Mother Jones – The rise of so-called Roundup Ready crops has led to a spike in glyphosate use, a 2012 paper by Washington State University researcher Charles Benbrook showed. Benbrook told me the WHO’s assessment is “the most surprising thing I’ve heard in 30 years” of studying agriculture. Though a critic of the agrichemical industry, Benbrook has long seen glyphosate as a “relatively benign” herbicide. The WHO report challenges that widely held view, he said. “I had thought WHO might find it to be a ‘possible’ carcinogen,” Benbrook said. “‘Probable,’ I did not expect.”
Science World Report – Researchers found that when calves were infected by two parasite species at the same time, one parasite rendered the other far less deadly. “We now know that certain parasite co-infections can have strong protective effects–as strong as those offered by vaccines–against certain deadly diseases,” said infectious disease epidemiologist Thumbi Mwangi of Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.