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  Posting date: February 12, 2019
US EPA Ignored Substantial Scientific Evidence of Glyphosate’s Genotoxicity
This journal article shows that the US EPA disregarded substantial scientific evidence about glyphosate’s genotoxicity and supports the conclusions of the WHO-IARC that glyphosate is both genotoxic and probably carcinogenic to humans.
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  Posting date: August 27, 2018
Adverse Effects on the Stomachs of Rats Fed with GM Corn
A recent feeding study has found adverse effects of a GM corn diet on the stomach lining of rats, which may have health implications.
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  Posting date: August 12, 2018
Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289m as Jury Rules Glyphosate-based Herbicide Caused Man's Cancer
Monsanto suffered a major blow with a jury ruling that the company was liable for a terminally ill man’s cancer, awarding him $289m in damages.
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  Posting date: August 07, 2018
Global Glyphosate Pilot Study Shows Health Effects at ‘Safe’ Doses
A global pilot study on the health effects of glyphosate-based herbicides has shown disrupting effects on sexual development, genes and beneficial gut bacteria at doses considered safe by the US-EPA.
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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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