Pollution

Pollution

Annual Report 2015-2016

The APPG on Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming combined its 2016 AGM with co-hosting an event in the House of Commons to celebrate the United Nations International Year of the Pulses. The event on…

APPG Meeting (June 18th, 1pm) – Rounding Up Glyphosate – Is it really safe?

Glyphosate is the most widely used weed-killer in the world. In addition to its use in agriculture and horticulture it is also used for weed control in many other circumstances, e.g. on paved surfaces.

Two uses of glyphosate greatly increase the chances that it will be ingested by humans and farm animals – to desiccate cereal, pulse and oilseed crops prior to harvest and when used on Roundup Ready GM soya, maize and cotton crops. Glyphosate is being routinely detected in the blood and urine. It has also recently been found in human breast milk

Is it really safe?