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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
Trump’s Favorite Pesticide Banned!

Trump’s Favorite Pesticide Banned!

The Biden EPA has put a stop to use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on food crops, thereby reversing a decision by the Trump administration to allow it to continue to be sprayed on vegetables and fruit in spite of an Obama administration order in 2015 to ban the pesticide for public health reasons. This is but one of many examples[Read More…]

by 25/08/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Pesticides Poisonings in India: Implications for business accountability and regulatory reform

Pesticides Poisonings in India: Implications for business accountability and regulatory reform

Background In 2017, hundreds of small-scale farmers and farm workers were poisoned – and over 20 died – in just a few weeks whilst spraying pesticides on cotton fields in the district of Yavatmal.  A key product involved was the insecticide Polo, manufactured by Syngenta. The use of Polo’s active ingredient diafenthiuron is long banned in Switzerland and the European[Read More…]

by 08/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Toxic Corporations Are Destroying the Planet’s Soil

Toxic Corporations Are Destroying the Planet’s Soil

A newly published analysis in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science argues that a toxic soup of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides is causing havoc beneath fields covered in corn, soybeans, wheat and other monoculture crops. The research is the most comprehensive review ever conducted on how pesticides affect soil health. The study is discussed by two of the report’s authors,[Read More…]

by 23/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
 Crisis, What Crisis? Hypocrisy and Public Health in the UK

 Crisis, What Crisis? Hypocrisy and Public Health in the UK

On 12 March 2020, British PM Boris Johnson, referring to COVID-19, informed the public: “We’ve all got to be clear; this is the worst public health crisis for a generation.” Since that time, we have seen lockdowns, on ongoing government-backed fear campaign, fundamental rights being stripped away, dissent censored, inflated COVID-19 death numbers and the use of a flawed PCR[Read More…]

by 18/11/2020 Comments are Disabled World
 Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse for the UK?

 Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse for the UK?

The British government, regulators and global agrochemical corporations are colluding with each other and are thus engaging in criminal behaviour. That’s the message put forward in a new report written by environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason and sent to the UK Environment Agency. It follows her January 2019 open letter to Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer CropScience, where she made it clear[Read More…]

by 27/07/2020 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Agrochemicals And The Cesspool Of Corruption: Dr. Mason Writes To The US EPA

Agrochemicals And The Cesspool Of Corruption: Dr. Mason Writes To The US EPA

In her recent open letter to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason documents what amounts to a cesspool of corruption surrounding sections of the agrochemicals industry and the regulation of glyphosate (as found in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup). As with all her previous ‘open letters’ to officials, Mason cites ample sources to support her arguments and[Read More…]

WWF: Stop Greenwashing Capitalism, Start Holding Corporations To Account

WWF: Stop Greenwashing Capitalism, Start Holding Corporations To Account

  In the 1970s, the agrochemicals industry was able to evade effective regulation in the UK. Robert van den Bosch, wrote in 1978 in The Pesticide Conspiracy: “If one considers how dangerous these chemicals are, one would suppose that it would be government policy to minimize their use by every possible means. However, the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution notes,[Read More…]