Six EU Countries Call for Glyphosate Exit Plan: New Carcinogenicity Study and Focus on Alternatives

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by Sustainable Pulse - 28 December 2017

Sustainable Pulse has been made aware of a letter sent on December 19 by the Ministers of Environment or Agriculture of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Malta and Greece to the European Commission calling for a new study on the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate and also a study to identify alternatives...

Sustainable Food

Pesticides Found in Three-Quarters of Non-Organic Fruit in France


A recent study published by the French NGO Générations Future revealed that 72.6% of non-organic fruit contained pesticide residues EURACTIV reports. Source: The report, based on official data from the French General Directorate for Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), looks at the presence of pesticide residues in samples from 19 fruit and 33 vegetables in France. From...

Sustainable Agriculture

Civil Society Groups Slam FSANZ Approval of GMO Golden Rice

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s (FSANZ) recent approval of the International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) application for a ‘safety stamp’ and trade liability clearance for GMO Golden Rice has received negative reactions from many civil society groups around the world. Testbiotech, a non-profit organization founded as an Institute for the Independent Impact Assessment...