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21 Plaintiffs Unite Cancer Cases Against Monsanto as EPA Forms Panel to Review Glyphosate

21 Plaintiffs Unite Cancer Cases Against Monsanto as EPA Forms Panel to Review Glyphosate

Cancer lawsuits against Monsanto over the company’s glyphosate-based weedkiller, Roundup, are gaining steam. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, “probably” causes cancer, according to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. Flickr On Wednesday, a motion was filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a coordinated docket […]

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    Roundup Ready GMO Grass Coming to a Lawn Near You?

    Roundup Ready GMO Grass Coming to a Lawn Near You?

    Scotts Miracle-Gro is developing yet another variety of genetically modified (GMO) grass that’s engineered to withstand applications of glyphosate, the controversial main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller. Inside Scotts Miracle-Gro's plan for GMO grass: https://t.co/Z8UkRZZeQA via @forbes pic.twitter.com/mJm9y5owAs — Dan Alexander (@DanAlexander21) July 6, 2016 This latest effort follows Scotts’s first fiasco with GMO turf. […]

    Monsanto and DuPont Announce New Weed Killer for GMO Crops

    Monsanto and DuPont Announce New Weed Killer for GMO Crops

    One of the biggest concerns about the cultivation of genetically modified crops is the rise of superweeds caused by the overuse of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto‘s best-selling Roundup and other pesticides. So, in an effort to beat back these herbicide-defying weeds, Monsanto and DuPont have agreed to sell an even stronger weed killer […]

    Glyphosate Sprayed on GMO Crops Linked to Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Bloom

    Glyphosate Sprayed on GMO Crops Linked to Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Bloom

    Glyphosate, the controversial main ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup and other herbicides, is being connected to Lake Erie’s troubling algae blooms, which has fouled drinking water and suffocated and killed marine life in recent years. Phosphorus—attributed to farm runoff carried by the Maumee River—has long been identified as a leading culprit feeding the excessive blooms in […]

    Neil Young: Say No to GMOs on ‘Behalf of All Living Things’

    Neil Young: Say No to GMOs on ‘Behalf of All Living Things’

    As he travels Europe on his sold-out two-month tour, Neil Young is warning his audiences to not be fooled into thinking genetically modified crops are the answer to food security problems. Thanks @Neilyoung for signing on to our Letter from America https://t.co/PnWX0ZguSX. Let's make a #GMO free world! pic.twitter.com/X5Wf8IJaPq — Beyond GM (@Beyond_GM) July 1, […]

    Mother-of-Three Sues Monsanto Claiming Roundup Caused Her Cancer

    Mother-of-Three Sues Monsanto Claiming Roundup Caused Her Cancer

    Monsanto has been staring down an increasing number of cancer lawsuits ever since the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) infamously classified Roundup’s main ingredient glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in March 2015. One such plaintiff, Yolanda Mendoza, is now speaking out about her personal injury and product liability lawsuit […]

    Glyphosate Given Last-Minute Approval Despite Failure to Secure Majority Support

    Glyphosate Given Last-Minute Approval Despite Failure to Secure Majority Support

    As expected, the European Commission has extended the license for glyphosate for 18 months. Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis announced the last-minute re-licensing on June 28 despite failing three times in a row to secure a majority decision from the European Union’s member states. The EU’s current approval of glyphosate had been set to expire on […]

    Bee Killers Sponsor National Pollinator Week (And 3 Ways They Are Killing Bees)

    Bee Killers Sponsor National Pollinator Week (And 3 Ways They Are Killing Bees)

    Concerned about the bees and the butterflies? Interested in celebrating National Pollinator Week? It’s happening next week, June 16-22. And it’s brought to you, in part, by none other than Monsanto and Bayer. New York March Against Monsanto. Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock.com In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated a week in June as National Pollinator […]

    Out-of-State Money Pours Into Local Fight Against GE Crop Ban

    Out-of-State Money Pours Into Local Fight Against GE Crop Ban

    A recent report by The Oregonian found that enormous amounts of money are being spent by agrichemical and biotechnology companies in one Oregon county to stop an ordinance that would ban farmers from being able to plant genetically engineered (GE) Crops. This current legislative fight encapsulates the uphill funding battle that anti-GE activists face when organizing state and local […]