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

Glyphosate Found In 19 of 20 Beer and Wine Samples

Originally published in USA TODAY A new report by the public-interest advocacy group U.S. PIRG reveals that tests of five wines and 15 beers, including organic ones, found traces of the controversial weed killer glyphosate in 19 out of the 20. They include brands like Coors Light, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Corona, Heineken, Guinness, Stella Artois and Samuel Adams. “The levels of… Read More Glyphosate Found In 19 of 20 Beer and Wine Samples

In a blow to Bayer, judge to allow controversial evidence in Roundup cancer trials

Originally published in Reuters by Tina Bellon A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer on Monday tentatively allowed pieces of controversial evidence that the company had hoped to exclude from upcoming trials. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria during a hearing in San Francisco federal court called his decision… Read More In a blow to Bayer, judge to allow controversial evidence in Roundup cancer trials

French court cancels Monsanto weedkiller permit on safety grounds

Originally published in Reuters A French court cancelled the licence for one of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkillers on Tuesday over safety concerns, placing an immediate ban on Roundup Pro 360 in the latest legal blow to the Bayer-owned business. Germany’s Bayer (BAYGn.DE), which bought Monsanto for $63 billion last year, faces thousands of U.S. lawsuits by… Read More French court cancels Monsanto weedkiller permit on safety grounds

Who is Dr. Parry and why did Monsanto bury his reports?

In case you missed it. Jeffrey went live tonight on Facebook to unveil another great video interview with Brent Wisner, Lead Plaintiff’s Attorney in the landmark Johnson v. Monsanto case.  The interview provides an exclusive deep-dive into how Monsanto operates to rig the science as revealed during the trial. Watch here! And watch the Facebook… Read More Who is Dr. Parry and why did Monsanto bury his reports?

A school ditched processed food 7 years ago, and student lunch sales skyrocketed

Originally published in USA Today Minneapolis Public Schools swapped processed foods for whole foods nearly seven years ago, and the district reports selling over a million more meals because of it.  The change happened when Bertrand Weber, now director of the district’s Culinary and Wellness Services, introduced children to whole chickens instead of nuggets and actual potatoes instead of tater… Read More A school ditched processed food 7 years ago, and student lunch sales skyrocketed

Analysis: EPA Ignored Scientific Research Showing Monsanto’s Glyphosate Causes Cancer

Originally pubished on EWG A new analysis from the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe documents the diametrically different approaches the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization took when determining the cancer risk from exposure to Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate. The report shows that the EPA ignored a large number of peer-reviewed independent studies that… Read More Analysis: EPA Ignored Scientific Research Showing Monsanto’s Glyphosate Causes Cancer

Childhood Leukemia, the Microbiome, and Glyphosate: A Doctor’s Perspective

Originally published in GMO Science. Cancers may take decades to develop, so they are often not seen until later in life. However, childhood cancers have risen globally by 13% over the past two decades, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency.[1] Childhood leukemia is still… Read More Childhood Leukemia, the Microbiome, and Glyphosate: A Doctor’s Perspective

Take Action: Demand Food Companies Provide Real GMO Labels

To the White House, USDA, and US food companies We thoroughly reject the USDA’s fake GMO labeling policy as a blatant attempt to help food companies hide the GMO content from concerned consumers. We demand that the government craft a new policy that provides real transparency. We also demand food companies voluntarily provide that transparency, and most… Read More Take Action: Demand Food Companies Provide Real GMO Labels