A California jury reaches a verdict awarding more than $2 billion to couple Alva and Alberta Pilliod who both contracted cancer after long-term exposure to the popular herbicide Roundup. The key ingredient of the weed killer is glyphosate.
Public Health May 15, 2019
A US jury has ordered Monsanto to pay a Sonoma County resident more than $80 million in damages. The man claimed that long-term exposure to the company's herbicide Roundup caused him to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Public Health March 28, 2019
Edwin Hardeman’s case convinced a San Francisco jury that Roundup herbicide is a major factor in his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Roundup maker, Monsanto, faces 11,200 other related lawsuits.
Public Health March 21, 2019
Starting July 7, glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup, will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer. The weed killer may also get a label that can warn consumers about its potential dangers.
Public Health June 28, 2017
Court filings in a federal mass litigation of farmers versus Monsanto reveal allegedly ghostwritten reports vouching for glyphosate's safety. The chemical is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer products.
Biotech March 15, 2017
The state of Washington is suing agricultural company Monsanto for producing and selling toxic chemicals known as PCBs. The products have been found to cause serious health issues in humans and animals.
Earth/Environment December 10, 2016
Bayer increases its offer to $65 billion to purchase Monsanto Company. Since May this year, Bayer had made two more offers that have been rejected by Monsanto because they were financially inadequate.
Business Tech September 6, 2016
Farmers in Nebraska are suing Monsanto for misleading consumers about the dangers of using its popular herbicide Roundup, which includes a chemical known as glyphosate. The WHO identified glyphosate as a potential carcinogen in 2015.
Public Health May 16, 2016
Experts from Harvard University and Monsanto Co. have achieved a breakthrough technology that could be used against GMO-resistant agricultural pests. The technology allows a specific protein to rapidly evolve.
Earth/Environment April 29, 2016
Amid allegations about Monsanto's link to a toxic larvicide that is believed to be the cause of Brazil's microcephaly outbreak, the biotech company spoke out on Monday to clear up 'rumors and misinformation.' Monsanto says it has no connection whatsoever to the Zika virus or microcephaly.
Public Health February 16, 2016
A group of Argentine physicians claim that the sudden microcephaly outbreak in Brazil was not driven by the Zika virus, but by a larvicide injected into the country's water supplies.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2016
A scientific panel hired by Monsanto revealed that the ingredient glyphosate commonly used in Roundup pesticide does not cause cancer. The panel’s assessment contradicts the previous report by WHO.
Life December 8, 2015
Monsanto is denying a recent report from IARC tying Roundup to cancer — who's right?
Life March 26, 2015
Roundup weedkiller may be carcinogenic, according to a new report. Monsanto rebukes the allegation, releases a statement supporting safety claims of the product.
Earth/Environment March 23, 2015
The malathion insecticide and glyphosate herbicide are possible carcinogens for humans, suggests the World Health Organization. Both chemicals are widely used in various parts of the world.
Life March 21, 2015
A journal has retracted a controversial study related to genetically modified (GM) corn, which results in tumors in rats.
Society December 2, 2013