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Overlooking Scientific Roots of Endocrine Disruption by Rainer von Mielecki

1 February 2017 “The policy has been hijacked by industry,” said Axel Singhofen, environment and health adviser for the Green Party European Free Alliance, in Newsweek. “They seem to have forgotten the scientific roots of the problem and are much more concerned with appeasing business interests, whatever the costs to …
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There is no Evidence that Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affect our Health by Agnes Wold

“The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, together with certain scientists, has successfully hammered home the message to the Swedish people and our politicians that everyday life, even in our safe Swedish nursery schools, is full of poisons,” wrote Agnes Wold, Ph.D., professor in clinical bacteriology at the University of Gothenburg in …
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Regulatory Predictability Needed for an Industry Committed to Innovation by Howard Minigh

“The world’s population is growing by 80 million people every year and if nothing changes, by 2050 we will need our finite resources to meet the demands of two billion more people,” wrote CropLife International CEO Howard Minigh in a Jan. 3 editorial on AgriBusinessGlobal.com. “Making the food security challenge …
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Food Production Superpower Rejects Regulatory Disruption by Mauricio Rodriguez

12 January 2017 Latin America is home to 635 million people,[1] accounting for nearly 9 percent of the global population.[2] This vast region also possesses 40 percent of the planet’s biodiversity,[3] which – combined with sustained growth in agricultural production – makes it the world’s main food pantry. In recent …
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But, Who’s Really Manipulating the Science on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals? by Gregory Bond

“On November 29, an op-ed article, co-signed by 94 scientists, and entitled “Let’s Stop the Manipulation of Science” was published in Le Monde,” wrote Gregory Bond, Ph.D., consulting epidemiologist and adjunct professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., USA, in an article on …
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Science ‘Undisrupted’ with U.S. Regulation of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals by Jay Vroom

1 December 2016 The ongoing dialogue about how to establish if endocrine-disrupting chemicals may have an effect on human health and the environment is like much of the conversation we have about science in general today: hazard versus risk. The crop protection industry has a duty to objectively assess the …
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Endocrine Disruption: Where Have we Been, Interpretation of Data, and Lessons Learned from Tier 1

This paper is one of five in a “Special Series on Endocrine Disruption: Chemical Testing, Risk Assessment Approaches and Implications” about the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) focused topic meeting held 4-6 February, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C., USA. The series addresses 1) the status of the United States Environmental …
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Endocrine Disruptor Regulation: Risk-Based Approaches Critical Around the World by Andy Adams

2 November 2016 Once upon a time, “it all began in the environment.”  Changes in the sex ratio/masculinization of fish, amphibians and reptiles became associated with chemicals in the environment. Generally, these were industrial chemical leaks, such as the contamination of Lake Apopka, Florida, in 1980 with DDT-DDE and other …
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Endocrine Disruptors: How we Lost Track of Scientific Focus by Rainer von Mielecki

27 October 2016 Hormones were discovered about 100 years ago and scientists have been looking at their impact on living species ever since. More recently, such investigation has expanded to chemical substances that impact the endocrine system, such as birth control pills and even crop protection products. However, it has …
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Shift Happens but it’s not Always Good Science by Christopher J. Borgert

Scientific revolutions may be on the horizon, but most of this shift isn’t credible science or a step forward, argues Christopher J. Borgert in Parliament magazine’s blog on Oct. 10. Have you ever wondered why some scientists self-identify as revolutionaries? In his 1962 book, “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” physicist …