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Viewpoint: Pesticides can be harmful—but they’re also ‘vital to human health and global food security’

As much as pesticides are a threat to certain ecosystems, they’re also responsible for providing the planet with food in ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate boosts cancer risk 41%? How a questionable claim from a flawed study went viral

As a rule, scientific research is relegated to obscure technical journals and goes unnoticed by most people. Every few months, ...
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‘We have to be profitable’: French winegrowers protest costly glyphosate weedkiller restrictions

Three hundred winegrowers gathered in Narbonne [on Dec. 8] at the call of the winegrowers’ union and the FDSEA. They ...
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France will pay farmers to give up popular glyphosate weedkiller after proposed ban fails

France will give financial aid to farmers who agree to halt use of glyphosate, the farm ministry said on [Dec ...
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EU Court of Justice tosses Brussels lawsuit seeking to ban glyphosate weedkiller

Europe’s highest court on [Dec. 3] tossed out a challenge from Brussels to the European Commission decision that lets Europeans ...
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Sweeping glyphosate-cancer settlement could leave many plaintiffs with just ‘a few thousand dollars’

Monsanto owner Bayer AG is making progress toward a sweeping settlement of thousands of U.S. lawsuits brought by people alleging ...
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Podcast: COVID killed anti-GMO activism? Environmentalists split over glyphosate; Predatory journal Pokémon hoax

Could the COVID-19 pandemic end anti-GMO activism as we know it? Environmentalists are split over the controversial weedkiller glyphosate; some ...
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Non-farming glyphosate weedkiller uses likely harm endangered species, EPA finds

More than 90% of endangered species are “likely to be adversely affected” by use of glyphosate, but mostly through non-agricultural uses, ...
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Glyphosate: Deadly ‘poison,’ or biodiversity protection tool? Environmentalists split over controversial weedkiller

.... [A]way from lawsuits and petitions, there are concerns among some opponents of Australia’s invasive weeds that glyphosate – a ...
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UK extends license for glyphosate 5 years, will put in place post-Brexit review process

Speaking at the virtual British Crop Production Council (BCPC) 2020 congress, Darren Flynn, head of active substances delivery for the ...
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Bayer makes ‘substantial progress’ in settling more glyphosate-cancer suits, but other cases may go to trial

A court-appointed mediator on [Nov, 9] said Bayer AG has made "substantial progress" toward resolving tens of thousands of remaining ...
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David v Goliath? What reporters and activists got wrong about 3 high-profile Monsanto patent suits

Anti-GMO folk hero and canola farmer Percy Schmeiser was the best-known avatar of the idea that Monsanto, now part of ...
France pledged to ban glyphosate, but regulators say phasing out weedkiller probably isn’t possible

France pledged to ban glyphosate, but regulators say phasing out weedkiller probably isn’t possible

The long-awaited publication of the latest report from the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) concerning ...
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Bayer close to resolving 88,500 glyphosate-cancer suits, but settlement costs rise by $2 billion

[Bayer’s legal bills] keep rising with costs to handle future [Roundup] lawsuits expected to surge to $2 billion. The German ...
US sugar industry flips the GMO script, hyping eco-benefits of glyphosate-tolerant crops

US sugar industry flips the GMO script, hyping eco-benefits of glyphosate-tolerant crops

[The US] sugar beet industry is flipping the narrative, capitalizing on what was once its Achilles heel — its universal ...
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EPA backs Bayer appeal in glyphosate-cancer case, arguing juries shouldn’t override expert scientific judgments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is backing the Monsanto Co.’s claim that federal law should have pre-empted a lawsuit alleging ...
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Viewpoint: Swayed by anti-GMO groups, biotech pioneer Mexico lurches toward GM crop ban

“There is currently enough food in the world to feed 10 billion people,” writes the anti-GMO environmental group Green America ...
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Bayer urges court to overturn $20M glyphosate-cancer verdict, objecting to ‘unreliable expert testimony’

Roundup manufacturer Monsanto urged three Ninth Circuit judges on [Ocotber 23] to overturn a jury’s verdict finding the weed killer ...
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Glyphosate on trial: California Supreme Court rejects request from Bayer to review first Roundup-cancer verdict

Bayer AG’s Monsanto Co. lost a bid for the California Supreme Court to review the first multimillion-dollar jury award to ...
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‘Rethinking Monsanto’: Ex-GMO skeptic explains what he got wrong about Big Ag and the pitfalls of plant breeding

Beginning in 2010, I embarked on a slow-motion conversion from GMO skeptic to advocate as I began developing a more ...
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Despite federal court ruling, California may put Prop 65 cancer label on glyphosate weedkiller

On October 6, 2020, the California Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) announced it will be meeting on December 11, ...
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Another study finds glyphosate herbicide kills tumor cells. Is the much-maligned weedkiller a cancer fighter?

If Roundup or one of its ingredients turns out to be an effective cancer treatment, it would be a stunning ...
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France enacts more glyphosate weedkiller restrictions as it moves toward full ‘phase out’ by 2021

France’s health and environment agency announced restrictions on weedkiller glyphosate in farming, but stopped short of a full ban in ...
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Bayer faces fast-approaching deadline to settle glyphosate-cancer litigation before new trials begin

Bayer AG is up against a fast-approaching deadline to settle remaining lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller or face the prospect ...
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Bayer settles 45,000 of 125,000 glyphosate-cancer suits, bringing litigation closer to $11 billion end

Attorneys for Bayer AG and consumers suing the company over allegations its Roundup weedkiller caused cancer told a judge on ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs don’t boost crop yields? Yes, they do. Here’s the evidence

[A]doption of GMOs does, in fact, increase ultimate crop yield. The myth that they don’t is mostly due to the ...
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Glyphosate-tainted honey? New Zealand honey industry rejects ‘sensationalized’ coverage of pesticide safety report

The New Zealand honey industry has refuted recent claims of its products being unsafe for consumption in the wake of ...
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Anti-glyphosate cancer plaintiff attorney gets two-year prison sentence for $200 million extortion scheme

A federal judge on [September 18] sentenced Virginia attorney Timothy Litzenburg, 38, to two years in prison for attempting to ...
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