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BEES HAVE RIGHTS

Court rejected Bayer’s final bid to overturn the ban and undermine the EU’s precautionary principle EU Court of Justice rejects Bayer attempt to overturn ban on bee-killing pesticides The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the European Commission was right to ban the use of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides – imidacloprid, clothianidin and […]

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Weedkillers are accelerating the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

AFC TAKEAWAY: Consuming too much antibiotic fed animals and too much weed killer on the plants leads to the same place = resistance to antibiotics.  Three herbicides used on GM herbicide-tolerant crops – glyphosate, glufosinate, and dicamba — increase Weedkillers are accelerating the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria New research (see item 2 below) shows that […]

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Calyxt gene-edited soybean flops in the US

 Delayed product launches and poor farmer take-up contradict company’s business model that claims “a speedy development cycle using novel gene-editing technologies” Calyxt gene-edited soybean flops in the US Gene editing has been hyped as a way to bring products with attractive traits to market much more speedily. But so far very few products have emerged […]

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Pesticides Missed By Regulatory Safety Tests EU

Pesticides often found in EU foods cause ill health effects missed by regulatory safety tests   State-of-the-art tests show damage from mixtures of pesticides, when each is present at a level regulators claim is safe Consumption of a mixture of pesticides commonly found in foods in the EU at levels deemed safe by regulators has […]

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Pesticide toxicity to invertebrates and pollinators increasing in GM crops

Pesticide toxicity to invertebrates and pollinators increasing in GM crops  Results demolish claims of decrease in the environmental impacts of pesticide use “Insect ‘apocalypse’ in US driven by 50x increase in toxic pesticides” is the startling headline of an article in National Geographic about some just published research in the journal Science that completely demolishes […]

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GMO boosters suffer logic bypass in using COVID vaccines to promote GMO deregulation

GMO boosters suffer logic bypass in using COVID vaccines to promote GMO deregulation Authors arguing for deregulation of GM crops and foods fail to mention that vaccines are tightly regulated – scientist Earlier this month we published an article reporting how pro-GMO spin doctors are using COVID-19 vaccines to promote GM crops. Examples of this […]