Uso de glifosato en México: López Obrador y el enojo de las trasnacionales de la agroindustria

México se sumó a una serie de países que prohíben o limitan el uso indiscriminado del herbicida glifosato. Greenpeace aplaude, mientras que representantes de la agroindustria aseguran que la sustancia no es tóxica.
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Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. The EPA has issued no warning

Seresto, one of the most popular flea and tick collars in the country, has been linked to hundreds of pet deaths, tens of thousands of injured animals and hundreds of harmed humans, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency documents show.

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Glifosato: Funcionarios de EE.UU. y Bayer presionaron a México para que modifique su política

Los funcionarios presionaron al Gobierno mexicano para que reconsidere la prohibición del uso del glifosato, un herbicida muy usado en agricultura al que expertos y grupos ecologistas atribuyen efectos adversos sobre la salud.


Revealed: Monsanto owner and US officials pressured Mexico to drop glyphosate ban

Internal government emails show actions similar to those by Bayer and lobbyists to kill a proposed ban in Thailand in 2019.


Bayer sets up huge fund to fend off future Roundup lawsuits

German chemical company Bayer has struck a $2 billion deal to resolve future lawsuits over claims that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The deal would also provide future claimants up to $200,000 in compensation. 

Biden’s choice of Vilsack for U.S.D.A. raises fears for small farmers

Democrats have struggled to win voters in rural America, and critics say the return of Tom Vilsack, a former agriculture secretary, won’t help.

Midwest Center sensors find potentially hazardous pesticides near schools, parks and homes

For one year, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting periodically sampled for pesticide drift in five locations surrounded by agricultural fields in Central Illinois, where large numbers of corn and soybeans are planted.


‘Buy it or else’: Inside Monsanto and BASF’s moves to force dicamba on farmers

Internal company records show the companies knew crop damage from their weed killer would be extensive. They sold it anyway.

Will rising temperatures make superweeds even stronger?

Widely used herbicides are struggling to kill some weeds. Some experts think heat could be part of the problem.

War of the weedkiller: why environmentalists are concerned about moves to ban Roundup

Many say herbicide is an essential tool in preserving biodiversity but others say it’s a ‘delusion’ to think weed control is only possible with ‘poison’

EPA documents show dicamba damage worse than previously thought

The pesticide harmed tens of thousands of farmers, overwhelmed state agriculture departments and damaged research plots across the United States, according to documents the federal agency released Tuesday.


Bayer’s request for Roundup appeal rejected by California court

The California Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal leaving Bayer with few remaining options to avoid paying a $20.4 million judgment.


Restoring the American chestnut with genetic engineering splits conservation community

Scientists are hoping a genetically modified American chestnut can restore the iconic tree. Some groups say it could be a Trojan horse for more GMO trees.

For European chemical giants, Brazil is an open market for toxic pesticides banned at home

Reports show that BASF, Bayer and Syngenta take advantage of permissive legislation to reap huge profits from hazardous pesticides.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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