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

Even major food companies hate the new US rules for GMO food labeling

Two bottles of soybean oil sit on a grocery store shelf. Both contain genetically modified (GM) soybeans from the same crop. One bottle is labelled as a GM product, the other is not. Both are in compliance with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new GM food labeling rules (pdf). Confused? You’re not alone. Policymakers at the… Read More Even major food companies hate the new US rules for GMO food labeling

Jeffrey Smith Sits Down with Lead Attorney in Monsanto Case in Exclusive Interview

Johnson v. Monsanto resulted in a total verdict of over $78,000,000 against Monsanto and shook the biotech Goliath to its core. Brent Winser is the lead attorney in the case and, fresh off the verdict, our Jeffrey Smith engaged Mr. Wisner in a high-level and (at times) personal conversation. The series provides a behind the… Read More Jeffrey Smith Sits Down with Lead Attorney in Monsanto Case in Exclusive Interview

Judge upholds Monsanto verdict but cuts award to $78 million

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… Read More Judge upholds Monsanto verdict but cuts award to $78 million

Organic food lowers blood and breast cancer risk, study finds

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… Read More Organic food lowers blood and breast cancer risk, study finds

Bayer’s Monsanto faces 8,000 lawsuits on glyphosate

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… Read More Bayer’s Monsanto faces 8,000 lawsuits on glyphosate

Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

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… Read More Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

Monsanto Found GUILTY In Roundup Cancer Case

On August 10, Monsanto was found guilty on all counts in the first of many cases connecting Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, to cancer. The jury awarded Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a Bay Area school district groundskeeper, $289 million. Johnson sprayed Roundup and a similar product, Ranger Pro, at his job as a pest control manager at a San… Read More Monsanto Found GUILTY In Roundup Cancer Case

Meet Monsanto’s Dangerous Bioengineered Plant That Never Dies

Originally published in AlterNet by George Kimbrell Creeping bentgrass can cross-pollinate with related wild species and spread uncontrollably. Earlier this month, the Department of Agriculture quietly greenlighted the first-ever genetically engineered grass. The GE creeping bentgrass, a product of Monsanto and Scotts, is genetically engineered to be immune to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. You may not… Read More Meet Monsanto’s Dangerous Bioengineered Plant That Never Dies

Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer goes on trial with billions at stake

Originally published on CBS News by Aimee Picchi After it was introduced in the 1970s, Roundup was promoted as an “herbicide that gets to the root of the problem.” Now, four decades later, manufacturer Monsanto will face a lawsuit that seeks to get to the root of another problem: whether the active ingredient in the… Read More Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer goes on trial with billions at stake

FDA OKs first U.S. genetically engineered salmon facility, at Albany

Originally published in Star Press by Seth Slabaugh The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced its approval of the first U.S. facility for production of genetically engineered salmon. However, an “import alert” for genetically engineered salmon remains in place, preventing U.S. production for now. “With the facility now approved, commercial production of AquAdvantage… Read More FDA OKs first U.S. genetically engineered salmon facility, at Albany

Farmers Switched to Organic After Pesticides Made Them or Their Families Sick

Originally published in EcoWatch by Ken Roseboro Some farmers transition to organic production to earn premium prices paid for organic crops. Others switch to make their farms more sustainable. But for some farmers transitioning to organic is a necessity to save their health—and even their lives. Blaine Schmaltz, who farms in Rugby, North Dakota, is… Read More Farmers Switched to Organic After Pesticides Made Them or Their Families Sick

Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show

Originally published in the Guardian. US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in hundreds of widely used herbicide products, for… Read More Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show