The Monsanto Papers: Getting dirty, Part 2

The tale of Lee Johnson, a California groundskeeper who was diagnosed with terminal cancer he alleged was caused by his exposure to Monsanto's Roundup herbicides.

The following is Part 2 of an excerpt from The Monsanto Papers, a new book by journalist Carey Gillam.

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Graphic: Glyphosate vs. dicamba

The pesticides glyphosate and dicamba, both in products produced by Bayer (formerly Monsanto) have made headlines in the past year as lawsuits mount against the company for damages from these products.

The Monsanto Papers: Getting dirty, Part 1

The following is Part 1 of an excerpt from The Monsanto Papers, a new book by journalist Carey Gillam.

Keep reading... Show less
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Uso de glifosato en México: López Obrador y el enojo de las trasnacionales de la agroindustria

México se sumó a una serie de países que prohíben o limitan el uso indiscriminado del herbicida glifosato. Greenpeace aplaude, mientras que representantes de la agroindustria aseguran que la sustancia no es tóxica.
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Colombia: MinDefensa pone fecha para la fumigación, pero MinJusticia no se compromete

La aspersión con glifosato avanza con el borrador de decreto emitido por el Ministerio de Justicia, pero aún queda un camino de trámites administrativos, estudios, y posibles demandas que pueden retrasar el uso de la práctica en el país.


Revealed: Monsanto owner and US officials pressured Mexico to drop glyphosate ban

Internal government emails show actions similar to those by Bayer and lobbyists to kill a proposed ban in Thailand in 2019.

Paul D. Thacker: Science — especially climate research — needs a ‘sunshine’ law

Disclosures of financial conflicts are now required in medical research, but we need them in all sciences.
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México prohíbe el glifosato para frenar sus efectos nocivos en la salud

Los ecologistas saludan el decreto que veta el plaguicida y busca eliminar el maíz transgénico para 2024.

Biden’s choice of Vilsack for U.S.D.A. raises fears for small farmers

Democrats have struggled to win voters in rural America, and critics say the return of Tom Vilsack, a former agriculture secretary, won’t help.

Midwest Center sensors find potentially hazardous pesticides near schools, parks and homes

For one year, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting periodically sampled for pesticide drift in five locations surrounded by agricultural fields in Central Illinois, where large numbers of corn and soybeans are planted.

‘Buy it or else’: Inside Monsanto and BASF’s moves to force dicamba on farmers

Internal company records show the companies knew crop damage from their weed killer would be extensive. They sold it anyway.
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Leydy Pech, la "guardiana de las abejas" que le ganó una batalla a Monsanto en México

"No sólo ha sido una lucha contra Monsanto, sino contra todo el modelo de desarrollo agroindustrial que se ha impuesto en México y que nos está perjudicando".


The 6 winners of the ‘Green Nobels’ for environmental activism show that change is possible

The Goldman Environmental Prize announced its 2020 winners, including an activist who used shareholder meetings to push back against financing coal mines and a beekeeper who took on Monsanto.
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