Who holds the power to shape food systems, and who sets the terms of debate when it comes to reforming them? These were the questions asked by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, IPES-Food, as it launched its first report.
A study published this year in Plant Biotechnology Journal focuses on the development and impacts of secondary pests on Bt crops. Insecticide spraying to deal with this problem would undermine the whole rationale for the introduction of Bt crops which was
A scientific commentary on the WHO IARC’s new assessment of glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans" has affirmed the move, highlighting the selection of assessors with no conflict of interest and citing more evidence of the harm of glyphosate.
The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified glyphosate, the world’s most widely-used herbicide, as “probably carcinogenic” to humans. Glyphosate is also widely used in conjunction with GM crops that are resistant to this herbicide