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"European Parliament Vote Supports Vital New Restrictions on Glyphosate Herbicides" April 13, 2016

Thursday 21 April 2016

/user/image/actualitePicture_804099.pngThe European Parliament vote in April 2016 that supported a new 7 year approval for the World’s most used herbicide glyphosate, did in fact have a silver lining despite the disappointment of some groups who were targeting a full ban on the probable human carcinogen:

European Parliament re-authorizes glyphosate herbicides for 7 years ! April 13 by Sustainable Pulse

Thursday 14 April 2016

/user/image/actualitePicture_907261.pngThe European Parliament agreed Wednesday April 13, 2016 to a new 7-year authorization until 2023 for the controversial herbicide glyphosate, against the 15-year re-authorization originally proposed by the European Commission. The Parliamentary GUE/NGL Group had advocated a total ban on the substance. This European Parliament vote to re-approve glyphosate for 7 years as opposed to the usual 15...

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France bans some glyphosate herbicide formulations over health fears ! April 13, 2016

Thursday 14 April 2016

/user/image/actualitePicture_096654.pngReuters reported Friday April 8 that France's health and safety agency (ANSES) has decided to ban weedkillers that combine chemicals glyphosate and the adjuvant tallowamine due to uncertainty over possible health risks. ANSES sent a letter this week to manufacturers informing them that it intends to withdraw the authorization for such products.... Read more

EU review of weedkiller glyphosate adds secrecy to controversy by Corporate Europe Observatory, January 14 2016

Wednesday 20 January 2016

/user/image/actualitePicture_363159.pngMore than 80 per cent of the national experts involved in the EU's official assessment of glyphosate refused to have their names disclosed to the public.

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GM Crops Now Banned in 38 Countries Worldwide – Sustainable Pulse Research

Friday 15 January 2016

/user/image/actualitePicture_775466.pngFollowing help from experts worldwide Sustainable Pulse has now added two more countries to the list of countries that ban the cultivation of GM crops: Switzerland and Norway.

GM Bt cotton provokes disasters in India

Thursday 27 August 2015

/user/image/actualitePicture_141581.pngThis study of Bt cotton statistics shows poor performance, problems and cause of suicides in India and that it is a pattern world-wide of GM cotton (“Annual suicide rates in rain-fed areas are inversely related to farm size and yield, and directly related to increases in Bt cotton adoption cost and risks”), especially in rain fed areas.

Cocktail of common chemicals may trigger cancer

Thursday 27 August 2015

Cocktail of common chemicals may trigger cancer....

Toxic effect of insecticidal toxins produced by GMOs on aquatic sentinel species

Thursday 27 August 2015

/user/image/actualitePicture_037326.pngA major trait shared by agricultural GMOs commercialized worldwide is the production of a modified insecticidal proteins (Bt toxins) to kill insects. CRIIGEN supported several years ago, the first study of toxic effects of modified Bt toxins produced by GMOs on human cells (Mesnage et al., JAT, 33:695-9.). A new study of their toxic effects on aquatic sentinel species, the most sensitive to environmental contaminations, has just been published in the "Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health". This study shows that Bt toxins released into the environment from GMO cultivations could have deleterious effects on aquatic invertebrate populations.

Germany starts move to ban GMO crops - Ministry letter

Thursday 27 August 2015

German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt has informed German state governments of his intention to tell the EU that Germany will make use of new "opt-out" rules to stop GMO crop cultivation even if varieties have been approved by the EU, a letter from the agriculture ministry seen by Reuters shows.


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