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Originally published in the Guardian Ever since Monsanto introduced its line of Roundup weedkillers to the world in 1974, the products have been touted by the company and regulators as extremely safe. The EPA reiterated that stance last week. But the emergence of long-held corporate secrets in three public trials has revealed a covert campaign to cover-up the pesticide’s risks and raised troubling questions about lax oversight of all
Originally published on Sustainable Pulse Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most used weed killer. In the first study of its kind, the researchers saw descendants of exposed rats developing prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities. Michael Skinner, a WSU
Originally published in Dialogo Chino. Producers plan to ship non-genetically modified, agrochemical-free soy to China for human consumption. It’s a Tuesday near the city of Dolores, western Uruguay, where a huge machine known as “Mosquito” moves through a green soy field. Its giant arms, which stretch out like the wings of an insect, were designed to spray chemicals on the crop. But now they have
Exposure to chemicals in weed killer Roundup increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to a University of Washington study. Researchers found that the link between the most widely used herbicide glyphosate and developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is stronger than previously reported. They examined studies between 2001 and 2018, finding that the risk of developing that type of cancer increases by 41
n phase two of the Edwin Hardeman trial, a jury found Monsanto liable for the role Roundup weedkiller played in Mr. Hardeman’s cancer. The six-member jury awarded over 80 million dollars to Mr. Hardeman. $75 million in punitive damages and about $5 million was also awarded for past and future suffering, as well as more than $200,000 for medical bills. The jury unanimously decided that