The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a bid from Bayer-owned Monsanto that aimed to challenge thousands of lawsuits claiming its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer – a potentially costly ruling, AFP reported Tuesday. The high court did not explain its decision, which left intact a $25 million ruling in favor of a California man who alleged he developed cancer after using the chemical for years.… Read the rest
Bayer has been in the spotlight for trying to avoid compensating people who became sick from using its Roundup weed killer, it seems the company is likewise to be complicit for trying to conceal risks associated with its insecticides. It wasn’t alone. From U.S. Right to Know: Agrichemical giant Bayer helped fund a study by university academics, then pressured them to omit photos that implicated a defective insecticide-treated seed product as a threat to bees, according to communications obtained by U.S.… Read the rest
Monsanto-Funded Glyphosate Study Graciously Informs The World That Glyphosate Is Completely Safe. Oh they just won’t stop trying, will they. Monsanto is in the news again–aren’t they always?–and this time it isn’t about their proposed merger with Bayer, a troubling development not only to the German government, but also to anyone who thinks food and the means to feed ourselves shouldn’t be controlled by a handful of mega-corporations.… Read the rest
Food Insecurity In The Era Of Mega-Mergers: How Monsanto And Bayer’s Unholy Marriage Could Be Even Worse Than We Thought Power is a funny thing. Well, not that funny, and certainly not funny-haha, not to the vast majority of us who have little power of our own. But once a person or group has power they tend to exploit it just as much as they can.… Read the rest
EPA Wins One For The Environment For A Change, Wins Fight To Ban Bayer’s Deadly Insecticide Containing Flubendiamide In these days of captive agencies cravenly cowering before the power of the billion dollar corporations they are supposed to be regulating (for reference, please see Wall Street/SEC, factory farming/USDA, pharmaceuticals/FDA, etc. etc.) it always comes as a shock when a regulatory agency actually, you know, regulates something in such a way that it benefits the people and the environment.… Read the rest
EPA Finally Comes Out Against Neonicotinoids: Bayer Chemical Under Fire For Risk To Bees There is an old saying in the South of the United States: “Even a blind pig finds an acorn every now and then.” It refers of course to the occasional good fortune that befalls even the most hapless and incompetent, and it’s a phrase that is applicable to the news out of the EPA today.… Read the rest
Bayer AG sold HIV-tainted drugs to Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, knowing full well that it had already created a heating process that would prevent the transmission of HIV through the product for more fortunate first world children. And worst of all, this was no accident, or just some corporate malfeasance that can be prosecuted. Our taxpayer funded FDA approved this sale, signing off on this odious deal. And while no officials at Bayer or at the FDA have ever been prosecuted for these crimes against humanity, officials on the receiving end of Bayer’s largesse have.