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New Zealand government requested to rethink position on glyphosate use after honey rejection

Figures from the Japan's Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare show this year five New Zealand honey shipments, including one as recently as March, have been rejected by Japan for exceeding the country's accepted trace levels for Glyphosate weed killer.

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Graphic: Glyphosate vs. dicamba

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Glyphosate weed killer releases a banned pesticide into islands’ waters through soil erosion

Use of the herbicide on banana plantations explains chlordecone pollution off the coasts of Guadeloupe and Martinique
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Glyphosate weed killer releases a banned pesticide into islands’ waters through soil erosion

Use of the herbicide on banana plantations explains chlordecone pollution off the coasts of Guadeloupe and Martinique
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Cocaine: Colombia weighs a new aerial war on drugs

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German cabinet approves legislation to ban glyphosate from 2024

Farmers in Germany will have to gradually reduce their use of glyphosate and stop using it completely from 2024 in order to preserve clean habitats for insects, under draft legislation passed by the country's cabinet.

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As Vermont farmers plant cover crops to reduce runoff, report says they also use more herbicides

A new report by a retired state scientist shows the apparent unintended consequence of the successful push by dairy farmers to reduce nutrient runoff into Lake Champlain.

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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. 
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French-Vietnam woman in ‘fight of her life’ on war chemicals

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