Roundup’s Risks Could Go Well Beyond Cancer

IRT’s Take: This article in Bloomberg does a nice job of summarizing the many suspected health dangers of glyphosate (although largely ignores the fact that the complete Roundup formulation has NEVER BEEN TESTED!). Then it poses the question: Why aren’t U.S. regulators looking into this?  Here’s a great take on that issue from our exclusive interview… Read More Roundup’s Risks Could Go Well Beyond Cancer

Exposure to Roundup Might Hurt Your Great-Grandchildren

Earlier this year we posted about a new study from Washington State University (WSU). Read more about the study here. 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… Read More Exposure to Roundup Might Hurt Your Great-Grandchildren

US judge slashes $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

Originally published on Fox4. Months after federal jurors dealt a huge blow to Monsanto, saying its Roundup weedkiller contributed to a man’s cancer, a judge decided to soften that blow by $55 million. Edwin Hardeman was the first cancer patient to take Monsanto to federal trial over Roundup. Across the country, more than 11,000 plaintiffs… Read More US judge slashes $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

Are Pesticides In Your Child’s Lunchbox?

Originally published on The Rodale Institute blog. Do your kids love Cheerios, applesauce, and maybe even spinach? These foods are frequent players in lunchboxes and are part of a healthy diet. But do your kids love glyphosate, neonicotinoids, or organophosphates? They definitely don’t. A new study conducted by Friends of the Earth tested for residues of those pesticides and… Read More Are Pesticides In Your Child’s Lunchbox?

Letter regarding: “Crispr gene-editing will change the way Americans eat – here’s what’s coming” 30 May 2019

By Jeffrey Smith To the Guardian. Your May 30, 2019 article about Crispr gene-editing of food missed the world-changing implications of the global “gene rush” underway. With cheap gene-altering technology in hand, thousands of labs are scrambling to commercialize new GMOs. Everything with DNA is up for grabs—algae, bacteria, fish, trees, insects, all of it.… Read More Letter regarding: “Crispr gene-editing will change the way Americans eat – here’s what’s coming” 30 May 2019

Jeffrey Goes Live For The Film, Secret Ingredients

Jeffrey has been busy promoting the free online screening event of the film Secret Ingredients on Facebook. Along with cast members, Jeffrey was live with influencers across organic food and health movements.  Replays from this week: Jeffrey interviewed Mike Gioscia from Secret Ingredients. Mike’s son had autism and his daughter had asthma. Watch how they cured… Read More Jeffrey Goes Live For The Film, Secret Ingredients

Monsanto hit with staggering $2 billion verdict in Roundup cancer suit

Originally published on the SF Chronicle by Bob Egelko An Oakland jury awarded a staggering $2 billion-plus in damages Monday to a Bay Area couple who both came down with cancer after spraying Monsanto Co.’s widely used Roundup weed killer on their properties for more than 30 years. It’s the third such verdict against Monsanto,… Read More Monsanto hit with staggering $2 billion verdict in Roundup cancer suit

The EPA is meant to protect us. The Monsanto trials suggest it isn’t doing that

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… Read More The EPA is meant to protect us. The Monsanto trials suggest it isn’t doing that

Glyphosate Causes Serious Multi-Generational Health Damage to Rats – New WSU Research

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… Read More Glyphosate Causes Serious Multi-Generational Health Damage to Rats – New WSU Research

New Study: Weed killer Roundup Increases Risk of Cancer by 40 Percent

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… Read More New Study: Weed killer Roundup Increases Risk of Cancer by 40 Percent

Monsanto Loses In First Federal Roundup Cancer Court Case. Jury Awards $80 Million To Plaintiff

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… Read More Monsanto Loses In First Federal Roundup Cancer Court Case. Jury Awards $80 Million To Plaintiff

Global Glyphosate Study Pilot Phase Shows Reproductive and Developmental Effects at ‘Safe’ Dose

A new study (1) has found that exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs), including Roundup, caused reproductive and developmental effects in both male and female rats, at a dose level currently considered safe in the U.S. (1.75 mg/kg bw/day). Exposure to GBHs was associated with androgen-like effects, including a statistically significant increase of anogenital distance (AGD)… Read More Global Glyphosate Study Pilot Phase Shows Reproductive and Developmental Effects at ‘Safe’ Dose

Farmworker and Pesticide Protections Saved

Originally published in Earth Justice Victory: Farmworker and environmental health advocates praise Senate for preserving pesticide rules. President Trump signed into law S.483, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018, also known as PRIA. This newest version of PRIA passed unanimously in the House and the Senate. It provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with… Read More Farmworker and Pesticide Protections Saved

I’ve been a farmworker all my life. Here’s why you should buy organic food

Originally published in the Sacrramento Bee Like millions of farmworkers who have labored in America’s fields and orchards, I know what it’s like to grow the food we eat using toxic pesticides. At 12, I worked as a “flag man,” waving in crop-dusting planes that would swoop down close to the plants — and us… Read More I’ve been a farmworker all my life. Here’s why you should buy organic food

FDA allows genetically engineered ‘Frankenfish’ salmon to be imported to US

Originally published on KCRA Americans are one step closer to seeing genetically modified salmon at their grocery stores. The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it is lifting an import alert that stopped genetically engineered salmon from entering the U.S. The salmon, called “Frankenfish” by some, won FDA approval in 2015 — the first approval of… Read More FDA allows genetically engineered ‘Frankenfish’ salmon to be imported to US

Jeffrey Attends The Next Glyphosate Cancer Case

In case you missed it, Jeffrey attended the first day of trial for the latest Monsanto case, Hardeman V. Monsanto. This case leads the more than 11,000 lawsuits pending against Monsanto in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. IRT invites you to Jeffrey’s “inside scoop review” after he took in the opening day proceedings. Jeffrey recorded… Read More Jeffrey Attends The Next Glyphosate Cancer Case

More than 11,000 People Are Now Suing Bayer over Weedkiller Cancer Risk

Originally published in Fortune By DAVID MEYER February 27, 2019 Bayer is now facing lawsuits from around 11,200 plaintiffs over the health implications of Roundup and Ranger Pro, its glyphosate-based weedkillers. The German life science giant revealed the figure Wednesday as it announced its results for fiscal 2018. Full-year sales were up 13% and EBITDA… Read More More than 11,000 People Are Now Suing Bayer over Weedkiller Cancer Risk