Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tag: Monsanto

Glyphosate found in more than 80% of U.S. urine samples

Glyphosate was listed as a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015. 

Bayer appeal to dismiss Roundup weedkiller lawsuits rejected by U.S. Supreme...

Bayer said it plans to replace glyphosate-based weed-killing ingredients in products for non-professionals in the U.S. with alternative active ingredients in order to “manage litigation risk in the U.S.,” but not due to concerns about safety.

The rest of the story—Monsanto owner Bayer struggles to shed Roundup...

Monsanto owner, Bayer AG, is contemplating pulling the popular herbicide from the residential market as it struggles to cement a strategy to limit ongoing litigation.

Bayer considers putting an end to US glyphosate sales

“Removing glyphosate from residential use would be a step in the right direction.”

Roundup verdict of $25M upheld in US appeals court

“It’s a slam dunk for plaintiffs. This proves these claims are viable in the tort system.”

Bayer and US officials pressure Mexico to overturn glyphosate ban

“Will they continue the pattern of doing the bidding of global biotech/seed firms like Monsanto? Or, will the USTR respect other countries’ rights to protect the environment and indigenous crops?”

Appeals court upholds groundskeeper’s Roundup cancer trial win over Monsanto

The court said that Monsanto’s argument that scientific findings about glyphosate’s links to cancer constituted a “minority view” was not supported.

Bayer agrees to pay $10 billion to settle RoundUp cancer cases

Bayer will have to pay between "$8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to resolve current Roundup lawsuits."

Monsanto documents predicted damage to US farms

Dozens of U.S. farms have joined together to sue Monsanto (now Bayer) and BASF in order to hold them accountable for the damage of millions of acres of farmland and crops.

Monsanto secretly funded glyphosate studies, watchdog finds

"Citizens, media and decision-makers should know who pays for studies on subjects of public interest."

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‘Love wins again’: Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage

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175 nations start negotiations for legally binding international treaty on plastic pollution

Negotiators from 175 nations will create a team of scientists to address the plastic pollution crisis worldwide.