The Politics Of Pesticides: Monsanto Under Fire

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Through a series of mergers, pesticide companies are consolidating, taking over seed companies and pushing genetically-engineered foods. Companies such as Monsanto, now merged with Bayer, and Dow [...]

‘Doesn’t Care’

By Staff, Organicconsumers.org -

In a ruling last week, Judge Vince Chhabria wrote:. . . there is strong evidence from which a jury could conclude that Monsanto does not particularly care whether its product is in fact giving [...]

Judge In Monsanto Roundup Trial Is Already Hindering Testimony

By Robert Howard, Truthout.org -

Anyone concerned about probable carcinogens in the environment needs to keep an eye on the trial of Edward Hardeman v. Monsanto Company, which begins on February 25, in the Federal District Court [...]

GM Crops, Pesticides, Corporate Duplicity

By Colin Todhunter, Global Research. -

Tireless campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Werner Baumann, the chief executive of Bayer CropScience. It is in direct response to Bayer [...]

Bayer Slashes 12,000 Jobs As Monsanto Takeover Turns Sour

By Sustainable Pulse. -

Chief Executive Werner Baumann is under pressure to boost Bayer’s share price after a drop of more than 35 percent so far this year, dragged down by concern over more than 9,000 lawsuits it faces [...]

Bayer CEO: Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Victims Are ‘Nuisances’

By Julie Wilson, Organicconsumers.org -

There are about 8,700 lawsuits pending against Monsanto, by people who allege that exposure to Roundup weedkiller is responsible for their cancer. Most of the people behind these lawsuits have [...]

Decision To Uphold Verdict Against Monsanto Sends Bayer Stock Into Tailspin

By Katherine Paul, Organicconsumers.org -

When the judge in the Monsanto Roundup trial signaled she might overturn the jury’s verdict, we expected the worst. In the end, Judge Suzanne Bolanos slashed the amount of money the jury [...]

A Judge Is Considering Letting Monsanto Off The Hook In Historic Roundup Case

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

A judge in San Francisco last week announced that she is considering overturning the historic verdict that would lead to Monsanto being held accountable for manufacturing dangerous cancer-causing [...]

Judge Blocks Monsanto Subpoena To Collect Activists’ Personal Information

By Julie Wilson, Organicconsumers.org -

Monsanto can’t catch a break, not that it deserves one. The $50-billion mega-corporation, now owned by Bayer, has taken a beating this year, both in the courts and in the public eye. On August [...]

Vietnam To Pressure Monsanto Over Agent Orange Victims

By Sustainable Pulse. -

Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry has stated that they will re-visit legal channels in an attempt to receive damages for over one million people, from a group of chemical companies including Monsanto [...]

The World Reacts To The Roundup Cancer Trial Guilty Verdict

By Staff, Sustainablepulse.com -

Following the guilty verdict handed out on Friday to Monsanto in the landmark legal case in San Francisco, which judged that the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the pressure [...]

Monsanto’s Loss Is Our Gain—Let’s Make The Most Of It

By Katherine Paul, Organicconsumers.org -

Thank you to the 12 jurors who listened attentively and critically, during long days of testimony, then deliberated with care, and ultimately did the right thing. Thank you to the lawyers who [...]

The Landmark Monsanto Verdict May Not Have Been Possible Without Activism And Alternative Media

By Matt Agorist, Activistpost.com -

On Friday, a landmark case against Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller concluded in San Francisco in which a jury awarded $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, [...]

Monsanto Found Guilty In Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

By Commondreams. -

In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company's toxic and deadly legacy, a court in California on Friday found [...]

Monsanto Pays Harvard Wizard $100k To Perform Statistical Magic Show For Jury

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Kevin Baum, Organicconsumers.org -

Despite its impressive name, the HSPH has earned an unsavory reputation for taking rich contributions from polluters in exchange for producing scientific “research” that fortifies corporate [...]