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Category: Pesticides

California Confirms ‘Roundup’ Will Be Labeled “Cancer Causing”

Monsanto Stunned – California Confirms ‘Roundup’ Will Be Labeled “Cancer Causing” Monsanto was seemingly baffled by the decision to place cancer-causing glyphosate on the state’s list of nearly 800 toxic chemicals. By Claire Bernish | AntiMedia | September 14, 2015…

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Scientists call for new review of herbicide, cite ‘flawed’ U.S. regulations

Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:12pm EDT Reuters: Scientists call for new review of herbicide, cite ‘flawed’ U.S. regulations U.S. regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments…

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Pesticides act like like Nicotine in a Bee’s brain, with deadly consequences

Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides. Previous studies have suggested that exposure of this kind can…

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IARC of the World Health Organization labels Roundup a probable carcinogen

LONDON (AP) — One of the world’s most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was made by…

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Are Your Delicious, Healthy Almonds Killing Bees?

Are Your Delicious, Healthy Almonds Killing Bees? —By Tom Philpott – Mother Jones Tue Apr. 29, 2014 3:00 AM PDT Honeybees and almond blooms: mutual dependence Protasov AN/ShutterstockCalifornia dominates almond production like Saudi Arabia wishes it dominated oil. More than…

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