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Latest news on pesticides, herbicides, Monsanto & more

From Food Democracy Now:

French Court Confirms Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning

A French court upheld on Thursday a 2012 ruling in which Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, who says he suffered neurological problems after… read more

U.S. Court Finds EPA was Wrong to Approve Dow Pesticide Harmful to Bees

By: Carey Gillam (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday that federal regulators erred in allowing an insecticide developed by Dow AgroSciences onto the market,… read more

New Study Finds Low Doses of Roundup Might be Tied to Liver and Kidney Damage

The study, published in the journal Enviornmental Health, found that continuous exposure to very low doses of the herbicide Roundup might be linked to liver and kidney damage… read more


Other:

Montgomery plan to ban lawn pesticides headed for council showdown

Washington Post: Montgomery County’s debate over where and how to ban cosmetic lawn pesticides heats up again next week as Council President George Leventhal (D-At Large) defends his far-reaching bill against a more narrowly drawn alternative.

Leventhal’s bill, scheduled for a committee mark-up on Sept. 17, bars what he calls “non-essential” pesticides from private lawns and most county-owned land, including parks and athletic fields. He cites the body of research linking pesticide exposure to childhood cancer and other health issues. read more (VIDEO)


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Glyphosate-Resistant Grass Was Approved in 2014 Without Any Review

I’ve had a NZ farmer tell me he grows GM grass. He was a dairy farmer. I can’t verify this as in prove it however the man who told me, I do not believe would lie about this. NZ is not GE free as claimed going by previous information. Read our GMO pages.
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From naturalsociety.com on GMO grass approval…

“New GMO-Approved Grass may Infiltrate a Lawn Near You

The USDA has just approved a new genetically modified, glyphosate-resistant grass without a single environmental review. Apparently, Scotts Miracle-Gro company and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) thinks GMO grass, targeted for sale to golf courses and other turf-like arenas – is brilliant. The government agency just approved the new GM, glyphosate-resistant grass without a single environmental review…..”

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/new-gmo-approved-grass-may-infiltrate-lawn-near/#ixzz3OGtywcaw

As another of naturalsociety’s articles at their site says, we can kiss grass-fed beef good bye. Don’t think they won’t try that here. We already have a recent Herald article saying ‘GMO is the way to go…’ from Massey’s Peter Kemp. All the information from the independent research falls on deaf ears. What is their agenda?