Archive for November, 2015

  • Debate rages over herbicide’s cancer risk

    Monday, November 16th, 2015

    The world’s most widely-used herbicide, glyphosate, is unlikely to pose a cancer risk to humans, according to a report released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on 12 November1. Yet its finding comes nearly eight months after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that glyphosate probably does cause cancer in humans2.
    Both [...]

  • New world agriculture census round to kick off in 2016

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

    A new global round of country-driven agricultural censuses is set to begin in 2016, a large-scale, data collection process that will gather information and statistics on the world’s agricultural sector.
    To support the process, FAO today published a set of updated guidelines to assist governments in carrying out their national-level agricultural censuses, tailored to various different [...]