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    Dr. Lima: Glyphosate increases growth of pathogenic bacteria

Dr. Lima: Glyphosate increases growth of pathogenic bacteria

This new study published in the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology indicates that the world’s most widely used herbicide – glyphosate – may be contributing to the enhanced growth of the pathogenic bacteria P. aeruginosa in our environment. (more…)

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    Dr Santadino: Glyphosate Destroys Earthworm Eisenia fetida Populations

Dr Santadino: Glyphosate Destroys Earthworm Eisenia fetida Populations

Using glyphosate herbicide can wipe out local earthworm populations, a new study shows. (more…)

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    Dr Herbert: Field-Realistic Doses of Glyphosate Lead to Honeybee Starvation

Dr Herbert: Field-Realistic Doses of Glyphosate Lead to Honeybee Starvation

A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology establishes a link between the world’s most sold herbicide Roundup and the dramatic decline in honeybee (Apis mellifera) populations in North American and Europe that lead to the coining of the
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Dr Cattani: Roundup Causes Toxic Damage to Rat Brains

This new Brazilian study reveals a hitherto unknown mechanism behind how the glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide harms rat brains. The results demonstrated that Roundup might lead to excessive extracellular glutamate levels and consequently to glutamate excitotoxicity and oxidative stress in rat
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    Dr Agapito-Tenfen: Bt MON810 GM Maize Not Substanially Equivalent to Non-GM Maize

Dr Agapito-Tenfen: Bt MON810 GM Maize Not Substanially Equivalent to Non-GM Maize

This Brazilian study showed differences between conventional maize and a Monsanto transgenic maize MON810, of the Bt type (modified to produce insecticidal toxins and kill the caterpillars that eat it). Comparison of the GM and non-GM plants revealed a total
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New Study Shows GM Soy is Unsustainable in Argentina

The GM soy-based agro-export model as currently configured in Argentina is socially and ecologically unsustainable, according to a new peer-reviewed study.

The Paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718513000730
Modifying Argentina: GM soy and socio-environmental change
Author: Amalia Leguizamón
Highlights
*This paper examines Argentina’s agro-export strategy for socio-economic development.
*Strategy is based
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Dr Barberis: Roundup Causes Growth of Deadly Fungal Toxins

A new study from Argentina reveals that Roundup herbicide enhances the growth of aflatoxin-producing fungi, lending an explanation for the alarming increase in fungal toxins recently discovered in U.S corn, and revealing another way in which GM farming is
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Dr Cattani: Roundup Causes Infertility in Rats

A new study from Brazil shows that Roundup disrupts male reproductive function in rats at low doses. (more…)

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    Dr Benedetti: Soybean Workers Suffer DNA Damage from Glyphosate

Dr Benedetti: Soybean Workers Suffer DNA Damage from Glyphosate

A new peer-reviewed study has found DNA damage and elevated cell death of blood cells in soybean workers exposed to fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides in Brazil. (more…)

Dr Mezzomo: Bt Toxins Toxic to Blood of Mice

This study explores the toxicity of Bt proteins in mammals. The study shows that the Bt toxins Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2A have toxic effects in the blood of mice. (more…)