Judge: EPA’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides Violated Federal Law. By Center for Food Safety via Eco Watch A federal court has ruled that the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) systematically violated the Endangered Species Act—a key wildlife protection law—when it approved bee-killing insecticides known as neonicotinoids. In a case ongoing for the last four years, brought by beekeepers, wildlife conservation groups and food safety and consumer advocates, Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held that EPA had unlawfully issued 59 pesticide registrations between 2007 and 2012 for a wide variety of agricultural, landscaping and ornamental uses. “This is a vital victory,” George Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety legal director, said. The court’s ruling went against other claims in the lawsuit based on the plaintiffs’ 2012 petition and their procedural argument that EPA had not published several required Federal Register Notices. The case is Ellis v. Study: Pesticide Poisoning linked to Endometriosis and Infertility. Endometriosis is a painful and often devastating condition that can cause infertility when a woman’s uterine tissue grows outside the uterus.
Scientists have never been sure why some women have the condition and others don’t, but a new study has discovered a potential link: pesticide exposure. The study looked at nearly 250 women with surgically confirmed endometriosis and measured the levels of two pesticides in their blood: mirex and beta HCH. Although both of these chemicals have been banned for use in the U.S. for decades, they persist in some fish and dairy products. Researchers found that women with the highest levels of mirex in their blood had a 50 percent increased risk for endometriosis, and women exposed to high levels of beta HCH had a 30 to 70 percent increased risk.
Both these pesticides fall under the broader umbrella group known as organochlorides, of which DDT is the most commonly known example. Related on Organic Authority:
Roundup's Side Effects: Damaged Mitochondria and Sickness. By Dr.
Mercola In the featured video, Jeffrey Smith interviews Dr. Alex Vasquez, M.D., Ph.D., author of about 100 papers and 15 scientific books, and Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and author of about 200 papers, about the impact of glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — on your mitochondria. As noted by Jeffrey, this is a very important topic, as mitochondrial dysfunction is an underlying foundational element of most diseases. Why the Health of Your Mitochondria Matters. Has Monsanto Covered Up Evidence of Roundup's Health Risks for Decades? The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared that glyphosate—the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and other pesticides—a “probable carcinogen.”
What’s more: there is evidence to suggest that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actually classified Roundup as a carcinogen thirty years ago and then mysteriously reversed the decision. Now, there’s a new advancement in the plot to uncover the truth about glyphosate. This time, there’s alleged evidence to suggest that, while Monsanto maintains that Roundup is safe and environmentally-friendly, the company may have conducted research dating back to the 1970s which showed that Roundup caused serious health issues.
According to the scientists who are releasing this information to the public, Monsanto may have tampered with the evidence it sent to regulators. Independent research has shown that exposure to glyphosate is linked to many serious health problems. Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide Linked to Obesity, Cancer, Heart Disease and Autism. Roundup, the best-selling glyphosate-based herbicide marketed by Monsanto, has been linked to several new health risks including obesity, autism and cancer, according to new research.
Published in the April 18th issue of the journal Entropy and authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc., the peer-reviewed report found that Roundup may be a cause of gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Glyphosate exposure was connected with Parkinson’s disease in a study published last April in the journal Neurotixcology & Teratology, and a controversial study released last September connected GMOs with cancer. “Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body,” says the study’s abstract.