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European Union’s Plan to Safeguard Parks, Playgrounds, and Food Against Pesticides

EU Pesticide Reduction Plan

European Union’s Plan to Safeguard Parks, Playgrounds, and Food Against Pesticides

With the objective of “a fair, healthy, and environmentally respectful food system,” new rules proposed by the European Commission (EC), the executive branch of the European Union (EU), zero in on reducing the use of pesticides throughout the EU by 2030.

According to the Indian biweekly publication, Down to Earth, the proposed rules – part of the EC’s Farm to Fork...

New Documentary Finds Roundup “Everywhere”

Roundup in Vineyards

New Documentary Finds Roundup “Everywhere”

Brian Lilla, an award-winning filmmaker, moved to the Napa Valley wine region to raise his children in a healthy environment. But as he saw Roundup applied vigorously to the vineyards spread throughout the area, he “learned how toxic wine country is.”

“I didn’t want to leave Napa because I have children,” Lilla said in an interview with the nonprofit publication Capital &...

1 in 3 Americans show detectable levels of toxic weedkiller

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1 in 3 Americans show detectable levels of toxic weedkiller

One in three Americans have detectable levels of a toxic herbicide linked to cancer, birth defects and hormonal imbalances, a national study has found.

The herbicide, 2,4-D, was developed in the mid-1940s, and its use by both farmers and homeowners to control weeds has expanded since. As such, human exposure to the chemical has also increased. The chemical kills plants by changing the...

EPA Reviews Bayer Herbicide Blamed for Widespread U.S. Crop Damage

Bayer Dicamba Review

EPA Reviews Bayer Herbicide Blamed for Widespread U.S. Crop Damage

Despite environmental groups filing numerous pesticide lawsuits in 2017 and subsequent years, dicamba, a selective herbicide manufactured by Bayer, is still being used.

The chemical, which is in more than 1,100 products, was outlawed in June 2020 after a U.S. appeals court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cancel dicamba registrations. The court noted the EPA had...

Roundup Buyers Seek To Stop $45M Economic Loss Settlement

Roundup Economic Loss Settlement

Roundup Buyers Seek To Stop $45M Economic Loss Settlement

For years, Monsanto’s exposure to herbicide Roundup has been linked to cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At issue is its key ingredient, a chemical called glyphosate, which the International Agency for Research on Cancer ruled as being “probably carcinogenic” and cancer causing  in 2015. However, despite this, Roundup has never been sold with a warning label about its...

New Studies Reveal Fertility Risks for Those Exposed to Herbicides

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New Studies Reveal Fertility Risks for Those Exposed to Herbicides

In 2018, Bayer AG acquired the Monsanto Company in a $63 billion gambit. Today, it is deemed one of the worst corporate deals in recent memory following Bayer’s inheritance of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits. The parent company now seeks to distance itself from the concerns associated with the glyphosate-based herbicide by attempting to settle more than 100,000 court claims and future...

Waters & Kraus Opposes Proposed Roundup Weed Killer Settlement

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Waters & Kraus Opposes Proposed Roundup Weed Killer Settlement

National plaintiffs’ law firm, Waters & Kraus, LLP, joins almost 100 law firms in amicus brief opposing proposed settlement of future Roundup claims.

The prospective danger of the popular herbicide Roundup has been known for years. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that glyphosate—which is the world’s most commonly...

Media Manipulation Comes Out During Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit

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Media Manipulation Comes Out During Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit

Between growing concern over the safety of glyphosate and allegations of media manipulation, who should the public trust when it comes to understanding the dangers of using Roundup herbicide? As confidential documents were uncovered during discovery in Monsanto Roundup lawsuits, the herbicide maker and its parent company, Bayer, were accused of manipulating the media to portray their...

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