Cancer Prevention

There's a valuable book out there on cancer prevention written by Richard Beliveau, a biochemist who specializes in cancer prevention and by Denis Gingras, an oncology researcher, both of whom work at UQAM. They start with the following tantalizing question: Why do many spontaneously formed cancerous lesions remain latent in one person and yet develop into cancer in... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned From The Sandoz Disaster

In 1986, on the border of Switzerland and Germany, 1350 tonnes of highly toxic compounds suddenly went up in flames at a warehouse belonging to Sandoz (now part of Novartis). The fire brigade responded promptly and put out the fire in about five hours. But to do so they used millions of liters of water. Due to inadequate catch basins at... Continue Reading →

Enlist Duo: Dow Walks Into Monsanto’s Footsteps

In October of 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency announced that they would register Dow Chemical's Enlist Duo, a herbicide treatment system consisting of 2,4-D and glyphosate along with seeds of crops that were genetically modified to resist the pair of herbicides. It was a controversial decision which prompted a lawsuit. Slipping under the radar is that a year earlier, Health Canada also gave... Continue Reading →

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