News & Updates
France Bans Pesticides in Public Green Spaces
Dec 31 2016
French children will soon be able to frolic in the grass without risk of intoxication. Source: bigstory.ap.org
Pesticides will be banned in all public green spaces from Sunday (January 1 2017) while non-professional gardeners will no longer be able to buy pesticides over the counter.
The new measure is part of a larger green program adopted by French lawmakers that also includes a ban on plastic bags for vegetables.
The pesticide ban covers public forests, parks and gardens, but local authorities are still allowed to use pesticides in cemeteries.
The new law also stipulates that pesticides will be prohibited in private gardens from 2019.
New Study: First Commercialized GM Crop Was Toxic to Farm Animals over Long-Term
A unique new study led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini has shown that the first genetically-modified GM crop commercialized for animal feed, Bt176 from Novartis (now Syngenta), was toxic to cows over the long-term.
MONSANTO/GMO/GLYPHOSATE UPDATES 26/01/16
Links between Glyphosate and a Multitude of Cancers that are “Reaching Epidemic Proportions” 23/1/16
Latvia, Greece win opt-out from Monsanto GM crop 12 Sept 2015
Here’s good news – California May Soon Label Monsanto’s Roundup as ‘Known to Cause Cancer’ 11 Sept 2015
World Health Organization Only Requires 90 Days ‘Safety Testing’ on GMOS – Not Long Enough for Tumours to Show 30 Aug 2015
“Growing genetically modified (GM) crops will not be permitted in Scotland, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced as he moved to protect Scotland’s clean, green status. Read more
More news on Glyphosate … including the Netherlands, Colombia and a Jeffrey Smith Interview 4 July 2015
More on glyphosate: Major oat buyer says no to glyphosate; German State Ministers Call for EU-wide Ban on Glyphosate 21 May 2015
Court upholds $50 million award for girl whose life was destroyed by Johnson & Johnson’s Children’s Motrin 20 May 2015
Monsanto gets sued for falsely advertising glyphosate as non-toxic to humans … from NaturalNews 7 May 2015
Monsanto Employee Admits an Entire Department Exists to “Discredit” Scientists …Natural Society 15 April 2015
New Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria
8 April 2015 Link to article HERE
Report Finds Gerber Baby Food Filled With GMOs … Don’t feed this to your baby
7 April 2015 (Note: Food with GMOs contains Roundup; the crops are modified to tolerate Roundup and subsequently sprayed with it) …. Link to the article HERE
Wally Richards’ Weekly Column: This Week, WHO’s latest announcement on Glyphosate
29 March 2015 Here is Palmerston North’s gardening guru Wally Richards’ weekly garden news & commentary. Wally gives us his thoughts on the latest findings from WHO … “Glyphosate probably causes cancer”….Read HERE
WHO Glyphosate Report Ends Thirty Year Cancer Cover Up
WHO Declares that Glyphosate Herbicides Probably Cause Cancer
21 March 2015 Read article HERE
From ‘Rural Women New Zealand’
“Massey University Research Nurse, Heather Duckett, wants to talk to farmers (sheep & beef, dairy, deer), orchardists and horticulturalists/flower growers in the Lower North Island from Taranaki across the Central Plateau to Hawke’s Bay and south to Wellington as part of her research into the use of sprays (pesticides, fungicides and herbicides) and the effects on health.
She wants to contact 50 farmers … READ POST HERE
27 Nov 2014 Presentation to Marton Council Forum on Roundup Spraying
A presentation was made to the Council Forum regarding the lack of parameters and clear guidelines around the spraying of chemical herbicides in public places …. read HERE
ALERT: Certified Organic Food Grown in U.S. Found Contaminated with Glyphosate Herbicide
The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten) Allergy issues linked to process called ‘dessication’ where the wheat crop is sprayed with glyphosate pre harvest. Read the article Here: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/real-reason-for-toxic-wheat-its-not-gluten/