Monsanto Roundup News

Patient with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Monsanto’s Roundup Causes Cancer

Christine Sheppard wants two things: for agrochemical giant Monsanto to stop selling its Roundup weed killer, and for the company to apologize. Ever the realist, Sheppard doesn’t believe she will ever get the latter. “I know Monsanto is going to fight this to the bitter end,” she says. Christine wants [...]

By |2017-05-26T16:12:57-07:00May 15th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

Monsanto Government Influence Has Fueled Unrivaled Corporate Power

Monsanto Co. is an agrochemical behemoth, generating billions in revenue every year. Over the last six years, its stock price has nearly doubled and the company is deep in talks with German multinational corporation Bayer about a merger. If it happens, the resulting corporate giant would control roughly a third [...]

By |2017-05-25T12:51:53-07:00May 10th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

Monsanto Paid Internet Trolls to Counter Bad Publicity

Newly released court documents show that Monsanto has been accused of using third-parties to hire an army of internet trolls to post positive comments on websites and social media about Monsanto, its chemicals and GMOs, and downplay the potential safety risks surrounding the company’s popular glyphosate herbicide. The unsealed court documents [...]

By |2017-05-18T11:50:57-07:00May 4th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

It’s Time to Stop Using Glyphosate Herbicides

The active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, glyphosate, has been linked to both health and environmental problems. With worldwide skepticism surrounding Roundup on the rise, should farmers, agricultural workers, gardeners and others stop using glyphosate altogether and opt for alternatives? Glyphosate Linked to Series of Adverse Health Effects Monsanto [...]

By |2017-05-02T15:00:34-07:00April 28th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

New Study Links Glyphosate to Pregnancy Problems

Preliminary results from a new study show that exposure to glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, which has already been linked to cancer, may also be linked to pregnancy problems. Researchers involved with the study say they have tested and tracked 69 mothers and found that the [...]

By |2017-04-14T16:20:52-07:00April 10th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

Monsanto Sued Over Misleading Roundup Label

Two nonprofit organizations are suing Monsanto over what they claim is an intentionally misleading Roundup label that states glyphosate, the active ingredient in its Roundup weed killer, is "target[ing] an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets." Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association filed the lawsuit [...]

By |2017-05-18T11:47:42-07:00April 7th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

Monsanto and Others Working to Discredit and Defund IARC

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a world authority in cancer research, is under siege by Monsanto and others in the chemical industry, as well as pro-industry Republican lawmakers. This push comes after IARC found glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, to be a probable [...]

By |2017-04-05T10:01:04-07:00April 4th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

Is Roundup Linked to the High Iowa Cancer Rate?

The state of Iowa is big part of the agricultural backbone of the United States. Roughly 85 percent of the state’s 55,875 square miles of land is used for agriculture, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Iowa produces more corn and soybeans than any other state. In 2015, Iowa [...]

By |2018-07-03T18:05:32-07:00March 29th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

MEPs Urge President Not to Renew EU Glyphosate Authorization

Members of the European Parliament wrote a letter this week to the President of the European Commission, urging him not to renew marketing authorization for glyphosate in the EU. The letter to President Jean-Claude Juncker was initiated by Green MEPs (Member of European Parliament) and was signed by colleagues from [...]

By |2017-04-13T13:34:42-07:00March 24th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|

USDA Suspends Glyphosate Residue Testing Despite Cancer Concerns

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has abandoned plans to begin testing food samples for residues of glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. Since January of 2016, the USDA has been preparing a plan for glyphosate residue testing on  samples of corn syrup beginning in April of [...]

By |2017-04-14T16:22:04-07:00March 23rd, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News|