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This is a big deal from the Grand Cayman Islands! Many of you have been shocked to hear that GM mosquitoes have been released in at least 4 countries, and some are hoping to release them in the US. Designed to reduce the population of the variety that carries dengue and zika, this ticking time bomb uses highly risky technology with very little safety testing.
Originally published in the associated press on NBC news. A California judge on Monday upheld a jury’s verdict that found that Monsanto’s weed killer caused a groundskeeper’s cancer, but she slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million to $78 million. In denying Monsanto’s request for a new trial, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos cut the jury’s punitive damage award from
Originally published on The Daily Mail. The survey of nearly 70,000 French adults comes amid a flurry of interest in the cancer risks of pesticides It is spurred by this summer’s Monsanto trial, which found Roundup gave a man cancer DeWayne Johnson, 46, was awarded $250 million by a jury from Monsanto  Eating only organic food could slash cancer risk, a new study claims. The
Originally published in Reuters The number of U.S. lawsuits brought against Bayer’s newly acquired Monsanto has jumped to about 8,000, as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers. Bayer had previously disclosed 5,200 such lawsuits against Monsanto, which it acquired in a $63 billion deal completed in June. “The number of plaintiffs in both state and
Originally published in the Guardian by Oliver Milman Significant levels of the weedkilling chemical glyphosate have been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found. Tests revealed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller brand Roundup, present in all but two of the 45 oat-derived products that were sampled by the Environmental