Seek And Ye Shall Find: Canadians Report Weed Killer Detected in 30 Percent of Food Tested

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has gone where the U.S. government dares not tread – testing thousands of foods commonly consumed by its citizens for residues of a controversial herbicide linked to cancer. And the findings are less than appetizing.

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Moms Exposed To Monsanto Weed Killer Means Bad Outcomes For Babies

Concerns about the world's most widely used herbicide are taking a new twist as researchers unveil data that indicates pervasive use of Monsanto Co.'s weed killer could be linked to pregnancy problems.

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USDA Drops Plan To Test For Monsanto Weed Killer In Food

Much more research is needed to understand the impact on human health of chronic dietary exposures to pesticides, many say.

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Monsanto Weed Killer Deserves Deeper Scrutiny As Scientific Manipulation Revealed

A series of internal Monsanto Co. documents revealed this week via a court order show that the company’s long-standing claims about the safety of its top-selling Roundup herbicide do not necessarily rely on sound science as the company asserts, but on efforts to manipulate the science.

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Judge Threatens to Sanction Monsanto for Secrecy in Roundup Cancer Litigation

Nearly a year after a mysterious leak of industry-friendly information from the Environmental Protection Agency, many pressing questions remain about the agency’s interactions with agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. and its handling of cancer concerns with Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide. But thanks to a federal court judge in California, we may soon start getting some answers.

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Questions about EPA-Monsanto collusion raised in cancer lawsuits

A new court filing made on behalf of dozens of people claiming Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide gave them cancer includes information about alleged efforts within the Environmental Protection Agency to protect Monsanto’s interests and unfairly aid the agrichemical industry.

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Monsanto‚Äôs Mind-Meld; Spin Machine in High Gear

Alternative facts, indeed. Less than two weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump it appears we are seeing the ushering in of a new era of twisted truths, fake news, and selective science. That should be good news to the corporate spin doctors who are deep into a campaign now to try to combat global concerns about the world’s favorite weed killer.

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Monsanto, EPA Seek to Keep Talks About Glyphosate Cancer Review a Secret

Monsanto Co. and officials within the Environmental Protection Agency are fighting legal efforts aimed at exploring Monsanto’s influence over regulatory assessments of the key chemical in the company’s Roundup herbicide, new federal court filings show.

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New Research Shows Failings of GMO Insect Resistance, Corn Crop in Jeopardy

New research adds to evidence that the effectiveness of popular genetically engineered traits used to protect corn and cotton from insects is failing, putting U.S. corn production potential in jeopardy, and spurring a need for increased insecticide use.

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Cancer Questions, Controversy and Chorus at EPA Glyphosate Meetings

In terms of entertainment value, the Environmental Protection Agency had it all this week. The agency held a four-day-long gathering of scientists aimed at the rather dry task of analyzing numerous research studies connected to cancer concerns swirling around a chemical called glyphosate. Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide and is the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s Roundup brand. But along with the slicing and dicing of data came razor sharp debate, questions about chemical industry influence over regulators, and even a bit of theater as one group of environmental activists interrupted proceedings to break out in song. Their refrain? “Monsanto is the Devil. No Glyphosate.”

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