Massive Rise in Use of Glyphosate-based Herbicides

Massive Rise in Use of Glyphosate-based Herbicides

Last Updated: May 9th, 2018

Herbicides containing glyphosate are the most heavily used worldwide. A comprehensive account of the use of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) is available in an article published by Environmental Sciences Europe in February 2016 (1). This article examines the last 40 years of GBH use. Data sources on US applications of glyphosate include the US Department of…

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Genetic Engineering: Far-Reaching Biomedical Uses in Modern Society

Genetic Engineering: Far-Reaching Biomedical Uses in Modern Society

Last Updated: May 9th, 2018

Since the discovery of the structure of DNA and of the fact that one could engineer bacteria, plants, and animals using “recombinant” techniques to express genes moved from other organisms, much of biology and genetics research has been transformed. This remarkable technology has attracted billions in investment by private companies and confronted society with exciting…

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Top Concerns About Glyphosate Include Birth Defects and Cancer

Top Concerns About Glyphosate Include Birth Defects and Cancer

Last Updated: May 9th, 2018

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the systemic herbicide formulation Roundup®, as well as in several generic “glyphosate-based herbicides” (GBHs). These herbicides are applied around the world to most of the acres where genetically engineered (GE) crops are grown, and glyphosate is now the most heavily used pesticide active ingredient in the world. In fact,…

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How We Read Scientific Studies

How We Read Scientific Studies

Last Updated: May 9th, 2018

The science of genetic engineering is rapidly evolving, and it is changing the environment, agriculture and food manufacturing and consumption in profound ways. New applications of existing tools to genetically modify plants and animals are under development around the world. Novel and more precise genetic engineering methods will open new horizons for commercial applications, while…

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