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  Posting date: May 15, 2018
High Environmental Exposure to Glyphosate and Reproductive Health Impacts in Argentina
Research has found high glyphosate concentrations in and around an agricultural town in Argentina. At the same time, there have been increased frequencies of reproductive disorders in the local population.
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  Posting date: March 23, 2018
GM Maize Approved in the EU Despite Concerns Raised by Member States
The European Food Safety Authority has been critiqued for repeatedly failing to address valid scientific concerns about a GM maize approved for food and feed in the EU, which has been found to cause kidney damage and bladder stones in rats.
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  Posting date: January 23, 2018
Toxic Formulants and Heavy Metals in Glyphosate-based Herbicides
Formulations of glyphosate-based herbicides are found to be much more toxic on both plants and human cells than glyphosate alone. Toxic heavy metals such as arsenic are also found in these herbicides.
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  Posting date: April 25, 2017
Safety Standards for Glyphosate-based Herbicides Deemed Outdated and Inadequate
A peer-reviewed article asserts that current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides are outdated, may fail to protect public and environmental health, and need to be urgently improved.
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  Posting date: March 17, 2017
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.
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  Posting date: February 15, 2017
Assessment of Stacked Bt Soybean Overlooks Potential Health Risks
A review of the health impacts of GE stacked soybean MON87701× MON89788 and EFSA's approval of it for food and feed in the EU highlights potential risks which were overlooked in the assessment process.
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  Posting date: January 18, 2017
Study Links Roundup and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Rats
Cutting-edge molecular profiling analyses reveal that the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) caused non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats at doses thousands of times below what is permitted by regulators worldwide.
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  Posting date: December 23, 2016
Industry Attacks IARC Scientists for Labelling Glyphosate a Probable Human Carcinogen
As the US EPA re-evaluates glyphosate, used widely in conjunction with GM herbicide-resistant crops, industry has launched a full-fledged assault on the independent cancer scientists from the WHO-IARC who declared glyphosate a probable human carcinogen in
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  Posting date: October 12, 2016
GM Enzymes Used in Cleaning Products and Food 'Are Potent Allergens', Warns Study
A recent study has warned that genetically modified enzymes used in food, perfumes, medicine and cleaning products are “potent allergens” and should be tested like other potentially hazardous chemicals.
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  Posting date: August 01, 2016
Lack of Scientific Studies on the Long-term Health Impacts of GM Food/Plants
A scientific review on the adverse impacts of GM food/plants finds a clear need for long-term studies on health effects, before we can conclude that the consumption of GM plants does not pose health risks to consumers.
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