By: Dr. Charles Benbrook, Science Team Member I had an opportunity to attend and speak at two meetings in Iowa on May 14-15, 2018. On the 14th in Iowa City, “Pesticides and Public Health in Iowa: 2018 Networking Meeting” was sponsored by Iowa State University Extension, the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and … Continue reading How Iowa is Facing Herbicide Use Challenges
By: Richard Jackson and Charles Benbrook As more evidence emerges that glyphosate is building up in people, feds need to step up efforts to monitor, quantify risks, and regulate 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 … Continue reading Analysis: Glyphosate exposure trends demand a public health driven response
All year in the Midwest and Southeast, the biggest story in agricultural circles has been problems triggered by the widespread planting of dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. At issue – damage to non-target plants and trees. This herbicide is highly prone to movement from treated fields onto surrounding cropland, trees, and other vegetation. Some 20 million … Continue reading A Slippery Slope Has Become More So
The “Herbicides in the Midwest” project has launched Parts I, II, and III of the “Lowdown on Roundup.” Our timelines cover – The discovery and commercialization of glyphosate-based herbicides, The complex and often tortured regulatory history of glyphosate in the U.S., and Trends in the use of glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide in the U.S. and globally. … Continue reading Launch of the “Lowdown on Roundup” Prezi
A King’s College London team led by Robin Mesnage and Michael Antoniou has published in Nature Scientific Reports a first-ever metabolomic analysis of the impact of very, very low chronic exposures to formulated glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) on rat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Hygeia Analytics is pleased to provide access to the full Mesnage et al. … Continue reading Cutting Edge Science Raises New Worries about Formulated Glyphosate-Based Herbicides
Farmers are bracing for a rough season contending with the spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds throughout the Heartland. The collapsing efficacy of genetically engineered (GE), herbicide-resistant (HR) technology coincides with a serious downturn in corn, soybean, and cotton prices. Rising costs for GE-HR seed, the need to markedly intensify herbicide use (driving production costs higher), and … Continue reading More Bad News on the Resistant Weed Front