Herbicide Selection Increases Antibiotic Resistance in Soil Microbial Communities

The application of three herbicides widely used with GM crops—glyphosate, glufosinate, and dicamba—has been found to increase the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements in soil microbiomes, potentially contributing to the global antimicrobial resistance problem in agricultural environments. […]

Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Fail Agricultural Sustainability Test

A literature review assessed glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup against sustainable agriculture goals and concluded that they do not reach the bar of agricultural sustainability. […]

Study Finds Roundup Causes Harm to Daphnia, Demonstrating Risks to Wildlife

A study found that Roundup caused embryonic development failure, significant DNA damage, and interference with metabolism and gut function of Daphnia, demonstrating the risk of harm to wildlife through prolonged exposure, even at low doses. […]

How Corporations Forced GE Dicamba-Tolerant Crops onto US Farmers

An investigation finds that Monsanto and BASF knew their dicamba weed killers used with GE dicamba-tolerant crops would cause large-scale damage to fields across the US but pushed them on unsuspecting farmers anyway, in a bid to corner the soybean and cotton markets. […]

Glyphosate-based Herbicides Cause Unintended Effects Even in Glyphosate-Tolerant Soy

Glyphosate-based herbicides can adversely affect the physiological processes of plants, even those genetically modified to be tolerant to them, and more so in GM stacked varieties. […]

Uncertain Future for Dicamba after US Court Makes Its Use Illegal

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of the herbicide dicamba, increasingly used in conjunction with GM crops, saying the agency failed to properly assess the risks of its widespread use. […]

Call To Rethink Genetically Engineered Herbicide-Tolerant Crops

Canadian civil society groups are objecting to an application for approval of a GE corn tolerant to four herbicides: dicamba, 2,4-D, quizalofop, and glufosinate, while calling for a review of the environmental, health, agronomic and economic impacts of the use of such crops. […]

2,4-D Expected to be Sprayed on Millions of Acres of New GM Soy in the US

2,4-D, a volatile weed-killer linked to cancer and endocrine issues, will likely be sprayed on millions of acres of GM soybeans across the Midwest and South of the USA starting this year. […]

Compelling Link Between Glyphosate-based Herbicides and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Meta-analysis finds compelling evidence that people with high exposures to glyphosate-based herbicides have an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. […]

Increasing Evidence of Detrimental Effects of Glyphosate-based Herbicides on Rats

Recent research found that exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides caused reproductive and developmental effects in rats, at ’safe’ dose levels. In other work, ‘generational toxicology’ of glyphosate was demonstrated; descendants of exposed rats developed prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities. […]