GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health.

  title={GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health.},
  author={Philip J. Landrigan and Charles Benbrook},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={373 8},
The landscape for genetically modified organisms is changing, thanks to sharp increases in the amounts and numbers of chemical herbicides applied to GM crops and the classification of two of the most commonly used herbicides as probably or possibly carcinogenic to humans. 
A first assessment of glyphosate, 2,4-D and Cry proteins in surface water of South Africa
Agriculture plays a vital role in the South African economy, as well as in the production of maize for food. Genetically modified maize is transformed to encode for crystalline (Cry) proteins found
Use of genetically modified crops and pesticides in Brazil: growing hazards.
This study shows that the adoption of GM crops in Brazil has led to an increase in pesticide use with possible increases in environmental and human exposure and associated negative impacts.
Phytotoxic activity of crop residues from Burdock and an active substance
It is suggested that burdock leaves have high phytotoxic activity and onopordopicrin may play a major role in the activity, which may be a good resource for weed management.
Organic Farming Lessens Reliance on Pesticides and Promotes Public Health by Lowering Dietary Risks
Organic agriculture is a production system that relies on prevention, ecological processes, biodiversity, mechanical processes, and natural cycles to control pests and maintain productivity.
Environmental and health effects of the herbicide glyphosate.
Molecular and phylogenic identifications of potential herbicide degrading microorganisms from contaminated farmland in Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Background: Over the past years, the continuous use of herbicides has raised increasing concern mainly due to their massive pollution of the environment. To address this problem, the
Changes in soil microbial community and activity caused by application of dimethachlor and linuron
In-silico prediction of microbial gene expression by PICRUSt2 software revealed increased expression of genes related to xenobiotic degradation pathways, which means that the responsible use of both herbicides will not harm soil microbial community.
An ecological future for weed science to sustain crop production and the environment. A review
Sustainable strategies for managing weeds are critical to meeting agriculture’s potential to feed the world’s population while conserving the ecosystems and biodiversity on which we depend. The


Perspectives on transgenic, herbicide-resistant crops in the United States almost 20 years after introduction.
  • S. Duke
  • Biology, Medicine
    Pest management science
  • 2015
Transgenic crops with resistance to auxinic herbicides, as well as to herbicides that inhibit acetolactate synthase, acetyl-CoA carboxylase and hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase, stacked with glyphosate and/or glufosinate resistance, will become available in the next few years, which may affect the role of transgenic, herbicide-resistant crops in weed management.
cinogenicity of lindane , DDT , and 2 , 4 - dichlo - rophenoxyacetic acid
  • Lancet Oncol
  • 2015
cinogenicity of lindane , DDT , and 2 , 4dichlorophenoxyacetic acid
  • Lancet Oncol
  • 2015