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

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