EPA temporarily suspends monitoring of a pesticide in water over COVID-19 concerns

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allowed Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta to halt its water monitoring program of a pesticide linked to reproductive issues and cancer that is found in the drinking water of millions of Americans.

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Lawsuit: In dicamba decision, EPA ignored own prerequisite, agency scientists’ recommendations

The EPA's failure to meet its own benchmark was unlawful and a decision to approve Monsanto's dicamba-based herbicide should be vacated, a federal lawsuit alleges.


EPA sidesteps normal public process to approve BASF’s cancer-linked pesticide

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that soybean farmers in 25 states are now able to spray a pesticide that the agency has determined is likely to cause cancer and drift hundreds of feet from where it is applied.

Roundup contamination 'unpreventable', world-first glyphosate research shows

In a world first, Australian agricultural scientists have created a map that pinpoints global hotspots of glyphosate contamination.

Jury awards $265 million to Bader Farms in lawsuit against Bayer, BASF

The case was the first in an advancing wave of litigation from U.S. farmers who blame drift-prone dicamba herbicides for millions of acres of crop damage in recent years.

Closing arguments in Dicamba trial set for Friday

Closing arguments are set for 9 a.m. Friday in the federal trial.

Monsanto’s defense: Fungal disease, not dicamba, to blame for peach farmer’s problems

On Monday, with the plaintiff wrapping up its case, lawyers representing Monsanto shifted the attention to everything but the herbicide.

Florida's war on weeds is killing fish and supercharging red tide, opponents say

Florida spends millions spraying herbicides to kill aqautic weeds. But a growing chorus of fishermen and hunters, naturalists and activists argue that what started as sensible navigation and flood control has turned into a deadly chemical addiction.

Dicamba on trial: Peach farmer takes the stand in lawsuit against Bayer, BASF

Peach farmer Bill Bader alleged German agribusiness giants Bayer and BASF were responsible for pesticide drift from the herbicide dicamba, which has damaged his peach trees and made his 1,000-acre operation no longer sustainable.


Dicamba on trial: Despite assurances to farmers, BASF told pesticide applicators dicamba may cause soybean damage

While BASF was telling farmers there would be no yield impacts from dicamba drift in 2017, the company was privately telling pesticide applicators that any drift they caused could cause yield loss, according to testimony.


Dennis Mass. Selectmen approve herbicide ban, exempt golf courses

Selectmen in Dennis voted last week to adopt a ban of glyphosate on town-owned property. Golf courses have until July of 2021 to make the transition.

Second Wyoming man files lawsuit against Monsanto, alleges Roundup gave him cancer

A second Wyoming man has filed a federal lawsuit against agribusiness giant Monsanto, alleging its popular weedkiller brand Roundup caused him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Weed killer linked to cancer: Could Australians die from using popular product?

Hundreds of users of Roundup in Australia are preparing legal cases against chemical giant Monsanto, the manufacturer of the weed killer. Their cases add to the already 17,000 cases launched in the United States.


Bayer is said to seek $8 billion Roundup cancer-claim deal

Bayer AG is proposing to pay as much as $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

Roundup lawsuit: Former Pittsburgh Steeler Merril Hoge sues Roundup maker, alleges it caused his cancer

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge is among the thousands of plaintiffs suing Roundup maker Monsanto alleging his exposure to its weed killer caused him to develop non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

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