EPA Changing How it Tests for Pesticides

This overview examines the current methods used for determining whether a pesticide is safe enough to use and the changes the EPA is planning on making to those methods.

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Latest RoundUp Verdict: Judge Supports 5.27M Compensatory Damages but Lowers Punitive Damages Due to Legal Limits

In one of many consumer lawsuits against Bayer Chemical arguing the (previously Monsanto product) RoundUp weedkiller with glyphosate was responsible for their cancer, a U.S. District judge in San Francisco, California upheld the jury’s recommendation for compensatory damages while reducing the amount awarded for punitive damages.

Researchers Hide Key Facts from Participants in Another Attitudes about GMO Food Study

Yet another study has just been published that has as its premise, “If we could just get the idiot public to understand science, they would change their negative attitudes about GMO food”. The problem? As with the researchers that came before them did, the researchers in the current replication study neglected to inform study participants of TWO KEY FACTORS SURROUNDING GMO FOOD: (1) High levels of Monsanto’s Round-Up Weedkiller pesticide is present in GMO foods on the grocery shelves, and (2) No safety testing for GMO foods has ever been conducted in the U.S.