Monsanto


Monsanto’s Four Tactics for Undermining Glyphosate Science Review

, science and policy analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

Emails unsealed in a California lawsuit last week reveal that agribusiness giant Monsanto engaged in activities aimed at undermining efforts to evaluate a potential link between glyphosate—the active ingredient of the company’s popular herbicide Roundup—and cancer. The documents reveal the company’s plans to seed the scientific literature with a ghostwritten study, and its efforts to delay and prevent US government assessments of the product’s safety. Read more >

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A Good Chemical Safety Law Depends on Us

, sr. Washington rep., Center for Science & Democracy

It has been three years since the Senate first considered a bipartisan effort to reform the very flawed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Last year, both the House and Senate approved bills to improve TSCA. Neither bill was satisfactory. Both bills, as we pointed out in a recent op-ed, had significant flaws. Read more >

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Yes, We Can Defend Scientists from Harassment AND Increase Transparency

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

We’ve written extensively about the use of open records laws to harass scientists for the past couple years and encouraged governments, academic institutions, and journalists to address the challenge of balancing accountability and academic freedom. The issue has taken on a new dimension in recent weeks, as high profile releases have brought significant attention to the work of academics throughout the country. Will this prompt institutions to figure out better solutions? Read more >

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How Monsanto Supersized a Problem in Under Three Minutes

, , senior analyst, Food and Environment

Well actually, it took about 5 years for our friends at the Monsanto Company to start turning regular old weeds into a crisis of “superweeds.” But they did it, and another decade on, farmers everywhere are paying the price. Now, using the magic of speed-drawing, we’ve taken this age-old tale of weedy villains and chemical “superheroes” (with fatal flaws), and boiled it down to just 2:29. Read more >

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More Herbicide, or More Innovative, Sustainable Farming?

, former senior scientist, Food and Environment

As another growing season begins, production agriculture is confronted with important choices. Among them is whether the farming community and policy makers will heed the clear warnings from herbicide-resistant weeds that industrial monoculture farming methods are not sustainable. Read more >

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