RoundUp
Source: http://www.navdanya.org/news/493

RoundUp ready crops are designed to withstand copious applications of RoundUp, a highly toxic, non-selective herbicide produced by Monsanto.
Contrary to what Monsanto would have us believe, RoundUp ready crops require far more chemical applications than traditional seeds.
With the same large, money hungry company responsible for selling farmers both seeds and herbicides, it is no surprise that Monsanto’s GM plants need more RoundUp to thrive.
The application of RoundUp to our food has direct implications for the health of both people and planet.
Let’s roundup RoundUp.
Say no to the genetically engineered foods; say no to the patenting of seeds; and say no to the corporatization of agriculture.


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Launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative to say Stop to Glyphosate

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In Focus

WHO IARC cancer report on Glyphosate


The full report of the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC, concluding that glyphosate is a “probable carcinogen”, has been published and is available for download: http://templatelab.com/iarc-monographs-112-02/ It’s clearly written and provides a useful document in support of individuals and groups campaigning against glyphosate herbicide spraying.


NEWS TAG: GLYPHOSATE


NEWS (NEWEST – OLDEST)

Chemical industry launches PR war against World Health Organization

By Amy Martyn – Consumers Affairs, 30 January 2017

California Clears Hurdle for Cancer Warning Label on Roundup

Sustainable Pulse, 28 January 2017

Study linking Roundup to serious disease fuels debate

By Ryan Rifai – Al Jazeera, 22 January 2016

Monsanto, EPA Seek to Keep Talks Secret On Glyphosate Cancer Review

By Carey Gillam – US Right To Know, 19 January 2017

European Commission Registers Citizens Initiative to Ban Glyphosate

Sustainable Pulse, 11 Juanuary 2017

Future of Top Pesticide Uncertain After Grueling Cancer Review

By David Schultz – Bloomberg BNA, 16 December 2016

Effects on people’s health caused by pesticides can no longer be ignored

People’s Assembly, 14 November 2016

Monsanto: new attacks to the rights of information and research

People’s Assembly, 14 November 2016

Written ‘CETA’ – Spelled ‘TTIP’

By Manlio Masucci, 9 November 2016

A matter of fraud: hidden poisons in pesticides

People’s Assembly, 8 November 2016

New report from Argentina exposes damages of agrotoxics on locals and consumers worldwide

People’s Assembly, 6 November 2016

Controversial chemical in Roundup weedkiller escapes immediate ban

By Arthur Neslen – The Guardian, 29 June 2016

Glyphosate herbicide disrupts uterine development

GMWatch, 21 June 2016



EU officials to decide on Roundup herbicide after political impasse

Reuters, 24 June 2016


Great Glyphosate Rebellion Continues as Europe Refuses Temporary License Extension

Sustainable Pulse, 6 June 2016


Glyphosate – Commission back-down must lead to complete rethink on toxic pesticides

Greens/EFA, 1st June 2016


A Roundup Roundup – that Glyphosate approvals process explained

Arc2020, 23 May 2016


European Commission Fails to Push Through Glyphosate Re-Approval

Sustainable Pulse, 19 May 2016


Conflict of interest? Members of UN panel on glyphosate have Monsanto ties

RT News, 18 May 2016


US House Committee Launches Investigation into EPA Glyphosate Cover Up

Sustainable Pulse, 8 May 2016


Reuters attacks IARC over glyphosate cancer link

GMWatch, 26 April 2016


The beginning of the end for glyphosate?

By Peter Melchett / Soil Association – The Ecologist, 15 April 2016


Monsanto CEO Says ‘Roundup Is Not A Carcinogen’ But 94 Scientists From Around the World Disagree

By Lorraine Chow – EcoWatch, 4 April 2016


EU delays vote on herbicide glyphosate after member states rebel

Farming UK News, 9 March 2016


94 scientists explain why EFSA got it wrong on glyphosate

GMWatch, 5 March 2016


EU states rebel against plans to relicense weedkiller glyphosate

The Guardian, 4 March 2016


Concerns Over Use of Glyphosate-based Herbicides and Risks Associated with Exposures: a Consensus Statement

The Cornucopia Institute, 24 February 2016


European commission plans to relicense controversial weedkiller

The Guardian, 24 February 2016


Monsanto’s Pesticide Is Top Suspect Behind Mysterious Kidney Disease

Truthout, 20 February 2016


‘Historic Settlement’ Cheered as Harbinger of End to Toxic Pesticides’ Harm

Common Dreams, 19 February 2016


VIDEO. Envoyé spécial. Pesticides : la malédiction du soja

FranceTV – Envoyé Special, 19 février 2016


French health agency classes glyphosate as suspected carcinogen

GMWatch, 15 February 2016


EU scientists in row over safety of Glyphosate weedkiller

The Guardian, 13 January 2016


Who is Rushka and what is the #RoundupOut Campaign

The International Reporter, 19 December 2015


Glyphosate is not the only issue with Roundup

GMO Seralini, 14 November 2015


Feds Used Monsanto-Funded Studies To Determine Glyphosate-Containing Weedkillers Are Safe

True Activist, 10 November 2015


Tampons, sterile cotton, sanitary pads contaminated with glyphosate – study

RT News, 23 October 2015


U.S. workers sue Monsanto claiming herbicide caused cancer

By Carey Gillam — Reuters, 29 September 2015

A U.S. farm worker and a horticultural assistant have filed lawsuits claiming Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide caused their cancers and Monsanto intentionally misled the public and regulators about the dangers of the herbicide […]


California Becomes First State to Label Monsanto’s Roundup as a Carcinogen

By Lorraine Chow – EcoWatch, 8 September 2015

In a first for the country, California’s Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) has issued plans to list glyphosate—the toxic active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—as known to cause cancer […]


Another Common Herbicide Linked to Cancer

By Tom Philpott – Mother Jones, 23 June 2015


Glyphosate: Birth defects and reproductive and developmental problems

Feed the World, June 2015


France bans sale of Monsanto herbicide Roundup in nurseries

AFP, 14 June 2015


Fallout from WHO Classification of Glyphosate as Probable Carcinogen

ISIS (Institute of Science in Society), 10 June 2015


Glyphosate ‘Probably Carcinogenic to Humans’ Latest WHO Assessment

ISIS (Institute of Science in Society) Report, 24 March 2015 […] A Working Group of 17 experts from 11 countries met at IARC headquarters 3-10 March 2015 in Lyon, France. The meeting followed almost a year of review and preparation, including a comprehensive review of the latest available scientific evidence. The experts were selected on the basis of their expertise and most importantly, the absence of real or apparent conflicts of interest. The Working Group considered “reports that have been published or accepted for publication in the openly available scientific literature” as well as “data from governmental reports that are publicly available”. […]


Carcinogenicity of tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, diazinon, and glyphosate

The Lancet Oncology – Abstract, 20 March 2015


IARC Monographs Volume 112: evaluation of five organophosphate insecticides and herbicides

International Agency for Reasearch on Cancer, 20 March 2015
[…] For the herbicide glyphosate, there was limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The evidence in humans is from studies of exposures, mostly agricultural, in the USA, Canada, and Sweden published since 2001.
In addition, there is convincing evidence that glyphosate also can cause cancer in laboratory animals. On the basis of tumours in mice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) originally classified glyphosate as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group C) in 1985. After a re-evaluation of that mouse study, the US EPA changed its classification to evidence of non-carcinogenicity in humans (Group E) in 1991.
The US EPA Scientific Advisory Panel noted that there-evaluated glyphosate results were still significant using two statistical tests recommended in the IARC Preamble. The IARC Working Group that conducted the evaluation considered the significant findings from the US EPA report and several more recent positive results in concluding that there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. Glyphosate also caused DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells, although it gave negative results in tests using bacteria. One study in community residents reported increases in blood markers of chromosomal damage (micronuclei) after glyphosate formulations were sprayed nearby.[…]


Monsanto weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer: World Health Organization

Reuters, 20 March 2015


Why Ban Glyphosate?

Feed the World, March 2015


A Roundup of Roundup® Reveals Converging Pattern of Toxicity from Farm to Clinic to Laboratory Studies

Institute of Science in Society Report, 19 January 2015


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