CBC’s Weekly with Wendy Mesley – March 17 2019 episode “The debate over whether glyphosate causes cancer”.

The CBC’s Weekly with Wendy Mesley – March 17 2019 episode “The debate over whether glyphosate causes cancer”. Unfortunately the only question they focus on “does glyphosate cause cancer?”.  The impact on the gut biome and the downstream impacts were not mentioned. But: The term “Science for sale” is common in the 13 minute feature. The prevalence of glyphosate in […]

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Court documents reveal Monsanto’s efforts to fight glyphosate’s ‘severe stigma’

All text below is from CBC News article “Court documents reveal Monsanto’s efforts to fight glyphosate’s ‘severe stigma’“ A review by CBC/Radio-Canada of internal Monsanto documents disclosed in the court case of Dewayne Johnson, who sued Monsanto and won $78 million last October, showed the many efforts the company took to fight the IARC assessment. The documents also reveal communications […]

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Researchers at University of Washington conclude: glyphosate significantly increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

CNN SAYS:  Researchers from the University of Washington evaluated existing studies into the chemical — found in weed killers including Monsanto’s popular Roundup — and concluded that it significantly increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer of the immune system. THE NEW META REPORT SAYS:  Using the highest exposure groups when available in each study, we report the […]

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Health Canada acknowledges “troubling allegations” regarding approval of Roundup herbicide

Gil Shochat of the CBC has written about Health Canada reviewing hundreds of studies used during the approval process for glyphosate. Health Canada says in light of “troubling allegations,” its scientists are reviewing hundreds of studies used during the approval process for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Canada’s most popular herbicide, Roundup. These have never been publicly available AND its […]

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Monsanto “acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct,” Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos announced in court

May 22 2018 Guardian article: Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup August 10, 2018: USA Today article: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit Monsanto “acted with malice, oppression […]

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Brazil’s 2018 Glyphosate Timeline

Brazil’s 2018 Glyphosate Timeline 2018-02-20 Brazil’s fundamental pesticide law under attack 2018-08-07 Brazil judge suspends use of glyphosate 2018-08-08 Brazil: Poisonous Agrotoxin Found Over 80% of Breast Milk Samples in Urucui 2018-08-08 Brazil pesticide group to appeal ruling suspending glyphosate weed killer 2018-08-09 Brazil’s public health agency will appeal judge’s nationwide suspension of glyphosate MORE TO COME! Ad below this […]

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Don’t jump the gun on canola desiccation (please!)

Big thanks to the Manitoba Cooperator story “Straight-cutting canola growers urged to be patient on desiccant spray” which reminds farmers that there are alternatives to the preharvest application of glyphosate to our food.  The article even reminds us that glyphosate is not technically a dessicant. Angela Brackenreed (Canola Council of Canada and Agronomy Specialist) reminds farmers: not every straight cut […]

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June 2018 – Glyphosate in the news

The Guardian reports that on June 18 2018 a lawsuit kicks off that alleges that Monsanto hid that glyphosate causes cancer. June 1 issue of Science Magazine published an article titled “Decision-making in a storm of discontent“. Seems like a fair assessment on the impact of glyphosate, largely focussing on how much we do not know. June 5 2018 Ars […]

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