2,3 of 17 – Glyphosate and Health Effects A-Z

March 8, 2017 Josh Tasman 0

GUEST AUTHOR: Iida Ruishalme
In my series 17 Questions about Glyphosate, question 2. looks at glyphosate and health effects, and also at what role surfactants might play in some of the results. *Added: Information about glyphosate breakdown product AMPA, and a section on endocrine disruptor claims and Seralini, et al. Question 3. looks at the colourful claims computer scientist Stephanie Seneff has produced by running samples of the scientific literature through her computer algorithms.

1 of 17 – Does Glyphosate Cause Cancer?

March 6, 2017 Josh Tasman 0

GUEST AUTHOR: Iida Ruishalme
Much media and public attention on glyphosate followed after World Health Organisation subgroup, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared that according to their classification, glyphosate falls under substances 2a – “probably carcinogenic”. What the media attention often failed to report is that IARC does not actually look at risk – how big is the risk for said carcinogenic effects? What levels are safe and what aren’t?

17 Questions About Glyphosate

March 2, 2017 Josh Tasman 2

GUEST AUTHOR: Iida Ruishalme
Many worry about pesticides for health or environmental reasons and the most common target of general concern is undoubtedly glyphosate, the active ingredient in the famous weedkiller RoundUp. I find that the best thing to do when something worries me is to find out more about it.

The Promise of GMOs: Conservation Tillage

January 9, 2017 Josh Tasman 0

GUEST AUTHOR: Anastasia Bodnar
This is a part of the series The Promise of GMOs. Do GMOs live up to the promises of the biotech industry? In the case of increasing conservation tillage, there is data to back up industry claims.

The Promise of GMOs: Mycotoxins

January 5, 2017 Josh Tasman 1

GUEST AUTHOR: Anastasia Bodnar
This is a part of the series The Promise of GMOs. Do GMOs live up to the promises of the biotech industry? In the case of reducing dangerous mycotoxins, there is data to back up industry claims.

The Promise of GMOs: Herbicides

January 3, 2017 Josh Tasman 3

GUEST AUTHOR: Anastasia Bodnar

This is a part of the series The Promise of GMOs. Do GMOs live up to the promises of the biotech industry? In the case of decreasing herbicide use and improving the environmental impact, there is data to back up industry claims.

The Promise of GMOs: Nutrition

January 2, 2017 Josh Tasman 0

GUEST AUTHOR: Anastasia Bodnar

This is a part of the series The Promise of GMOs. Do GMOs live up to the promises of the biotech industry? So far it’s not looking very good. While all of the nutrition-related claims about biotechnology are certainly possible, there are no crops with these types of traits available on the market yet.

“I don’t want to eat food that makes insects stomachs explode! / I don’t want to eat food that’s been bred to withstand being drenched in toxic herbicides”

December 14, 2016 Marc Brazeau 1

How often have you heard some version of:

“I don’t want to eat food that makes insects stomachs explode! / I don’t want to eat food that’s been bred to withstand being drenched in toxic herbicides”

This may be the most common misconception out there. Let’s try to reconnect it with reality a little bit.

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