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Cancer Takes Toll as New Roundup Trials Near

Cancer Takes Toll as New Roundup Trials Near

By Carey Gillam For the last five years, Chris Stevick has helped his wife Elaine in her battle against a vicious type of cancer that the couple believes was caused by Elaine’s repeated use of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide around a California property the couple owned. Now the roles are reversed as Elaine must help Chris […]

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    Angela Merkel: Glyphosate Use Will Eventually End

    Angela Merkel: Glyphosate Use Will Eventually End

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her country’s lower house of government that use of the controversial herbicide glyphosate will eventually die out, according to Reuters. Her new comments update steps she and her coalition government made to limit glyphosate use as a way to phase out its use and to put in new conditions and […]

    A Matter of Fact – Professor Refuses to Correct Errors in New Scientific Paper Finding Problems With Glyphosate

    A Matter of Fact – Professor Refuses to Correct Errors in New Scientific Paper Finding Problems With Glyphosate

    By Carey Gillam Update, June 5: On June 5 a spokesperson or Scientific Reports said, “When any issues are raised with Scientific Reports about papers we have published, we investigate them carefully and we will take action where appropriate.” He pointed out that Scientific Reports is an online, open-access journal in the “Nature Research family […]

    6 Reasons Impossible Burger’s CEO Is Wrong About GMO Soy

    6 Reasons Impossible Burger’s CEO Is Wrong About GMO Soy

    By Pat Thomas Throughout the U.S., major food brands are trying to get rid of GMO ingredients — not necessarily for the right reasons, but because nearly half of consumers say they avoid them in their food, primarily for health reasons. But the CEO of Impossible Foods, purveyor of the Impossible Burger, is bucking that […]

    Bayer Investigates Its Shady PR Firm After ‘Monsanto File’ Scandal in France

    Bayer Investigates Its Shady PR Firm After ‘Monsanto File’ Scandal in France

    By Stacy Malkan In the latest PR scandal to engulf Bayer, journalists at Le Monde reported May 9 that they obtained a “Monsanto File” created by the public relations firm FleishmanHillard listing a “multitude of information” about 200 journalists, politicians, scientists and others deemed likely to influence the debate on glyphosate in France. Le Monde […]

    Third Jury Rules Roundup Caused Cancer, Orders Bayer to Pay $2 Billion

    Third Jury Rules Roundup Caused Cancer, Orders Bayer to Pay $2 Billion

    A third jury ruled that Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller caused cancer Monday, awarding a California couple more than $2 billion in damages. Not only is it the largest award in a Roundup trial to date, it is also the largest U.S. jury award this year and the eighth-largest product-defect award ever, Bloomberg reported. “We really wanted […]

    Bayer Apologizes Over Secret List of Monsanto Critics

    Bayer Apologizes Over Secret List of Monsanto Critics

    Germany’s Bayer, which bought the U.S. agrochemical firm Monsanto, issued an apology on Sunday following reports that its American subsidiary drew up a list of those critical of the firm’s practices. “After an initial analysis, we understand that such a project raised concerns and criticism,” Bayer said in a statement. “This is not the way […]

    Glyphosate Spin Check: Tracking Claims About the Most Widely Used Herbicide

    Glyphosate Spin Check: Tracking Claims About the Most Widely Used Herbicide

    By Stacy Malkan Amid global debate over the safety of glyphosate-based herbicides such as Monsanto’s Roundup, numerous claims have been made to defend the product’s safety. In the wake of two recent landmark jury rulings that found Roundup to be a substantial factor in causing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, we examined some of these claims and fact-checked […]