160. Winning the Bee War and Losing the Glyphosate Battles

This is the World Organic News for the week ending the 11th of March 2019. Jon Moore reporting! Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil! The decline of honeybees from Colony Collapse Disorder to pesticide effects has been well documented over the past decade or so. The news has been all bad but there is hope! … Continue reading 160. Winning the Bee War and Losing the Glyphosate Battles

Global Glyphosate Study Pilot Phase Shows Reproductive and Developmental Effects at ‘Safe’ Dose

By The Ramazzini Institute A new study (1) has found that exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs), including Roundup, caused reproductive and developmental effects in both male and female rats, at a dose level currently considered safe in the U.S. (1.75 mg/kg bw/day). Exposure to GBHs was associated with androgen-like effects, including a statistically significant increase … Continue reading Global Glyphosate Study Pilot Phase Shows Reproductive and Developmental Effects at ‘Safe’ Dose

Is The Herbicide Glyphosate Killing Our Earthworms — And Why That Would Matter

Could the herbicide glyphosate, commonly found in Monsanto’s RoundUp, be killing our earthworms? A study published in the scientific journal Water, Air & Soil Pollution last quarter found that when researchers examined the toxicity of pesticides and herbicides, their effects on earthworms and other species in the soil are not adequately examined. Authors of the … Continue reading Is The Herbicide Glyphosate Killing Our Earthworms — And Why That Would Matter