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Glyphosate Could Be Factor in Bee Decline, Study Warns

Glyphosate Could Be Factor in Bee Decline, Study Warns

Another study has cast doubt on the environmental safety of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the most frequently used weedkiller in the world. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) exposed bees to glyphosate and found that it reduced the beneficial bacteria in their guts, making them more susceptible to disease. “We […]

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    West Texas Vineyards Hit by Herbicide Drift

    West Texas Vineyards Hit by Herbicide Drift

    Wine makers in West Texas are reeling from herbicide drift injuries on their grapevines, an emerging threat to the state’s $13 billion a year industry, NPR’s Morning Edition reported Tuesday. The damage likely originates from use of Monsanto’s dicamba and Dow’s 2,4-D formulations on nearby cotton fields. The companies sell cotton seeds that are genetically […]

    The Much-Loathed Monsanto Name Is About to Die

    The Much-Loathed Monsanto Name Is About to Die

    By Dan Nosowitz The public seems to loathe Monsanto. A recent poll ranked the company among the 20 most hated in America (nearly every other name on the list is a consumer-facing company the public deals with regularly, like health insurers, telecoms, and airlines) and entire marches are organized against them. As German corporation Bayer […]

    Top Seed Companies Urge EPA to Limit Dicamba

    Top Seed Companies Urge EPA to Limit Dicamba

    Two of the nation’s largest independent seed sellers, Beck’s Hybrids and Stine Seed, are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to place limits on the spraying of the drift-prone pesticide dicamba, Reuters reported. This could potentially hurt Monsanto, which along with DowDupont and BASF SE, makes dicamba formulations to use on Monsanto’s Xtend seeds […]

    Roundup for Breakfast? Weed Killer Found in Kids’ Cereals, Other Oat-Based Foods

    Roundup for Breakfast? Weed Killer Found in Kids’ Cereals, Other Oat-Based Foods

    Popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison in Monsanto’s Roundup, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). These new findings come days after a California jury awarded $289 million to a school groundskeeper who claimed Roundup gave him lymphoma. #Monsanto […]

    Monsanto Cancer Ruling Sparks Backlash Around the Globe

    Monsanto Cancer Ruling Sparks Backlash Around the Globe

    Glyphosate, the world’s most popular herbicide, is at the center of international scrutiny after a San Francisco court on Friday decided in favor of a California school groundskeeper with terminal cancer. The jury ruled that the plaintiff, Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, developed cancer from repeated exposure to Roundup, Monsanto‘s widely used glyphosate-based weedkiller, and ordered the […]

    What Would a Monsanto-Bayer Merger Really Grow?

    What Would a Monsanto-Bayer Merger Really Grow?

    By Courtney Lindwall A megamerger between two of the world’s biggest agricultural corporations looms on the horizon. The seed and pesticide giant Monsanto is inching closer to uniting with the German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer—a consolidation that could spell disaster for farmers, pollinators, and affordable, healthy food. Here’s why the Monsanto-Bayer merger is a […]

    Federal Judge Bans Use of Glyphosate in Brazil

    Federal Judge Bans Use of Glyphosate in Brazil

    A federal judge in Brazil ordered the suspension of products containing glyphosate until the government re-evaluates the chemical’s toxicology, Reuters reported Monday, citing legal papers. The decision prohibits the registration of new products containing the herbicide and suspends existing registrations within the next 30 days, the report said. The ruling affects Monsanto, the maker of […]