EU Glyphosate License Vote Requires Member State Majority

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, will only be relicensed in Europe if a majority of European Union (EU) member states provide sufficient support, said European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis. "I wanted to make clear that the Commission has no intention to reapprove this substance without [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

MEPs Express ‘Strong Doubts’ on EU Glyphosate Assessment

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) wrote a letter last week to the U.S. District Judge overseeing the Monsanto Roundup litigation, seeking to learn more about the validity of the scientific conclusions EU regulators reached on the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. The letter, signed by MEPs Bart [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

Monsanto Called Out for ‘Flimsy’ Jurisdiction Theories in Roundup Cancer Case

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria granted a group of  California Plaintiffs’ motion to return their Roundup lawsuit against Monsanto  to state court in Alameda County Superior Court. Monsanto  had sought to keep the case in federal court. In his ruling on Wednesday, Judge Chhabria granted lead Plaintiff Loretta Pennie’s bid [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

Flemish Government Approves Belgium Glyphosate Ban for Individuals

The Flemish government approved a decree to prohibit the individual use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. The glyphosate ban decree was agreed to at the end of last week and will now be taken up by the Council of State. As of now, it is [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

CA EPA Adds Glyphosate to Proposition 65 List of Known Carcinogens

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that effective July 7, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, will be added to the state’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer. With the glyphosate Prop 65 listing, California’s Environmental Protection [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News, Pedram Esfandiary, Top Stories|

Attorneys Urge the CA EPA to Require a Roundup Warning Label

Roundup cancer attorneys at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman submitted a public comment to the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), urging the agency to require agrochemical giant Monsanto to have a Roundup warning label that marks its weed killer as a possible carcinogen. Read [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

Monsanto Faces Wisconsin Roundup Class Action Lawsuit

Six consumers are leading a Wisconsin Roundup class action lawsuit against Monsanto, alleging the agrochemical giant falsely promoted its top-selling Roundup weed killer as interfering with an enzyme found in plants but not “in people or pets” when microbiota (bacteria, fungi, etc.) found in the human gut, mucous membranes and [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, R. Brent Wisner, Top Stories|

FDA to Resume Glyphosate Food Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) resumed glyphosate food testing this month. The news comes amid growing concerns over the safety of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. Glyphosate is one of the most widely-used agricultural herbicides on the market. Since its introduction in the U.S. [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

Monsanto Mouse Study Looms Large in Roundup Cancer Litigation

A study that Monsanto presented to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) roughly 34 years ago resurfaced this week in the Roundup cancer lawsuit. The study, which analyzed the effects of glyphosate on rodents, could emerge as a vital piece of evidence for the growing number of plaintiffs who are [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

Dozens Speak Out Against Monsanto’s Roundup at OEHHA Glyphosate Hearing

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) held a public hearing this week in Sacramento on the proposed regulatory “Safe Harbor” No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. OEHHA proposed 1,100 micrograms per kilogram of body weight [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Pedram Esfandiary|