Previous Pesticides & Chemicals News 2019

Third Jury Rules Roundup Caused Cancer, Orders Bayer to Pay $2 Billion 05-14-19

A third jury ruled that Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller caused cancer Monday, awarding a California couple more than $2 billion in damages. Not only is it the largest award in a Roundup trial to date, it is also the largest U.S. jury award this year and the eighth-largest product-defect award ever, Bloomberg reported. Read more at EcoWatch


To Save The Planet, Apply Poison 05-06-19

True change can only be driven by revolutionary action and long-term radical organizing — not chemical collusion and compromise. Read more at Earth Island Journal


Trump EPA OKs ‘Emergency’ to Dump Bee-Killing Pesticide on 16 Million Acres 02-18-19

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported last week that in 2018 it issued so-called “emergency” approvals to spray sulfoxaflor—an insecticide the agency considers “very highly toxic” to bees—on more than 16 million acres of crops known to attract bees. Read more at EcoWatch


Even 40 years after exposure, DDT linked to breast cancer 02-15-19

According to a new study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, women exposed to the pesticide DDT are still at risk for developing breast cancer four decades later. Read more at Grist


Weedkiller ‘raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%’ 02-14-19

Study says evidence ‘supports link’ between exposure to glyphosate and increased risk. Read more at The Guardian


Health Canada ‘dead wrong’ to OK weed killer glyphosate, American lawyers say 01-30-19

American lawyers who successfully sued the makers of the glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup on behalf of a man dying of cancer say Canada is “dead wrong” to allow it to be widely used here. Read more at The Star


Bees face yet another lethal threat in dicamba, a drift-prone pesticide 01-28-19

California almond orchard in bloom with beehives. The shortage of beehives due to mite infestation and infection have doubled the price paid by orchardists to rent beehives to aid in orchard pollination. Read more at Grist