List of 50+ Foods Containing Weedkiller Ingredient Glyphosate

According to a recent report by the Environmental Working Group, 26 of the 28 cereal, snack bar and oat products, it did tests on had trace amounts of glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Roundup that is suspected of causing serious health problems, including cancer. This is the second time EWB has done this… Read More »

Facts & Statistics About Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

So far, two juries have determined that Roundup, the most popular weedkiller in the world, causes or significantly contributes to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a serious, sometimes fatal form of cancer that’s diagnosed in about 74,000 Americans every year. Accounting for 4 percent of all cancers, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer that starts in the body’s… Read More »

Roundup Weedkiller vs Honey Bee Populations

Pound-for-pound, no creature contributes more to agriculture than the honey bee. Actually, that should probably be 0.00025 pound-for-0.00025 pound, since that’s the weight of a typical honey bee. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day, and bees are responsible for about 80% of pollination worldwide. That’s why the still not-fully-understood massive… Read More »

50+ Crazy Facts About Glyphosate in Roundup Weedkiller

At the center of both scientific and political debate, the blockbuster weedkiller Roundup and its primary ingredient, glyphosate, have dominated the agricultural world since it was introduced in the 1970s. The single most popular weedkiller in human history, glyphosate has helped increase crop yields around the world. But that may have come at enormous cost,… Read More »

New Report Compiles 100+ Foods Containing Weedkiller Ingredient Glyphosate

As the lawsuits mount and more data comes out about just how dangerous glyphosate can be, it’s becoming truly terrifying to do something as simple as going to the grocery store. That’s because several rounds of testing by multiple independent organizations have detected varying levels of glyphosate in dozens of specific food products, including some… Read More »

Farmers and Agriculture Workers Face the Greatest Risk of Roundup Cancer

Roundup is the most widely-used pesticide in the world, and its wide use has lead to accusations that its active ingredient glyphosate could lead to serious diseases in those who are exposed to it for long periods, including non-Hodgkins lymphoma or NHL. ( Research has been conducted to determine which workers have the greatest risk… Read More »

Which Produce Contains the Most (and Least) Pesticides?

With concerns growing across the country and around the world over pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other chemicals being used more and more in agriculture and food production, many consumers worry the foods they’re eating or feeding to their children have high levels of pesticide residue. The sad fact is, for many popular pieces of produce,… Read More »

8 Crazy Facts About GMO Foods (Updated 2019)

Genetically modified organisms are either deified or vilified, depending on who you are and what your goals are. Opponents of genetically modified organisms point to health concerns and the decimation of crop and animal diversity, which puts us at risk of starvation should some killer disease or act of God wipe out much of our… Read More »

10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Organic Foods

You know you should eat organic. Strolling through the produce section, green signs and badges alert you to the presence of natural, pesticide-free products that are better for your health. But many people, while they understand organic is supposed to be better, aren’t sure why. And lacking a good reason to pay a significantly increased… Read More »

What Are Superweeds?

Weeds that are highly resistant to herbicides are frequently referred to as ‘superweeds.’ These are nuisance weeds that have developed immunity to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. That product produced by Monsanto (now owned by Bayer AG) is frequently paired with GMO herbicide-tolerant crops, such as soybeans, corn, cotton and alfalfa in the US.… Read More »

How To Avoid Glyphosate in Your Foods

FACT: Glyphosate is the most heavily used chemical herbicide in human agricultural history so how do we avoid consuming this toxin? Glyphosate is a toxic herbicide (commonly known by the trade name Roundup) that is used on many US crops, from wheat to soybeans to corn. It is impossible to remove glyphosate from your foods… Read More »

Fungicides vs Herbicides vs Pesticides vs Insecticides

Pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides each contain the suffix ‘cide.’ In Latin, this means ‘killer’ or ‘the act of killing.’ The ‘cides’ in these cases indicate the ability to kill organisms that damage or kill plants, such as plant diseases, insects and fungi. Fungicides and herbicides are types of pesticides. Pesticides are substances that kill a… Read More »

DNA Disruption from Weedkiller Glyphosate Exposure

You don’t need a scientist to tell you that Roundup and similar weedkillers are bad. Even people who use it on a daily basis know to cover their mouths and hold their breaths when spraying it. We’re told to keep children and pets away from newly sprayed patches, and those who work with it regularly… Read More »

Why Hasn’t the EPA Banned Glyphosate?

The EPA pesticide office has continued to side with Monsanto by not banning glyphosate-based herbicide products such as Roundup, according to a recent article by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). NRDC recently told the EPA that it had strayed from its mission. The organization believes based upon the combined data of adverse effects, EPA… Read More »

World Health Organization Declares Glyphosate a Human Carcinogenic

In 2015, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency declared glyphosate weed killer to be a probable human carcinogen, in a move that alarmed the agrochemical industry and gardeners around the world. The assessment that was conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of glyphosate, which is used in Roundup and other herbicides… Read More »

Does Glyphosate in Roundup Cause Cancer?

How does Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate cause cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma? This question has been at issue for some time, most recently in a lawsuit in California where a groundskeeper was awarded $289 million by a San Francisco jury because it found Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, had contributed to the man’s health… Read More »

Countries That Banned Glyphosate Weedkiller (Updated)

Glyphosate is the most used herbicide or pesticide in the world, with hundreds of millions of pounds being used every year across the globe. While the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined that glyphosate is probably a cancer-causing agent in humans, the chemical remains in widespread use. Still, several countries… Read More »

Should Glyphosate Be Banned?

Is it time to ban glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup? It is the most used agricultural chemical of all time. And mounting scientific evidence from many sources suggests that it could be the most devastating to human, animal and environmental health. The EPA has been conducting its mandatory 15-year re-registration review of the chemical… Read More »

The Link Between Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer and Roundup

Is there a link between Non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer and Roundup? If you believe Monsanto, the producer of Roundup, there is none. A large, long-term study on the use of the weed killer glyphosate released in 2017 found no link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer.  However, it is very important to point out that much… Read More »

The Dicamba Weedkiller Lawsuit, Farmers Suing

Monsanto and its new owner Bayer AG have been deluged with thousands of lawsuits over the alleged cancer-causing properties of Roundup and its key ingredient glyphosate. In one of those lawsuits, a former groundskeeper in San Francisco was awarded $289 million in damages by a jury. That case has opened the floodgates for Roundup litigation… Read More »

What is the Roundup Cancer Risk from Glyphosate?

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) changes its outlook on cancer risks related to Roundup. It warned the planet that Roundup is likely a carcinogen for humans. Several studies done around the world led this respected international agency to conclude that Roundup exposure through farming, landscaping, and gardening can result in… Read More »

What Are the Different Types of Herbicides

Herbicides are chemicals that are used to kill undesirable plants, such as weeds. The proper use of herbicides has many benefits in saving money, time and labor. But it also can cause problems such as killing non-target plants, and some herbicides, such as Roundup, could be associated with a high risk of some cancers. Herbicide… Read More »

Glyphosate Cancer Studies

In December 2018, a man in California who claimed the herbicide glyphosate in Roundup led to his cancer received $289 million in damages from a California jury, although the amount has since been reduced to approximately $87 million. (1). This was the first lawsuit to go to trial that alleged there is a link between… Read More »

What is Roundup Weed Killer? Who Makes It?

Ever since agriculture was began thousands of years ago, farmers have had to do battle with weeds. For farmers, weeds are much worse than an eye sore. In addition to plant disease and bugs, weeds can damage crops and destroy harvests. Weeds cause problems in the fields because they rob water, sun and nutrients from… Read More »

What Types of Lymphoma Cancer Does Roundup Weedkiller Cause?

Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup’s Weedkiller, has been at the center of a firestorm of controversy that is getting more intense by the year. More crops are genetically modified to be tolerant of glyphosate, leading to higher yields for giant agriculture companies. But the chemical has been found to cause a variety of serious… Read More »

Pesticide in Weedkiller Linked to Parkinson’s

Several researchers at Penn State University believe they have found a possible link between a pesticide and Parkinson’s disease. (1). The pesticide in question is called paraquat. It was widely used as a weedkiller before being banned in the US in 2007. Researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine conducted experiments with paraquat and… Read More »

What is Glyphosate? Why Is It Dangerous?

Glyphosate is the major ingredient in many common weedkillers, including Roundup made by Monsanto. Roundup is commonly used in farming, public places, streets, parks, and schools. Roundup with glyphosate is also used by people in their yards and gardens. Roundup is the trade name for this product containing glyphosate and was established in 1974. Monsanto… Read More »

How is Glyphosate Herbicide So Powerful?

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the most widely used herbicide, Roundup, which is made by Monsanto. The use of glyphosate is one of the most contentious issues in the agricultural business today. Mass protests recently erupted in Europe at the end of last year after the EU, after a great amount of discussion, granted… Read More »

Should the EPA Revoke Monsanto Weedkiller Approval?

Environmental groups argued in federal appellate court last summer that the EPA had failed to analyze the many risks of Bayer AG Monsanto dicamba-based weed killer to neighboring crops before it was approved in 2016. (1). The environmental organizations filed their federal lawsuit in February 2018, and wanted the federal court to make EPA vacate… Read More »

6 Health Problems Related to Roundup Glyphosate Exposure

Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, bring with them a raft of concerns. These aren’t new, of course; both authority figures and the public have debated the worth and wisdom of GMOs for decades now. Sometimes the debates get nasty indeed, as in the case of Monsanto versus small farmers who try to save seeds cross-pollinated… Read More »