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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.
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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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EPA defends decision to allow continued dicamba use

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defended its decision to allow farmers to continue to spray a recently banned herbicide through July 31 in a court filing on Tuesday evening.

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‘We’ve got it everywhere’: Dicamba damaging trees across Midwest and South

Forest health experts said trees are being damaged from Indiana to Kansas, from North Dakota to Arkansas.

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Colombia to resume fumigating its coca fields with glyphosate

It's happening under the cover of strict coronavirus lockdown measures.

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Conservation groups ask court to hold EPA in contempt over dicamba decision

The filing, issued late Thursday night, asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to hold EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in contempt for refusing to abide by the order.
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Court overturns EPA approval of popular herbicide made by Monsanto

The Environmental Protection Agency broke the law in approving agricultural weedkilling products sold by Bayer and two other chemical giants, ignoring clear evidence that the new herbicides would cause widespread damage to crops, a federal court has ruled.

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Federal court in SF tells EPA to revoke approval of widely used herbicide

A federal appeals court ordered the government Wednesday to halt use of the widely sprayed herbicide dicamba.

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Thai residents slam use of glyphosate

Communities around Dong Chi Forest Reserve protested against the use of the herbicide glyphosate by a firm contracted to clear land to grow eucalyptus trees.

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Calls for end to business with paper giant APP over Sumatra land disputes

Tensions flare after allegations that an APP subsidiary used a drone to spray herbicide on farms belonging to a community with which it's locked in a land dispute.

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Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

Homeowners use up 10 times more pesticide per acre than farmers do. But we can change what we do in our own yards.
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Federal court hears arguments on dicamba registration

As U.S. soybean and cotton farmers work to get their 2020 crops planted, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that has the potential to disallow the spraying of dicamba this growing season.
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EPA faces court over backing of Monsanto's controversial crop system

The ninth circuit court of appeals is being asked to overturn the EPA's approval of a Monsanto herbicide that is allegedly a threat to farm crops across the US.

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Bayer seeks to strike $265 million award in first dicamba-related trial

Bayer has filed post-trial motions in the Missouri Bader Farms case, asking for the $265 million verdict to be overturned in the first dicamba-related case to go to trial.

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