Despite some harsh words describing Monsanto’s conduct, a federal judge said last week he plans to reduce an $80 million award to a California man who claimed exposure to Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Declaring that dicamba "is a valuable pest control tool for America’s farmers,” EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Wednesday, Oct. 31 the agency was extending by two years the conditional registration for the herbicide to be used "over the top" to control weeds in dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton.
It was the battle of the experts at what was dubbed "Science Week" in a federal court in California last week, as lawyers for plaintiffs and for defendant Monsanto put witnesses on the stand who tried to explain the intricacies of toxicology and epidemiology to a federal and a state judge.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2017 - New herbicide resistance guidance from EPA recommends label language that reminds growers and applicators to scout fields before applications, report when herbicides are not doing their job effectively, “and proactively take action before escaped weeds become widespread in their fields.”
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2017 – The Environmental Protection Agency is considering adopting new label language for dicamba herbicides to reduce the potential for soybean damage, estimated this season at more than 3 million acres throughout the South and Midwest.
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2017 – In order to win antitrust approval for its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer said today that it has agreed to sell its Liberty branded agro-chemicals business and Liberty Link trait technology.
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 – Glyphosate is not a carcinogen, the European Chemicals Agency has concluded, setting the stage for the chemical – the active ingredient in Roundup – to receive long-term approval in Europe.