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Farmers consider a world without glyphosate—and it’s less than ideal

"More glufosinate, maybe more paraquat." "I would have to find a different burn down chemical, likely paraquat. Would use more ...
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Citing food safety concerns, Senator Chuck Schumer demands FDA release glyphosate study

The [FDA] has test results [on the herbicide glyphosate] that’s been popping up in everyday foods like breakfast cereals and ...
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Viewpoint: Monsanto is no victim, but Roundup-cancer verdict isn’t backed by science

At the outset, let’s stipulate — as the lawyers might say — that the chemical giant Monsanto is not well ...
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Roundup for breakfast? Checking the math on claims that glyphosate infects breakfast foods

No one wants .... to give their children a breakfast that is contaminated with weed killer. That’s why a new ...
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Plaintiff’s story convinced jury of glyphosate-cancer link, but other courts may rule the herbicide is safe

Despite a San Francisco jury’s verdict [August 10th] that the cancer .... of a Bay Area school groundskeeper was caused ...
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‘Children killer’ glyphosate found in Cheerios? Experts dismantle Environmental Working Group’s glyphosate study

“If you or your children are eating Cheerios right now, there’s a good chance that they’re accompanied by a potentially ...
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In wake of California jury’s glyphosate verdict, New Zealand likely won’t revisit conclusion that herbicide is safe

A lot has been said about a recent court case ruling about Monsanto’s Roundup ..... Adding to the mix, in ...
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A farmer’s view on educating consumers about GMOs, pesticides and sustainable food

My family’s farm began in 1880s with a sod house and an intrepid couple—the Banmans—willing to brave the unforgiving Canadian ...
Glyphosate and cancer—revisited

Glyphosate and cancer—revisited

I’ve already written about this topic back in 2015. Much of the information below is from that original blog post, ...
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Roundup trial: California jury’s glyphosate verdict spurs effort to ban the herbicide in Europe

A landmark court ruling in the U.S. holding Monsanto liable for causing cancer through its glyphosate-based weedkiller is adding fuel ...
Reflections on the glyphosate cancer ruling: Citing court decisions is common tactic among science deniers

Reflections on the glyphosate cancer ruling: Citing court decisions is common tactic among science deniers

Most people have probably seen the recent news that Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million following the ruling ...
Celiac disease: What's behind the surge in diagnoses?

Celiac disease: What’s behind the surge in diagnoses?

A few years ago, the book “Wheat Belly” became a hit, as it pointed to new “scientifically engineered” strains of ...
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European farmers already pondering what life without glyphosate might be like

In the aftermath of the European Parliament’s 355-204 vote opposing the renewal of the popular herbicide glyphosate in 2018 for households ...
Does glyphosate cause cancer? Jury says says 'yes' but years of research show the herbicide is safe

Does glyphosate cause cancer? Jury says says ‘yes’ but years of research show the herbicide is safe

Can anyone make sense of the debate over glyphosate, the active molecule in the most widely used herbicide [Roundup] in ...
With glyphosate-cancer legal battles poised to escalate, what are the ramifications for agriculture if the herbicide is restricted?

With glyphosate-cancer legal battles poised to escalate, what are the ramifications for agriculture if the herbicide is restricted?

Now that a jury in San Francisco has decided that exposure to Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) was responsible for California groundskeeper ...
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Brazil’s public health agency will appeal judge’s nationwide suspension of glyphosate

Brazil-based agrochemical companies plan to appeal a ruling suspending the use of best-selling weed killer glyphosate .... an industry spokeswoman ...
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Monsanto Roundup trial: First lawsuit alleging glyphosate-cancer link goes to jury

A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer ...
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Brazilian judge suspends glyphosate use, citing concerns about herbicide’s toxicity

A Brazilian judge has suspended the use of products containing the agrochemical glyphosate, a widely employed herbicide for soy and ...
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Congressional committee cuts funding to IARC over WHO agency’s controversial glyphosate-cancer finding

The House Committee on Appropriations has withheld funding for the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer—which receives about $2 million from ...
Glyphosate cancer lawsuits 'needlessly alarm' the public abut a 'critical farming tool'

Glyphosate cancer lawsuits ‘needlessly alarm’ the public abut a ‘critical farming tool’

[A] federal district judge presiding over class-action litigation in California [recently] made a troubling decision that will reverberate across the ...
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Viewpoint: How organic activists use intimidation and character assassination to attack GMOs

In Part 1,  I described the vendetta by the Russian government's propaganda apparatus against technologies like fracking and modern genetic ...
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Even as managed honeybee colonies hit record numbers, another threat to their health is identified: Mystery viruses

The quest to figure out what's behind honeybee deaths has become as much a political question as a scientific one. Recent ...
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Monsanto, expert witness spar over validity of IARC’s glyphosate-cancer finding

An agricultural economist refuted Monsanto's assertion that the International Agency for Research on Cancer "cherry picked" studies to conclude that Monsanto's ...
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Monsanto defends its internal testing in Roundup cancer trial

A Monsanto scientist denied on [July 24th] that the company based its assertions that its Roundup weed killer doesn’t cause ...
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Video: Cancer patient testifies against Monsanto in Roundup weed killer trial

It is the first time St. Louis-based Monsanto Company has had to defend one of its products, Roundup, in front ...
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Roundup trial: Monsanto lawyers grill expert witness for omitting key details around alleged glyphosate-cancer link

Lawyers for Monsanto attempted on [July 20th] to undermine a Chicago oncologist’s opinion that its Roundup weed killer caused a ...
Was there Russian collusion? When it comes to prominent anti-GMO groups, the disturbing answer is 'yes'

Was there Russian collusion? When it comes to prominent anti-GMO groups, the disturbing answer is ‘yes’

Modern genetic engineering techniques applied to agriculture are making stunning advances. This year, after decades in (gratuitous) regulatory limbo, the ...
Amid activist claims Germany colluded with Big Ag to soften glyphosate regulations, Europe may switch evaluation responsibility to France

Amid activist claims Germany colluded with Big Ag to soften glyphosate regulations, Europe may switch evaluation responsibility to France

Monsanto’s quest to keep its controversial weedkiller Roundup on the European market faces another challenge. The European Commission is pushing for ...