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Do Vinegar Herbicides Work

The answer to this seems to depend largely upon the concentration of acetic acid in the product used, how much of the product is used, and the type and age of the weed being treated. 369 more words

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You can tell that native plants are going mainstream when CBS News does a story about monarch butterflies and habitat loss.

Mark Bittman is always interesting, whether he’s giving us recipes or informing us about the intersection of food and the environment. 100 more words

Nature

Watch What Happens When This Monsanto Advocate Refuses To Drink A Glass Of Weed Killer

The particulars of this interview with GMO advocate and Monsanto ally Patrick Moore aren’t the most exciting things in the world. Moore sat down with French TV station Canal+ to discuss the ins and outs of golden rice, but soon drifted into the topic of herbicides — particularly glyphosate and its safe ingestion. 252 more words

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Scientist defends WHO group report linking herbicide to cancer

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(Reuters) – A World Health Organization group’s controversial finding that the world’s most popular herbicide “probably is carcinogenic to humans” was based on a thorough scientific review and is a key marker in ongoing evaluations of the product, the scientist who led the study said Thursday. 326 more words

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Watch a GMO Advocate Claim a Weed Killer Is Safe to Drink but Then Refuse to Drink It

Correction appended: March 27, 2015.

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In an interview with the French television station Canal Plus, an advocate for genetically modified foods said Roundup, a weedkiller that is manufactured by chemical giant Monsanto, is safe for human consumption but refused to drink the herbicide when offered a glass by an interviewer. 211 more words

Study: Main Ingredient in Roundup Weed Killer Probably Causes Cancer

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the French-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has listed glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup weed killer, as a probable human carcinogen. 378 more words

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