Charles Benbrook

Opinion: To get high-risk pesticides out of our bodies, insulate the EPA from politics and follow the science

Opinion: Get high-risk pesticides out of our bodies

Four ways to fix systemic problems plaguing food and agriculture safety

Both in our personal lives and as a society, the consequences of dismissing warnings from science versus heeding them have been driven home by the Covid pandemic.

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Court compels the EPA to cancel use of a widespread herbicide. What comes next?

I have followed major pesticide-related court actions for about 40 years.

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Charles Benbrook: New study showing organic diets cut cancer risk is a big deal. Let’s treat it that way.
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Charles Benbrook: New study showing organic diets cut cancer risk is a big deal. Let’s treat it that way.

More than 1.7 million Americans will be newly diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and 35 percent of these cases will prove fatal.

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Expert witness from landmark Monsanto trial offers 5 fixes to shortcomings in current GE food regulations

Expert witness from landmark Monsanto trial offers 5 fixes to shortcomings in current GE food regulations

Editor's note: Charles Benbrook served as an expert witness in support of Lee Johnson, a groundskeeper suffering from terminal non-Hodgkin lymphoma following heavy use of, and exposures to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide.

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Analysis: Glyphosate exposure trends demand a public health driven response

Analysis: Glyphosate exposure trends demand a public health driven response

A study out this month once again highlights the need for bolstered monitoring and regulation of pesticide use and risks—this time the alarm bells are ringing over the world's leading herbicide, glyphosate.

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