Bayer scored another win over Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide after a Missouri jury came out with a defense verdict November 9.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/11/bayer-wins-sixth-consecutive-glyphosate-cancer-verdict/
With links to the Church of Scientology, anti-vaccine glyphosate litigator Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Organic Consumers Association, US Right to Know, and Environmental Working Group, Carey Gillam has led the effort by organic promoters to discredit GMOs, glyphosate, and other agri-technological tools positioned to address climate change. Here’s her story… and why she does it.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/27/part-1-carey-gillam-reporter-turned-organic-propagandist-who-twists-science-in-her-campaign-to-discredit-biotechnology-and-conventional-agriculture/
A high-profile judicial decision in a federal appeals case has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revisit its finding that glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, does not pose a health risk for people who use it as directed. Circuit Judge Michelle Friedland asserted that the EPA’s finding “was not supported by substantial evidence.” Is that so? To date, the EPA, along with hundreds of scientific studies, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in peer-reviewed journals, have found no link between levels of exposure to glyphosate found in real-life settings (e.g., farming, landscaping, home garden maintenance, human consumption of food that had been sprayed with the herbicide) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The issue has been thoroughly studied, reviewed, and analyzed by scientific experts over the span of many decades. We recently funded an independent critical review of eight meta-analyses, which was conducted by SciPinion and published in the Journal of Toxicology and Risk Assessment. The panel of senior scientists found low confidence that any of the studies demonstrate
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/13/viewpoint-judge-finds-glyphosate-is-a-likely-carcinogen-distinguishing-between-judicial-decisions-and-science-they-are-not-the-same/
One tactic California trial lawyers finessed is the use of questionable scientific evidence in trials, sometimes called “junk science.” Now, the state’s
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/01/14/viewpoint-glyphosate-class-action-cases-will-the-supreme-court-rein-in-californias-lax-rules-on-junk-science/
Social media’s coverage of glyphosate has been on a par with that for the Covid vaccine – misunderstandings, mistruths and alarmist activist statements
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/01/12/viewpoint-dissecting-the-misguided-demonization-of-glyphosate-one-of-the-worlds-most-effective-and-safest-weedkillers/
Unlike America, Europe has traditionally been highly cautious of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – specifically, crops for animal feed and human
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Ahead of a federal election call, three Canadian federal ministers called a halt to a process that would likely have yielded quick results on increasing
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/09/01/viewpoint-politics-not-science-driving-canadian-policy-decisions-over-glyphosate-and-other-agricultural-tools/
Three hundred winegrowers gathered in Narbonne at the call of the winegrowers’ union and the FDSEA. They were protesting the implementation in 2021 of new
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/12/09/we-have-to-be-profitable-french-winegrowers-protest-costly-glyphosate-weedkiller-restrictions/