There is one chemical that is igniting much fuss these days — legislators in New Zealand want it banned; South African leaders are asking why they are continuing to use it; closer to home in Sri La

LONDON (Reuters) - British travellers could face higher train fares and disruption to services if controversial weedkiller glyphosate is banned, a study said on Tuesday, in a move that could cost t

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Arkansas on Thursday moved just one step away from barring sprayings next summer of an herbicide linked to widespread U.S.

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide worldwide. It is a broad spectrum herbicide and its agricultural uses increased considerably after the development of glyphosate-resistant genetically modified (GM) varieties. Since glyphosate was introduced in 1974, all regulatory assessments have established that glyphosate has low hazard potential to mammals, however, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded in March 2015 that it is probably carcinogenic.

Introducing genes for herbicide resistance into a crop permits it to be sprayed with weedkiller that really does then kill nothing but weeds.

A new report released by PG Economics has found that over the last 20 years, crop biotechnology has significantly reduced agriculture’s environmental impact and stimulated economic growth in the 26 countries where the technology is used.

Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop at Bonneuil-Sur-Marne near Paris, France, June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

In the article Herbicide Resistant Crops: The Truth About the World’s Most Widely Grown Engineered Plants, debunks the agrochemical industry’s claims that genetically modified (GM) crops are the solution to world hunger and malnutrition.

Glyphosate is a non-selective, phosphonomethyl amino acid herbicide registered to control weeds in various agricultural and non-agricultural settings. The herbicide acts by inhibiting the 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) enzyme, which is not present in mammalian systems. Glyphosate was initially registered in 1974.

DEHRADUN: The Forest Survey of India (FSI) has devised a new grid-based assessment of the national forest inventory (NFI) which will yield data about the status of forests of the country in a span

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