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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Safety Standards for Glyphosate-based Herbicides Deemed Outdated and Inadequate
A peer-reviewed article asserts that current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides are outdated, may fail to protect public and environmental health, and need to be urgently improved.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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  Posting date: April 26, 2016
Co-Formulants in Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Demonstrate Endocrine-Disrupting Effects on Human Cells
A new study has shown for the first time that endocrine disruption by glyphosate-based herbicides can not only be due to the declared active ingredient (glyphosate), but also to co-formulants used in the formulations.
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  Posting date: October 09, 2015
Effects of Chronic Exposure to Glyphosate at Very Low Doses in Rats
Studies demonstrate that chronic long-term exposure to Roundup, the world's most widely used herbicide, at an ultra-low, environmental dose can have potential significant health implications.
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  Posting date: October 02, 2015
US Scientists Stress the Health Dangers of Herbicides Used with GMOs
Two leading US scientists stress the health dangers of herbicides used with herbicide-resistant GM crops, calling for a thorough reconsideration of all aspects of the safety of plant biotechnology.
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