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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Monsanto Responds to Glyphosate Cancer Allegations

The news website “EHS today” published an article today after Charla Lord, Monsanto corporate engagement representative, responded to their request for information. The short and sweet of Charla’s email: “Glyphosate is not a carcinogen. The allegation that glyphosate can cause cancer in humans is inconsistent with decades of comprehensive safety reviews by the leading regulatory authorities around the world.” I […]

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