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

Keeping Up With Jeffrey

April Update: April 16th: Facebook Live: Monsanto Trial has new incriminating evidence. Jeffrey Smith and Kelly Ryerson—The Glyphosate Girl—share the information that this judge allowed as evidence, but the past two judges censored. April 12th: Facebook Live: Glyphosate (Roundup) in our urine, in our food, in our hair, in our pets. Jeffrey Smith interviews Larry… Read More Keeping Up With Jeffrey

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?