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Glyphosate Exposure During Pregnancy Causes Hormonal Changes in Baby Girls

A new peer-reviewed pilot study on women exposed to glyphosate during pregnancy increases scientists’ understanding of how the chemical acts as an endocrine disruptor in female infants.

Dozens of Plaintiffs Demand Day in Court Against Monsanto as Bayer Tries to Reassure Investors

Bayer says it is bringing closure to the costly Roundup litigation through settlement deals totaling more than $11 billion, but new Roundup weedkiller cases are still being filed.

From Physicist to Activist: New Film Documents Life and Work of Vandana Shiva

“The Seeds of Vandana Shiva,” a new feature-length documentary on the life of eco-activist and agroecologist Vandana Shiva, traces Shiva’s journey from nuclear physicist to defender of the environment.

Florida Manatees Face New Threat: Rising Levels of Glyphosate in Blood

A new study in Environment International found chronic exposure to increasing levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, may have consequences for manatees’ immune and renal systems.

Bill Gates’ New Book: Wrong on Climate, Wrong on Farming

In his new book on climate, Gates fails to acknowledge how the decades-long “green revolution” model pushed by his foundation has harmed farmers and the environment, while lining the wallets of multinational agribusiness corporations.

Male Infertility Threatening ‘Future of Human Race,’ Says Author of New Book

Shanna Swan, Ph.D., author of “Count Down,” says endocrine-disrupting chemicals are causing decreased sperm counts, plunging testosterone levels and rising levels of erectile dysfunction.

Bill Gates and Neo-Feudalism: A Closer Look at Farmer Bill

Bill Gates has quietly made himself the largest owner of farmland in the United States. For a man obsessed with monopoly control, the opportunity to also dominate food production must seem irresistible.

Bayer Floats $2B Deal in Attempt to Head Off Future Roundup Cancer Claims

Monsanto owner Bayer AG hopes the federal judge who rejected the pesticide maker’s prior plan will approve the new deal, which includes at least $1.325 billion to compensate future “qualified” claimants.

Glyphosate Endangers Wildlife, Too. Tell the EPA to Ban It.

The EPA wrongfully claims that glyphosate used on crops grown for human and animal food has no impact on endangered species. The public has until March 12 to submit comments asking the agency to ban or restrict the chemical.

Roundup Weedkiller Disrupts Gut Microbiome Even at ‘Safe’ Levels, New Study Says

Glyphosate-based herbicides disrupt the human gut microbiome even at low doses regulators claim are safe, according to a new study. Imbalances in gut bacteria are linked to cancer, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and depression.

11 Pesticides EPA Should Ban or Restrict to Protect Infants and Children

The EPA should take swift action to ban and restrict toxic pesticides allowed in agriculture and on food.

Monsanto’s Roundup and Honeybees a Bad Combination, New Study Confirms

Researchers found a range of negative impacts on honeybees exposed to glyphosate-based pesticides like Monsanto’s Roundup at or below recommended concentrations.

New Study: Millions of People Drinking Pesticide-Contaminated Water

Advocacy group says a just and rapid transition to organic and regenerative agricultural practices would address the problem of pesticide contamination of groundwater and drinking supplies.

Another Monsanto Roundup Case Likely to Settle as Bayer Works Through Tens of Thousands of Cancer Claims

Bayer has lost three trials to date — juries in each of the trials found that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides do cause cancer and that Monsanto spent decades hiding the risks.

New York Bans Roundup Weedkiller on State Land

Set to take effect Dec. 31, 2021, the ban is an important recognition by the nation’s fourth most populous state that the EPA is not adequately protecting people and the environment from hazardous pesticides.

Neonic Pesticides Pose Serious Health Risks to Kids

Compared with adults, young children ages 3 to 5 had higher neonic exposures, likely from eating non-organic foods such as applesauce, strawberries, pears and nectarines.

Investigation Finds Airborne Pesticides Near Schools, Parks and Homes Surrounded by Farm Fields

The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found atrazine, dimethenamid, permethrin, 2,4-D and 2,4,5-TP — all are endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can lead to poor development in young children — in five Central Illinois locations near corn and soybean fields.

‘Buy It or Else’: Inside Monsanto and BASF’s Strategy to Force Farmers to Buy GMO Seeds and Pesticides

Internal company records show the companies knew their weedkiller, sprayed on GMO soybeans, would drift onto neighboring fields and devastate non-GMO organic crops.

Most Plaintiffs in Monsanto’s Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Will End Up With Little or Nothing

By some calculations, the average gross settlement will leave little to no compensation for individual plaintiffs after attorneys’ fees are paid and certain insured medical costs are reimbursed.

Mosquito-Control Pesticides Sprayed in at Least 25 States Contain Cancer-Causing PFAS Chemicals, Tests Show

PFAS chemicals, called “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in the environment, are linked to suppressed immune systems, cancer and other health issues.

Ingredient in Monsanto Weedkiller May ‘Severely Affect’ Human Gut Microbiome, New Research Shows

New papers show need for better understanding of how exposure to glyphosate, the key active ingredient in widely used pesticide, may have on human health, including the health of the gut microbiome.

New Research Adds Evidence That Glyphosate Disrupts Hormones

Evidence suggests that Roundup, Monsanto’s well-known glyphosate-based herbicide, can alter the biosynthesis of the sexual hormones.

Pesticide Exposure Increases Risk of Developing Parkinson’s Disease

Environmental triggers like occupational exposure to pesticides can prompt Parkinson’s disease in individuals with or without the genetic precursor.

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EPA Reapproves Dozens of Pesticides, Despite Evidence of Harm to People, Wildlife

The hasty reapprovals include paraquat, the most acutely lethal herbicide still in use today in the U.S.