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Index of articles from the Science in Society Archive on the widely-used herbacide glyphosate. For articles in other categories, please see the SiS archive menu.

Monarch Butterfly Decline Linked to Glyphosate
Butterfly numbers are dwindling amid emergency efforts to mitigate habitat damage by glyphosate-tolerant crop cultivation
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 10th February 2016

Glyphosate Causes Irreversible Abnormal Growth and Delayed Development of Embryonic Rat Neuronal Cells
Primary rat neuronal cultures exposed to glyphosate showed abnormal morphology, delayed differentiation and decreased activity of a Wnt signalling pathway involved in embryonic development
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 20th January 2016

Declaration of Physicians in Crop-sprayed Towns in Argentina at 3rd National Congress
Five years after the first meeting at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Córdoba, we - scientists, doctors and members of health teams from sprayed villages of Argentina -gathered in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), to verify that what we said then is emphatically true and getting worse by the day. The current system of agricultural production in the country pollutes the environment and our food, sickening and killing human populations in agricultural areas
Dr. Medardo Avila-Vazquez, Lic. Miryam Gorban and Prof. Sergio Provenzano 2nd December 2015

"Serious Deficiencies" in EFSA Glyphosate Re-assessment Signals EU Re-approval
In preparation for the EUs approval of glyphosate, EFSA has concluded it safe and unlikely carcinogenic; clashing with the IARC's classification of “probable carcinogen” by selective dismissal of relevant data; EFSA's conclusion should be rejected outright
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 30th November 2015

Glyphosate is Carcinogenic
The WHO expert panel reclassified glyphosate as ‘probably carcinogenic’ more than 40 years after it was brought to market, but the range of available evidence is sufficient to classify it definitely carcinogenic. Glyphosate’s carcinogenic potential has been known to Monsanto and the US EPA from long term animal experiments since the early 1980s but repeatedly dismissed. This has resulted in two decades of people and planet being poisoned by glyphosate herbicides on a misclassification of ‘noncarcinogenic’ that has allowed the manufacturer to claim it is ‘safe’ and perpetrating many other falsehoods to promote its ubiquitous and liberal use
Dr Mae-Wan Ho and Prof Peter T. Saunders 9th September 2015

Banishing Glyphosate - Announcing ISIS Special Report
Glyphosate / Roundup, falsely claimed by Monsanto to be safe and harmless, has become the world’s most widely and pervasively used herbicide, especially with glyphosate tolerant GM crops; it has brought rising tides of birth defects, cancers, fatal kidney disease, sterility, and dozens of other illnesses. Read the devastating evidence & ban glyphosate herbicides from you home and local community
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji & Dr Mae-Wan Ho with Dr Medardo Ávila-Vázquez, Dr Don M. Huber, Dr Rosemary Mason, Ib Borup Pederson, Prof Peter Saunders, & Dr Nancy Swanson 20th August 2015

Don't Let Monsanto Deny Glyphosate Carcinogenicity!
Monsanto makes further attempts to undermine the WHO expert group classification of glyphosate as probable human carcinogen as its call for retraction is ignored
Prof Peter Saunders 3rd August 2015

China's Ministry of Agriculture Accused of Colluding with Monsanto over Glyphosate and GMOs
China's Ministry of Agriculture accused of allowing Monsanto’s glyphosate-tolerant soybean and maize to flood the Chinese market without safety tests, condoning deception, faked samples, and fabricated safety test report; Chinese citizens are demanding a shakeup of the Ministry
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 15th June 2015

Fallout from WHO Classification of Glyphosate as Probable Carcinogen
Campaigns to ban and phase out the chemical across the world intensify with major successes
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 10th June 2015

Independent Scientists Manifesto on Glyphosate
More than 80 scientists worldwide are calling on governments at all levels to ban the spraying of glyphosate herbicides, based on overwhelming evidence of harm from scientific studies and witness testimonies compiled by the group
ISIS 8th June 2015

How Grain Self-Sufficiency, Massive GM Soybean Imports and Glyphosate Exports Led China to Devastate People and Planet
China owns 70 % of world’s production capacity for glyphosate, more than 80% exported, mainly to USA, Brazil and Argentina, countries that have greatly expanded GM soybean production for export to China; excessive glyphosate spraying has sickened people and wildlife in GM soybean producing countries while a billion Chinese people are poisoned with toxic soybeans
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 3rd June 2015

Roundup Listed Carcinogen by Danish Authority
WHO report links glyphosate specifically to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a disease on the increase in Denmark; eminent professor of environmental medicine calls on people to ban glyphosate from homes, but falls shy of a total ban in the country
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 1st June 2015

“Monsanto, Out of China!”
On May 25 2013, anti-Monsanto demonstrations took place in 436 cities in 52 countries. With slogans such as “Either mankind will stop Monsanto, or Monsanto will stop mankind,” demonstrators called for the public to be aware of the dangers posed by GMO food
Chen-I-Wen 21st May 2015

Ten NGOs Ask China to Stop Producing Glyphosate to Protect World Health
Ten NGOs, including the Institute of Science in Society have written an open letter to the Chinese Ambassador to the UK asking China to suspend exports and imports of glyphosate herbicides while independent testing is carried out
GM Watch 27th April 2015

Glyphosate ‘Probably Carcinogenic to Humans’ Latest WHO Assessment
The world authority on cancer’s evidence-based assessment is pitched against the Monsanto-led corrupt approvals in US and Europe
Dr Mae-Wan Ho and Dr Nancy Swanson 24th March 2015

Devastating Impacts of Glyphosate Use with GMO Seeds in Argentina
Widespread GM soybean cultivation and accompanying pesticide spraying is wreaking havoc on the health of millions
Dr Medardo Ávila-Vázquez 18th February 2015

A Roundup of Roundup® Reveals Converging Pattern of Toxicity from Farm to Clinic to Laboratory Studies
We need to ban glyphosate from our own communities as most governments fail to protect citizens
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 19th January 2015

Widespread Glyphosate Contamination in USA
Most comprehensive study reveals glyphosate and AMPA in the environment over 9 years and across 38 states
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 8th October 2014

How Roundup® Poisoned my Nature Reserve
A personal witness to the devastating demise of wild pollinators and other species as glyphosate herbicides increase in the environment
Rosemary Mason MB ChB FRCA 17th September 2014

"Changing from GMO to Non-GMO Natural Soy, Experiences from Denmark
Healthier, more productive pigs, more profit, and much less birth deformities; an important lesson for all farmers not to use GMO feed or glyphosate on their land
Ib Borup Pederson 10th September 2014

Scandal of Glyphosate Re-assessment in Europe
EU rapporteur state Germany recommends re-approval with daily intake increased by 67 %; its re-assessment was carried out by Monsanto and a consortium of chemical companies in Europe based almost entirely on studies from industry; it should be rejected outright
Dr Nancy Swanson and Dr Mae Wan Ho 9th July 2014

Comment on: Availability of Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Monsanto MON 87411 Corn Rootworm Protected and Glyphosate-Tolerant Maize
Submission to APHIS, US Department of Agriculture, Docket ID: APHIS-2014-0007
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 6th May 2014

Sri Lanka Partially Bans Glyphosate for Deadly Kidney Disease Epidemic
Glyphosate's metal-chelating activity causes bioaccumulation of toxic metals in the body, resulting in an estimated 400 000 cases in Sri Lanka and 20 000 deaths
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 9th April 2014

Glyphosate and Cancer
New research shows that the low levels of glyphosate found in human urine can promote the growth of human breast cancer cells, confirming the carcinogenic potential of the herbicide known since the 1980s
Dr Mae Wan Ho 26th March 2014

Glyphosate/Roundup and Human Male Infertility
Steep decline in human male sperm count concomitant with rise in testicular germ cell cancer, congenital malformations of the male reproductive tract and drop in serum testosterone levels, all pointing towards increasing exposure to glyphosate/Roundup herbicides during the past decades, now corroborated by lab findings
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 19th March 2014

GM Cancer Warning Can No Longer Be Ignored
The latest findings of cancers and deaths from GM maize and Roundup herbicide are the result of the most in-depth long-term toxicology study ever done on GM food; we ignore them at our peril
Prof Peter Saunders and Dr Mae-Wan Ho 24th October 2012

Why Glyphosate Should Be Banned
Glyphosate has contaminated land, water, air, and our food supply; the maximum permitted levels are set to rise by100-150 times in the European Union if Monsanto gets its way as damning evidence of serious harm to health & the environment piles up
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji and Dr Mae-Wan Ho 10th October 2012

GM Crops Destroyed by US Drought but non-GM Varieties Flourish
Non-GM varieties are more drought resistant, yet agritech giants ensure farmers are unable to access them
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 9th October 2012

Glyphosate Toxic to Mouth Cells & Damages DNA, Roundup Much Worse
Further evidence of genotoxic and cytotoxic effects – a prelude to cancer, birth defects and reproductive problems
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 28th March 2012

Glyphosate Kills Rat Testis Cells
Another link between Roundup and infertility
Dr. Eva Sirinathsinghji 27th February 2012

USDA Scientist Reveals All - Glyphosate Hazards to Crops, Soils, Animals, and Consumers
Don Huber painted a devastating picture of glyphosate and GM crops at UK Parliament
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 9th January 2012

Glyphosate and Monarch Butterfly Decline
Glyphosate destruction of monarch butterfly breeding grounds suspected
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 19th September 2011

Glyphosate letter for Ventura county
I write in support of a worldwide ban on glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides on behalf of the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to reclaiming science for the public good
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 6th September 2011

EU Regulators and Monsanto Exposed for Hiding Glyphosate Toxicity
The European Commission approved glyphosate knowing, as Monsanto did, that it causes birth defects, while the public were kept in the dark, the herbicide must now be banned
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 13th July 2011

Argentina's Roundup Human Tragedy
Ten years of GM soy and glyphosate poisoning have escalated the rates of cancer and birth defects
Claire Robinson 6th October 2010

Lab Study Establishes Glyphosate Link to Birth Defects
Developmental biologists traced glyphosate birth defects to key morphogen and signalling genes
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 4th October 2010

Round Table on Responsible Soy a Green Wash
GM Soya, Deforestation, Landgrab, Glyphosate Poisoning…
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 31st May 2010

Glyphosate Tolerant Crops Bring Diseases and Death
New research reveals disastrous ecological impacts of the world’s top herbicide and GM crops made tolerant to it
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Brett Cherry 26th May 2010

Scientists Reveal Glyphosate Poisons Crops and Soil
Scientists go public on devastating ecological impacts of Roundup Ready cropping systems while USDA keeps mum
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 19th May 2010

Glyphosate Resistance in Weeds - The Transgenic Treadmill
Glyphosate resistant weeds may spell the end of patented herbicide tolerant crops, but can farmers exit the transgenic treadmill that’s very profitable for Monsanto?
Prof. Joe Cummins 3rd March 2010

Ban Glyphosate Herbicides Now
Scientists Confirm Potent Hormone Disrupting Effects. Latest evidence confirms world's top-selling herbicide used with GM crops is toxic and disrupts sex hormones at infinitesimal doses; time for a worldwide ban
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 15th July 2009

Glyphosate Herbicide Could Cause Birth Defects
Argentina Considers Ban
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 14th July 2009

Death by Multiple Poisoning, Glyphosate and Roundup
Scientists pinpoint how very low concentrations of the herbicide and other chemicals in Roundup formulations kill human cells, strengthening the case for phasing them out, and banning all further releases of Roundup-tolerant GM crops
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Brett Cherry 11th February 2009

Deregulation of Glyphosate Tolerant Creeping Bentgrass Out of Question
This article has been submitted to the USDA on behalf of the Independent Science Panel
Prof. Joe Cummins 7th November 2005

Roundup Ready Sudden Death, Superweeds, Allergens...
update on the failures of the most widely planted GM crop
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 3rd October 2005

Glyphosate Toxic & Roundup Worse
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins call for urgent regulatory review of the most widely used herbicide in the light of new scientific evidence
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 7th March 2005

Acrylamide In Cooked Foods: The Glyphosate Connection
Recent health alert over toxic acrylamide in cooked foods is linked to glyphosate, Prof. Joe Cummins reveals
Prof. Joe Cummins 1st August 2002