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Second CA Glyphosate Trial Scheduled for Elderly Couple in Declining Health

Second CA Glyphosate Trial Scheduled for Elderly Couple in Declining Health

The first trial claiming long-term use of Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller caused the plaintiff’s cancer ended with a $289 million jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff, though that was later reduced by a judge to $78 million. Now, Monsanto’s next date in the judgment seat in California has been set for March 18. California Superior […]

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    ‘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, […]

    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 […]

    Fight Against Glyphosate Could Reignite Push for Agent Orange Justice

    Fight Against Glyphosate Could Reignite Push for Agent Orange Justice

    A jury’s verdict in California that a groundskeeper got cancer from repeated exposure to Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller is offering new hope for justice for millions of plaintiffs an ocean away. During the Vietnam War, Monsanto was one of the primary companies that supplied Agent Orange to the U.S military, which sprayed 44 million liters (approximately […]

    ‘Should I Throw Out My Cheerios?’ and Other Questions About Roundup in Children’s Food

    ‘Should I Throw Out My Cheerios?’ and Other Questions About Roundup in Children’s Food

    By Sarah Graddy Recently, Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a headline-making report on Roundup in children’s cereal and other oat-based foods. Much of the news coverage agrees with us that parents should be concerned. Some says you shouldn’t panic, and pro-pesticide interests accuse us of fear-mongering. So what should you believe—and more importantly, what should […]

    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 […]

    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 […]