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    Some Bigelow Tea Not ‘Natural’ Because It Contains Glyphosate, Lawsuit Says

    Some Bigelow Tea Not ‘Natural’ Because It Contains Glyphosate, Lawsuit Says

    The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has filed a lawsuit against R.C. Bigelow, Inc. alleging that glyphosate—the world’s most widely used weedkiller—can be detected in some of the company’s popular tea products. But the consumer interest group is not suing Bigelow due to the presence of the controversial chemical in its tea products (an estimated 0.38 […]

    EPA Says Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer, Contradicting IARC

    EPA Says Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer, Contradicting IARC

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on Monday a human health and ecological draft risk assessment for glyphosate, concluding that the widely used—and highly controversial—pesticide is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” According to the EPA’s announcement, the assessment “found no other meaningful risks to human health when the product is used according […]

    Victory! Monsanto Shill Michael Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry

    Victory! Monsanto Shill Michael Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry

    The Center for Food Safety heralded reports that Michael Dourson, President Trump’s controversial nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Wednesday withdrew his nomination after senators raised concerns over his past work and conflicts of interest. “Dourson is a long-time pesticide industry shill, with a history […]

    Monsanto Giving Cash to Farmers Who Use Controversial Pesticide

    Monsanto Giving Cash to Farmers Who Use Controversial Pesticide

    Looks like Monsanto really wants farmers to use XtendiMax. The agribusiness giant is offering a cash incentive to farmers to apply a controversial pesticide linked to 3.1 million acres of crop damage in nearly two dozen heartland states, according to Reuters. The cash-back offer comes as several states are considering restrictions on the use of […]

    Is Big Food’s Lobbying Arm on the Brink of Extinction?

    Is Big Food’s Lobbying Arm on the Brink of Extinction?

    By Katherine Paul At the height of the GMO labeling battle, we not-so-fondly referred to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) as “Monsanto’s Evil Twin.” Last week, a former GMA executive told Politico that to him, the food industry lobbying group seems like “the dinosaur waiting to die.” For consumers who blame the GMA for engineering […]

    ‘Historical Mistake’: Green Groups Decry EU’s Glyphosate License Extension

    ‘Historical Mistake’: Green Groups Decry EU’s Glyphosate License Extension

    By Julia Conley Green groups and public health advocates on Monday denounced the European Commission’s vote in favor of extending the license of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide which scientists have labeled as a “likely carcinogen.” Eighteen member states of the European Union approved of the use of the weed-killer’s use for […]

    Mexico Revokes Monsanto’s Permit to Market GMO Soy in Seven States

    Mexico Revokes Monsanto’s Permit to Market GMO Soy in Seven States

    Monsanto has lost its permit to commercialize genetically modified (GMO) soy in seven Mexican states, Reuters reported. Mexico’s agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA revoked the permit—a decision that the St. Louis-based seed giant called unjustified. Citing a SENASICA document, Mexican newspaper Reforma reported that the permit was revoked after authorities detected Monsanto’s GMO soy in unauthorized […]