Big Chemical Loses Third Appeal in Roundup Glyphosate-Cancer Cases

Bayer Chemical just lost a third appeal against U.S. court verdicts that awarded damages to customers blaming their cancers on use of its glyphosate-based Roundup weedkillers.

Glyphosate in Processed Food and Your Gut Microbiota

Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in RoundUp weed killer, continues to be widely used on food crops and as a result, the residue is present in many processed foods–especially those that contain corn, canola and soybean products.  What does it mean for the human body to ingest glyphosate residue on a daily basis?  Scientists now have the initial part of the answer and it concerns our gut microbiome.

Gut Microbiome Affected by Toxic Chemicals in Products, Environment, Food

The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants.  In this study, scientists reviewed the research linking dozens of chemicals present in our personal care products, home care products, general environment and our food to changes in the gut microbiome and associated health challenges.

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.