8/1/17+: Monsanto Secret Papers Released & Explained. 8/1/17: Monsanto Execs Colluded w/ Corrupt EPA Officials, Manipulated Scientific Data. By Carey Gillam Four months after the publication of a batch of internal Monsanto Co. documents stirred international controversy, a new trove of company records was released early Tuesday, providing fresh fuel for a heated global debate over whether or not the agricultural chemical giant suppressed information about the potential dangers of its Roundup herbicide and relied on U.S. regulators for help.
More than 75 documents, including intriguing text messages and discussions about payments to scientists, were posted for public viewing early Tuesday morning by attorneys who are suing Monsanto on behalf of people alleging Roundup caused them or their family members to become ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. The attorneys posted the documents, which total more than 700 pages, on the website for the law firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, one of many firms representing thousands of plaintiffs who are pursuing claims against Monsanto. 3/22/17: Monsanto Faces 100's of New Cancer Lawsuits. Glyphosate Debate Rages On. Monsanto has been slapped with another slew of cancer lawsuits over its most popular pesticide as the debate over the health risks of glyphosate rages on.
Los Angeles-based law firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman filed lawsuits last week on behalf of 136 plaintiffs from across the country who allege that exposure to Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Three bundled complaints were filed last week in St. Louis County Circuit Court. "We're bringing the lawsuit to address the injuries that have been caused by Roundup and glyphosate to mainly farmers and farm workers, but we think that consumers and home gardeners have also been affected," Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a co-counsel in the lawsuit, told St. Robert F. The firm also filed another 40 cases in Alameda County, California, Superior Court, on Friday. The St. More than 700 Roundup cancer claims have now been filed in state and federal courts. As Alternet wrote: 7/3/19: Anonymous response posted at EPA's Proposed Interim Reg Review Decision for glyphosate.
The following Environmental Sciences Europe research summary shows that the EPAs cancer classification is scientifically baseless.
A new paper (Environmental Sciences Europe, 2019), "How did the US EPA and IARC reach diametrically opposed conclusions on the genotoxicity of glyphosate-based herbicides? " 6/12/19: New Tests Finds Breakfast Cereals Still Full of Glyphosate, Says EWG. Many best sellers in the cereal aisle continue to have trace amounts of the weed killer glyphosate, according to a new report published Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
The herbicide was detected in all 21 oat-based products. All but four of them contained levels of glyphosate higher than what EWG scientists deem safe for children. This is the third round of glyphosate tests by EWG, which receives funding from organic food companies, according to its own disclosures. The new round confirms the findings from the first two tests in August and October last year. 8/23/18: Bayer's Monsanto faces 8,000 lawsuits on glyphosate. 5/27/19: Use Of Controversial Weed Killer Glyphosate Skyrockets On Midwest Fields. Farmers have been using the weed killer glyphosate – a key ingredient of the product Roundup – at soaring levels even as glyphosate has become increasingly less effective and as health concerns and lawsuits mount.
Nationwide, the use of glyphosate on crops increased from 13.9 million pounds in 1992 to 287 million pounds in 2016, according to estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey. Christopher Walljasper of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting takes a look at why farmers find it tough to do their jobs without glyphosate. A review of the agency’s data by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting shows that farmers across the Midwest used an estimated 188.7 million pounds of glyphosate in 2016 – nearly 40 times more than in 1992 when they used a total of 4.6 million pounds.
The data for the year 2016 is the latest available. Farmers in those 12 states – including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska – grow most of the country’s soybean and corn crops. 1/14/19: How did the US EPA and IARC reach diametrically opposed conclusions on the genotoxicity of glyphosate-based herbicides? Section 5.3 of the September 2016 EPA evaluation of glyphosate carcinogenicity  includes seven tables setting forth the assays the agency considered in the following areas: Table 5.1.
In vitro test for gene mutation in bacteria: glyphosate technical (hereafter Bacterial Reverse Mutation Studies); Table 5.2. In vitro mammalian gene mutation assays: glyphosate technical; Table 5.3. In vitro tests for chromosomal aberrations in mammalian cells—glyphosate technical; Table 5.4. In vitro tests for micronuclei induction in mammalia cells—glyphosate technical; Table 5.5. 7/6/16: IARC Reaffirms Glyphosate’s Link to Cancer. Monsanto’s Requests to Dismiss Cancer Lawsuits Denied. Dr.
Kurt Straif, a section head with the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), appeared in an interview with euronews defending the agency's assessment that glyphosate probably causes cancer in humans. "Our evaluation was a review of all the published scientific literature on glyphosate and this was done by the world's best experts on the topic that in addition don't have any conflicts of interest that could bias their assessment," Straif said. "They concluded that, yes, glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans based on three strings of evidence, that is clear evidence of cancer in experimental animals, limited evidence for cancer for humans from real-world exposures, of exposed farmers, and also strong evidence that it can damage the genes from any kind of other toxicological studies.
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