Community-Led Efforts to Ban Glyphosate in Public Spaces Pick up Speed

Originally published in Civil Eats A decade ago, when Kathleen Hallal’s three young sons were battling auto-immune disorders, the Irvine, California, resident realized that powerful herbicides were often being sprayed in the schoolyards, fields, and parks where they spent most of their time. “I’d see my kids stretch and roll in the grass. Other kids… Read More Community-Led Efforts to Ban Glyphosate in Public Spaces Pick up Speed

Glyphosate induces benign monoclonal gammopathy and promotes multiple myeloma progression in mice

Originally published on https://link.springer.com/ Abstract: Background: Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the USA and worldwide. There has been considerable debate about its carcinogenicity. Epidemiological studies suggest that multiple myeloma (MM) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have a positive and statistically significant association with glyphosate exposure. As a B cell genome mutator, activation-induced cytidine… Read More Glyphosate induces benign monoclonal gammopathy and promotes multiple myeloma progression in mice

Bayer says U.S. glyphosate plaintiffs more than double

Originally published in Reuters Germany’s Bayer is now facing 42,700 U.S. plaintiffs blaming its glyphosate-based weedkillers for their cancer, more than twice the tally in July and potentially raising any future settlement. Bayer, the inventor of aspirin and owner of Yasmin birth control and Claritin allergy relief brands, is widely expected to eventually buy itself… Read More Bayer says U.S. glyphosate plaintiffs more than double

Lawn Chemicals Linked to 2 Types of Cancer in Dogs

Originally published in www.livetradingnews.com According to a study conducted over a 6 year period at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, exposure to lawn pesticides,  specifically those applied by professional lawn care companies, raised the risk of canine malignant lymphoma (CML) by as much as 70% Dogs… Read More Lawn Chemicals Linked to 2 Types of Cancer in Dogs

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