Glyphosate risk assessment urgently needed
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Glyphosate risk assessment urgently needed

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency’s call for information on the use of glyphosate in Aotearoa is a missed opportunity to properly risk assess the substance says Jodie Bruning, spokesperson for the Soil & Health Association. Today the EPA extended the process for a second time. Submissions were due to close today but now close…

Japanese glyphosate scare highlights lack of regulation in New Zealand
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Japanese glyphosate scare highlights lack of regulation in New Zealand

A blasé approach to glyphosate regulation in New Zealand threatens our international reputation and poses a risk to New Zealand consumers, Soil & Health Association spokesperson Jodie Bruning said today. “Japanese authorities have now rejected five shipments of glyphosate-contaminated honey from New Zealand’. “New Zealand needs to take glyphosate contamination seriously. The International Agency for Cancer…

Soil & Health launches glyphosate campaign
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Soil & Health launches glyphosate campaign

The Soil and Health Association are calling for councils to stop spraying glyphosate to keep New Zealand families safe. ‘The public increasingly understand that it is no longer acceptable to be exposed to glyphosate-based herbicides,’ says Soil & Health spokesperson Jodie Bruning, We are working with US based Non-Toxic Neighbourhoods who have had significant success…

Kiwis exposed to health risks from weedkiller
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Kiwis exposed to health risks from weedkiller

The Soil & Health Association has welcomed Bayer’s announcement of US$10 billion in payouts to tens of thousands of claimants in the US who allege exposure to Roundup herbicide caused their cancer. “But here in New Zealand, we have an untenable situation where glyphosate-based herbicides are sprayed broadly in urban environments, and on human food…