Catastrophic decline in freshwater fish is leading to extinction

One third of the world’s fresh water fish population is in catastrophic decline, and in danger of extinction. The situation is threatening the health, food security and livelihood of millions of people around the world. Eighty freshwater species have been declared extinct with sixteen species going extinct in 2020.

Pesticide mixtures harm health even when each pesticide is present at “safe” levels

New study challenges regulatory assumptions and practices. Report by Claire Robinson Mixtures of pesticide residues commonly found in foods in the EU can have adverse effects on health even when each individual pesticide is present at a level considered safe by regulators, a new study shows. The study also found that the use of molecular analytical techniques […]

Bt cotton in India is a GMO template for a “monumental irreversible catastrophe”

by Colin Todhunter Cotton is the only genetically modified (GM) crop that has been officially approved in India. It has been cultivated (illegally, then legally) in the country for more than 20 years. Although GM mustard has been approved for commercial cultivation by India’s apex regulatory body for GM crops (the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, […]