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New Book Unveils Corruption Behind Science and Regulation of Toxic Herbicides

“Herbicides: Chemistry, Efficacy, Toxicology and Environmental Impacts,” a new book by internationally recognized experts, sheds light on the human and environmental impacts from widely used herbicides and offers a potential antidote to the industry playbook downplaying their harm.

Dr. Zach Bush Tells RFK, Jr.: ‘By Deleting the Alphabet of Human Biology, We Ended Up With a Chronic Disease Epidemic on a Grand Scale’

On “The Defender Show,” Dr. Zach Bush, triple-board-certified physician, and host Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., discussed immunity, herbicides, gut health and the need to end chemical food systems “extremely quickly.”

Beyond Industrial Medicine: Yes, We Can Return Medicine to the People

Vaccines are a window into a future of technological dependency where we put into our bodies whatever the authorities tell us to, and wonder why the promise of health, freedom and a return to “normal” is always on the horizon but never here.

Neurotoxic Pesticides Linked to Increased Risk of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

A study published in Neurotoxicology found exposure to common neurotoxic pesticides, including glyphosate, paraquat and chlorpyrifos, may increase the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Conventional Food System Fails to Protect Vulnerable Infants, Children and Farmworkers

Research published in the journal Productions and Operations Management underscores the importance of revamping the U.S. food system towards a focus on organic practices that account for externalities and provide multiple add-on benefits for society at large.

By 2050, 10 Million People a Year Will Die From Antibiotic-Resistant Illnesses — Unless We End Pesticide Use

The writing is on the wall: We’re nearing the end of the “pesticide treadmill,” a term coined decades ago to describe the slow escalation in the strength and quantity of the chemicals needed to control pests.

‘Confidential’ 2016 EPA Report Linked Monsanto Weedkiller to Cancer

A never-published internal EPA report from 2016 included evidence suggesting exposure to glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, increased the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

78 Sunscreens, Including 5 J&J Products, Contain Cancer-Causing Ingredients, Testing Shows

Two months after an independent lab, Valisure, released its report, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled five of its products that tested positive for benzene, a known carcinogen.

Court Rules Against Bayer in Roundup Cancer Trial Appeal, Cites Monsanto’s ‘Willful’ Disregard for Safety

The appeals court said Monsanto had not shown that federal law preempted claims made by plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who in 2019 were awarded a combined $87 million after lawyers argued years of using Roundup weedkiller caused them both to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Men Are Producing Fewer, Less Healthy Sperm — Are Toxic Chemicals to Blame?

Scientists have known for years, at least in animal models, environmental toxic exposure can alter hormonal balance and throw off reproduction.

Bayer in Court Again, Faces Another Person Who Alleges Roundup Weedkiller Caused Cancer

Despite Bayer AG’s efforts to put an end to costly litigation inherited in its acquisition of Monsanto, opening statements in yet another trial are set for today as a woman suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma claims Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide caused her cancer.

Bayer Will Stop Selling Glyphosate Weedkiller for Home Use — But Toxic Chemical Will Still Be Sprayed on Food Crops

Bayer’s removal of glyphosate from residential use is a rerun of Dow Chemical’s decision in 2000 to stop residential uses of the highly neurotoxic, brain-damaging insecticide chlorpyrifos — chemical was removed from the residential market, but has remained in agricultural use for 20 years.

Gene Splicing of Pathogens to Make Biological Weapons Is Illegal — But Nobody Is Enforcing the Law

The 1972 Biological Weapons Convention prohibited bioengineering pathogens to create biological weapons, but because nations have been unable to agree on how to strengthen the treaty, some countries are still doing the research and stockpiling bioweapons.

USDA — Not Pesticide Companies — Should Regulate GMOs, Lawsuit Says

A group of farmers and environmentalists this week sued the USDA over the agency’s ruling last year that exempted broad categories of GMO organisms from any pre-market approval, instead allowing biotech/pesticide companies to “self-determine” whether their products are exempt or regulated.

Why We Shouldn’t ‘Learn to Love GMOs’ as NY Times Journalist Suggests

In her promotion of genetically modified foods published this week in The New York Times Magazine, journalist Jennifer Kahn failed to report on the mountains of evidence showing GMO crops have failed to deliver on the promises she cites in her story.

‘The Whole Truth’ on Monsanto’s Campaign to Discredit Scientists, Deceive Public

“The Whole Truth About the Monsanto Papers,” by Gilles-Eric Seralini and Jérôme Douzelet, details how Monsanto compromised scientific journals, academies, regulatory agencies, media and governments to deceive the public about the toxicity of Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, Roundup.

Glyphosate Still Used Everywhere, Despite Evidence It Causes Cancer, Other Illnesses

Because it’s a cheap and effective weedkiller, glyphosate is used everywhere around the globe, despite evidence it harms human health. The herbicide looks cheap now, but its true costs could turn out to be much higher.

Regulators Relied on Flawed Studies — Funded by Chemical Industry — to Assess Safety of Glyphosate Herbicide

A 187-page report by researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research Vienna, Austria said their review of 53 safety studies submitted to regulators by large chemical companies showed most lack the types of tests most able to detect cancer risks.

Dr. Zach Bush: Doctors, Farmers Indoctrinated by Big Pharma

Dr. Zach Bush, a thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease and food systems, told Kelly Noonan Gores on “The HEAL Podcast,” the pharmaceutical industry owns the educational space and the research directions of academia in “profound” ways.

MIT Scientist: How Glyphosate Destroys Your Health

“Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment,” written by Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., senior research scientist at MIT, explains how and why glyphosate poses an existential threat to humanity, and why it’s so important to avoid it if you care about your health and the health of your family.

Jury Trial Date Set for Lawsuits Against Syngenta Alleging Weedkiller Causes Parkinson’s Disease

U.S. Judge Nancy Rosenstengel has set a jury trial date for Nov. 15, 2022 for the lawsuits alleging their exposure to Syngenta’s paraquat weedkillers caused them or family members to develop and suffer from the dreaded neurological disorder.

The Next Pandemic Is Here — Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the top 10 global public health threats to humanity, but it rarely makes front page news.

Woman Who Says Roundup Weedkiller Caused Her Cancer Set to Take on Monsanto in Court

A California woman who was a regular user of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller for more than 30 years is set as the next person to try to prove that exposure to the chemical causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a claim already won by plaintiffs in three previous trials.

Bill Gates’ Scary Recipe for How to Feed the World

If Bill Gates has his way, the food in our future will little resemble what’s on our plates today. It will be replaced by a menu of GMOs, fake lab-made “meat’ and artificial cheese — all made with patented technologies from which he’ll make millions.

BREAKING: Judge Torpedos Bayer’s Plan to Skirt Legal Liability in Roundup Cancer Cases, Citing ‘Glaring Flaws’

The federal judge overseeing nationwide Roundup litigation today denied Bayer’s latest attempt to limit its legal liability from future cancer claims associated with Roundup weedkiller, saying parts of the plan were “clearly unreasonable” and unfair to cancer sufferers.

Court Deals Another Blow to Bayer in Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Claims

A federal appeals court Friday shot down Bayer’s argument that federal regulators’ continued backing of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller does not protect Bayer, which owns Monsanto, from lawsuits by people like Edwin Hardeman who allege Roundup caused their cancer.

Pesticides Are Killing Soil Organisms — The Foundations of the Web of Life

A study published May 4 by the academic journal Frontiers in Environmental Science finds pesticides widely used in American agriculture pose a grave threat to organisms that are critical to healthy soil, biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration to fight climate change.

Roundup Weedkiller Contains Hidden Ingredients Lethal to Bees, Study Shows

A new study in the Journal of Applied Technology found commonly used herbicides like Monsanto’s Roundup that contain glyphosate also contain undisclosed, “inert” ingredients not subjected to mandatory EPA testing.

Lawyers Signal More Lawsuits Likely Against Syngenta, Alleging Paraquat Causes Parkinson’s Disease

A move by lawyers to consolidate at least 14 lawsuits filed by eight different law firms in six different federal courts is a “telling sign” more lawsuits will be filed against the company over claims its weedkiller, paraquat, causes Parkinson’s Disease.

Monsanto Papers Part 1: The Day That Changed Everything for One Man and His Family

In this excerpt from “The Monsanto Papers,” journalist Carey Gillam recounts the day that forever changed the life of California groundskeeper Dewayne Lee Johnson — the day he ended up soaked in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.