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Rising Pesticide Sales in Brazil Appears to Correlate with Colon Cancer Mortality Rates

Agriculture is the largest sector within the Brazilian economy, and the tropical nation is now the largest pesticide consumer worldwide. Research recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Chemosphere explores whether rising pesticide use is driving dramatic, recent increases in the rate of colon cancer cases in many parts of Brazil. This epidemiology study used pesticide use databases […]

Pesticides and Cancer Risks

Most pesticides are highly toxic chemicals, they have to be in order to perform their essential function of killing pests. Toxicity studies, including carcinogenicity research, are required as part of the registration process for any chemical, including pesticides.  However, the seriously flawed system for regulating chemicals in the U.S. means that companies get to submit […]

2019 Paper on Glyphosate Genotoxicity

IARC vs. EPA Genotoxicity Paper   “How did the U.S. EPA and IARC reach diametrically opposed conclusions on the genotoxicity of glyphosate-based herbicides?“,  Environmental Sciences Europe, January 15, 2019, DOI: 10.1186/s12302-018-0184-7. By: Charles Benbrook, PhD Access paper (free) Access Supplemental Tables Access Editorial Statement “Some food for thought – A short comment on Charles Benbrook’s paper […]

Risk Assessment and Regulation

Introduction Three Major Actions The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) Glyphosate/Roundup Case Study The Lowdown on Roundup  Changes Over Time Does Glyphosate/Roundup Cause Cancer IARC vs. EPA Genotoxicity Paper Introduction Pesticide regulators strive to prevent “unreasonable adverse effects on man and the environment,” the basic standard embedded in the FIFRA statute (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, […]