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Dear Food Manufacturers: Stop Polluting Children With Glyphosate

In its latest report on glyphosate residues on common children's foods, EWG found that, like oats and wheat, chickpeas and other beans and lentils come with a dose of Roundup, a weedkiller formerly...

Roundup at Recess? How to Get Cancer-Causing Pesticides Off Your Local Playground

Two University of California, Berkeley alumnae recently succeeded in convincing the entire UC system to suspend its use of the cancer-causing pesticide glyphosate in its landscaping. If they can do...

It’s Personal: Pesticide Exposures Come at a Cost

When my son was born, we moved to Pullman, a small, rural town in Washington. This region, called the Palouse, is one of the biggest producers of wheat, barley and lentils in the United States.

Court Docs: Monsanto Paid Chemical Industry Front Group To Claim Cancer-Causing Weedkiller ‘Safe’ and Attack Its Critics

Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company's signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal.

Cancer Risks From Monsanto’s Weedkiller Deserve Further Scrutiny, Government Agency Says

A new analysis of Monsanto's signature herbicide, glyphosate, released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, gives weight...

Glyphosate Contamination in Food Goes Far Beyond Oat Products

Seems like every time a government agency or public interest group tests food for Monsanto's weedkiller glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, they find it.

Eating an Organic Diet May Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Frequently eating a variety of organic foods may significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer, according to a groundbreaking study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

New Round of EWG Testing Finds Glyphosate in Kids’ Breakfast Foods from Quaker Oats, General Mills

Glyphosate, an herbicide that is heavily used in the U.S., was detected in all 28 oat-based cereal and breakfast products sampled in a new round of testing commissioned by EWG.

‘Should I Throw Out My Cheerios?’ and Other Questions about Roundup in Children’s Food

Recently, EWG released a headline-making report on Roundup in children's cereal and other oat-based foods. Much of the news coverage agrees with us that parents should be concerned.

How Does EWG Set a ‘Health Benchmark’ for Glyphosate Exposure?

The widespread use of the herbicide and probable carcinogen glyphosate in farms across the nation has made its presence on processed foods containing oats, beans, wheat and barley nearly ubiquitous.

Monsanto Bullies EPA on Glyphosate Ruling

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public input on the health impacts of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide

Trapped on Monsanto’s Chemical Treadmill: Dicamba Debacle Shows Folly of Herbicide Arms Race

More than 3 million acres of soybeans and other crops were damaged when a herbicide called dicamba drifted onto their fields, according to a just-published report in The Washington Post on the “arms...

Study Shows Monsanto’s Roundup Can Harm Fetuses

When mothers were exposed to glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer – during pregnancy, their babies weighed less at birth, according to inital data from an ongoing study.
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