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EPA Says Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer. Other Public Health Groups Disagree

EPA Says Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer. Other Public Health Groups Disagree

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller, does not cause cancer, reaffirming its 2017 finding and contradicting juries who ruled the opposite in two high profile trials, Reuters reported. In August 2018, a California jury awarded $289 million to a Bay Area groundskeeper who said […]

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    Glyphosate Found in 19 of 20 Beers and Wines Tested

    Glyphosate Found in 19 of 20 Beers and Wines Tested

    Glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller that some studies have linked to cancer—is also a secret ingredient in nearly 20 popular beers and wines. That’s the finding of a new study from the education group U.S. PIRG, which found glyphosate in 19 of 20 wine and beer brands tested, including organic labels and brews. […]

    Glyphosate Exposure Increases Cancer Risk Up to 41%, Study Finds

    Glyphosate Exposure Increases Cancer Risk Up to 41%, Study Finds

    A new meta-analysis of glyphosate suggests that people who are highly exposed to the popular herbicide have a 41 percent increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is the world’s most widely used weedkiller and has been surrounded by controversy ever since the International Agency for Research on Cancer […]

    Renewed Hope for Eastern Monarch Butterfly?

    Renewed Hope for Eastern Monarch Butterfly?

    The yearly count of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico, released Wednesday, shows an increase of 144 percent from last year’s count and is the highest count since 2006. That’s good news for a species whose numbers had fallen in recent years, but conservationists say the monarch continues to need Endangered Species Act protection. The count […]

    Glyphosate and Other Toxic Chemicals Detected in French Diapers

    Glyphosate and Other Toxic Chemicals Detected in French Diapers

    In a study said to be the first of its kind worldwide, French health agency Anses has found potentially dangerous chemicals in disposable diapers. The substances they discovered include glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller, BBC News reported. Anses said it “detected a number of hazardous chemicals in disposable diapers that could migrate […]

    EU Approval of Glyphosate Based on Review That Plagiarized Monsanto Studies

    EU Approval of Glyphosate Based on Review That Plagiarized Monsanto Studies

    The European Union’s license extension of the world’s most popular weedkiller, glyphosate, was based on a review that heavily plagiarized industry studies, according to a report (pdf) commissioned by European parliamentarians (MEPs). The new analysis released Tuesday compares whether a risk assessment of the controversial herbicide was actually authored by scientists representing Germany’s Federal Institute […]

    There’s a Toxic Weedkiller on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the U.S.

    There’s a Toxic Weedkiller on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the U.S.

    By Caroline Cox Many parents cheered about 10 years ago when Michelle Obama took on the important task of improving school meals. Of course, every child should have a healthy lunch and breakfast. Most of us have school cafeteria stories; I still remember the feeling of failure I had decades ago when I realized my […]

    Monsanto Can Claim Patent on GM Cotton in India, Top Court Rules

    Monsanto Can Claim Patent on GM Cotton in India, Top Court Rules

    Update, Jan. 25, this post includes new reporting: Since the Jan. 8 judgement, new reports have called Monsanto’s “patent victory”—and the media’s reporting of it—into doubt. It appears that the Supreme Court reversed the case to a single judge of the Delhi Hight Court for trial, which will determine the validity of Monsanto’s patent for […]