Glyphosate

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the …

San Francisco

Bayer's Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

Bayer AG's Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company's …

Herbicides

Further setback to banning glyphosate in France

French MPs have once again refused to enter the banning of glyphosate into legislation. EURACTIV France reports.<p>The promise to phase out glyphosate …

Herbicides

I Want To Eat Organic But Can't Afford It

<b>Some people say they can’t afford to eat organic food</b>. But look at it another way. Perhaps they can’t afford not to.<p><b>Organic food is grown without</b> …

Processed Food

Questions posed over Wrexham dog's mystery death

QUESTIONS have been raised over whether a council’s use of weedkiller led to the death of a family dog.<p>Rebecca Thomas-Leesmith has highlighted the …

News (Wales)

Colombia cocaine production acreage at 'record level'

<b>Colombian cocaine production hit record levels in 2017, according to newly released UN statistics.</b><p>The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the acreage under coca cultivation rose to 171,000 hectares in 2017, a 17% increase from 2016.<p>The agency warned production could harm recent peace-building …

World News

Bayer steps up legal fight over weedkiller, asks court to toss $289M jury award

Bayer (OTCPK:BAYRY) is asking a California judge to overturn last month's $289M jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed the company’s …

Business

Bayer Steps Up Legal Fight Over Weed Killer Blamed for Cancer

German company wants California judge to overturn jury verdict and $289 million damage award<p>Bayer AG is stepping up the legal defense of its flagship weedkiller, after a recent verdict in a case alleging the chemical causes cancer sent shares down sharply and raised the prospect of costly plaintiff …

Monsanto

Is It OK To Eat Cheerios Again?

An expert explains after the news that the cereal contained a harmful pesticide.<p>A little more than a month ago, the Environmental Working Group broke …

Herbicides

UN: Colombia coca production surges to record high

A new United Nations report finds that cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia.<p>Annual data released …

News (U.S.)

Glyphosate resistance in junglerice confirmed

There has been a lot of publicity in recent years about growers battling glyphosate-resistant pigweed in soybean and cotton crops. But pigweed isn't …

Cambridge University

How to Kill a Liquid Amber Tree

Some trees such as liquid amber resprout from roots left in the ground.<p>Step 1<p>Call a tree service. Removing a tree that is up to 100 feet tall is a …

Herbicides

Glyphosate Industry Fails to Stop US Funding for Global Cancer Agency

In a massive victory for independent science, it was announced Sunday that the U.S. Senate and Congress appropriations committees have deleted text …

Herbicides

Czech Republic to restrict use of glyphosate weedkiller

The Czech Republic will limit the use of substances containing the controversial glyphosate weedkiller as of next year, the agriculture ministry said …

Herbicides

A difficult balance: Science, politics and policy-making on food

The discussion about food policies in Europe is often heated up and quite frequently politicised.<p>The right balance between science, politics and …

Public Administration

Dave Murphy: Will Monsanto's Loss Result In Less Poison In Our Food?

<i>Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com,</i>In November 2016, a very concerning report -- Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate -- was released by The …

Herbicides

Roundup in Your Breakfast? Be Skeptical.

(via KNOW IDEAS Media) Recently, The Environmental Working Group released a report that concluded there are unsafe levels of the herbicide Glyphosate …

Herbicides

Bayer: Buy When Blood Is On The Street

On August 16, 2018, Bayer Group completed its acquisition of Monsanto – an expertise in modern agriculture. This acquisition gives rise to a global …

Business

Bayer May Face Next Roundup Cancer Trial Sooner Than Planned

Bayer AG isn’t counting on another trial over its Roundup herbicide until February, but an elderly couple who say exposure to the weed killer gave …

San Francisco

Monsanto sued by Chris Roberts, Jefferson Parish official who cites Roundup for his cancer | NOLA.com

Monsanto Co. was sued Friday (Sept. 14) by Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts, who seeks to blame his cancer on 26 years of exposure to the …

Monsanto

Merseyside council using weed killer with confirmed links to CANCER

A Merseyside council is using a weed killer with confirmed links to CANCER, even after a huge US firm was made to pay £220m in compensation to a man …

Herbicides

Monsanto Just Lost a Case Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer

For three years Dewayne “Lee” Johnson began his workday at 5 am, spraying herbicides on the edges of school parking lots and sports fields in advance …

Monsanto

Bob’s Red Mill Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Glyphosate Weedkiller Contamination

<b>(NaturalBlaze)</b> Citing a recent report by the Environmental Working Group finding traces of the ‘known carcinogen’ glyphosate in Cheerios, Quaker Oats …

Herbicides

Huge Win! Avaaz Beats Monsanto in Court After Judge Blocks Subpoena to Collect Activists' Personal Information

Monsanto can’t catch a break, not that it deserves one. The $50-billion mega-corporation, now owned by Bayer, has taken a beating this year, both in …

Monsanto

You Have the Right to the Truth

Every day, for eight weeks, I sat in a San Francisco courtroom.<p>I listened as Dewayne “Lee” Johnson described, in excruciating detail, how non-Hodgkin …

Monsanto

With oatmeal growing in popularity, Quaker pitches to health-conscious consumers

Quaker Oats had an “aha moment” about a year ago, said Robbert Rietbroek, senior vice president and general manager for Quaker Oats North America.<p>The brand, which traces its history back to 1877, was largely being marketed to consumers with a focus on emotion and nostalgia — not health.<p>“What’s …

Business

Peanut Allergy Rise Worries Environmentalists

<b>Dear EarthTalk: Do scientists think there is a big environmental component to the huge rise in peanut allergy cases in recent years?</b><p><i>—Jay Williams,</i> …

Environmentalism

Weed Killers With Suspected Link To Cancer Banned In Miami Beach

Miami Beach banned weed killers containing glyphosate on all city-owned property, including public parks.<p>MIAMI BEACH, FL — Fearing for the safety of …

Miami Beach

Oz Roizen: Glyphosate in the food chain, carbs in your diet

I read that the weed killer glyphosate — the one found responsible for causing cancer in that groundskeeper in California — is showing up in …

Athens, GA

Amid job-loss rumours over paraquat ban, minister says PM still backs him

DEPUTY AGRICULTURE Minister Wiwat Salyakamthorn has shrugged off rumours about his possible loss of a Cabinet portfolio over his fight against …

Cooperatives