September 30, 2016

PR Watch By Jamie Corey September 29, 2016 Bayer announced this month that it plans to purchase Monsanto, the controversial chemical corporation that has been sued around the world over its products and practices. Nowadays,Bayer has a more consumer-friendly corporate reputation, but it too has a checkered past. (Bayer’s history …

September 8, 2016

SF Weekly September 7, 2016 by Jonathan Greenberg During the past decade, five counties in California and three in Hawaii have passed common-sense public-safety laws to protect public health, organic agriculture, and clean water by regulating farms that grow pesticide-soaked genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Now, San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of …

March 24, 2015

BY TOM POLANSEK March 20, 2015 (Reuters) – The world’s most widely-used weed killer can “probably” cause cancer, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto Co herbicide Roundup, was “classified …