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Hardeman sued Monsanto (now owned by Bayer), alleging that his longtime use of Roundup weedkiller caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer.(Photo: Screenshot) Views
Judge in Second Roundup Cancer Trial Worked for Firm that Defended Monsanto
The judge worked for the firm when Monsanto was engulfed in an all-out legal battle over rBGH, a genetically engineered drug developed by Monsanto
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the study noted that chemicals aren't necessarily safe just because regulatory bodies say they are.(Photo: Pixaby) Views
Glyphosate Found in 19 of 20 Beers and Wines Tested
"While these levels of glyphosate are below EPA risk tolerances for beverages, it is possible that even low levels of glyphosate can be problematic."
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  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) inspector examines a shipment imported frozen meat at the Port of New Orleans Views
Agribusiness's Secretive Plans to Unravel Food Safety and Worker Protections
Little-known council linked to NAFTA subverts public safety to free trade
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'Terrifying': Rapid Loss of Biodiversity Placing Global Food Supplies at Risk of 'Irreversible Collapse'
"This should be at the top of every news bulletin and every government's agenda around the world."
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Glyphosate contamination was detected in 70 percent of products tested by the Center for Environmental Health, including big name brands like Quaker and Cheerios. (Photo credit: DavidF/iStock) Views
There’s a Toxic Weedkiller on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the U.S.
Monsanto’s glyphosate has been found in over 70 percent of oat-based breakfast cereals served to US school children
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Report on President's Environmental Record So Far 'Reminds Us That Trump Soap Opera Has Dire Real-World Consequences'
"We are sort of powerless," a Fort Berthold Indian Reservation resident said of Trump's rollbacks on pollution rules. "This is our reality now."
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Agricultural workers in Salinas, California.  (Photo: Michael Davidson/flickr/cc) News
200+ Groups Call on Senate to Reject 'Pesticide Industry Loyalist' Scott Hutchins as USDA's Top Scientist
"The Trump Administration has, again, proven that they are more interested in promoting the agenda and profit of industrial agribusiness over scientific integrity, the protection of public health, and the well-being of farmers, farm workers, and rural communities.""
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Judge Upholds Landmark Monsanto Verdict, But Slashes Punitive Damages by $211 Million
While Dewayne "Lee" Johnson and his lawyers consider whether to accept a lower amount or move forward with a retrial, they called the new ruling "a triumph for our legal system"
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Beyond Neonics: New Study Shows Glyphosate Also Major Threat to World's Honey Bee Population
"We need better guidelines for glyphosate use, especially regarding bee exposure, because right now the guidelines assume bees are not harmed by the herbicide. Our study shows that's not true."
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"According to Reuters, the number of lawsuits brought against Bayer’s newly acquired Monsanto is approximately 8000 in the US alone." (Photo: Monsanto Tribunal/flickr/cc) Views
Monsanto-Bayer: Eliminating the Name Will Not Erase the History
We will continue to reclaim citizens’ rights, as well as those of small and medium producers, who, despite being crushed by the current market mechanisms, are the only ones providing us with healthy and nutritious food
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