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Known Health Concerns About Glyphosate, the Main Ingredient in Roundup

Cornucopia’s Take: Use of the herbicide glyphosate has skyrocketed around the world since the introduction of crops genetically engineered to be Roundup Ready (resistant) in 1996. While the EPA insists that glyphosate does not cause cancer in humans, some research reviews have come to different findings. U.S. Right to Know seeks transparency in the food… Read more »

Judge in Landmark Roundup Cancer Case Reduced Awarded Damages and Denied Monsanto’s Appeal

Cornucopia’s Take: After consideration, Judge Bolanos opted not to grant Monsanto a new trial regarding DeWayne Johnson’s allegations that their product, Roundup, caused his cancer. However, she lowered the amount of punitive damages awarded to Johnson. Bayer, which now owns Monsanto, is expected to file another appeal. Monsanto trial: judge rejects bid to overturn landmark… Read more »

Jury Concurs Roundup is Carcinogenic and Monsanto Knew, Company Stock Plummets

Cornucopia’s Take: A jury handed down a verdict late Friday in Dewayne Johnson’s case alleging his cancer was caused by Roundup and that Monsanto failed to warn the public of its potential danger. They awarded Johnson $289 million. Although Monsanto is appealing, the precedent is set for the pending 4,000 other cases regarding Roundup. Monsanto… Read more »

U.S. Government Scientists Find “Inerts” in Roundup More Toxic than Glyphosate Alone

Cornucopia’s Take: The U.S. National Toxicology Program is now analyzing, for the first time, the top-selling glyphosate-based herbicides on the market. They are finding the inert ingredients, added to enhance application and effectiveness of glyphosate, among other things, make the formulations markedly more toxic than glyphosate on its own. Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, has… Read more »

Monsanto’s Roundup Linked to Cancer, EPA Sides with Monsanto

Cornucopia’s Take: Over 800 cancer patients are suing Monsanto for failing to warn them about the risk of cancer associated with Roundup. Cornucopia will continue to follow this story as it unfolds. You can avoid toxic, synthetic pesticides by eating organic and local food from trusted producers. Patients: Roundup gave us cancer as EPA official… Read more »

California Judge to Decide Whether Roundup Requires Cancer Warning Label

Cornucopia’s Take: A California Supreme Court judge has tentatively ruled that Roundup will require a cancer warning label in California stores. The formal ruling is due soon. Roundup is not allowed for use in organic agriculture. California clears hurdle for cancer warning label on Roundup Associated Press by Scott Smith Source: Mike Mozart California can… Read more »

New Evidence About the Dangers of Monsanto’s Roundup

The Intercept by Sharon Lerner Source: Mike Mozart John Sanders worked in the orange and grapefruit groves in Redlands, California, for more than 30 years. First as a ranch hand, then as a farm worker, he was responsible for keeping the weeds around the citrus trees in check. Roundup, the Monsanto weed killer, was his weapon… Read more »

Monsanto Cuts 16% of Work Force as Sales in Roundup Herbicide Fall 34%

Sustainable Pulse Monsanto announced Wednesday that sales in the company’s agricultural productivity segment, which includes its probable carcinogen Roundup herbicide, fell 34 % to $820 million. Monsanto’s shares fell over 2% as a result. The Biotech giant also said Wednesday that it now plans to cut a total of 3600 jobs, or about 16 %… Read more »

Roundup Ready Trade – Take 5 with Tony

YouTube by Anthony Flaccavento In this episode, Anthony Flaccavento addresses the TPP again and the broader impact this deal would have on our local economy. Why is it called Roundup Ready Trade? Watch this fantastic segment and find out.

EPA Used Monsanto’s Research to Give Roundup a Pass

The Intercept by Sharon Lerner Source: Dan Lurie The Environmental Protection Agency concluded in June that there was “no convincing evidence” that glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the U.S. and the world, is an endocrine disruptor. On the face of it, this was great news, given that some 300 million pounds of the chemical… Read more »