Tag: Glyphosate

Mexico to phase out use of herbicide glyphosate

August 12, 2020 – Reuters – Mexico will gradually phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday, following a ministerial spat over the product. More links Mexico to phase out use of herbicide glyphosate

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High Levels of Bayer’s Weedkiller Found in Hummus, Chickpeas

July 14, 2020 – Environmental Working Group – Independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found glyphosate, the notorious weedkiller linked to cancer, in more than 80 percent of non-organic hummus and chickpeas samples, and detected at far lower levels in several organic versions. More links High Levels of Bayer’s Weedkiller Found in

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Court frowns on Bayer’s proposed Roundup class-action settlement

July 6, 2020 – By Carey Gillam, U.S. Right to Know – A federal judge on Monday had harsh words for Bayer AG’s plan to delay potential future Roundup cancer lawsuits and block jury trials, criticizing the highly unusual proposal crafted by Bayer and a small group of plaintiffs’ attorneys as potentially unconstitutional. More links

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What’s driving Europe’s stance on glyphosate

June 25, 2020 – By Uwe Hessler, DW – Chemicals giant Bayer has reached a settlement to end most of the current US lawsuits Its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, plaintiffs insist, but it’s still used in many places in Europe and beyond. More links What’s driving Europe’s stance on glyphosate

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Colombia to Resume Fumigating Its Coca Fields With Glyphosate

June 16, 2020 – By Joshua Collins, Sierra – Colombia is about to dust off a controversial weapon from the bloodiest period of the South American nation’s decades-long battle against cocaine production: aerial fumigation of coca fields. The raw ingredient used to make cocaine, coca is illegal to cultivate and has long had a destabilizing

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What is a “Native” Plant in a Changing World?

May 27, 2020 – By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, Macska Moksha – The term “native plant” has become a common one, and many people probably assume that the definition is clear cut. However, like many other seemingly simple designations, that’s not the case. More links What is a “Native” Plant in a Changing World?

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