WHO agency edited out glyphosate’s ‘non-carcinogenic’ findings: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) — The World Health Organization’s cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the herbicide glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion that the chemical probably causes cancer. Documents seen by Reuters show how a draft of a key section of the International Agency for Research […] Read more

Vet refutes theory on danger of glyphosate

A University of Saskatchewan toxicologist says it’s not likely that glyphosate residue in livestock feed is causing animals to become sick. Dr. Barry Blakley said suggestions from Dr. Ted Dupmeier, a large animal veterinarian, that sick animals get better when feed containing glyphosate is removed, and molasses is fed to improve gut microbes, aren’t supported […] Read more

EU delays decision on herbicide glyphosate

BRUSSELS, Oct 25 (Reuters) – EU countries failed on Wednesday to vote on a licence extension for weedkiller glyphosate, delaying again a decision on the widely used herbicide that critics say could cause cancer. The European Commission said in a statement the relevant committee did not hold a vote at a meeting and that it […] Read more

EU lawmakers demand five-year phase out of glyphosate

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – The European Parliament called on Tuesday for herbicide glyphosate to be phased out in the next five years, prompting the European Commission to drop its proposal for a 10 year license extension. Europe has been debating the use of the herbicide for more than two years and Tuesday’s non-binding vote comes a […] Read more

Glyphosate on feed affects livestock: vet

A veterinarian in Shaunavon, Sask., believes feed with glyphosate residue adversely affects cattle health

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — A Saskatchewan veterinarian blames glyphosate in feed for livestock health concerns he has encountered but Monsanto disputes that claim, saying studies show gut microbes aren’t adversely affected by the chemical. Dr. Ted Dupmeier, who operates his own practice at Shaunavon, told about 50 people at a recent event he called an […] Read more

Who is Carey Gillam?

To people who are skeptical about pesticides and leery of global agri-companies, Carey Gillam is a truth-telling hero. To Monsanto and supporters of modern agriculture, Gillam is a campaigner, a spreader of misinformation and an irrational activist. Gillam, who was an agricultural reporter for Reuters in Kansas City from 1998 to 2015, sees it differently. […] Read more

Renew glyphosate licence French and German farmers urge

PARIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) – French and German farmers jointly called on European governments to renew the licence for glyphosate herbicide, saying there was no evidence it was toxic and banning it would severely harm farming. The European Union is due to decide by the end of the year whether to extend the licensing of […] Read more

France to vote against licence renewal for weed killer glyphosate

PARIS, Aug 30 (Reuters) – France will vote against renewing the European licence for weed killer glyphosate, an official at the environment ministry said, adding to uncertainty over the future of widely used products such as Monsanto’s Roundup in the European Union. Concerns over glyphosate’s risk to human health have prompted investigations by U.S. congressional […] Read more

Researcher weighs risks of glyphosate for malt barley dry-down

It’s fine to hit malting barley with glyphosate, at least theoretically. But the challenge of doing it in the field in true farming conditions was highlighted by long-time barley researcher John O’Donovan at the Canadian Barley Symposium. “If the farmer does everything right — correct stage, uniform dry-down is achieved — the residue levels will […] Read more