Glyphosate Articles

  • EPA Issues Guidance Regarding Prop 65 Labeling Requirements for Glyphosate Products and OEHHA Responds

    On August 7, 2019, EPA took long awaited action concerning the inclusion of Prop 65 warning statements for glyphosate on EPA registered pesticide labels, which will likely impact the broader ongoing debate over EPA approval of Prop 65 warnings on pesticide labels.  EPA’s August 7, 2019,  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Link between Glyphosate and Kidney Disease

    And now to a story that is never far from the headlines. If is about an EPA – Registered herbicide that has been linked to kidney disease. This story demonstrates the extent that entities will go to protext their commercial interests. The story comes from the organisation Beyond Pesticides. (Beyond Pesticides, February 6, 2019) The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ...

  • European Court Annuls Prior Judgments to Protect Testing Information Related to Glyphosate Authorization

    On March 7, 2019, in the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU), the Eighth Chamber of the General Court issued two judgments in cases regarding access of confidential information related to glyphosate.  One of these decisions (Tweedale v. EFSA, Case T-716/14) related to a 2014 request for two toxicity studies that were ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Why consider pre-emergent herbicide?

    Resistant weeds, dicamba training, new EPA rules and regulations, and ag companies being bought or merging together have been a few of the topics found in many ag media and publications this winter. In summary, things are continually changing in agriculture and will continue to change. One of those changes that many, if not all growers, have experienced is how to deal with weed resistance. ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Why are certain herbicides banned?

    Herbicides, also known as weedkillers, are chemical substances used to control and kill unwanted plants (weeds), leaving the desired plants unharmed. While these products are very useful for farmers, they are not always safe. In fact, many herbicides that were in common use around the world a few years ago are slowly being banned. In this blog post, we will look at a few herbicides that are used ...


    By NW Solutions

  • James Aidala Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Mixed Review of Glyphosate Links to Cancer Frustrates Some”

    On March 20, 2017, James Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report on the recently released report on the health risks posed by glyphosate. “My overall reaction to the report was that it was really uninformative,” Jim Aidala, a consultant with Bergeson & Campbell PC who ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Removal of organic phosphorus and formaldehyde in glyphosate wastewater by CWO and the lime-catalyzed formose reaction

    Glyphosate (PMG) wastewater with 40–600 mg/L organic phosphorus (OP) and 1–4% CH2O was treated by catalytic wet oxidation (CWO) and the lime-catalyzed formose reaction to remove total phosphorus (TP) and improve biodegradability. Activated carbons (ACs) modified by H2O2 oxidation and thermal treatment with melamine were used as CWO catalysts and characterized by N2 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Maximising herbicide efficiency - Case Study

    The most important component in achieving an effective and efficient spray solution will always be the water source, so in hard water areas, using a good quality water conditioner is essential to prevent chemical breakdown and maximise herbicide performance. Around the country water can range from soft to hard and its pH can also vary depending on location. From Yorkshire down ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?

    Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides threaten the environment and human health in many parts of the world. But research is pointing to a better approach. In today’s globalized world, it is not inconceivable that one might drink coffee from Colombia in the morning, munch cashews from Vietnam for lunch and gobble grains from Ethiopia for dinner. That we can enjoy these ...


    By Ensia

  • Potential risks to freshwater aquatic organisms following a silvicultural application of herbicides in Oregon's Coast Range

    Glyphosate, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), imazapyr, sulfometuron methyl (SMM), and metsulfuron methyl (MSM) were measured in streamwater collected during and after a routine application of herbicides to a forestry site in Oregon's Coast Range. Samples were collected at three stations: HIGH at the fish/no‐fish interface in the middle of the harvest/spray unit; MID at the bottom of the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Glyphosate and AMPA chronic risk assessment for soil biota

    Glyphosate is a broad‐spectrum herbicide used widely in agriculture, horticulture, private gardens and in public infrastructure, where it is applied to areas such as road sides, railway tracks and parks to control the growth of weeds. The exposure risk from glyphosate and the primary soil metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) on representative species of earthworms, springtails, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Interactive effects of temperature and glyphosate on the behavior of blue ridge two‐lined salamanders, Eurycea wilderae

    The objective of the present study was to evaluate the potential interactive effects of stream temperatures and environmentally relevant glyphosate‐based herbicide concentrations on movement and anti‐predator behaviors of larval Eurycea wilderae (Blue Ridge two‐lined salamander). Larval salamanders were exposed to one of four environmentally relevant glyphosate concentrations (0.00 µg a.e./L, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The influence of reduced light intensity on the response of benthic diatoms to herbicide exposure

    Herbicide pollution events in aquatic ecosystems often co‐occur with increased turbidity and reduced light intensity. It is therefore important to determine whether reduced light intensity can influence herbicide toxicity, especially to primary producers such as benthic diatoms. Benthic diatoms collected from four rivers were exposed to herbicides in 48 h rapid toxicity tests under high light ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Plant Sciences in Agriculture

    Plant pathogens Microorganisms, also called as microbes, live in every part of the biosphere, including soil, water, and air. Plant pathogens are the microbes that infect plants and cause diseases. In history, some plant diseases led to tremendous negative impacts on society. In 1845, potato blight disease was prevalent in all potato growing regions in Ireland. Phytophthora infestans, a ...

  • Environmental Groups File Opening Briefs Challenging EPA’s Decision to Register Enlist Duo

    On October 23, 2015, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and other environmental groups including the Center for Food Safety (CFS, et al.) (together, Petitioners) filed separate opening briefs in Case Nos. 14-73353 and 14-73359 (consolidated) arguing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to register ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation

    An honest discussion of genetically modified organisms must move beyond narrow concepts of human health to the wider social and environmental impacts of engineered crops. The GMO debate is one from which I’ve kept a purposeful distance. For one thing, it’s an issue that has already garnered more than its fair share of attention. For another, when you consider that many ...


    By Ensia

  • Ninth Circuit Denies Requests to Stay Use of Enlist Duo Herbicide During Judicial Review

    On August 11, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a motion for a stay pending review filed on December 18, 2014, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), as well as a subsequent stay motion filed on February 6, 2015, by the Center for Food Safety and other petitioners (Case Nos. 14-73353 and 14-73359, consolidated).  Both motions requested that the court stay ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Effects of the herbicide dicamba on non‐target plants and pollinator visitation

    Nearly 80% of all pesticides applied to row crops are herbicides, and these applications pose potentially significant ecotoxicological risks to non‐target plants and associated pollinators. In response to the widespread occurrence of weed species resistant to glyphosate, biotechnology companies have developed crops resistant to the synthetic‐auxin herbicides dicamba or 2,4‐D, and once ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Toxicity of Cúspide 480SL® spray mixture formulation of glyphosate to aquatic organisms

    In 2011, a formulation of glyphosate called Cúspide 480SL® was chosen to replace Roundup‐SL®, Fuete‐SL®, and Gly‐41® for the control of Erythroxylum coca in Colombia. Cúspide 480SL contains the active ingredient glyphosate isopropylamine (IPA) salt, which is the same active ingredient used in previous formulations. However, Cúspide 480SL contains an alkyl polyglycoside surfactant rather than ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Soy Cultivation in South America

    The expansion of soy bean Soy cultivation has shown an increasing expansion throughout Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, in the last decade. This remarkable increase is explained by its economical importance in the region, and as a consequence, it is difficult to regulate its progress and attenuate its potential socio-environmental impacts. In 2012, in these 4 countries the ...


    By Wetlands International

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