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Bathed in Pesticides: the Narrative of Deception

Bathed in Pesticides: the Narrative of Deception

by Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter The volume of pesticide use and exposure is occurring on a scale that is without precedent and world-historical in nature. Agrichemicals are now pervasive as they cycle through bodies and environments. The herbicide glyphosate has been a major factor in driving this increase in use. These statements appear in a 2021 paper ‘Growing Agrichemical[Read More…]

by 26/01/2022 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Key Body Demands Complete Ban on Glyphosate in India

Key Body Demands Complete Ban on Glyphosate in India

In October 2020, Pesticide Action Network India and PAN Asia Pacific released the report ‘State of Glyphosate Use in India’. It concluded that the use of the world’s most widely used herbicide is rampant. Despite this, it noted that its disturbing effects on the environment and the health of farmworkers and the public are not being addressed (see: State of Glyphosate[Read More…]

by 15/12/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Address the Global Public Health Crisis: Ban Glyphosate Now!

Address the Global Public Health Crisis: Ban Glyphosate Now!

Environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason recently wrote an open letter to the head of the Pesticides Unit at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Jose Tarazona. (Since this article was written, Jose Tarazona has stepped down from his position and the letter has been forwarded to his successors, Manuela Tiramani and Benedicte Vagenede.) Mason wrote to Tarazona because the[Read More…]

Part One: A Message to the EU: Address the Spiralling Public Health Crisis by Banning Glyphosate

Part One: A Message to the EU: Address the Spiralling Public Health Crisis by Banning Glyphosate

The herbicide glyphosate – the most widely used herbicide on the planet – is authorised for use in the EU until December 2022. The EU is currently assessing whether its licence should be renewed. Environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the head of the Pesticides Unit at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA),[Read More…]

by 28/08/2021 Comments are Disabled World