CFIA not releasing glyphosate-food study details

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been testing samples of food and grain for residues of glyphosate since the spring of 2015. However, when the agency releases its testing results, sometime in the next two months, the report will not contain detailed data on glyphosate residues in food. “The report will not include raw data, […] Read more


Glyphosate-free label unveiled in U.S.

Food label claims have become about as rare as air molecules. Seemingly, every food item in the grocery store is either free range, free run, humanely raised, organic, GMO-free and of course, gluten-free. But a label officially launched in March and now on the market might generate more controversy than any of the previous claims. […] Read more



Glyphosate not carcinogenic: EU scientists

HELSINKI, Finland (Reuters) — Glyphosate should not be classified as a substance causing cancer, the European Chemical Agency concluded last week. Contradictory findings on carcinogenic risks have thrust the chemical into the centre of a dispute between EU and U.S. politicians, regulators and researchers. “This conclusion was based both on the human evidence and the […] Read more


CFIA report to weigh in on glyphosate debate

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is about to release a report that could change the public perception of glyphosate. Since 2015, CFIA scientists have been testing food for residues of glyphosate, a product best known by the Roundup brand name, although other brands and generic exist. It is the most popular herbicide in the world. […] Read more



Glyphosate presence in honey raises concerns

Public pressure forced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test for chemical residues, but testing is not done in Canada

For years, environmentalists have said insecticides must be banned to protect bees. Now, some of those same environmental groups are saying that glyphosate must be banned to protect consumers from tainted honey. Last fall, the U.S. Organic Consumers Association and Beyond Pesticides filed a lawsuit against Sue Bee Honey of Sioux City, Iowa, because its […] Read more


It might be a good time to stock up on glyphosate

Glyphosate prices are on the rise because of production problems in China. The average price of technical grade glyphosate in China fell to US$2,878 per tonne in 2016, the lowest level in three years, according to an analysis by CCM Data & Business Intelligence, a market intelligence provider for China’s agriculture, chemicals, food and life […] Read more


Scientists take aim at UN research agency over glyphosate

The agency’s report claiming the chemical probably was carcinogenic contradicted studies by Health Canada and U.S. experts

The vicious fight over the safety of glyphosate has become even nastier. In late October, 10 scientists who specialize in toxicology, pharmacology, genetics and related fields publicly slammed the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The authors wrote in the Journal of the International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and […] Read more



Scientists take aim at UN research agency over glyphosate

The vicious fight over the safety of glyphosate has become even nastier. In late October, 10 scientists who specialize in toxicology, pharmacology, genetics and related fields publicly slammed the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The authors wrote in the journal of the International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and […] Read more


Latest study finds glyphosate not cancer-causing

Yet another study is refuting the idea that glyphosate causes cancer. In a paper published online in Critical Reviews in Toxicology, four independent panels of experts looked at the relevant research on glyphosate and whether it’s carcinogenic. The group of 16 scientists, from Canada, the United States, Denmark, Brazil and the United Kingdom and other […] Read more