Pesticides


Federal court denies Bayer’s appeal, reviving cancer lawsuit

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Montgomery, Alabama has dealt another blow to chemical giant Bayer over its controversial Roundup herbicide. The federal appeals court rejected the argument that federal law shielded the company from state laws claims, such as the one from John Carson, diagnosed with malignant fibrous histiocytoma after using Roundup […]

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CDC finds toxic weedkiller glyphosate in 87% of children tested

About 87% of 650 children tested had detectable levels of the ubiquitous and toxic herbicide glyphosate in their urine, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Food is the main route of exposure to glyphosate for the children, aged 18 and under, according to CDC researchers. Glyphosate is the active […]

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Big ag groups urge Biden to withdraw Solicitor General recommendation that Supreme Court not review Roundup lawsuit

Solicitor General brief says there is no sound reason for Supreme Court to review litigation In the wake of a brief by the U.S. Solicitor General recommending that the U.S. Supreme Court not review litigation against Monsanto over its weedkiller’s link to cancer, U.S. agriculture groups sent a “blistering letter” to President Biden urging him […]

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“Forever chemicals” may be responsible for contaminating 20 million acres of U.S. crops

PFAS substances or “forever chemicals,” compounds that don’t break down naturally, are likely responsible for tainting about 20 million crop acres in the U.S. through sewage sludge—biosolids used for fertilizer. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 9,000 compounds used to make products heat-, water-, or stain-resistant. They have been linked to […]

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One in three Americans exposed to 2,4-D pesticide—with children at high risk

A study from George Washington University researchers found one in three people in the U.S., of 14,395 surveyed, showed evidence of exposure to a pesticide linked to cancer and reproductive problems. 2,4-D was developed in the 1940s, gaining popularity as a weedkiller and producer of pristine green lawns. It was also an ingredient in Agent Orange, used […]

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