May 9th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The norovirus—the biggest cause of foodborne illnesses in the world—appears to be transmitted through the spraying of agricultural pesticides on common crops, reports a recent stuffy.
Read More:Pesticides Transmit Norovirus Through Contaminated Crops
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
March 30th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
A classification loophole in pesticide approval under the EPA’s ‘conditional registration’ clause is allowing thousands of pesticides into the market without enough testing, reports Salon.
Read More:EPA’s ‘Conditional Registration’ of Pesticides Poses Health Risks
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
November 9th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
New research published in the recent issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, points to serious human health risks from low-level exposure to common agricultural chemicals.
Read More:Chemical Fungicide Linked to Obesity at Extremely Low Dose Exposure
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
July 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Last week, the EPA announced new regulations on use of the fungicide, chlorpyrifos, a known toxin commonly used on potato crops. The new ruling will lower the allowable applications and the restrictions will be on product labels later this year, the agency reports in a statement released on the EPA website.
Read More:EPA Restricts Use of Potato Fungicide, Dismisses Petition for All-Out Ban
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