Pesticide News


Investors demand $2.5 billion from Bayer over Monsanto acquisition

Close to 320 of the company’s investors have filed a possible class action lawsuit against Bayer, asking for about $2.5 billion in damages. The suit, filed in Cologne, Germany, claims the shareholders were deceived about the economic liability regarding consumer U.S. lawsuits against the owner of Monsanto’s Roundup over harm caused by the weedkiller. Bayer […]

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Germany’s new government reaffirms ban on glyphosate, sets ambitious organic farming goal

The new German coalition government has committed to former leader Angela Merkel’s plan to ban glyphosate-based herbicides from the end of 2023. An added goal is to “significantly reduce” emissions including methane and ammonia from agriculture, in the direction of climate-neutral farming. Germany-based Bayer protested the glyphosate ban, insisting on the chemical’s safety. The three-way […]

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Public interest groups push court to expedite lawsuit over EPA’s dicamba approval

Center for Food Safety, Center for Biological Diversity, Pesticide Action Network, and National Family Farm Coalition filed a motion to speed up their litigation challenging the legality of EPA’s 2020 registration of dicamba pesticide uses on cotton and soybeans. In December 2021, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report declared widespread harm to farmers and endangered […]

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17 major food manufacturers ranked on growing investment risk posed by use of pesticides

As You Sow has released a second edition of Pesticides in the Pantry: Transparency & Risk in Food Supply Chains, examining the growing risk to food companies due to pesticides in supply chains. The report scored 17 major food manufacturers on 28 indicators to measure their effectiveness in reducing pesticide risk and improving agricultural resiliency. […]

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Glyphosate Residue Free certification sees 170% growth as more consumers want transparency about pesticide residues in foods

The Glyphosate Residue Free market grew from $197 million to $533 million. The Detox Project recently released their latest data on the Glyphosate Residue Free certification market, after reviewing 2021 first quarter data provided by their data partners SPINS. SPINS, a leading provider of data and insights for the natural, organic and specialty products industry, revealed through […]

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