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Monsanto Money Crops

Are Roundup-cancer lawsuits about profit, politics or public health?

You might think that the popular weed killer known as Roundup is causing cancers around the world thanks to alarming ...
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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 ...
Viewpoint: French media's 'fake news' on glyphosate herbicide endangers science in Europe

Viewpoint: French media’s ‘fake news’ on glyphosate herbicide endangers science in Europe

In Europe, technical matters which should be science-based, such as the authorization of marketing for chemicals or genetically engineered plants, ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s what’s wrong with study suggesting glyphosate damages our gut health

Can glyphosate impact gut health? The Guardian reports on a team of scientists who claim to have demonstrated that it ...
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Viewpoint: North American scientists, IARC officials conspired to misrepresent glyphosate health risks

On March 20, 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that it had classified glyphosate, the active substance ...
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Let’s recognize Roundup Ready and Bt crops as major contributions to sustainable farming

This is the first in a three-part series making the case that the development of biotech traits for insect resistance ...
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Did the EPA and Monsanto conspire to hide glyphosate’s health risks?

A recent op-ed in the Sacramento Bee repeated the debunked conspiracy theory that Monsanto manipulated the EPA to hide evidence ...
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Review of Whitewash (or Hogwash?): Carey Gillam’s glyphosate book betrays science, undermines our understanding of cancer

Last fall a new book hit the shelves, timed to coincide with public hearings on the European Union’s re-authorization of ...
Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

In January, the European Parliament announced that it will set up a Special Committee on the Union’s authorization procedure for ...
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What foods have pesticide residues? When do the chemical traces pose dangers?

Dosage and length of exposure determines whether a compound actually produces toxic effects and could lead to such diseases as ...
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Viewpoint: California activists ‘gamed system’ to get glyphosate herbicide labeled as carcinogen

Environmental activists found the perfect targets to help them defame the popular herbicide glyphosate — widely-accepted as safe — in ...
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Talking Biotech: Toxicologist on flawed approach of IARC’s glyphosate evaluation

University of Guelph toxicologist Len Ritter: 40-year history of safety assessments challenge IARC's "probable carcinogen" finding ...
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Bette Midler criticizes Monsanto’s seed patent contracts—and gets schooled by farmers

Bette Midler attempted to "educate" her Twitter followers about the contracts farmers sign with Monsanto, prohibiting saving and replanting of ...
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Glyphosate: Dangerous chemical or anti-GMO bogeyman?

Glyphosate has drawn scrutiny and criticism like no other chemical in agriculture since the controversy over DDT. But years of ...
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Can water protect you from glyphosate ‘poisoning’? Gilles-Eric Séralini’s homeopathy “detox” hoax

The controversial French scientist fronts for a homeopathy company that has funded much of his research. What does mainstream science ...
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Talking Biotech: Cell biologist, author Iida Ruishalme on glyphosate safety, dangers

Cell biologist, author and Thoughtscapism founder Iida Ruishalme's comprehensive assessment of glyphosate ...
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Chemical residues on foods and why dose matters

Dosage is what decides whether a compound actually produces toxic effects in the short-term, or long-term effects, such as cancer ...
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How anti-GMO activists use monarch butterflies as ideological pawn

The anti-GMO movement blames GMOs on the decline of the monarch butterfly, but the problem is more complicated--the result of ...
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Glyphosate is no bee killer

The science is in. Challenging anti-GMO claims, glyphosate (Roundup) doesn't kill bees, unless you drop a bottle of it on ...
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Full IARC glyphosate report released; Anti-GMO target may have health benefits

Glyphosate is well known as a comparatively mild pesticide but has become a target of anti-GMO activists. They may be ...
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Why regulators conclude glyphosate safe while IARC, alone, claims it could cause cancer?

Glyphosate joins apples, coffee, sunning and night shift work as an IARC "probable" carcinogen. But the real risk to humans ...