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A Roundup Trial Roundup

A Roundup Trial Roundup

Tuesday was a big news day for the growing legal movement to hold Monsanto accountable for selling a widely-used weed killer that plaintiffs say gave them or their loved ones cancer. First, The Associated Press reported that Bayer, the German company that acquired Monsanto in June, officially filed to appeal the first historic verdict that […]

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    Former Monsanto Executive Picked by Trump to Lead Wildlife Agency

    Former Monsanto Executive Picked by Trump to Lead Wildlife Agency

    President Donald Trump said he will nominate a former Monsanto executive to head the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Aurelia Skipwith, who Western Values Project Executive Director Chris Saeger called “a darling of corporate special interests,” worked at the agribusiness giant for more than six years. She has since worked […]

    Judge Upholds Historic Monsanto Verdict But Lowers Damages

    Judge Upholds Historic Monsanto Verdict But Lowers Damages

    A San Francisco judge made a surprise ruling Monday and upheld a jury’s verdict that Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller gave a California groundskeeper cancer, and that the company failed to warn him of the danger, CNN reported. Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos had issued a tentative ruling Oct. 10 ordering a new trial over the punitive […]

    Massive Study Finds Eating Organic Slashes Cancer Risks

    Massive Study Finds Eating Organic Slashes Cancer Risks

    Eating organic foods free from pesticides is strongly correlated with a dramatic reduction in the risk of cancer, according to a groundbreaking study published today in an American Medical Association journal. The observational study led by a team of French government scientists tracked the diets of nearly 69,000 people. Four years later, those who consumed […]

    Judge: Groundskeeper Failed to Show Monsanto Acted with ‘Malice’ in Landmark Case

    Judge: Groundskeeper Failed to Show Monsanto Acted with ‘Malice’ in Landmark Case

    A California judge opened the door Wednesday to a do-over of the landmark trial that awarded California groundskeeper DeWayne Johnson $289 million in damages from agri-chemical giant Monsanto after he claimed constant use of the company’s Roundup weed-killer caused his cancer. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos issued a tentative ruling ordering a new […]

    Monsanto Seeks to Undo $289M Roundup Verdict as 8,700 Similar Lawsuits Await

    Monsanto Seeks to Undo $289M Roundup Verdict as 8,700 Similar Lawsuits Await

    Monsanto will ask a San Francisco judge on Wednesday to throw out a jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who claimed the company’s glyphosate-based weedkillers, Roundup and Ranger Pro, caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos, who oversaw the trial, has the power to overturn the verdict, reduce the award […]

    FDA Finds Weed Killer in Most Corn, Soy at ‘Non-Violative Levels’

    FDA Finds Weed Killer in Most Corn, Soy at ‘Non-Violative Levels’

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released on Monday the final results of a “special assignment” that examined the residue levels of glyphosate and a competing herbicide glufosinate in corn, soy, eggs and milk during the fiscal year 2016. Their labs detected glyphosate in 63 percent of the corn samples and 67 percent of […]

    Publisher: Roundup Studies Failed to Fully Disclose Monsanto’s Role

    Publisher: Roundup Studies Failed to Fully Disclose Monsanto’s Role

    A scientific journal issued a rare “Expression of Concern” and requested corrections from authors involved in a group of papers that determined Monsanto‘s controversial herbicide glyphosate is safe, Bloomberg reported. The editor-in-chief and publisher of Critical Reviews in Toxicology said Wednesday that the five articles, which were published in the journal’s 2016 supplemental issue, failed […]

    ‘Natural’ Bread Tests Positive for Glyphosate

    ‘Natural’ Bread Tests Positive for Glyphosate

    Three non-profits have sued sandwich chain Pret A Manger for labeling certain breads and baked goods as “natural” when they tested positively for glyphosate, Beyond Pesticides announced in a press release Wednesday. The suit was filed by Richman Law Group Friday in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on behalf of Beyond Pesticides, […]