It’s not easy to make headlines in these days of COVID-19 and intensifying racial and civil unrest.
But leave it to Monsanto-Bayer to edge itself into the news, for better or worse.
Bayer will pay $10-billion to settle lawsuits filed by Roundup cancer victims—a settlement that one victim called a “slap in the face.”
Farmers won’t legally be allowed to use Monsanto-Bayer’s dicamba herbicides.
California can't require cancer warning labels on Roundup, even though the World Health Organization says Roundup is a "probable" carcinogen.
And the announcement that Mexico will phase out glyphosate-based herbicides by 2024.
It’s a mixed news bag, for sure. Fortunately, public opinion is still running high against the use of Roundup and other pesticides. But the need for more peer-reviewed studies, uninfluenced by Monsanto-Bayer, is more urgent than ever. We explain why in this week's blog post.