In a new report Générations Futures reveals how studies showing the negative effects of glyphosate have often been unjustifiably (unscientifically) rejected during the formal assessment. Much has already been said about the assessment of glyphosate. The Monsanto Papers, and the case of the copied/pasted dossier by industry in the Renewal Assessment Report show that the… Read More

It is an insignificant action that almost cost him his life. On April 27, 2004, Paul François, a French farmer, takes a look at the bottom of a tank containing a weed killer. Severely intoxicated by the vapors of Lasso, an herbicide from Monsanto still authorized in France at the time, the cereal grower spends… Read More

The association Générations Futures is filing two legal actions against the marketing authorizations (AMM: autorisation de mise sur le marché) issued by ANSES (Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail) for two insecticides containing the neonicotinoid Sulfoxaflor: Closer and Transform. The first action seeks to have the AMM urgently withdrawn… Read More

The Standing Committee for the Food Chain and Animal Health (an EU Council body) met today on the topic of glyphosate, which is getting very hot. Despite a new proposal from the European Commission (EC) for a renewal of the authorization of glyphosate from 5 to 7 years instead of 10 years, as proposed initially,… Read More

In bookstores from October 19, the new book by Marie-Monique Robin (in French). For several years, there has been growing concern about the dangers of the world’s most widely used pesticide in fields and gardens: glyphosate. Especially, since in 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared it a “probable carcinogen” for humans,… Read More