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    Monarch Butterfly Migration Could Collapse, Scientists Warn

    Monarch Butterfly Migration Could Collapse, Scientists Warn

    The yearly count of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico, released Monday, shows a decrease from last year’s count and confirms the iconic orange and black butterfly is still very much at risk. The count of 2.48 hectares of occupied winter habitat is down from 2.91 hectares last winter. Overall, monarchs have declined by more than […]

    Judge to Decide if Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Move Forward at Crucial Hearing

    Judge to Decide if Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Move Forward at Crucial Hearing

    A federal judge in San Francisco will hear from expert witnesses on the science and safety of glyphosate at critical hearing starting Monday that will determine if plaintiffs around the country can move forward with their legal action against Monsanto over cancer claims. More than 365 pending lawsuits against the agribusiness giant have been centralized […]

    Judge Says Public Doesn’t Need Cancer Warning Label

    Judge Says Public Doesn’t Need Cancer Warning Label

    By Zen Honeycutt A California federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the public does not need a warning label to inform us that cancer-causing and harmful chemicals in glyphosate herbicides are in our food or products, temporarily relieving manufacturers from the responsibility of being honest with their customers. At a time when more and more […]

    Monsanto ‘Commands’ Civic Group to Turn in All Communications Over Glyphosate

    Monsanto ‘Commands’ Civic Group to Turn in All Communications Over Glyphosate

    Avaaz, a civic campaigning network that counts roughly 45 million subscribers around the world, has been served with a 168-page subpoena on behalf of agribusiness giant Monsanto. The document, dated Jan. 26 and sent from New York Supreme Court, “commands” the U.S.-based organization to turn in a decade’s worth of internal communications by Friday, Feb. […]

    In Blow to Monsanto, Arkansas Ban on Controversial Herbicide to Remain

    In Blow to Monsanto, Arkansas Ban on Controversial Herbicide to Remain

    Monsanto lost its bid to overturn Arkansas’ ban on dicamba, a controversial weedkiller linked to extensive damage to famers’ crops in the state as well as several other states. The agribusiness giant makes a version of the herbicide called XtendiMax that’s paired with its seeds that are genetically engineered to resist the product. DuPont Co. […]

    Transforming the Food We Eat With DowDuPont

    Transforming the Food We Eat With DowDuPont

    By Stacy Malkan The world’s largest pesticide and seed companies want you to believe they are on the side of science. High-tech foods are the future, they say, and people who raise concerns about their pesticides and genetically engineered seeds are “anti-science.” The Atlantic magazine will provide a platform to those industry talking points in […]

    ‘Dangerous Drift-Prone Pesticide’ Threatens Millions of Acres, Hundreds of Endangered Species: Farmers and Conservationists Sue EPA, Monsanto

    ‘Dangerous Drift-Prone Pesticide’ Threatens Millions of Acres, Hundreds of Endangered Species: Farmers and Conservationists Sue EPA, Monsanto

    On Friday, public interest organizations representing farmers and conservationists made their legal case in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Monsanto Company, challenging EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. XtendiMax is Monsanto’s version of dicamba, an old and highly drift-prone weed-killer. EPA’s approval permitted XtendiMax to be sprayed […]

    Siding With Monsanto, GOP Threatens to Cut Off WHO Funds Over Glyphosate Finding

    Siding With Monsanto, GOP Threatens to Cut Off WHO Funds Over Glyphosate Finding

    By Jake Johnson During a House Science Committee hearing on Tuesday, Republican lawmakers sided with the chemical industry in questioning the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) classification of glyphosate—the key ingredient in the Monsanto-produced weedkiller Roundup—as a probable carcinogen and threatened to cut off the agency’s funding. IARC, a branch of the World […]