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Three First Nations file suit against Ford government over lack of consultation on forestry

“The current approach to forestry in Ontario is resulting in the death of the boreal forest by a thousand cuts," said Brunswick House First Nation Chief Cheryl St. Denis.

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In Brazil’s Bahia, peasant farmers and cowboys keep the Cerrado alive

For over a century, communities in Brazil's western Bahia have preserved the Cerrado grasslands through a form of communal land management.

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As questions mount about Roundup settlement, Black farmers sue Monsanto to stop herbicide's sales

A lawsuit filed this week by the National Black Farmers Association seeks to stop agribusiness giant Bayer from selling Roundup, its popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer in recent years.

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Bayer’s $11 billion Roundup deal faces new concerns from judge

Bayer AG’s comprehensive settlement of U.S. lawsuits over its Roundup weed killer is in jeopardy after lawyers for some consumers accused the company of reneging on the $11 billion deal and the judge overseeing the litigation questioned its truthfulness.
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Mexico to phase out use of herbicide glyphosate

Mexico will gradually phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday, following a ministerial spat over the product.
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New research aims to uncover long-term effects of glyphosate spraying on forests

Every year, B.C. sprays about 10,000 hectares of forests with glyphosate as part of its reforestation program.

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Germany plans to dim lights at night to save insects

Germany is planning to ban floodlights from dusk for much of the year as part of its bid to fight a dramatic decline in insect populations.

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EPA proposes registering weedkiller alternative to glyphosate

The EPA has proposed registering tiafenacil as an alternative to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer AG’s Roundup, as some weeds have become increasingly resistant to the widely used herbicide.
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Several enviro bills await NY gov's signature

The New York state legislature recently passed a number of environmental bills that await Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature. Among them is a fracking.

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A weed killer that's been linked to cancer was found in six types of hummus. Here's what you need to know

Traces of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical, has been found in various samples of hummus and chickpeas, according to a new report out today from the Environmental Working Group.

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'American Heartland' provides a window on farm country

Marie Mutsuki Mockett traveled with a team of wheat harvesters from Texas to the Dakotas, catching a rare glimpse of modern farm life and gaining valuable insight into the urban-rural divide.
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Justice

Judge puts cloud over settlement of Roundup cancer claims

An agreement for the weedkiller’s maker to pay more than $10 billion to end litigation may not get court approval.
Toxics

Court frowns on Bayer's proposed Roundup class-action settlement

A federal judge on Monday had harsh words for Bayer AG’s plan to delay potential future Roundup cancer lawsuits and block jury trials, criticizing the highly unusual proposal crafted by Bayer and a small group of plaintiffs’ attorneys as potentially unconstitutional. The “Court is skeptical of the propriety and fairness of the proposed settlement, and …
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New Bayer-engineered seed raises questions among experts on the future of weed control

A new genetically engineered corn seed designed by Bayer to be sprayed by up to five herbicides could represent the future of farming. But for how long?
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I believe Roundup gave me cancer. The Monsanto settlement is a slap in the face

I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic
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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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