tracks and is looking for substitutes to replace the controversial weedkiller, one of its board members said in an interview Friday.
OtherJUN 14, 2019

Under fire over Monsanto's glyphosate, Bayer vows 'transparency'

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced Friday plans to invest five billion euros ($5.6 billion) over the next decade in a new generation of herbicides and promised more transparency after the Monsanto "watch list" scandal.
OtherAPR 30, 2019

EPA says glyphosate not carcinogenic, poses environmental risks (Update)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Tuesday that the weed killer glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans, but recommended new measures to prevent potential ecological risks, especially to monarch butterflies … ***
EnvironmentMAY 14, 2019

Monsanto ordered to pay $2 bn in latest Roundup blow

In a third major legal blow to Bayer-owned Monsanto and its weedkiller Roundup, a jury in California has ordered the chemicals giant to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a couple that sued on grounds the product caused …
OtherAPR 11, 2019

Monsanto loses appeal in French farmer's poisoning case (Update)

A French court on Thursday upheld a guilty verdict against chemicals giant Monsanto over the poisoning of a farmer who suffered neurological damage after using one of its weedkillers, the latest legal setback for the company …
EcologyMAY 07, 2019

Pesticide research must stay transparent and independent

Few people would make an important purchase on trust alone. The same logic applies to pesticides.
OtherMAY 13, 2019

Bayer admits Monsanto may have other 'watch lists'

German chemical giants Bayer admitted Monday its subsidiary Monsanto could have kept lists of key figures—for or against pesticides—"in other European countries", and not just in France.

arch results for glyphosate

Plants & AnimalsAPR 17, 2019

Invasive plant found in California threatens to spread across Southwest

A new invasive weed that can grow into a dense mat, choking off most other plants, has gained its first North American foothold in Carlsbad and is threatening to spread across the Southwest with seeds that can travel on clothes, …EcologyJUL 23, 2015

US breast milk is glyphosate free

Washington State University scientists have found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, does not accumulate in mother's breast milk.
BiotechnologyMAR 12, 2018

Researchers make breakthrough in glyphosate resistance in pigweeds

Kansas State University researchers have discovered how weeds develop resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate, a finding that could have broad future implications in agriculture and many other industries.
OtherOCT 24, 2018

Study finds glyphosate in cat and dog food

Got glyphosate? Your pet's breakfast might.
OtherAUG 11, 2018

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy all across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as … ***
OtherMAR 28, 2019

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as "probably" …
OtherMAR 20, 2019

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as "probably" …BiotechnologyNOV 09, 2017

Weedkiller glyphosate, controversial but still most used

It is the most popular weedkiller in the world but concerns about the toxicity of glyphosate have led to growing demands for restrictions.
OtherFEB 27, 2019

French vineyards say ready to break glyphosate addiction

The vaunted terroirs of France's vineyards have for decades been saturated with the world's most widely used weedkiller, but grape growers say the day is soon coming when glyphosate will no longer be part of the fine wine …
EcologySEP 18, 2018

Researchers confirm glyphosate resistance in junglerice

There has been a lot of publicity in recent years about growers battling glyphosate-resistant pigweed in soybean and cotton crops. But pigweed isn't the only weed resistant to glyphosate. New research published in the journal …page 2 from 23

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OtherSEP 17, 2018

Czech Republic to restrict use of glyphosate weedkiller

The Czech Republic will limit the use of substances containing the controversial glyphosate weedkiller as of next year, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.BiotechnologyJUN 01, 2016

EU proposes temporary approval of weedkiller glyphosate

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed to extend approval of weedkiller glyphosate in Europe for between 12 and 18 months amid disagreements that the chemical could cause cancer.
OtherSEP 03, 2018

Brazil court lifts ban on glyphosate weedkiller

An appellate court on Monday lifted a court-ordered suspension of licenses in Brazil for products containing glyphosate, an industrial weedkiller in common use in Latin America's agricultural powerhouse.
EcologyJUN 08, 2018

French beekeepers accuse Bayer after glyphosate found in honey

A beekeeping cooperative in northern France has filed a legal complaint against German chemicals giant Bayer after traces of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate were detected in batches of honey, officials said Friday.
BiotechnologyMAY 29, 2018

France vows to outlaw glyphosate weedkillers within 3 years

The French government reiterated Tuesday a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron to ban glyphosate-based herbicides by 2021, after senators refused to enshrine the pledge into law.EnvironmentFEB 02, 2016

Monsanto's glyphosate now most heavily used weed-killer in history, study says

Monsanto's signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as "Roundup," is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally, according to a landmark …
Plants & AnimalsJUL 17, 2012

Glyphosate-resistant 'superweeds' may be less susceptible to diseases

*** ( — Scientists searching for clues to understand how superweeds obtain resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate may have been missing a critical piece of information, a Purdue University study shows.
EcologySEP 28, 2010

Dicamba-glyphosate combo works well in resistant soybeans

Soybeans engineered to be resistant to the herbicides dicamba and glyphosate performed well in field tests with weeds that have become resistant to glyphosate alone.
BiotechnologyMAY 19, 2016

EU delays re-approval for weedkiller glyphosate

The EU on Thursday failed to agree on the re-approval of weedkiller glyphosate in Europe amid fresh fears the product could cause cancer.
BiotechnologyJUL 11, 2016

EU limits glyphosate use during 18-month extension

EU member states on Monday approved limiting use of the weedkiller glyphosate during an 18-month extension Brussels granted ahead of a report on whether the chemical can cause cancer.

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BiotechnologyJUN 29, 2016

EU offers temporary approval of weedkiller glyphosate (Update)

The European Commission on Wednesday extended approval of the weedkiller glyphosate in Europe for up to 18 months amid disagreements over whether the chemical could cause cancer.
BiotechnologyNOV 08, 2017

France to oppose EU's 5-year renewal for weedkiller glyphosate

France will oppose a European Commission proposal to renew authorisation for controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years instead of 10, saying Wednesday the new cutoff should be three years.EcologyJUL 31, 2012

Glyphosate-resistant tumbleweed found in Montana

A researcher for the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station's Southern Agricultural Research Center in Huntley has identified glyphosate-resistant kochia populations in fields north of Gildford and Hingham in Montana.
BusinessMAR 20, 2019

Investors flee Bayer after second glyphosate trial blow (Update)

The threat to German chemical giant Bayer and subsidiary Monsanto from US litigation swelled Wednesday, when its share price plunged after a jury ruled weedkiller Roundup was a "substantial factor" in an amateur gardener's …
OtherJUL 09, 2018

Eco-warriors battle glyphosate in Argentine countryside

"They can't spray!" screamed Sofia Gatica, waving her arms before police led her away from the soybean field, handcuffed for having illegally entered private property.
EnvironmentMAY 09, 2015

Colombia to stop spraying coca crops with glyphosate herbicide

Colombian authorities must stop using the controversial herbicide glyphosate—also known by its brand name Roundup—to eradicate illicit coca plantations, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday.EcologyOCT 13, 2015

Study finds glyphosate and acetamiprid to have relatively low toxicity for honey bees

*** Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Mississippi State University tested 42 commonly used pesticides in a realistic field setting in order to determine their toxicity …BiotechnologyOCT 24, 2017

Study finds increase of herbicide in older adults

Among a sample of older adults living in Southern California, average urine levels of the herbicide glyphosate and its metabolite increased between 1993 and 2016, as did the proportion of samples with detectable levels, according …
Plants & AnimalsNOV 29, 2018

Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicide

*** Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide. Because it's considered safe for animals, it's extensively used not only in agriculture, but also for weed control in urban areas and home gardens.
OtherMAR 24, 2016

Researchers examine ways to break down, track synthetic compound in herbicides

*** To examine the fate and persistence of glyphosate, one of the most common commercial herbicides used for agricultural and urban applications, and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), a major byproduct of glyphosate, in soils …

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OtherJUL 10, 2018

Judge: Experts can testify that Roundup linked to cancer

Evidence that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer seems "weak," but experts can still make that claim at trial, a U.S. judge ruled Tuesday.BiotechnologyFEB 19, 2015

Invasive weed's resistance to well-known herbicide stems from increase in gene copies

A recent study by a Kansas State University weed scientist finds why the invasive weed kochia is like a cockroach of the plant world.
BiotechnologyMAR 05, 2018

Cancer claim for Monsanto's Roundup gets judge's scrutiny

Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product's manufacturer—agribusiness giant Monsanto.
BiotechnologyNOV 27, 2017

EU breaks stalemate to renew licence on controversial weedkiller (Update 3)

EU countries broke months of deadlock on Monday when they voted to renew the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years after heavyweight Germany surprisingly voted in favour despite health concerns.
EnvironmentMAR 15, 2019

Study examines how herbicide adds to phosphorus levels in soil and waterways

*** New research from McGill University reveals an overlooked impact that the widely used herbicide glyphosate may be having on the environment.
EcologySEP 24, 2018

Common weed killer linked to bee deaths

*** The world's most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of …BiotechnologyNOV 09, 2017

Controversial weedkiller keeps EU in a tangle (Update)

With a deadline just weeks away, the European Union failed Thursday to break a hardening stalemate on whether to renew the licence for the widely-used weedkiller glyphosate, which critics fear causes cancer.BiotechnologyOCT 24, 2017

War on weeds takes toll on beneficial bacteria in the soil

*** As farmers battle in their above-ground war on weeds, they may inadvertently create underground casualties – unintentionally attacking the beneficial bacteria that help crops guard against enemy fungus, according to Cornell …
BiotechnologyOCT 05, 2017

MEPs urged to probe Monsanto influence on research

*** A US firm pursuing a lawsuit against Monsanto is urging the European Parliament to examine its claims that the agro giant has hidden the dangers of its weedkiller, according to a letter obtained by AFP on Thursday.
BiotechnologyNOV 27, 2017

EU deadlock over weedkiller goes to appeal

The European Union will on Monday attempt to determine the future of glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller hugely relied on by farmers but which critics say causes cancer and whose use has been thrown into doubt

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BiotechnologyOCT 27, 2017

EU member states to vote on five-year weedkiller renewal next month

The European Commission said Friday it will ask EU countries to vote next month on a proposal to renew for five years instead of 10 the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate.
BiotechnologyAUG 30, 2017

France to vote against EU renewal of weedkiller

France will vote against a proposal by the EU Commission to renew the licence for glyphosate, the active ingredient in one of the world's most widely used weedkillers, Monsanto's Roundup, a government source said Wednesday.BiotechnologyAPR 12, 2017

Weed scientist finds slight rise in herbicide chronic toxicity

*** A University of Wyoming weed scientist—frustrated with the noise surrounding genetically modified organisms and glyphosate use—analyzed data to see for himself if biotech adoption has had a negative or positive effect …
OtherJAN 15, 2019

France takes Roundup weed-killer off market after court ruling

French authorities on Tuesday banned the sale of a form of controversial weed-killer Roundup following a court ruling that regulators failed to take safety concerns into account when clearing the widely used herbicide.
EnvironmentJAN 15, 2019

French court axes market approval of Bayer's Roundup weed-killer

A French court on Tuesday struck down market approval for the controversial weed-killer Roundup, saying regulators had failed to take safety concerns into account when clearing the widely used herbicide.
BiotechnologyOCT 25, 2017

EU delays vote on renewing controversial weedkiller licence

The EU on Wednesday postponed a vote on proposals to renew the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which critics say causes cancer and which the European Parliament wants banned in five years' time.
BiotechnologySEP 25, 2017

French government declares war on pesticides

France is planning to cut back on use of all pesticides, the government said Monday, though it rowed back on an announcement of an outright ban on controversial chemical glyphosate.
Plants & AnimalsJUL 05, 2017

Herbicide boost for tadpoles: study

*** Maligned as a bee-killer and possibly cancer-causing, a common herbicide has turned out to be a boon for tadpoles making them more toxic to predators, researchers said Wednesday.
EcologyMAR 07, 2016

Assessing GM canola's threat to native bushland

Can genetically modified (GM) canola (Brassica napus) survive outside a controlled paddock environment, and is it a biodiversity threat to our remnant bushland?
EcologyMAR 02, 2012

Leading crop scientist warns against herbicide overuse

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) has caused US crops to become infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds – and a world-leading researcher at The University of Western Australia is fighting to prevent similar outcomes …

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OtherAPR 13, 2010

Genetically engineered crops benefit many farmers, but the technology needs proper management to remain effective

Many U.S. farmers who grow genetically engineered (GE) crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits — such as lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields …
EnvironmentAUG 09, 2018

Brazil wrestles with ban of controversial weed killer

Brazil's government is contesting a court suspension of licenses for products with glyphosate, one of the most common industrial weedkillers and the subject of a high-profile US case against agrochemical colossus Monsanto.
BiotechnologyOCT 24, 2017

EU parliament votes to ban controversial weedkiller by 2022

The European Parliament Tuesday called for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate to be banned by 2022 amid fears it causes cancer, a day before EU states vote on whether to renew its licence.
OtherJUN 15, 2017

One million sign petition for EU weedkiller ban

More than one million people have signed a petition demanding the EU ban the Monsanto weedkiller glyphosate over fears it causes cancer, campaigners said Thursday.EcologyDEC 07, 2012

Field tests seek new control methods for resistant ragweed in cotton crops

Giant ragweed lives up to its name, towering over crops and choking out surrounding plant species. Just one ragweed plant per square meter has been shown to reduce crop yields 45 to 77 percent. Now giant ragweed has evolved …
EcologyJUN 14, 2015

France bans sale of Monsanto herbicide Roundup in nurseries

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced Sunday a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may be carcinogenic.
EcologyOCT 23, 2012

Scientists fight 'super weeds' with sustainability

(—Across the United States, fields of genetically engineered crops have become laboratories for the evolution of glyphosate-resistant (GR) weeds. These fast-growing "super weeds"—resistant to the highly effective …
OtherNOV 11, 2009

Crops and Weeds: Climate Change's First Responders

( — A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant physiologists is studying how global climate change could affect food crop production–and prompt the evolution of even more resilient weeds.
Plants & AnimalsJUN 16, 2011

Scientists learn how horseweed shrugs off herbicide

As everyone knows, the pharmaceutical industry is struggling to deal with bacteria that have become resistant to common antibiotics. Less well known is the similar struggle in agribusiness to deal with weeds that have become …
EcologySEP 14, 2010

Growing Roundup-resistant weed problem must be dealt with, expert says

( — When Penn State weed scientist David Mortensen told members of the U.S. House Oversight Committee this summer that the government should restrict the use of herbicide-tolerant crops and impose a tax on biotech …

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BiotechnologyFEB 17, 2016

Transgenic sweet corn no more susceptible to Goss's wilt disease

Transgenic crops expressing resistance to the herbicide glyphosate (GR) have been commercialized and planted widely across the U.S. for two decades. The majority of transgenic corn (Bt) also has been engineered to produce …
BiotechnologyNOV 12, 2015

EU downplays cancer risk from weedkiller in win for Monsanto (Update)

A highly sensitive EU report on Thursday claimed one of the world's most popular weedkillers is "unlikely" to cause cancer, countering the UN and handing a victory to agri-business giant Monsanto.
BiotechnologyJAN 13, 2014

US 'superweeds' epidemic shines spotlight on GMOs

The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant "superweeds" that some activists and researchers are blaming on GMOs, an accusation rejected by industry giants.EcologyFEB 09, 2012

Integrated weed management best response to herbicide resistance

Over-reliance on glyphosate-type herbicides for weed control on U.S. farms has created a dramatic increase in the number of genetically-resistant weeds, according to a team of agricultural researchers, who say the solution …EcologyAPR 13, 2016

EU parliament urges limited approval for weedkiller (Update)

European Parliament on Wednesday urged the EU to approve the weedkiller glyphosate for seven years and not 15 as requested by the bloc's top regulator amid fears the product could cause cancer.EcologyMAY 22, 2015

Study uses farm data to aid in slowing evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds

The widespread evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds is costing farmers, especially through decreases in productivity and profitability. Although researchers and industry personnel have made recommendations to slow this …
EcologySEP 06, 2017

Herbicide rotation ineffective against resistance in waterhemp

Farmers have been battling herbicide-resistant weeds for generations. A common practice for most of that time has been to rotate between different herbicides every season. But despite farmers' best efforts, herbicide resistance …BiotechnologyMAY 16, 2016

UN panel says weedkiller 'unlikely' to cause cancer

The controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which is used by Monsanto in its herbicide Roundup, is "unlikely" to cause cancer, a United Nations finding said Monday, in a blow to critics who have called for its ban.
BiotechnologyMAR 08, 2016

EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar

The EU postponed a decision Tuesday on whether to extend the approval of a key weedkiller ingredient for another 15 years amid an international uproar that it may cause cancer.
EcologyAUG 07, 2014

Sight set on resilient weed

The first glyphosate-resistant wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum L.) populations have been identified by researchers from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) at The University of Western Australia.

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EcologyJUL 13, 2009

Herbicide diversity needed to keep Roundup effective

Using a diverse herbicide application strategy may increase production costs, but a five-year Purdue University study shows the practice will drastically reduce weeds and seeds that are resistant to a popular herbicide.
OtherFEB 25, 2019

Controversial Roundup weed killer on trial again in US

The controversial Roundup weed killer goes on trial again Monday in the United States, six months after a groundskeeper won the first-ever lawsuit accusing the chemical of causing cancer.
BiotechnologyMAR 15, 2017

Popular weedkiller doesn't cause cancer: EU agency

The EU's chemicals agency said Wednesday that glyphosate, one of the world's most widely used weedkillers, should not be classed as a carcinogen.
BiotechnologyMAR 02, 2016

NGOs sue Monsanto, EU food safety watchdog over pesticide

A group of European NGOs on Wednesday sued agri-giant Monsanto and the EU's food safety watchdog for allegedly distorting scientific data on the carcinogenic effects of controversial weedkiller glyphosate, ahead of a key …
EcologyOCT 11, 2011

Which direction are herbicides heading?

2,4-D is coming back. What many might consider a "dinosaur" may be the best solution for growers fighting weed resistance today, said Dean Riechers, University of Illinois associate professor of weed physiology.
BiotechnologyJUN 21, 2018

Monsanto faces first US trial over Roundup cancer link

In the first trial of its kind, a Californian dying of cancer is suing US agrochemical giant Monsanto, claiming its popular herbicide Roundup caused his disease—a case that could have sweeping ramifications.
EcologyJUN 12, 2018

Protecting plants intelligently

We must reduce the environmental and health risks of pesticides. However, rather than banning them completely, Robert Finger advocates an intelligent approach to crop protection.BiotechnologyJAN 03, 2017

Hawaii residents renew push for stricter pesticide rules

Hawaii residents concerned about pesticide use by major agriculture companies on the islands are planning a push to strengthen regulation over chemicals they fear harm their health.
BiotechnologySEP 16, 2016

Largest-ever study reveals environmental impact of genetically modified crops

According to new research from University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto, widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides …EcologyMAY 15, 2015

Research finds mechanism of herbicide resistance

University of Adelaide researchers have identified the mechanism behind the resistance of the cereal weed brome grass to the widely used herbicide 9 from 23

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BiotechnologyOCT 22, 2012

Greenpeace warns EU off herbicide-tolerant GM crops

Global environmental watchdog Greenpeace launched a new report Monday warning the European Union against authorising herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, saying they would lead to herbicide-resistant super-weeds.OtherMAR 20, 2019

Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller contributed to US man's cancer: jury

The weedkiller Roundup was a "substantial factor" in the cancer of a US man who developed a lump in his throat after decades of spraying his garden—the second major legal defeat to agrochemical giant Monsanto in a year.
BusinessAUG 24, 2018

French tomato grower takes on Monsanto over weedkiller

Weaving through the aisles of his greenhouse in northern France, Jean-Claude Terlet, a retired farmer who grows tomatoes for local markets, seems to be brimming with energy.OtherAUG 11, 2018

Monsanto owners call weed killer 'safe' after jury orders big payout

Monsanto's German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was "safe," rejecting a California jury's decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that …
OtherAUG 11, 2018

US giant Monsanto known for controversial chemicals

From "Agent Orange" and DDT to genetically modified crops, Monsanto has long been associated with controversial chemicals, but a US court order for it to pay damages because one of its herbicides may cause cancer could open …OtherJUL 10, 2018

As trial opens, man dying of cancer blames Monsanto's Roundup

A lawyer for a California groundskeeper dying of cancer took aim at Monsanto Monday as a jury began hearing the lawsuit accusing the chemical giant of ignoring health risks of its top-selling weed killer Roundup.
OtherJUL 09, 2018

Jury set to hear Roundup case on pesticide cancer link (Update)

A California man dying of cancer makes his case to a jury Monday in a trial against agrochemical giant Monsanto that could have sweeping ramifications.
EcologyMAY 17, 2018

Pesticide resistance needs attention, large-scale study

To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested …BiotechnologyNOV 15, 2017

Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning

A coalition of a dozen national and Midwestern agricultural groups sued on Wednesday to overturn a California decision that could force the popular weed-killer Roundup to carry warning labels that it can cause cancer.BiotechnologyNOV 25, 2015

EPA moves to withdraw approval of controversial weed killer (Update)

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and 10 from 23

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BiotechnologyMAY 11, 2014

Argentine scientist who challenged Monsanto dies

Dr. Andres Carrasco, an Argentine neuroscientist who challenged pesticide regulators to re-examine one of the world's most widely used weed killers, has died. He was 67.EcologyNOV 19, 2013

Fungus may offer natural weed control

A naturally occurring fungus may prove useful in the fight against Palmer amaranth, an aggressive southern weed that can grow at the rate of two inches a day and outcompete corn, cotton, soybean and other crops for resources, …EcologyMAY 23, 2012

Old herbicides enlisted in new 'war on the weeds'

The emergence of weeds resistant to the most widely used herbicide is fostering a new arms race in the war against these menaces, which cost society billions of dollars annually in control measures and lost agricultural production. …EcologyAPR 14, 2009

Farmers relying on roundup lose some of its benefit

( — Roundup Ready crops have made weed control much easier for farmers, but a new study shows their reliance on the technology may be weakening the herbicide's ability to control weeds.
OtherMAR 27, 2019

Monsanto ordered to pay $80 mn in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto has been ordered to pay some $80 million to an American retiree who blames his cancer on the agribusiness giant's weedkiller Roundup, in a case that could influence the outcome of thousands more like it.
BusinessNOV 29, 2018

Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs after Monsanto takeover

German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer said Thursday it would slash 12,000 jobs in a major restructuring following the mammoth takeover of Monsanto, enabling it to save 2.6 billion euros ($3 billion) a year from 2022.
EnvironmentNOV 13, 2018

Planetary boundaries for antibiotic and pesticide resistance identified

Resistance to antibiotics and pesticides is rising at alarming rates. Yet, currently, there is no global framework to track the threat to human health and crops. Researchers have now published the first estimates of antibiotic …OtherJUL 09, 2018

Monsanto known for controversial chemicals

The Monsanto company name has become so strongly associated with being an enemy of nature that a tribunal in The Hague once called for a law making "ecocide" a crime.BiotechnologyNOV 28, 2017

Merkel woes deepen as farm minister flouts orders (Update)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rapped her agriculture minister Tuesday for violating the government line in approving a controversial weedkiller at a key EU meeting, sparking a political storm and angering European allies.
BiotechnologyOCT 11, 2017

MEPs urge probe into Monsanto's sway over safety studies

Members of the European Parliament called Wednesday for the establishment of a panel to probe claims that US agro giant Monsanto unduly influenced research into its weedkiller's safety.

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EnvironmentMAY 06, 2015

US-backed drug spraying triggers health fears in Colombia

Two decades after it started spraying coca fields with herbicide, Colombia is torn between continuing to wage a US-sponsored war on drugs from the sky and mounting fears of health risks.
BiotechnologyAPR 10, 2015

Not all GMO plants are created equally: it's the trait, not the method, that's important

Many people have strong opinions about genetically modified plants, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs. But sometimes there's confusion around what it means to be a GMO. It also may be much more sensible …
EcologyJAN 26, 2011

Waterhemp rears its ugly head … again

Waterhemp has done it again. University of Illinois researchers just published an article in Pest Management Science confirming that waterhemp is the first weed to evolve resistance to HPPD-inhibiting herbicides.
OtherMAR 27, 2019

Jury begins deliberations in Roundup trial phase 2

"Monsanto knew" its weedkiller Roundup was carcinogenic yet sold it anyway, the lawyer for an American retiree said on the last day of a trial to determine the agriculture giant's culpability for his cancer.
BiochemistryFEB 01, 2019

Unusual sugar from cyanobacteria acts as natural herbicide

Researchers at the University of Tübingen have discovered a natural substance that could compete with the controversial herbicide glyphosate: a newly discovered sugar molecule synthesized from cyanobacteria that inhibits …
OtherNOV 21, 2018

Monsanto appeals Roundup cancer verdict

Monsanto on Tuesday said it was asking a US appeals court to toss out a damning verdict in a landmark Roundup weed-killer cancer trial and grant it another hearing.
EcologyNOV 08, 2018

Florida monarch butterfly populations have dropped 80 percent since 2005

A 37-year survey of monarch populations in North Central Florida shows that caterpillars and butterflies have been declining since 1985 and have dropped by 80 percent since 2005.
OtherOCT 24, 2018

Monsanto weed killer ruling is 1st step in long legal battle

With its stock dropping and more lawsuits expected, Monsanto vowed Tuesday to press on with a nationwide legal defense of its best-selling weed killer Roundup after a San Francisco judge upheld a verdict alleging it causes …
OtherAUG 08, 2018

Dying groundskeeper battles chemical giant Monsanto

Cancer-stricken Dewayne Johnson vowed to fight to his death in a David versus Goliath court battle against agrochemical giant Monsanto, whose weed killer he blames for robbing him of his future.
OtherAUG 08, 2018

Jurors mull 'day of reckoning' in Roundup cancer trial

The lawyer for a California groundskeeper dying of cancer urged jurors Tuesday to make Monsanto pay hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to warn about the health risks of weed killer Roundup.

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BusinessJUN 07, 2018

Bayer-Monsanto merger creates agrichemical juggernaut

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will seal a $63-billion merger with US-based Monsanto Thursday, creating an agrichemical juggernaut with lofty ambitions to feed the world but feared by environmentalists.
EcologyJUN 29, 2016

Research reveals widespread herbicide use on North American wildlands

University of Montana researchers are giving the public its first look at the widespread use of herbicides on federal and tribal land in North America, and they urge land managers to better document it.
OtherMAY 24, 2016

Bayer-Monsanto tie-up fuels anti-GM debate in Germany

A proposed tie-up between Bayer and Monsanto may still face numerous hurdles but it has already inflamed opinion in Germany where most people oppose genetically modified foods.EcologyAPR 18, 2016

Colombia resumes anti-coca spray dropped over cancer fears

Colombia will resume using weed killer to destroy illegal coca crops less than a year after suspending its use due to cancer concerns.
EnvironmentFEB 22, 2016

Time of day can impact spray: PPO herbicides more effective when sprayed at midday

Some herbicides are more effective when applied at noon compared to early morning or late evening applications, according to data from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
EcologyMAR 22, 2015

Colombia drug debate revived as herbicide deemed carcinogen

The new labeling of the world's most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs.
EcologySEP 16, 2013

Flame cultivation promising as weed control method for cranberry

Cranberries are important agricultural commodities in states such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Washington, and Oregon. But cranberry-growing operations are challenged by weeds, which compete for precious resources …EcologyOCT 02, 2012

'Superweeds' linked to rising herbicide use in GM crops

A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops—cotton, soybeans and …EcologyOCT 18, 2010

Worst weed the culprit of herbicide resistance

Scientists at the University of Adelaide's Waite Research Institute have discovered new cases of herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass, the most serious and costly weed of Australian cropping.EnvironmentAPR 22, 2008

Herbicide-tolerant crops can improve water quality

The residual herbicides commonly used in the production of corn and soybean are frequently detected in rivers, streams, and reservoirs at concentrations that exceed drinking water standards in areas where these crops are …

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OtherMAR 23, 2019

Toxicologist denies manipulating studies in Monsanto damages proceedings

A toxicologist from Roundup weedkiller manufacturer Monsanto denied Friday that she had influenced scientific studies to hide the dangers of the product, in the damages phase of a trial in California.OtherMAR 21, 2019

Monsanto's responsibility at the center of Roundup trial phase 2

After finding that exposure to the weedkiller Roundup was a "substantial factor" in one man's cancer, jurors in California must now grapple with the question of just how culpable the product's manufacturer, agriculture giant …
BusinessMAR 20, 2019

Five things to know about Bayer and Monsanto

The second cancer victim in a year to win a surprise victory against US pesticide maker Monsanto raises the prospect of a flood of similar lawsuits, potentially leaving the firm's new German owner Bayer with a major case …
OtherFEB 25, 2019

Roundup weed killer factor in man's cancer, US court told

The weed killer Roundup was a "substantial factor" in the cancer of a US man who developed a lump in his throat after decades of spraying his garden, his lawyer said Monday at the start of the first ever federal trial targeting …
EcologyNOV 26, 2018

Scientists find italian ryegrass is resistant to multiple herbicides

Herbicides have been instrumental in managing Italian ryegrass, a weed that frequently competes with perennial crops in California. Herbicide-resistant populations have become increasingly commonplace, though, including paraquat-resistant …
BiotechnologyNOV 15, 2018

Recent study documents damage to rice crops by three fall-applied residual herbicides

Fall-applied residual herbicides are a commonly used control for glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass—one of the most troublesome weeds in Mid-South row crops. But research published in the journal Weed Technology shows …
BusinessNOV 13, 2018

Bayer confirms forecasts as Monsanto integration grinds on

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer confirmed its full-year forecasts Tuesday, after a solid performance in the firm's first full quarter of integrating US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto.
Cell & MicrobiologyOCT 12, 2018

New study links common herbicides and antibiotic resistance

A new study finds that bacteria develop antibiotic resistance up to 100,000 times faster when exposed to the world's most widely used herbicides, Roundup (glyphosate) and Kamba (dicamba) and antibiotics compared to without …
BusinessSEP 05, 2018

Bayer profits plunge as Monsanto buyout bites

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer reported higher revenues but lower profits for the second quarter Wednesday, in its first financial statement since its mammoth takeover of US-based Monsanto.
BusinessAUG 16, 2018

Bayer presses on with Monsanto integration as stock suffers

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Thursday it would finally begin integrating US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto into its business, after meeting competition authorities' final conditions for the merger.

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OtherAUG 13, 2018

Five things to know about Bayer and Monsanto

A cancer victim's surprise court victory over US pesticide maker Monsanto could open the floodgates to a slew of similar lawsuits, potentially leaving the firm's new German owner with a major case of buyer's remorse.
OtherAUG 11, 2018

US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290mn to cancer patient over weed killer

A California jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million Friday for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer.
BiotechnologyJUN 05, 2018

Engineered cotton uses weed-suppression chemical as nutrient

A newly developed fertilizer system will provide nutrition to engineered cotton crops worldwide and a deadly dose to weeds that are increasingly herbicide resistant, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study.
BusinessJUN 04, 2018

Bayer to ditch Monsanto name after mega-merger (Update)

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will discard the name Monsanto when it takes over the controversial US seeds and pesticides producer this week, it said Monday.
OtherMAY 23, 2018

Thailand stops short of banning hazardous weedkillers

A toxic weedkiller linked to Parkinson's disease and banned in more than 30 countries will not be outlawed in Thailand, after authorities announced Wednesday they would instead restrict its use.
BusinessAPR 11, 2018

EU unveils new consumer protections after 'dieselgate' scandal

The EU on Wednesday unveiled rules to bolster European consumer protections by ensuring "tougher fines" for cheating companies and stronger legal ways to compensate victims.BiotechnologyAPR 10, 2018

New study shows invasive Chinese privet can be well controlled with lower concentrations of herbicide

Chinese privet is one of the most invasive shrubs in the southeastern United States – frequently growing in dense thickets along roadsides, on rights of way and in forests. Now the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management …
BusinessMAR 21, 2018

EU greenlights controversial Bayer-Monsanto takeover

The EU on Wednesday approved the proposed blockbuster buyout of US agri-giant Monsanto by German chemical firm Bayer after securing concessions in order to win approval.
BusinessMAR 20, 2018

EU to greenlight Bayer-Monsanto takeover: source

The EU is set to greenlight the proposed blockbuster buyout of US agri-giant Monsanto by German chemical firm Bayer after securing concessions in order to win approval, sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.BiotechnologyFEB 27, 2018

US judge blocks weed-killer warning label in California

A federal judge has blocked California from requiring that the popular weed-killer Roundup carry warning labels that it is known to cause cancer

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EnvironmentNOV 28, 2017

France to monitor air-borne farm chemicals

French air quality experts will begin monitoring the presence of air-borne pesticides and other chemicals at around 50 sites across France next year, their umbrella group ATMO France said Tuesday.
EcologyJUN 13, 2017

Is Palmer amaranth developing traits that make it harder to control?

Palmer amaranth is widely considered to be one of the most damaging and difficult to control agricultural weeds in North America. A lot of time and attention has been devoted to herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth and the …
EcologyMAY 17, 2017

Looking beyond the breeding grounds

Every winter, trees on high mountains in a small area northwest of Mexico City turn orange. Close inspection reveals branches filled with brilliantly colorful monarch butterflies, rather than fiery leaves, as the eastern …
EcologyMAY 17, 2017

Study reveals how pesticide use and climate affect monarch butterflies

An analysis of data in Illinois has found a link between higher county-level use of an herbicide called glyphosate and reduced abundance of adult monarch butterflies, especially in areas with concentrated agriculture. This …
EcologyMAY 05, 2017

Agronomist urges farmers to commit to weed control to prevent herbicide resistance

Farmers faced with tight profit margins may consider cutting back on weed control efforts this growing season, but an Iowa State University agronomist said doing so may cost farmers money in the long term.
EcologyFEB 06, 2017

Options to address ryegrass for warm-season forage production

Producers hoping to mitigate annual ryegrass growth for warm-season hay production have options and should start sooner than later, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.EcologyNOV 30, 2016

Shifts in mating strategies help herbicide-resistant 'superweeds' persist

Herbicide-resistant "superweeds" change their mating strategies over time, an evolutionary shift that helps them hold onto valuable genes and outcompete other plants, according to a new study from University of Michigan researchers.
BiotechnologySEP 22, 2016

Review of studies finds genetically engineered crops are safe

Genetically engineered (GE) crops are no different from conventional crops in terms of their risks to human health and the environment, according to a report published in May 2016 by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, …OtherMAY 24, 2016

Scientist battles to 'stem onslaught of pseudoscience'

A University of Leicester scientist has joined leading scientists from across Europe in raising an alarm over the 'pseudoscience' concerning regulation of compounds used in agriculture, healthcare and industry.BusinessMAY 23, 2016

Bayer targets Monsanto in biggest-ever German takeover bid (Update)

German drugs and chemicals giant Bayer said Monday it had offered $62 billion for US agriculture group Monsanto as it seeks to create the world's biggest supplier of seeds, pesticides and genetically-modified crops.

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EcologyMAY 18, 2016

Mechanism for herbicide resistance in Palmer amaranth identified

Corn and soybean farmers might as well be soldiers locked in an ever-escalating war against the weeds that threaten their crops. New weapons—herbicides—only work for so long before the enemy retaliates by developing resistance …
EcologyJUN 03, 2014

Palmer amaranth threatens Midwest farm economy, researchers report

An invasive weed that has put some southern cotton farmers out of business is now finding its way across the Midwest – and many corn and soybean growers don't yet appreciate the threat, University of Illinois researchers …BiotechnologyMAY 29, 2013

USDA: Unapproved modified wheat in Oregon field (Update)

Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in a field in the western state of Oregon, a potential threat to trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.
EcologyMAR 01, 2013

The right way to roll rye

Growers who use cover crops are increasingly turning to a tool that can flatten out their actively growing fields, usually in a single pass. Known as a "roller/crimper," the technology can help reduce and sometimes eliminate …
BiotechnologyOCT 04, 2012

EU rejects French scientist report linking GM corn to cancer

The European Food Safety Authority said Thursday it cannot accept an "inadequate" report by a French scientist on a link between cancer and genetically modified corn.BiotechnologyAPR 02, 2011

Scientists question claims in biotech letter

(AP) — The widespread Internet posting of a letter by a retired Purdue University researcher who says he has linked genetically modified corn and soybeans to crop diseases and abortions and infertility in livestock has …EcologyJAN 21, 2011

Researchers develop a way to control 'superweed'

They pop up in farm fields across 22 states, and they've been called the single largest threat to production agriculture that farmers have ever seen. They are "superweeds" – undesirable plants that can tolerate multiple …EcologyJUN 21, 2010

Roundup resistant weeds pose environmental threat

(AP) — When the weed killer Roundup was introduced in the 1970s, it proved it could kill nearly any plant while still being safer than many other herbicides, and it allowed farmers to give up harsher chemicals and reduce …EnvironmentJUL 24, 2009

Alternative agricultural practices combine productivity and soil health

The progressive degradation of useful soils for agriculture and farm animal husbandry is a growing environmental and social problem, given that it endangers the food safety of an increasing world population. This fact prompted …
EnvironmentMAR 31, 2019

Five things the EU does for the environment

The European Union coordinates and directs environmental protection for its members, through the regulation of industry and the setting of green policy goals.

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General PhysicsMAR 27, 2019

Autonomous weed control via smart robots

Driving across Iowa, Hendrik J. Viljoen, distinguished professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Nebraska, noticed that soybean fields were becoming increasingly infested with weeds each season. …OtherMAR 07, 2019

EU Court says public must have access to weed killer studies

An EU high court says that the European Food Safety Authority should not have refused the public access to studies on the possible harmful effect of the weed killer glyphosate on humans—documents that were used in a decision …
BusinessFEB 27, 2019

Bayer faces new marathon after mammoth Monsanto merger

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer reported plunging profits for 2018 after taking over US agrichemical firm Monsanto, with years of hard work ahead of the group to fight off legal risks related to the merger …
Plants & AnimalsJAN 30, 2019

New journal article calls for responsible use of herbicides by rice farmers in Africa

A new publication, led by experts from the Natural Resources Institute (NRI, University of Greenwich) and the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), calls for effective national regulatory capacities to monitor the import, marketing …
EcologyNOV 27, 2018

The persistence of pesticides threatens European soils

The use of phytosanitary projects to combat weeds and other pests that affect the crops has led to an increase in the productivity of European agricultural crops in the last 50 years. Their use has been one of the principal …
OtherNOV 01, 2018

Slashed award accepted in Monsanto cancer trial

A cancer-stricken groundskeeper has accepted a slashed award in a landmark trial focused on weed-killer Roundup, setting the stage for an appeal by maker Monsanto.
OtherOCT 23, 2018

Judge slashes award but upholds verdict in Monsanto cancer trial

A San Francisco judge on Monday upheld a jury verdict that found Monsanto liable for not warning a groundskeeper that its weed killer product Roundup might cause cancer, but slashed the damages award.
BusinessAUG 13, 2018

Bayer shares plunge after Monsanto cancer ruling

Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer tumbled more than 10 percent as markets opened Monday, as investors reacted to a shock US ruling against freshly-acquired Monsanto.EcologyAUG 03, 2018

Pheromones in fight against pests

Nowadays, everybody is aware of the toxic effects of the conventional insecticides that are used to protect plants from pest insects. The insecticides are harmful to the farmer who sprays them on the field and for the pollinating …
BiotechnologyJUN 28, 2018

US trial over Roundup cancer link set to open

A first of its kind trial over whether Monsanto herbicide Roundup caused a groundskeeper's lethal cancer is scheduled to begin here on July 9 with opening remarks by attorneys.

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BusinessMAY 29, 2018

Bayer, Monsanto on cusp of marriage after US green light (Update)

Nearly two years after unveiling their proposed merger, German chemicals firm Bayer and US agricultural giant Monsanto are on the cusp of finalizing the deal following conditional US government approval.
EcologyMAY 23, 2018

Farmers and cropdusting pilots on the Great Plains worried about pesticide risks before 'Silent Spring'

It is easy to frame conservation as a clash between environmentalists and polluters. But this view can greatly oversimplify many complex choices. What does conservation look like when ideas about nature cut across political …EcologyAPR 25, 2018

Scientists lead the way in tackling Japanese knotweed

Following extensive trials, a team of bioscientists at Swansea University have developed an effective way to tackle Japanese knotweed, listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world's worst invasive species, and …
Social SciencesJAN 24, 2018

How scientific evidence can be a powerful tool for insight, accountability and change

The organisation Sense about Science advocates for openness and honesty about research, and works to ensure that the importance of sound science and evidence is recognised in public debates and policymaking.
Plants & AnimalsJAN 08, 2018

Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees, study finds

When given the choice, honey bee foragers prefer to collect sugar syrup laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil over sugar syrup alone, researchers report in the journal Scientific Reports.BiotechnologyDEC 15, 2017

Potato blight's chemical attack mechanism explained

A team of international researchers headed by scientists from the University of Tübingen has deciphered the workings of a cytolytic toxin, which is produced by some of the world's most devastating crop diseases. The Cytolysin …BiotechnologyNOV 13, 2017

Weed-killer prompts angry divide among US farmers

When it comes to the herbicide dicamba, farmers in the southern state of Arkansas are not lacking for strong opinions.
BusinessOCT 13, 2017

Bayer sells crop science units to ease Monsanto takeover

Germany's Bayer said Friday it would sell parts of its agrichemical business to rival BASF, kick-starting a competitor in the seeds market even as it clears the way for its mammoth takeover of US-based Monsanto.
EcologyOCT 04, 2017

Are we at a tipping point with weed control?

Imagine walking the cereal aisle at your favorite grocery store. Are you reading labels? Scanning prices? Thinking about weeds? If you're like most American consumers, weeds probably aren't at the forefront of your mind when …
EcologyAUG 03, 2017

Saving the monarch butterfly—biologist explains population census discrepancies

Monarch butterfly populations have taken a nosedive over the last 20 years, according to researchers who monitor the number of butterflies that spend the winter in Mexico every year. But organizations of citizen scientists …

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BiotechnologyJUL 21, 2017

When evolution and biotechnologies collide

Since 2012, genetic engineering has been revolutionised by CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing. The technology is based on an enzyme from a bacterial cell, whose work is to cut the information storing system of living beings, DNA, at …
BiotechnologyAPR 18, 2017

People's tribunal accuses Monsanto of possible 'ecocide'

An informal people's tribunal headed by five professional international judges Tuesday accused US seeds firm Monsanto of harming the environment and possible "ecocide".
EnvironmentAPR 12, 2017

US streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants

Many U.S. waterways carry a variety of pollutants, but not much is known about the composition or health effects of these chemical combinations. A new in-depth study, however, is providing insight as it shows the mixtures …
BiochemistryAPR 03, 2017

Chemicals that cure malaria can kill weeds too

Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have revealed the relationship between plants and the parasite that causes malaria is close enough to mean many antimalarial drugs are effective herbicides.
EcologyMAR 14, 2017

Milkweed losses may not fully explain monarch butterfly declines

Steep declines in the number of monarch butterflies reaching their wintering grounds in Mexico are not fully explained by fewer milkweeds in the northern part of their range, researchers report in a new study.
BiotechnologyJAN 27, 2017

California clears hurdle for cancer warning label on Roundup

California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.BiotechnologyNOV 03, 2016

EPA proposes expanded use of new herbicide, Enlist Duo

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed more than doubling the number of states allowed to use a new version of a popular weed killer on genetically modified crops despite its earlier concerns.
BiotechnologyOCT 14, 2016

People's tribunal accuses Monsanto of 'ecocide'

Global activists Friday launched a people's tribunal, accusing giant US seeds firm Monsanto of violating human rights and committing the crime of "ecocide", by posing a "major threat" to the environment.
BiotechnologySEP 14, 2016

Five things to know about the Bayer-Monsanto deal

German chemicals firm Bayer on Wednesday clinched a $66-billion deal to buy the US seeds and pesticides giant Monsanto, a high-profile takeover likely to face close scrutiny as debate rages in Europe over the use of genetically …BiotechnologyMAY 17, 2016

Genetically engineered crops: Experiences and prospects: new report

An extensive study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has found that new technologies in genetic engineering and conventional breeding are blurring the once clear distinctions between these two …

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EcologyAPR 28, 2016

Growers cautioned to be on the lookout for invasive pigweeds

The battle against invasive species is never-ending for agricultural producers, and the latest example is a pair of weeds that threaten to cause significant damage to crop yields across Pennsylvania.
EcologyAPR 20, 2016

Herbicide resistance in waterhemp continues to grow

Twenty-five years ago, waterhemp was virtually unknown to Illinois farmers. Today, the broadleaf weed blankets corn and soybean fields across the state and the Midwest, causing yield losses from 40 to 70 percent.
Plants & AnimalsDEC 16, 2015

Land use may weaken amphibian's capacity to fight infection and disease

Man-made changes to the environment may be damaging the immune systems of a species of frog whose populations have drastically declined since the 1970s, according to a new study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University …
EcologyDEC 03, 2015

Dicamba drift affects non-target plants and pollinators

Dicamba herbicide drift onto plants growing adjacent to farm fields causes significant delays in flowering, as well as reduced flowering, of those plants, and results in decreased visitation by honey bees, according to researchers …
EnvironmentNOV 18, 2015

Strip tillage and cover crops enhance soil quality in the southeast in the face of climate change

Soil quality is a major issue in the southeastern United States because the sandy, eroded soils there have few of the nutrients and organic matter that crops need. Moreover, climate change is expected to make matters worse, …
Cell & MicrobiologyAUG 18, 2015

Bacteria's secret weapon against pesticides and antibiotics revealed

Bacteria exhibit extreme adaptability, which makes them capable of surviving in the most inhospitable conditions. New research results produced by Danish and British researchers now reveal the molecular details behind one …
EcologyJUL 30, 2015

Milkweed, monarchs, men, and madness

The iconic monarch butterfly is known for its annual migration from Canada and the US to Mexico where they overwinter then fly north again in spring. University of Guam (UOG) entomologists Aubrey Moore and Ross Miller facilitated …
BiotechnologyJUL 06, 2015

Can gene editing provide a solution to global hunger?

According to the World Food Program, some 795 million people – one in nine people on earth – don't have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That will only get worse with the next global food crisis, predicted to …
Materials ScienceJUN 02, 2015

Biodegradable absorbent from water lily to attend oil spills

The water lily transformed from a plague to the main ingredient of a biodegradable absorbent that resolves spills or leaks of hydrocarbons, oils and other industrial substances, both in solid surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, …
OtherMAR 23, 2015

Best of Last Week – Testing for extra dimensions, solving the riddle of life on Earth and fatty acids that slow cancer

It was another good week for physics as a trio of physicists suggested that if scientists are someday able to detect mini black holes at the LHC, at certain energy levels, it could indicate the existence of parallel universes …

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EcologyJAN 30, 2015

Researchers develop new soybean variety

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station has developed and released ND Henson, a conventional soybean variety, according to Rich Horsley, chair of the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences.EcologyOCT 15, 2014

EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops

(AP)—The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.BiotechnologyJAN 03, 2014

US government might deregulate corn, soybean seeds

(AP)—The U.S. government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but feared by scientists …
EcologyDEC 09, 2013

Weed scientists to iron out farmers' frowns with assault on crowsfoot grass

Rubber, cotton, rice, palm oil, bananas, other fruits and vegetables – these are just some of the crops under threat from a weed that has recently developed resistance to some of the most powerful chemicals.
BiochemistryOCT 04, 2013

Drug against flu obtained from carrot

Researchers from the FEMSA Center of Biotechnology at Technologic of Monterrey (ITESM) designed a technology that uses grated carrot to obtain phenolic compounds that have a potential to prevent cancer, and cardiovascular …BiotechnologySEP 23, 2013

Modifying rice crops to resist herbicide prompts weedy neighbors' growth spurt

Rice containing an overactive gene that makes it resistant to a common herbicide can pass that genetic trait to weedy rice, prompting powerful growth even without a weed-killer to trigger the modification benefit, new research …
EnvironmentSEP 17, 2013

China demand fuels record soy crops in South America

Soy fields stretch as far as the eye can see in South America's fertile plains, boosted by a jump in demand from China and Europe.BiotechnologyMAY 31, 2013

US probes genetically modified wheat discovery

The US Department of Agriculture is investigating the discovery of genetically engineered wheat in an Oregon field, as outcry mounted Friday among consumer groups and Japan suspended some US imports.
EnvironmentMAR 29, 2013

Battling climate change with tried-and-true methods

For decades, farmers in Montana and the Dakotas have produced impressive yields of barley and wheat. But that bounty has come at a cost. Tilling the soil in the region's crop-fallow production systems has robbed the soil …EnvironmentMAR 14, 2013

A better understanding of the impacts of grazing sheep

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist is giving guidance to growers in Montana and the Dakotas on how grazing sheep when fields are left fallow will affect soil quality.

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BiotechnologyNOV 28, 2012

EU rejects French report linking GM corn to cancer (Update 2)

The EU's food safety agency definitively rejected Wednesday a bombshell French report linking genetically modified corn to cancer, saying it failed to meet "acceptable scientific standards."EcologyAPR 23, 2012

Experts suggest steps to stop spread of resistant corn rootworms

( — The discovery that more Western corn rootworms are resistant to the toxin contained in widely planted transgenic corn has sparked a warning that farmers must change tactics or lose a valuable management tool …EcologyJAN 06, 2012

Scientists refute Greenpeace claim that genetically modified corn caused new insect pest

An article in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) refutes claims by Greenpeace Germany that the western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta (Smith), is "a new plant pest" that was …EnvironmentMAR 22, 2011

Plant buffers can slow runoff of veterinary antibiotics

Field tests by University of Missouri scientists have backed up laboratory research indicating that buffer strips of grass and other plants can reduce the amount of herbicide and veterinary antibiotics in surface runoff from … .
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Demokrati- og klimakrisen er ikke løst med et borgerting, Information

Den seneste tid har Information haft en serie artikler dedikeret til anbefalinger om at etablere et klimapolitisk borgerting. Avisen skal have ros for engagementet, men ris for at gifte sig med én specifik tilgang til borgerinddragelse, skriver direktør i Fonden Teknologirådet i dette debatindlæg

Teknologisk mirakel og et overgreb mod naturen – der er to fortællinger om GMO. Ingen af dem er forkerte

GMO-afgrøder bliver på en gang fremstillet som et teknologisk mirakel og et overgreb mod naturen. Ifølge FN's klimapanel er de genmodificerede planter en del af løsningen på klimakrisen. Spørger man Greenpeace, er de en miljømæssig katastrofe. I disse år nærmer de to positioner sig hinanden
Fluorerede stoffer, som skader mennesker og miljø, skal forbydes, siger Jakob Ellemann-Jensen (V)

Vildsvinehegnet deler ikke bare Danmark og Tyskland, men også befolkningen i grænselandet

Debatten om vildsvinehegnet, der ifølge regeringen er »11 milliarder gode grunde« til at bygge, er ikke kun et varmt emne i Sønderjylland. Hele verden kigger med. For i en tid, hvor mure er et stærkt symbol, sender Danmark et voldsomt signal ved at bygge hegn gennem det åbne, frie Europa. For nogle handler hegnet om penge og beskyttelse af den danske svineeksport. For andre om følelser

Hvis vi landmænd stopper med at pløje jorden, kan vi lagre CO2 i markerne

Med dyrkningssystemet 'conservation agriculture', hvor man bearbejder jorden minimalt og altid dækker den med enten planter eller planterester, kan vi opnå en stabil lagring af CO2 i landbrugsjorden. Vi mangler bare økonomiske incitamenter og forskning, så vi kan få udbredt metoden

Stockholm har opgjort sit årlige CO2-budget. Det åbner øjnene for, hvor stærkt det skal gå

Et CO2-budget kan fortælle, hvor hurtigt de klimabelastende udledninger skal skæres ned. Stockholm-regionen er en af de seks svenske regioner, der ligesom ti kommuner nu har fået beregnet deres tilbageværende CO2-budget. Resultatet er dramatisk: Udledningerne skal skæres med 16 pct. hvert år fra nu. Københavns miljøborgmester overvejer at følge trop

I Bayern er den nye konservatisme grøn

Først var De Grønne rebelske, så blev de et parti for storbyernes bedrestillede bioborgerskab. Men i det konservative Bayern rammer De Grønne nu tidsånden med en ny politisk stil, der rimer på en sund hjemstavn med lederhosen og dirndl

Dewayne Johnson er manden, der vandt over kemigiganten Monsanto: »De skal betale for at have løjet«

Dewayne Johnson lider af terminal kræft. I august fik han ved en amerikansk domstol medhold i, at sygdommens årsag er eksponering for ukrudtsmidlet Roundup – og blev tilkendt en skadeserstatning fra producenten på 289 millioner dollars

Sprøjtemiddelgiganten Monsanto tabte sag mod kræftramt skolepedel. Det kan føre til Roundups dødsstød i Europa

For nylig blev sprøjtemiddelgiganten Monsanto, der producerer Roundup, dømt skyldig i en amerikansk skolepedels kræftsygdom. Måske kan kendelsen ende med at give dødsstødet til det kontroversielle sprøjtemiddel i Europa

Dansk Naturfredningsforening står bag hetz mod landbruget

Hos Danmarks Naturfredningsforening bliver man ved med at gøre landbruget til syndebuk. Selv ikke midt i sommertørken og høsttravlheden undlader man at hakke på det stolte erhverv

Miljø- og klimapolitik er blevet magtpartiernes nye kampplads

Der blæser grønne vinde i dansk politik. Pludselig vil Venstre sætte miljø før fødevarer, og nu vil Socialdemokratiet gøre Danmark til 'en grøn stormagt'. Måske kan man ikke længere være et moderne magtparti uden at have en progressiv klimadagsorden

Meget tyder på, at Rusland står bag angreb med nervegift, men et faktum er det ikke

Det er 'uomtvisteligt', at Rusland står bag angrebet med nervegift mod en tidligere russisk agent i det sydlige England, siger Lars Løkke Rasmussen. Men indtil videre er der ikke blevet fremlagt klare beviser i sagen

Venstre vildleder om grænseværdier for sprøjtegift

Miljøordfører beroliger med, at fund af rester af sprøjtegift i vand ikke overskrider 'den sundhedsfagligt fastsatte grænseværdi'. Men en sådan grænseværdi indgår ikke i de forskrifter, vandværkerne skal overholde. Den reelle grænseværdi for drikkevand er overskredet i 26-29 procent af prøverne

Medicinere skyder professors beregninger ned: Man kan ikke sige, at mediernes HPV-dækning er skyld i 93 kræfttilfælde

En dansk økonomiprofessor fra et amerikansk universitet har i en artikel regnet ud, at TV 2's HPV-dokumentar og den efterfølgende mediedækning vil resultere 93 ekstra tilfælde af livmoderhalskraft. Men det kan man ikke konkludere, siger en række danske professorer. En kalder det for 'et debatindlæg' og understreger, at det er vigtigt, at videnskaben er i orden i en så ophedet debat

Monsanto kræver aktindsigt i aktivistnetværks interne dokumenter

Memoer, notater, korrespondance og e-mailadresser på de fire millioner underskrivere, der har støttet kampagne mod ukrudtsmidlet Roundup, kan falde i hænderne på kemigiganten Monsanto

Fem år mere til Roundup – og alle er utilfredse

Det lykkedes mandag EU-Kommissionen at samle EU-flertal for at forlænge godkendelsen af sprøjtegiften glyfosat i fem år. Miljøfolk ville have haft forbud, den agrokemiske industri ville have haft 15 år
Et kvalificeret flertal i EU-landene har stemt for EU-Kommissionens forslag om at forny glyfosat-tilladelse.

Monsantos næste ukrudtsmiddel efter Roundup er allerede i modvind i USA

Et forbedret sprøjtemiddel kombineret med gensplejsede afgrøder med dobbeltresistens mod både Roundup og det nye middel skal fremtidssikre Monsantos forretning i USA. Men resultatet har været skader på tusindvis af marker og raseri blandt ramte landmænd

Det handler altså bare om jordforbindelse, når vi vender ryggen til Roundup og køber mere økologi

Stadig flere mennesker vil have den nære relation til landbruget og fødevareproduktionen tilbage.

FN's kræftagentur udsat for heftig kampagne efter kræftdom over Roundup

FN's kræftagentur, der mener, at aktivstoffet glyfosat i Monsantos ukrudtsmiddel kan give kræft, er genstand for en heftig kampagne, der skal fjerne tilliden til agenturet og dermed til dets afgørelse om glyfosat

Landbrugets reaktion på Coops kampagne har været lige så frådende som forudsigelig

I stedet for at melde sig ind i debatten om, hvordan vi får en mere bæredygtig fødevareproduktion, affejer landbrugsorganisationerne enhver kritik og hævder, at de allerede gør alt, hvad de kan for at være grønne

Det bliver svært for EU-Kommissionen at skaffe flertal for ti år mere til Roundup

Det tyder ikke på, at EU-Kommissionen kan få den nye tilladelse til Roundup igennem ved afstemning. Frankrig vil sige nej, Tyskland kan næppe sige ja, og hvis bare ét andet større EU-land siger nej eller stemmer blankt, bliver det et stop for ti år mere med det kontroversielle sprøjtemiddel. Industrien og ngo'er fører intens kampagne forud for afgørelsen

EU-rapport om ukrudtsmiddel er copypastet fra Monsanto

EU's vagthund for fødevaresikkerhed har sikkerhedsanbefalet glyfosat, en vigtig ingrediens i det kontroversielle ukrudtsmiddel Roundup, men dele af rapporten, der ligger til grund, er kopieret fra producentens egne papirer

Forbudt sprøjtegift fundet i grundvandet i årevis

For mere end et år siden blev Miljøstyrelsen af fagfolk opfordret til at inddrage ukrudtsmidlet chloridazon i den faste grundvandsovervågning efter talrige overskridelser af den gældende grænse gennem en årrække. Efter lukning af flere fynske vandværker med giften i drikkevandet overvejer styrelsen nu sagen

Fuglen og den fattige skal også spise gift

Min nabos ærter bliver sprøjtet med gift. Det gør mig bekymret. Ikke kun for mine egne sprukne fingre efter at have plukket ærterne, men for alle de fantastiske fugle, som nu bliver forgiftet

'Af en intelligent art at være er vi bemærkelsesværdigt dumme'

Vores børn vil blive meget vrede på os, hvis vi ikke gør noget ved den måde, vi forvalter naturen på, siger den britiske biologiprofessor og forfatter Dave Goulson, som mener, der er brug for en hær af protester for at få politikerne til at tænke langsigtet og tage naturen alvorligt

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Danskerne spiser stadigt flere lokale fødevarer

Flere danskere vil have lokalt producerede fødevarer. Men er det et marked, der kan redde dele af det trængte danske landbrug?
Der stadig er flasker med farlige D-vitamindråber i omløb, advarer Sundhedsstyrelsen. 150 børn er undersøgt.

Hvis dansk landbrug skal nedlægges, så sig det!

Først outsourcede vi tøjindustrien og syerskerne til Østen, så nedlagde vi den tunge industri, og så blev det de blå fiskekutteres tur. Er tiden nu kommet til, at dansk landbrug skal stå for skud?
Roundup skal ikke bruges til tvangsmodning af korn før høst, da det kan true grundvandet, mener vandværkerne.
Roundup slår ukrudt ihjel og nedvisner ikke-spiselige afgrøder før høst, så de er lettere at høste.
Nedvisning af afgrøder med sprøjtemidler er upopulært hos danskerne. Men landbruget mener ikke, det går uden.


Læserbreve fra dagens avis

'Der findes allerede et bedre europæisk samarbejde, som ikke er EU'

Storbritannien har valgt at forlade EU. Enhedslisten vil have, at Danmark gør det samme, men har partiet en plan for, hvordan Danmark skal samarbejde med Europa uden EU?

EU-Kommissionen godkender sprøjtemidlet Roundup

Kommissionen har ikke lært Brexit-lektien om at lytte til folket, siger NGO'er og grønne EU-parlamentarikere

Folkeafstemninger er demokratisk suspekte

Efter afstemningen i Storbritannien kræver EU-modstandere herhjemme afstemning om dansk EU-medlemskab. De påstår, at det vil være det mest demokratiske at gøre. Men faktisk tjener folkeafstemninger primært som opportunistisk mobilisering af 'folkets vilje' for at gennemføre politik, som man ikke kan finde flertal for i det ordinære politiske system

Når eliten tager for meget af kagen, siger folket nej

Når vælgere vender de etablerede partier ryggen til fordel for Farage, Trump, Le Pen og Thulesen Dahl, skyldes det ikke bare xenofobi og nationalisme – udviklingen drives frem af en voksende ulighed, som splitter og skaber vrede og usikkerhed
Det er nu alene op til EU-Kommissionen, om midlet glyfosats licens skal forlænges.

Intet EU-flertal for Roundup

For tredje gang må EU-Kommissionen opgive at samle flertal for at forny tilladelsen til det kontroversielle sprøjtemiddel
– Der er ingen, der ejer vores grundvand, siger vandforening efter landmænds vrede over sprøjteforbud.

Danmark arbejder for ny Roundup-tilladelse

I fravær af det nødvendige flertal i EU søger EU-Kommissionen at få grønt lys til administrativ forlængelse af tilladelsen til sprøjtemidlet i mindst et år

Mon sandt?

Monsanto er en global koncern med indflydelse på mange niveauer – er f.eks. medlem af Landbrug & Fødevarer via branchemedlemmet Dansk Planteværn – og vil med næb og kløer forsvare sin fortsatte adgang til det europæiske marked

Intet EU-flertal for Roundup

Nu må Kommissionen lytte til kritikerne, siger grønne grupper og politikere, efter at en række lande har blokeret for en ny godkendelse af Roundup. Frankrig vil forbyde sprøjtemidlet, uanset hvad EU måtte beslutte
Forsker er overbevist om, at sprøjtemidlet glyphosat, der er fundet i flere urinprøver, er kræftfremkaldende.

USA vil presse EU til at droppe strenge GMO-regler

Amerikansk firma vil ind i Europa med nye 'genredigerede' planter, og USA vil have EU-Kommissionen til at fritage dem for normal myndighedsbehandling. Det viser en aktindsigt
Det lykkedes ikke miljøpolitikere i EU at samle modstand mod det giftstof, der blandt andet bruges i Roundup.

EU-politikere vil have Roundup forbudt

Oppositionen vil presse Esben Lunde Larsen til at skærpe Danmarks holdning til det kontroversielle sprøjtemiddel. Højst ét års forlængelse af tilladelsen, siger De Radikale
Konventionelle svin har ti gange så meget MRSA som økologiske, viser nye data fra Fødevarestyrelsen.

'Hvis vi begynder at genere myggene, så vil de også genere os'

Zika-virussen blev først identificeret i en skov nær byen Entebbe i det centrale Uganda. Nu skal forskere finde ud af, hvordan en relativt harmløs virus kunne spredes så langt væk som Brasilien og få så forfærdelige følger
Verdenssundhedsorganisationen tager zikavirus meget alvorligt og vil bekæmpe myg med mulig genmodificering.
Verdenssundhedsorganisationen WHO har fremlagt en plan for, hvordan zikavirus-epidemien kan bremses.
Kritikken af regeringens landbrugspakke er kørt helt af sporet, siger en af ministerens oprindelige kritikere.

Sprøjtegifte, klimaændringer og skovrydning truer den årlige rejse, amerikanske sommerfugle har fløjet i millioner af år

Hvert år pendler millioner af amerikanske monarksommerfugle mellem Mexico og Canada for at finde ly om vinteren og silkeplanter at leve af om sommeren. Det har de gjort i millioner af år, men nu er dette enestående og betagende evolutionære mirakel truet
Naturfredningsforening alarmeret over stigning i forekomsten af ulovlige sprøjtegifte hos landmænd.


Læserbreve fra dagens avis

Må jeg ikke godt være fri for al den økologi?

Hvis vi skal brødføde verden og bevare biodiversiteten, skal vi benytte os af moderne teknologi og indse, at vores kemikaliefobi og naturlighedsfetich muligvis er en smule overdrevet
De to partier vil omgående have forbud mod gift, der spreder sig med regnvandet. Minister skal i samråd.
Mindst tre læger er fortsat med at arbejde i Danmark, efter at de har mistet autorisationen i et andet land.
Efter mange års brug, vil Colombia indstille sprøjtning af kokamarker med Round Up.

Eksperter tvivler på effekt af handleplan mod svine-MRSA

Regeringen fremlagde onsdag sin handlingsplan for svine-MRSA. Det forventes, at antallet af smittede svin falder i 2018, skriver de. Flere eksperter sår dog tvivl om effekten og kalder planen uambitiøs. Landbruget mener derimod, den er alt for ambitiøs
I kampen mod MRSA skal antibiotikaforbruget til svin sænkes med 15 procent frem mod 2018, foreslår minister.
Brugen af antibiotika i den danske svinestalde skal være markant mindre. Minister vil have ny handlingsplan.
Landmændene bruger fortsat et alt for højt niveau af sprøjtegifte, siger Danmarks Naturfredningsforening.

FN: Økologisk paradigmeskift i det globale landbrug, tak

Det konventionelle, kemibaserede landbrug kan ikke afhjælpe sult og fattigdom. Det undergraver tværtimod fattige bønders langsigtede produktionsgrundlag. Men de store agroindustrielle selskaber er vilde med det

Den automatiske vej til omstilling

Hvis den bevidste grønne forbruger sætter handling bag sine ord, så følger det mere bæredygtige varesortiment med – helt af sig selv
Følsom diskussion om, hvorvidt EU-landene selv skal bestemme gmo-dyrkning på eget territorium, åbnes igen
Roundup bruges kort før høsten sættes ind for at få bedre økonomi. Ukrudt og sideskud sorteres fra.

Den lille mand vandt

20 års krig om dyrkning af genmodificerede afgrøder i Danmark er slut. Biotekvirksomheden Monsanto lukker som det sidste firma sine testmarker på dansk jord, protesterne fra befolkningen blev for voldsomme. En protest, der handler meget mere om religion og moral end om miljø, sundhed og videnskabelig evidens – for det føles bare forkert at krydse gener fra en fisk med gener fra en tomat

Cocktail af pesticider fra landbruget kan forringe mænds indlæring og fertilitet

Drengefostre, der udsættes for en blanding af hormonforstyrrende stoffer, risikerer at få sværere ved at lære nyt og dertil en forringet sædkvalitet. Men den kombinationseffekt har myndighederne hidtil ikke taget højde for i de grænseværdier, der skal sikre borgerne mod stoffernes skadevirkninger
Det er en katastrofal udvikling, når landmændene sprøjter markerne med mere og farligere sprøjtemidler.

'Enhver omkostning for os er en gevinst for Monsanto'

I USA spreder Roundup-resistent ukrudt sig ukontrollabelt i takt med udbredelsen af Monsantos gensplejsede såsæd. Mareridtet kan blive EU's, hvis der gives grønt lys for de 19 ventende ansøgninger om dyrkning af sprøjtemiddeltilpassede GMO-afgrøder
Enhver sprøjtegift, der er under mistanke for at skade grundvandet, skal fjernes, siger miljøministeren.
Landmænd og dele af oppositionen har kæmpet mod randzoneloven, men et rødt flertal har nu vedtaget loven.
På få år er landbrugets sprøjtemidler blevet mere skadelige for naturen. Det viser nye tal fra Miljøstyrelsen.

Obama skal vælge mellem oliejob eller klimaet

En flere tusinde kilometer lang planlagt olierørledning fra Canada til USA's sydkyst har sat sindene i oprør i lokalsamfund og splittet fagforbund og miljøbevægelsen i en tid med 25 pct. ledighed i byggesektoren. Trods skaden på klimaet forventes Obama at give grønt lys

Roundup er farligt

På længere sigt ændrer Roundup hele det økosystem, det virker på, inklusive jordbunden og dens mikrobielle flora, og det har mange konsekvenser, også for fremtidigt agerbrug
K, S og SF kræver stramning i brugen af sprøjtegiften Roundup. S vil også have Karen Ellemann til at undskylde
Det blev ikke begået fejl, da et firma fandt ekstraordinært mange rester af ukrudtsgiften Roundup i grundvand.
Miljøministeren vil have ny redegørelse om ukrudtsgiften Roundup. S beskylder hende for "kynisk manipulation".
Udbredelsen af økologisk landbrug går langt fra frem i samme takt, som regeringen ellers har lovet.
Sprøjtemidler til haven får nu karakterer af Miljøstyrelsen, så haveejere belaster miljøet mindst muligt.
Grundvandet er taberen, og landmændene vinderne, mener Greenpeace efter fund af Roundup i drikkevandet.


Debat fra dagens avis
Der bliver stadig fundet nye gifte i grundvandet i mængder over den tilladte grænse. Det viser en ny undersøgelse.

Greenpeace på afveje

Genmodificerede planter har en række fordele. Det kan man læse sort på hvidt i den rapport, som det såkaldte IAASTD-panel netop har offentliggjort

For godt til at være sandt?

Det er tiden, hvor alt-tænkeligt-muligt-til-haven vælter ind ad døren. Firmaer reklamerer i en lind strøm for havetraktorer hækkeklippere, automowere, asfaltragere, plæneluftere – og for ny midler mod myrer, hvepse, mos – mos??


Hallo derinde *Telefonen ringer. Du siger, du troede det var en anden. Det er da en anden, end du troede. Leif Grage Gå efter bolden, Kerry *I takt med at Bushøgenes ideologi udkrystalliseres, modnes modstanden på tværs af skel…

Det hed ’verdens kornkammer’

I Argentinas midtvest kæmper landsbyer med kræftfremkaldende rester fra et helt lands monokulturelle satsning på gensplejset soja

Århus-ukrudt kan ånde lettet op

Der er alligevel ikke flertal for at opgive sprøjtestoppet i Århus Kommune

Århus går tilbage til Roundup

Århus på vej til at opgive stop for sprøjtemidler. De alternative metoder er for dyre, mener kommunen


Eksperter advarer mod EU-terrorlov *Danske politikere skal tænke sig grundigt om, inden de siger ja til en ny fælles terrorlov i EU. EU-kommissionen fremlægger i dag forslag om enslydende definition på terrorisme, ens strafferammer og vidtgående samarbejde om udlevering af eftersøgte formodede terrorister…

Narkokrig med gift rejser modstand

Miljøorganisationer og indianske grupper hævder, at sprøjtning af illegale afgrøder fører til sygdom og forurening. Metoden er essensen i den højt profilerede Plan Colombia


Russerne beder om hjælp i ubådssag *Rusland bad onsdag aften formelt Storbritannien og Norge om hjælp til at redde den 118 mand store besætning om bord på ubåden Kursk. Ifølge nyhedsbureauet Interfax har viceudenrigsminister Alexander Avdejev sendt en officiel anmodning til den britiske og norske ambassade i Moskva…


Brød uden rester af Roundup på vej *En ny aftale skal sikre forbrugerne brød og kager uden rester af glyphosat eller glyphosat-trimesium, der kommer fra ukrudtsmidlet Roundup. Alt korn, der skal bruges herhjemme, skal gennem en kontrol og desuden være forsynet med en tro-og-love erklæring fra landmanden…


Uniform skal matche tro *Post Danmark vil i nær fremtid tilbyde uniformsrigtige tørklæder med Post Danmark logo til muslimske kvinder. "Dermed har Post Danmark lagt op til at imødekomme eventuelle ønsker fra f…

Gift i grundvandet så langt øjet rækker

Der tegner sig et dystert billede af det danske grundvand ved afslutningen af forskningsprogram om nedsivende sprøjtegifte "Problemerne vil ikke blive løst i historisk tid." Det siger Anders Bækgaard, bekymret direktør i Danske Vandværkers Forening, om den omfattende forurening af det danske grundvand med sprøjtegifte og sprøjtegiftrester…


RUC-studerende burde have 'advaret' kollegaer *Den 25-årige RUC-studerende Christian Albrecht Christensen burde havde informeret sine kollegaer på plejehjemmet Kærbo om studierne af de ansattes arbejdsindsats…

Roundup sættes under lup

Sprøjtemiddel-giganten Monsanto tilbageviser nye oplysninger om, at sprøjtemidlet Roundup skulle skade insekter. EU og Danmark er ved at vurdere godkendelsen af midlet Om sprøjtemidlet Roundup fremover må spredes på marker i EU-lande, bliver vurderet i disse måneder…

Roundup tæt på forbud

Verdens mest brugte ukrudtsmiddel kan blive forbudt, efter det er kommet frem, at midlet slår gavnlige insekter ihjel


Khatami fordømmer demonstranter *Irans præsident, Mohammad Khatami, fordømte tirsdag de senere dages voldsomme protester, som har rystet hovedstaden Teheran. "Disse aktioner er rettet mod vor nations interesser, vort system og regeringens program," sagde den moderate Khatami til iransk stats-tv…

Nye gener på tallerkenen

Forbrugerne protesterer imod, at store agrokemiske koncerner rokerer om på naturens orden. Men gensplejsede fødevarer er svære at undgå De fleste af os har allerede spist gensplejsede fødevarer i massevis…

Monsanto: Roundup kan gå i grundvand

Men kun under helt specielle omstændigheder, siger sprøjtemiddel-producenten efter fund af Roundup i fynsk grundvand "Der findes ingen bekræftede fund af Roundup i grundvandet nogen steder i verden…


Trads fortsat bag tremmer *Den tidligere direktør for PFA Byg, Rasmus Trads, kan se frem til endnu 14 dage i varetægstfængsel. Dommer Lene Larsen efterkom onsdag anklagemyndighedens begæring om, at Rasmus Trads fortsat skal være varetægtsfængslet indtil 3…

500 tons gift ud over Danmark

Miljøstyrelsen har ikke frikendt Roundup for at være kræftfremkaldende – man har blot vurderet, at de foreliggende undersøgelser ikke er bevis MILJØ Med mellemrum dukker diskussionen om Roundups farlighed op i medierne, og senest er det sket i Information…

Dansk Planteværn er ligeglad med kræft

Giftblandernes forening, Dansk Planteværn, slås for Round Up, selv om midlet mistænkes for at give kræft og misdanne fostre MILJØSVIN Der er fremsat forslag om totalforbud for salg og brug af plantebeskyttelsesmidler til bekæmpelse af insekter, svamp og ukrudt i private haver i Danmark…


Prodis regering nedstemt *Italiens ministerpræsident, Romano Prodi, trådte fredag tilbage efter at have tabt en tillidsafstemning i parlamentet, og dermed er Italien på ny kastet ud i en politisk krise…

Gal testmetode bag Roundup

Ukrudtsmidler får kun testet et enkelt stof, siger toksikolog – Der kan være et problem, erkender Miljøstyrelsen Forkerte testmetoder er årsagen til, at Miljøstyrelsen har godkendt ukrudtsmidlet Roundup, selvom nogle undersøgelser peger på, at stoffet kan være giftigt, mener toksikologen Jette Rank fra Roskilde Universitetscenter…


EU-delegation mødes med Milosevic *Torsdag mødes vestlige diplomater endnu engang med Jugoslaviens præsident, Slobodan Milosevic, i et forsøg på at finde en løsning på den stadig mere håbløse situation i Kosovo…

Biolog advarer mod Roundup

Svend Auken ser bort fra international forskning, siger biologen Thormund Schmidt, der anbefaler et forbud mod ukrudtmidlet Roundup Politikerne bør anvende forsigtighedsprincippet og foreløbig forbyde brugen af ukrudtbekæmpelsesmidlet Roundup…

Økologiens forsigtigheds-princip

Hvor ville økologisk jordbrug være henne, hvis det tog gen-splejsningen til til sig, og der så alligevel kom sundheds- og miljøproblemer GENER "Økologiske landmænd vil i virkeligheden det samme som genteknologerne, nemlig fremme udviklingen af mindre miljøbelastende planteproduktion," skriver Peter Ulvskov fra Bioteknologi-gruppen, DJF i Information den 3…


Ulovlig sagsbehandling *Når en indvandrer søger om familiesammenføring, trækker kommunale sagsbehandlere i flere tilfælde uretmæssigt beløb fra ansøgerens indkomst. Så kan Udlændingestyrelsen give afslag med den begrundelse, at han eller hun ikke har råd til at forsørge ægtefællen, skriver Weekendavisen fredag…

Roundup, roer og risiko

Bare brug løs af sprøjtemidlet Roundup – så ser vi, hvad der sker Efter Miljøministerens godkendelse er den første gensplejsede plante nu klar til markedsføring. Det er en fodersukkerroe, og dens særlige egenskab er, at den er gjort tolerant over for ukrudtsmidlet Roundup…

Ta' det med foder-roe

Hvorfor ikke bare sige de forbudte ord om udsætning af gensplejsede organismer i naturen: Ingen kender de miljømæssige konsekvenser, men der eksisterer en risiko. Og det politiske system er magtesløst på et globalt marked GEN-INDUSTRI I foråret kom Greenpeace i besiddelse af en rapport, som var forberedt til en konference for den europæiske gensplejsningsindustri i lyset af Europas befolknings voksende modstand mod gensplejsede fødevarer…

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