Kids who live close to dense vineyards risk developing leukaemia because of glyphosate

Glyphosate insecticides used on vineyards can predispose kids to leukaemia if they live nearby

A research project, conducted in France, has concluded that kids who live close to dense vineyards have a higher risk of contracting leukaemia because of the chemicals in the agricultural herbicides sprayed onto the vines. French campaigners who want a 150 metre no-spray buffer zone …

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Glyphosate-based herbicides are “absolutely fine” according to Britain’s environment secretary. Are they?

Use of glyphosate is demanded by farmers but detested by conservationists

Therese Coffey said that glyphosate-based herbicides are perfectly fine. The commercially available herbicide called Roundup contains a glyphosate-based herbicide and the product is known to be dangerous to wildlife. It seems to me that Therese Coffey has decided that intensive farmers should be supported over …

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What would happen without pollinators? The humble moth is an unsung pollinating hero!

Moths are important pollinators

When people think of pollinators they normally think of bees. That’s because we enjoy seeing them in the daytime pollinating plants. But bees are under stress from insecticides and industrial farming. The numbers are falling. Without the pollination of bees all the plants that they …

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