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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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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Lets ensure there is “No reprieve for glyphosate”!

There is a new cooperator article about glyphosate titled “No reprieve for glyphosate” written by Robert Arnason. Its got a couple factual errors in my opinion. Breweries aren’t refusing to buy malt barley if it’s been sprayed with glyphosate before harvest because of “negative perceptions”. Canadian maltsters have told growers not to apply glyphosate to malt barley crops prior to […]

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Great Ecowatch article – view of the widespread use of preharvest glyphosate on wheat in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

This EcoWatch article by Ken Roseboro is one of the best articles I have ever seen on the topic of glyphosate in our food.  It gives a great view of the widespread use of preharvest glyphosate on wheat in Manitoba and Saskatchewan including quotes from farmers and ag experts including these gems: “We are told these (glyphosate residues) are too […]

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Quick rebuttal to vet with Monsanto provided information

A Veterinarian from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Ted Dupmeier, blames livestock health problems on the glyphosate in their feed, according to this Western Producer article dated Oct 19 2017.  He believes the problem is that glyphosate acts as an antibiotic, for which it is patented, and kills off good bacteria in the gut. This is not the first veterinarian or scientist to […]

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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore.  We might be harder pressed to identify foods that do not contain glyphosate anymore. The New York Times is reporting that the Organic Consumers Association has found glyphosate in 10 of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  Levels in the ice cream were found to be well below the EPA […]

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Italian Farmers: “We Don’t Want Canadian Wheat with Glyphosate.”

CBC’s tease headline of “Canadian flour has the ingredient for perfect pasta, so why are Italians protesting against our wheat?” piqued my interest. The tease links to an article titled “Italy’s farmers ‘demonizing’ Canadian wheat in bid to protect domestic industry“. A group of farmers from across Italy have gathered at the Italian parliament in Rome to protest with chants […]

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More gluten consumption associated with a lower risk of heart disease

Interesting post on Gizmodo about a study from Andrew Chan from Harvard Medical School on health impacts of removing gluten from your diet.  I cant find the study itself, but found some similar ones over at Eureka Science News. From the Gizmodo article: more gluten consumption was associated with a lower risk of heart disease—possibly because people weren’t getting the […]

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Leak! CFIA Glyphosate testing report

The report “Safeguarding with Science: Glyphosate Testing in 2015-2016” authored by the Food Safety Science Directorate of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has leaked.  Its a 5 page pdf that was emailed to US-RTK (Right to Know).  It has been reported on by the Western Producer and Carey Gillam at the Huffington Post.  These sites report that the authenticity was […]

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