Jim Irving says glyphosate ban would be 'disastrous'

New Brunswick’s largest forestry company and its wealthy owners have urged members of the provincial legislature to not give in to what they call “misinformation” about the herbicide glyphosate.
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Indigenous leaders renew calls to ban use of glyphosate in New Brunswick forests

The New Brunswick Legislature's committee on climate change and environmental stewardship heard arguments from Indigenous leaders who want to see the province ban the use of glyphosate in the forestry industry.
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Food

How superweeds like Palmer amaranth are changing agriculture

Herbicides are losing the war — and agriculture might never be the same again. If there's a plant perfectly suited to outcompete the farmers, researchers and chemical companies that collectively define industrial American agriculture, it's Palmer amaranth.

More than 100,000 pending claims against Monsanto allege people developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to Monsanto's Roundup. (Credit: Mike Mozart/flickr)
Originals

Appeals court rejects Bayer’s bid to overturn Roundup trial loss, slams company for 'reckless disregard' for consumer safety

Monsanto owner Bayer AG has lost another appeals court decision in the sweeping U.S. Roundup litigation, continuing to struggle to find a way out from under the crush of tens of thousands of claims alleging that Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicides cause cancer.

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Originals

Study finds link between glyphosate exposure and pregnancy length

Women exposed to the herbicide glyphosate were more likely to experience shorter pregnancies, according to a study published last week in the journal Environmental Research.

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Originals

Bayer heads into next U.S. cancer trial, opening statements set for Thursday

Despite Bayer AG's efforts to put an end to costly litigation inherited in its acquisition of Monsanto, opening statements in yet another trial are set for Thursday as a woman suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma claims Monsanto's Roundup herbicide caused her cancer.

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Justice

NGO calls on cities to ban pesticides

Vigilance OGM says they mimic those used to indicate pesticides have just been sprayed and "to remind us of the level of our exposure to pesticides."

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Toxics

Health Canada extends deadline for comments on proposal to allow higher concentrations of herbicide glyphosate on certain foods

Canadians can now comment on the federal government's proposal to increase the amount of glyphosate herbicide residue allowed on certain grains and legumes until Sept. 3.

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Toxics

Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast. Scientists demand action before it becomes a toxic dustbin

Great Salt Lake is also known as America's Dead Sea -- owing to a likeness to its much smaller Middle Eastern counterpart -- but scientists worry the moniker could soon take new meaning.
www.theguardian.com
Toxics

Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law

State is the first to enact a broad ban of PFAS compounds, which are found in everything from cosmetics to cookware
Toxics

Maine governor accused of being 'too close' to industry after vetoing bill to ban glyphosate spraying

Just as hearings in the New Brunswick Legislature into the use of herbicides and pesticides wrapped up, Maine Gov. Janet Mills vetoed a bill that passed the state's legislature and would have banned the aerial spraying of glyphosate in the state.
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Toxics

N.B. forests have dodged a devastating infestation bullet, insect expert says

Targeted use of insecticide curbed spruce budworm outbreak, committee told on Day 2 of pesticide hearings.

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Toxics

Glyphosate 'is not carcinogenic,' concludes major study

When glyphosate was banned, producers of popular weed-killers had to reformulate, resulting in weak and often ineffective eco-friendly options. Now, there's a chance the old formulas could return.
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Toxics

Sylvia Knight: Toxic fields — time for action on PFAS and pesticides

If we are the conscious, creative, and compassionate beings we are intended to be, we must deal decisively, now, to limit and stop the hidden toxins that threaten life now and into the seventh generation.
Justice

Maine Legislature approves ban on aerial spraying of herbicides in forests

In timber management, herbicides are used to control vegetation that may compete with more valuable species like spruce and fir. Foresters say aerial application is the most efficient way to do the job and that the practice is used sparingly in Maine, on less than 4% of harvested acres each year.
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