Weed Killer-Cancer Lawsuit: Big Chemical Giant Settles for Over 10 Billion USD

In addition to settlements for PCB and Dicamba, aspirin giant, pharmaceutical-agricultural chemicals company Bayer says it will pay up to $10.9 billion to settle a lawsuit over subsidiary Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup.

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.

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.