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Bayer Won’t Get New Trial in $80 Million Roundup Lawsuit

Bayer AG is not going to get a new trial in a lawsuit involving a man in California who was awarded $80 million by a jury after it determined exposure to Roundup weedkiller caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. (Bloomberg.com) US federal judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco was expected to issue a second ruling yesterday on… Read More »

Bayer, Monsanto Hit With Stunning $2.1B Verdict

Three trials, three verdicts, nearly $2.5 billion in damages. A California jury this week awarded an astonishing $2.1 billion in punitive and compensatory damages to a husband and wife who claimed they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a result of using Roundup weedkiller for years. This week’s verdict comes just over a month after another jury… Read More »

Costco Pulls Controversial Weedkiller Roundup From Shelves

The grassroots group Moms Across America recently started a campaign to stop the sale of the weedkiller Roundup at three major retailers. This was done in light of the court decision in Johnson v. Monsanto that found that Roundup contributed in part to Dewayne Johnson’s non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL). (Inhabitat.com) After Moms Across America collected nearly… Read More »

Monsanto Jury Told $63 Billion Company Should Pay Big Over Roundup

Monsanto should pay big to a California man because it did not provide sufficient warnings about the weedkiller Roundup’s cancer risks, his lawyer told a federal jury in opening statements in the second phase of the Roundup lawsuit cancer trial. His attorney would not put a number on the number of punitive damages his client… Read More »

Glyphosate in Roundup Can Harm Healthy Gut Bacteria, According to Lawsuit

Monsanto is facing lawsuits by thousand of farmers and consumers who blame their cancers on the Roundup weedkiller, which contains the active ingredient glyphosate. Now Bayer AG in Germany, which purchased Roundup last year, faces a claim that it lied to homeowners about the impact of Roundup on their gut bacteria and general health. (Bloomberg.com).… Read More »

41% Higher Risk of Developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma from Roundup Weedkiller

A new scientific analysis of the cancer-causing propensities of the herbicide glyphosate, which is the most widely used weedkiller on Earth, has determined that people with high exposure have a 41% higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. (theguardian.com). The scientific evidence shows a strong and compelling link between high exposure to the herbicide and a… Read More »

Big Stakes at Roundup Cancer Trial Underway This Week

A San Francisco jury will decide soon whether the weedkiller Roundup made by Monsanto caused the cancer of a man in California. The trial began Feb. 26, 2019, and attorneys watching say the outcome could be a major factor in the fates of other Roundup cancer lawsuits. Edwin Hardeman, 70, is only the second plaintiff… Read More »

Scientist Reaffirms Contention That Roundup Leads to Cancer

After a second round of expert testimony about the link between the Roundup weedkiller made by Monsanto and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a scientist in April 2018 stated that a recent study that found no link between them was seriously flawed. (Courthousenews.com). The cancer expert, Christopher Portier stated that the 2018 study that was published in the… Read More »

Monsanto Slammed With $80 Million Verdict in First Federal Roundup Trial

A California jury found unanimously today that Monsanto is liable for failing to provide adequate warnings that its bestselling Roundup weedkiller could cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHA) and other cancers. The federal jury awarded a California man more than $80 million, and delivered a devastating blow to Monsanto and its parent company Bayer AG, in the… Read More »

Los Angeles County May Ban on Roundup Weedkiller

Due to increasing concerns about the health and potential environmental harm of Roundup, the most popular weedkiller in the world, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger reported last week that she is planning to try to cease its use by county workers until more is known about its safety. (Mynewsla.com). Barger discussed a motion she… Read More »

Toxic Weed Killer on The Menu in K-12 Schools Across America

An alarming new report by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has families across America concerned, as it found high levels of the dangerous weed killer glyphosate in more than 70% of oat-based breakfast foods that are commonly fed to children in K-12 schools across America. (1). Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the popular… Read More »

Quaker Oats Says Weedkiller Ingredient Glyphosate Might Be in Foods

After a California jury in 2018 ordered Monsanto, the maker of herbicide Roundup, to pay $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer, Quaker Oats, the company behind such products as Cheerios and Lucky Charms, admitted that some of its products may contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. After the verdict, Quaker… Read More »

Erin Brockovich Blasts Glyphosate Weed Killer in Op-Ed

Erin Brockovich is a legal clerk and environmental activist who was key in building a legal case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993. Her successful lawsuit was the subject of a 2000 film, Erin Brockovich, which starred Julia Roberts. Since then, Brockovich has become a media personality as well, hosting the TV series Challenge America with Erin… Read More »

Bayer to Slash 12,000 Jobs and Sell Brands Amid Crisis

Bayer is planning a major cost-cutting effort that includes selling off well-known brands, such as Dr Scholl’s foot care and Coppertone sunscreen in an effort to cut costs that includes a loss of up to 12,000 jobs. Part of the job losses is likely stemming from fall out from the thousands of legal cases about… Read More »

Alarming Levels of Glyphosate Found in Our Food Supply

There have been many independent tests on a variety of American food products in recent years that have found residue levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. The nonprofit groups behind these tests are Food Democracy New and The Detox Project. They recently released a report that detailed their disturbing findings.… Read More »

DANGER: These Orange Juice Brands Contain Roundup Weedkiller

When thinking about vitamin C, you may think most often of oranges and orange juice. That is because orange juice is packed with this essential vitamin. But recent disturbing reports reveal that orange juice may not contain just healthy vitamins. It has also been shown to contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup.… Read More »

30 Million Americans’ Drinking Water Contaminated with Herbicide

US water supplies have apparently been seizing on regulatory loopholes and have been hiding high levels of toxic herbicides in drinking water in America, reveals a new paper from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The report stated that at least 30 million Americans’ drinking water has been contaminated with dangerous levels of atrazine. This is… Read More »

Bayer Slammed With 9,300 Lawsuits Over Weedkiller Health Dangers

Bayer AG disclosed this week that 9,300 lawsuits are pending as of the end of October 2018. The quickly expanding group of lawsuits allege that Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate cause cancer. Plaintiffs argue that Roundup, which Bayer bought as part of its takeover of Monsanto, made them ill with such cancers as non-Hodgkin’s… Read More »

Disturbing Allegations Prompt Review of Studies Used to Approve Roundup

Health Canada stated last week due to troubling allegations, government scientists in Canada are reviewing hundreds of studies used to approve glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in the most popular herbicide in the country – Roundup. This decision comes after several environmental groups claimed that Health Canada was too reliant on studies that were… Read More »

Dicamba Weed Killer Wreaks Havoc in Arkansas

Monsanto has had a bad run lately. First it was Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer being found responsible for causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in some workers and consumers, including a record-breaking $289 million verdict against Monsanto in California. Next, it was the alarming discovery that glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup – in our food and… Read More »

5 Million Brazilian Farmers Suing Monsanto Over GMO Seeds

Farmers in Brazil’s biggest soybean-producing state Mato Grosso have requested that a court cancel Monsanto’s Intacta GMO seed patent. They have claimed there are irregularities, such as the firm’s alleged failure to prove it brings significant technological innovation. The Mato Grosso branch of Aprosjoa, which is the association that represents the soybean growers, is filing… Read More »

Study Says 50% of Children in US Will Be Born With Autism by 2025

Some experts believe that glyphosate could be the major factor in the increase in the autism rate. MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Stephanie Seneff reported in 2015 that half the children in the US will be born with autism in the next 10 years. Whether it is from vaccines that contain mercury or… Read More »

Monsanto Sued for ‘Misleading’ Labeling of Roundup

In 2017, Monsanto was looking at yet another legal action for its glyphosate-based product Roundup. Two nonprofit organizations alleged that the company was intentionally mislabeling its weedkiller as ‘targeting enzymes that are found in plants but not in pets or people.’ The lawsuit charged that the statement by Monsanto was false, deceptive and misleading, because… Read More »

France to Phase Out Glyphosate Over 5 Years

The French government under President Macro continues to be committed to banning glyphosate-based weedkillers such as Roundup within the next three years, even though MPs have thrown out various legal moves to enforce it. The lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, has rejected several moves to impose a deadline to remove the… Read More »

Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay $289 Million in Damages to a Plaintiff

A jury in August 2018 ordered chemical company Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who got terminal cancer after he used Roundup, one of the most common weed killers in the world. The federal court jury deliberated for three days before it found that Dewayne Johnson’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma was partially due… Read More »