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
A study has detected maize transgenes in informal seed supplies of smallholder farmers in Eastern Cape, South Africa, demonstrating the difficulty in preventing transgene flow where crops are grown close by and where seed saving and exchange are common.
An alliance of 19 CSOs and a GMO-resistance movement have lodged a substantive submission to the Malawi authorities, opposing the Confined Field Trial permit application for GM pod borer-resistant Cowpea varieties.
This article finds that Bt maize in South Africa has minimally benefitted small farmers and recommends instead the development of cheaper non-GM stress-tolerant maize varieties better suited to small-farm agroecology to ensure improved food security.