Sayer Ji, Green Med Info – Waking Times
Today a jury in Oakland, California awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who charged that Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer. How will Bayer continue to sustain such punishment without filing bankruptcy?
According to a report on Bloomberg.com, this marks the largest jury award in the U.S. this year, and the eigth-largest ever in a product-defect claim. This also marks the third such ruling, after two other recent California trials over the herbicide causing cancer yielded combined damages against Bayer AG of $159 million.
Read more & video: The history of the Bayer/Monsanto merger “Bayer + Monsanto = A Match Made in Hell” (23:45) via Bayer Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages in 3rd Monsanto Roundup-Cancer Trial — Waking Times
(Natural News) As new studies continue to point to a direct link between the widely-used glyphosate herbicide and various forms of cancer, the agribusiness lobby fights ferociously to ignore or discredit evidence of human and other damage. A second US court jury case just ruled that Monsanto, now a part of the German Bayer AG, must pay $ 81 million in damages to plaintiff Edwin Hardeman who contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. The ruling and a line-up of another 11,000 pending cases in US courts going after the effects of glyphosate, have hit Bayer AG hard with the company announcing several thousand layoffs as its stock price plunges.
(Article by F. William Engdahl republished from GlobalResearch.ca)
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Morgan Erickson-Davis, Mongabay
- Newly released data indicate the tropics lost around 120,000 square kilometers (around 46,300 square miles) of tree cover last year – or an area of forest the size of Nicaragua.
- The data indicate 36,400 square kilometers of this loss – an area the size of Belgium – occurred in primary forest. This number is an increase over the annual average, and the third-highest amount since data collection began.
- Indonesia primary forest loss dropped to the lowest level recorded since 2002. Brazil’s numbers are also down compared to the last two years, but still higher than the 18-year average.
- Meanwhile, primary rainforest deforestation appears to be on the rise elsewhere. Colombia recorded the highest level since measurement began at the beginning of the century. Madagascar had the highest proportion of its tropical forest lost in 2018; Ghana experienced the biggest proportional change over 2017.
Read more via The World Lost a Belgium-Size Area of Old Growth Rainforest in 2018 — Waking Times
(Natural News) So just how clean is Kosher food? Do we really know what that label means, besides separating milk from meat and excluding shellfish? What about artificial ingredients and GMOs? Big questions. We need answers. From a top list of “featured” brands and companies with the Kosher stamp of approval, we see Listerine, Post, Hunts, Tropicana, Dole, Swiss Miss, and on down to Morning Star, so it’s not too difficult to decipher that the Kosher label doesn’t really account for so many things healthy these day.s
Read more via EVERY Kosher company should BAN GMO, since Bayer/Monsanto created the deadly gases of the Holocaust death chambers — NaturalNews.com
March 27, 2019 by: S.D. Wells
(Natural News) Oh yes they did. There’s now a so-called “study” that’s been done which supposedly determined that organic farming creates a much bigger carbon footprint that torques up “global warming” more than ever. Yes, old faithful US News has regurgitated a chunk of claims published in the International Journal of Science, and somebody has to set the record straight.
Read more via Deconstructing the 3 biggest LIES that attack organic farming — NaturalNews.com
If you’re buying fresh fruits and vegetables in the United States, 70 percent of it will carry pesticide residues on it even after you’ve washed it, according to a new study from a widely-respected health advocacy group.
The Environmental Working Group’s annual analysis of U.S. Department of Agriculture data offers grim evidence of the over-saturation of pesticides and toxic chemicals in conventional agriculture in the United States, with top crops such as spinach and strawberries counting among the most contaminated produce.
The group hopes the report will inform shoppers of the risks inherent in buying and consuming conventionally-grown produce versus organic fruits and vegetables.
Read more & videos: 70% of Produce Sold in US is Contaminated With Pesticides, Even After You Wash It — Era of Light
March 19, 2019 by: Dianne Wiley
(Natural News) It has been said many times that eating organic is healthier, but a recent year-long study by a European Parliamentary committee has once again proven the benefits of food without chemicals. In the report, titled “Human Health Implications of Organic Food and Organic Agriculture,” they discovered a link between eating organic and improved early development, as well as the obvious positive of less pesticide exposure
Read more: Study: Organic food provides more health benefits than non-organic — NaturalNews.com