Pesticides

IARC answers key questions on cancer-causing glyphosate

In a recent Q&A statement the IARC – a World Health Organization agency – answered key questions about the toxicity of glyphosate which make it clear the herbicide should be banned

Zika – what’s the real story?

One little word, so much confusion. But new evidence suggests that it’s man-made insecticides, not the zika virus, that is causing an infant health crisis in Brazil.

Is Roundup killing our honeybees?

Evidence is growing of a link between the world’s most widely used herbicide – Roundup – and Colony Collapse Disorder in bees. Is there a human health threat too?

How “extreme levels” of Roundup in food became the industry norm

How have we come to a place where there is more of Monsanto’s Roundup in our food than there are essential nutrients?

Georgina Downs at the UK High Court in 2008

UK Government’s pesticides reform doesn’t go far enough

Proposed changes to pesticide risk assessments still fall short of securing the protection of people in the countryside from pesticides

Photo of Rachel Carson superimposed on the cover of Silent Spring

Are we facing another Silent Spring?

Fifty years after the publication of Silent Spring we are still campaigning for recognition of the harm caused by pesticides

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Court decision could herald a reduction in pesticides in food

A recent and significant decision by the European Court means campaigners have the right to challenge unsound EU regulations

Photo of a bee on a flower

A global effort to make a world that’s safe for bees

US beekeepers are calling for a ban on the neonicotinoid clothianidin saying that it disrupts the insects’ nervous systems. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg…