covid vaccine

No Plant-Based Covid Vaccine

Dan Coronavirus, This Land of Ours

Plans for a plant-based covid vaccine are shut down. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. It looks like the first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine has withered on the vine. Medicago, the Quebec City, Canada drug manufacturer has announced that it is closing down operations. While Health Canada has approved Medicago’s plant-based vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially …


EU Grants Glyphosate License Renewal

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

After two years of dispute, the European Union (EU) has extended the license for glyphosate for five years. Representatives from a majority of the EU’s 28 nations approved the five-year license renewal of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world. The unexpected move unblocked a two-year deadlock after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer …


Perdue on WHO Antibiotic Recommendations

Dan Cattle, Livestock

We told you last week that the World Health Organization (WHO) had issued recommendations on the use of antibiotics in agriculture. And the fact that USDA acting chief scientist, Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, said the WHO guidelines are not in alignment with U.S. policy and aren’t supported by sound science. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman had a chance to ask U.S. Agriculture …


NPPC Statement On WHO Call For Ban On Prevention Uses Of Antibiotics

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

A ban on disease prevention uses of antibiotics in food-animal production being advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO) would be ill-advised and wrong. Denying pigs, cows, and chickens necessary antibiotics would be unethical and immoral, leading to animal suffering and possibly death, and could compromise the nation’s food system. America’s pork farmers share the WHO’s concern about the rise …

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Reuters Says WHO Glyphosate Report Full of Lies

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

A new report by Reuters says the World Health Organization (WHO) purposefully distorted it’s finding on glyphosate, resulting in the United Nations claiming the weed killer is a carcinogen. Reuters examined documents from the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s assessment of glyphosate, a report that has prompted international disputes and lawsuits. The examination found key sections of the report …