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Roundup Weedkiller Linked to Convulsions in Animals

Roundup Weedkiller Linked to Convulsions in Animals

Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that found more than three quarters of urine samples tested from adults and children in the U.S. contained glyphosate, the herbicide used in Roundup weedkiller, a press release from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) said. A new FAU and Nova Southeastern University study has […]

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    Undisclosed Ingredients in Roundup Are Lethal to Bumblebees, Study Finds

    Undisclosed Ingredients in Roundup Are Lethal to Bumblebees, Study Finds

    By Jenna McGuire Commonly used herbicides across the U.S. contain highly toxic undisclosed “inert” ingredients that are lethal to bumblebees, according to a new study published Friday in the Journal of Applied Ecology. The study reviewed several herbicide products and found that most contained glyphosate, an ingredient best recognized from Roundup products and the most […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Bayer Said to Be Reneging on Roundup Settlement Deals as Virus Closes Courthouses

    Bayer Said to Be Reneging on Roundup Settlement Deals as Virus Closes Courthouses

    By Carey Gillam Bayer AG is reneging on negotiated settlements with several U.S. law firms representing thousands of plaintiffs who claim exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, sources involved in the litigation said on Friday. The reversal comes as U.S. courts are closed to the public because of the spreading […]

    Shareholder Files Suit Against Bayer Over ‘Disastrous’ Monsanto Acquisition

    Shareholder Files Suit Against Bayer Over ‘Disastrous’ Monsanto Acquisition

    By Carey Gillam A California shareholder of Bayer AG on Friday filed a lawsuit against the companies’ top executives claiming they breached their duty of “prudence” and “loyalty” to the company and investors by buying Monsanto Co. in 2018, an acquisition the suit claims has “inflicted billions of dollars of damages” on the company. Plaintiff […]