Sunday, March 24, 2019

Tag: glyphosate

Miami bans the use of glyphosate in a step to improve...

Miami now joins Miami Beach and Stuart, two cities in Florida who have also banned glyphosate.

Glyphosate found in 19 of 20 beers and wines tested

"Due to glyphosate's many health risks and its ubiquitous nature in our food, water and alcohol, the use of glyphosate in the U.S. should be banned unless and until it can be proven safe."

Glyphosate exposure increases cancer risk up to 41 percent, study finds

"Our analysis focused on providing the best possible answer to the question of whether or not glyphosate is carcinogenic. As a result of this research, I am even more convinced that it is."

EU approval of glyphosate based on review that plagiarized Monsanto studies

"Just as tobacco companies can no longer talk about the health benefits of smoking, the chemical industry shouldn't be able to write its own authorization for its own potentially harmful products."

The next plaintiff Monsanto faces is set to go to trial

While Bayer continues to argue that there is no correlation between glyphosate and cancer, the second trial out of around 9,300 pending lawsuits will start in February.

Cheerios, Quaker Oats and snack bars test positive for glyphosate

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) announced Wednesday that tests it commissioned found glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, in nearly 30 General Mills and Quaker brand products made with conventionally-grown oats.

Monsanto seeks to undo $289M Roundup verdict as 8,700 similar lawsuits...

"This was a considerate, thoughtful and well-educated jury that looked at the science to conclude glyphosate causes cancer."

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Glyphosate could be factor in bee decline, study warns

"We need better guidelines for glyphosate use, especially regarding bee exposure, because right now the guidelines assume bees are not harmed by the herbicide."

Farm Bill: House proposal could wipe out communities’ power to prohibit...

58 of those communities have adopted more comprehensive policies that prohibit the use of glyphosate.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Reinventing Beto: How a GOP accessory became a top democratic contender for president

Beto O’Rourke will be running to elude his actual record. If it catches up with him, he’s going to lose.

Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News’ Murdoch to drill for oil in Syria, violating international...

While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists – leaving its children to die of starvation – another country plans to take advantage of the chaos by stealing resources from Syria’s southern region.

As if it couldn’t get worse, Trump budget would cut all funding for arts,...

The White House says the cuts are part of the elimination of "wasteful or unnecessary spending."

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