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Pesticides

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...

June 23, 2021

Glyphosate, a synthetic herbicide patented in 1974 by the Monsanto Company and now manufactured and sold by many companies in hundreds of products, has been associated with cancer and other health...

June 10, 2021

(Updated June 10 with state regulatory announcement about seed company clean-up efforts.) An "environmental catastrophe" unfolding in Nebraska is drawing scrutiny from around the United States and...

June 10, 2021

We update this blog regularly with news and tips about Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation's agricultural development agenda. Why are we tracking Gates? Read our introductory post. And please sign up...

May 26, 2021

Chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide, is strongly linked to brain damage in children. These and other health concerns have led several countries and some U.S. states to ban chlorpyrifos, but the...

May 13, 2021

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a corporate-funded nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, with 17 affiliated chapters around the world. ILSI describes itself as a group...

April 19, 2021

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

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

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