GM crops have been engineered to tolerate being sprayed with the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate. Now these have been found to be among a number of pesticides that are associated with allergic and non-allergic wheeze in farmers. The study concludes, “These results for farmers implicate several pesticides that are commonly used in agricultural and residential settings with adverse respiratory effects.” Continue reading »
Four Nebraska farmers have stated in a U.S. lawsuit that “despite Monsanto’s claim that its Roundup weed-killer is safe enough to drink” the widely used herbicide gave them non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” but Monsanto has promoted Roundup as “safe enough to drink,” the farmers say in their federal lawsuit. Continue reading »