"The Earth will win. Seed will win, Monsanto will lose."
The bill, SB3095, completely bans the use of chlorpyrifos, a highly toxic neurotoxin that causes significant damage to brain development in children.
"I have brought wheat crackers, granola cereal, and corn meal from home and there's a fair amount in all of them."
"I am planning a regulatory draft as a first building block in the strategy to minimize use of glyphosate."
A proposed merger between Bayer AG and Monsanto passed a United States regulatory hurdle despite opposition from various food and farm groups.
"The coming together of these two is a marriage made in hell – bad for farmers, bad for consumers, and bad for our countryside."
During the week-long hearing – dubbed "Science Week" – epidemiologists, oncologists, toxicologists and other scientists representing both sides will offer testimony about glyphosate.
"There are millions of people around the world who have a deep and genuine concern that Monsanto's glyphosate is making us and our environment sick."