glyphosate

Glyphosate Found in More than 80% of U.S. Urine Samples

Glyphosate Found in More than 80% of U.S. Urine Samples

More than 80 percent of U.S. children and adults likely have glyphosate in their urine. That’s the “disturbing” result of a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which found the chemical in 1,885 of 2,310 urine samples of U.S. residents six and older.  […]

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    Bayer Considers Ending Some U.S. Glyphosate Sales as Environmentalists Urge EPA to Enact Full Ban

    Bayer Considers Ending Some U.S. Glyphosate Sales as Environmentalists Urge EPA to Enact Full Ban

    By Brett Wilkins After a federal judge rejected a $2 billion class-action proposal from Bayer to avert future lawsuits alleging its popular Roundup herbicide causes cancer, the pharmaceutical and chemical giant announced Thursday that it would consider ending sales of the glyphosate-based weedkiller for residential use in the United States. In a statement, Bayer said […]

    Emails Reveal: U.S. Officials Sided With Agrochemical Giant Bayer to Overturn Mexico’s Glyphosate Ban

    Emails Reveal: U.S. Officials Sided With Agrochemical Giant Bayer to Overturn Mexico’s Glyphosate Ban

    By Kenny Stancil While Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has given farmers in the country a 2024 deadline to stop using glyphosate, The Guardian reported Tuesday that agrochemical company Bayer, industry lobbyist CropLife America, and U.S. officials have been pressuring Mexico’s government to drop its proposed ban on the carcinogenic pesticide. The corporate and […]

    Does Glyphosate Disturb the Human Gut Microbiome?

    Does Glyphosate Disturb the Human Gut Microbiome?

    More than half the bacteria in the human gut microbiome are sensitive to glyphosate, the mostly commonly used herbicide in the world, reported scientists this month in the Journal of Hazardous Materials. Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland recently developed a novel bioinformatics tool to predict if beneficial bacteria in the human gut […]

    Organic Farming Protects Communities from Toxic Chemicals

    Organic Farming Protects Communities from Toxic Chemicals

    By Allison Johnson Most people who buy organic do it because they want to eat healthier. It’s true – switching to an organic diet rapidly decreases exposure to a wide range of pesticides, including glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup). According to a new study published in Environmental Research, glyphosate levels in families’ bodies dropped […]

    Roundup Cancer Settlement Hits Snag Over Future Plaintiffs’ Rights

    Roundup Cancer Settlement Hits Snag Over Future Plaintiffs’ Rights

    Bayer’s $10 billion settlement to put an end to roughly 125,000 lawsuits against its popular weed killer Roundup, which contains glyphosate, hit a snag this week when a federal judge in San Francisco expressed skepticism over what rights future plaintiffs would have, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The billion settlement does not actually need […]

    Bayer Settles Roundup Cancer Suits for Over $10 Billion

    Bayer Settles Roundup Cancer Suits for Over $10 Billion

    In one of the largest civil settlements in U.S. history, Bayer agreed Wednesday to pay more than $10 billion to resolve around 95,000 cases claiming its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. The deal will still allow Bayer to sell Roundup without adding any warnings, The New York Times reported. It comes after three juries in […]

    Judge Blocks California From Putting Cancer Warning on Roundup

    Judge Blocks California From Putting Cancer Warning on Roundup

    A federal judge in California ruled on Monday that the state cannot put a cancer warning on the label of the popular herbicide Roundup, as The Associated Press reported. The world’s most widely used weed killer has faced nearly 125,000 lawsuits by plaintiffs who claim their non-Hodgkins lymphoma and other forms of blood cancer were […]