April 29th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Roundup, the best-selling glyphosate-based herbicide marketed by Monsanto, has been linked to several new health risks including obesity, autism and cancer, according to new research.
Read More:Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Linked to Obesity, Cancer, Heart Disease and Autism
February 26th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Roundup, the most popular herbicide in the world marketed by GMO seed and chemical giant, Monsanto, may be more toxic than previously believed, according to new research published in the recent issue of the scientific journal Toxicology.
Read More:Scientists Find Dangerous ‘Hidden’ Ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide
October 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
New data published in the recent issue of the journal Environmental Sciences Europe finds that U.S. farmers are using significantly more applications of toxic pesticides than in 1996 when pesticide intensive genetically modified crops were first widely introduced, reports Reuters.
Read More:GMOs Put Pesticide Use On the Rise, New Study Finds
September 20th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
As California heats up over Proposition 37, the November 2012 ballot initiative that could see the state adopt mandatory labeling for all foods containing genetically modified ingredients, new research adds startling cancer concerns to the discussion.
Read More:Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide Causes Cancer in Study
September 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The Environmental Protection Agency now says there is “mounting evidence” that Monsanto’s genetically modified corn is losing its ability to resist insect infestations such as the Western rootworm, despite increased applications of pesticides.
Read More:EPA Acknowledges Roundup Resistant Pests; Monsanto Denies
August 20th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Farmers are battling “superweeds” and pests like the rootworm that have developed tolerance to Monsanto’s chemical pesticide Roundup in recent years. As an alternative, farmers began relying on stronger herbicides, including 2,4-D—a major ingredient in Agent Orange. But that too has recently begun to show signs of pest resistance, a new study finds.
Read More:Super Pests Becoming Resistant to Roundup and Agent Orange
April 24th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Add the serious degenerative neurological condition Parkinson’s disease to the list of Monsanto-related illnesses, says a new study published in the journal Neurotoxicology & Teratology.
Read More:Mounting Evidence Links Pesticides to Parkinson’s Disease
April 5th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Recent research conducted by the University of Pittsburgh suggests that glyphosate—the most commonly used pesticide in the world—is causing “morphological changes” to some exposed animals, namely tadpoles.
Read More:Careful, Kermit: Monsanto’s Roundup Creating Mutant Frogs
February 14th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
With genetically modified seeds dominating the U.S. agricultural corn industry—from food to fuel—the incidents of farmer violations are also on the rise according to recent data released by the Agricultural Biotechnology Stewardship Technical Committee—a coalition of multinational corporations dominating the GMO industry including Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta and DuPont.
Read More:GMO Corn Farmer Violations Triple Over Last Year
September 9th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
New findings released by the U.S. Geological Survey show the presence of pesticides—notably Monsanto’s pervasive glyphosate-based Roundup—as well as its degradation byproducts and trace amounts of antibiotics routinely fed to livestock, in watersheds and rainwater samples throughout the Mississippi Basin.
Read More:Run for Cover, Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Raindrops