Roundup Harms Soil Fungus At Far Below Permissible Doses

Research shows that Roundup caused metabolic disturbances in an important soil fungus at doses far below the recommended agricultural application rate, raising the possibility that herbicide residues may add toxic properties to a final GM plant product. […]

New research finds common herbicides cause antibiotic resistance

New research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. […]

States in the US Take Action As Dicamba Damage Grows

Dicamba, used in conjunction with GM dicamba-resistant crops, has caused widespread damage to crops not resistant to the herbicide in the USA, leading to states taking action which include a ban and other restrictions. […]

Biosafety and Socio-Economic Rrisks of GM 2,4-D Maize

This report highlights the biosafety and socio-economic risks of GM 2,4-D maize and stacked varieties currently field trialled in South Africa, including potential combinatorial effects. […]

Adverse Effects of Glyphosate on the Soil and Environment After 20 Years

After 20 years of intensive use, research finds that glyphosate and its primary metabolite AMPA are frequently detected in ground and surface waters and in some marine environments, with adverse effects on biological organisms and their functions. […]

Glyphosate Exposure and Increased Frequency of Cancer in Argentina

An exploratory ecological study detected increased frequency of cancer in association with high environmental exposure to glyphosate in an agricultural town in Argentina, where the herbicide is used in conjunction with mass cultivation of GM crops. […]

GM Herbicide-Resistant Crops Have Adverse Impacts on Biodiversity

A technical report by the German, Austrian and Swiss governments on GM herbicide-resistant crops shows that they have not increased yields, but instead have increased herbicide use and have damaging impacts on biodiversity. […]

Glyphosate is Not Safe, Reveals New Review by Experts

This monograph documents the adverse human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate, whose use has gone up with the advent of glyphosate-tolerant GM crops, necessitating the call for a global phase-out of the world’s most widely used herbicide. […]

2,4-D and Dicamba Found to Have Lethal and Sub-lethal Effects on Lady Beetles

As weeds develop resistance to glyphosate, GM crops resistant to the 2,4-D and dicamba are poised to enter the market. However, these herbicides and the formulations containing them can cause lethal and sublethal effects on beneficial insects. […]

Co-Formulants in Glyphosate-based Herbicides Require Greater Scrutiny

There is mounting evidence that the co-formulants listed as “inert ingredients” in glyphosate-based herbicides can be just as if not more toxic than glyphosate alone. […]