2,4-D-resistant GM crops may be soon approved in the U.S. despite opposition from public-interest groups including scientists and doctors, who have warned of serious risks of harm from the projected dramatic increase in the use of the herbicide.
The Centre for Food Safety reviews Dow’s new GE crops resistant to 2,4-D herbicide and argues that these crops are an unsustainable approach which sacrifices human and ecosystem health for short-term profits.
An alliance of 19 CSOs and an organic vegetable farmers group led by the Commons for EcoJustice have lodged a substantive submission to the Malawian authorities, opposing Monsanto's application to obtain a general release permit for its GM cotton.
The chronic toxicity study on the herbicide Roundup and GM maize NK603 has been republished. The study found severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances, such as mammary tumours, in rats fed the GM maize and low levels of Roundup.
National and international consumer, environmental, women’s health and farming groups call on leading “natural” cleaning and personal care products manufacturer to cancel plans to use oils and other ingredients derived from synthetic biology.