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Lawyers suing Swiss chemical company Syngenta are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar lawsuits under the oversight of a federal judge in California. The move is a...

April 9, 2021

Multiple lawsuits are pending in the United States alleging the weedkilling chemical paraquat causes Parkinson's disease, and the first case to go to trial over the allegations against Syngenta over...

April 8, 2021

Update 3.16.21: The Northern California Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists honored U.S. Right to Know with the James Madison Freedom of Information Awards for our work submitting...

March 16, 2021

This blog by Stacy Malkan is updated regularly with news and tips about Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation's agricultural development efforts and political influence over global food systems. Why...

March 9, 2021

USRTK Research Director Carey Gillam's new book is out now and garnering glowing reviews. Here is a brief description of the book from publisher Island Press: Lee Johnson was a man with simple...

March 1, 2021

By Stacy Malkan In his new book on how to avoid a climate disaster, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates discusses his plans to model African food systems upon India’s “green revolution,”...

February 25, 2021

Many U.S. scientists working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say they don’t trust the agency’s senior leaders to be honest and they fear retaliation if they were to report a...

February 24, 2021

(Updated February 17, adding criticism of study) A new scientific paper examining the potential health impacts of Roundup herbicides found links between exposure to the weed killing chemical...

February 15, 2021

UPDATE - In February, roughly  a month after after reporting revealed the dangers of the AltEn plant's practice of using pesticide-treated seeds, Nebraska state regulators ordered the plant...

February 8, 2021

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