September - 24 - 2018

Glyphosate threatening bees

Bees dying in huge numbers are a threat to ecosystems globally, as they are crucial pollinators for flowers, trees and vegetables. As glyphosate affects the enzyme EPSP synthase, only found in bacteria and plants, glyphosate was for a long time seen as not harmful to insects. However, a new study found out, that glyphosate changes the bees microbiome, leading to less resistance against infections.

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September - 19 - 2018

Glyphosate against coca cultivation

The cultivation of coca, the raw material for cocaine, increased over the last years reaching a new record last year. To fight against its production, Colombia’s president Ivan Duque takes aerial fumigation with glyphosate into consideration.

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August - 11 - 2018

Bayer denies "glyphosate causing cancer"

German company Bayer, owning Monsanto since this year, denies that weed killer containing glyphosate might be dangerous to human health. Scientific strength and conclusions of regulators around the world would show the safety of the product, states the company.

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August - 11 - 2018

Superior Court decides against Bayer in lawsuit

Dewayne Johnson’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by glyphosate, Superior Court jury decides. They ordered Monsanto, owned by Bayer, to pay $289 million, $39 million in compensatory and $250 million in punitive damages to Dewayne Johnson.

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August - 7 - 2018

Brazil judge suspends use of agrochemical glyphosate

Brasilia, with an agriculture formally dependent on glyphosate, suspends the herbicide until its toxicity is reevaluated.

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May - 29 - 2018

Bayer takes over Monsanto for $66 billion

Bayer takes over the agricultural-chemical company Monsanto, inventor of roundup products containing glyphosate, for $66 billion, forming the world’s biggest seed and agricultural-chemical company.

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May - 25 - 2018

Popular vote in Switzerland against glyphosate

More than 140,000 signatures were gathered in the last 18 months seeking a popular vote against glyphosate. Not only the prohibition of the use of the synthetic herbicides like glyphosate should be prohibited in switzerland, but also the import of food containing pesticides, causing a possible effect on other countries.

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