CA Jury Finds Roundup Pesticide Causes Cancer

A California Jury has awarded a plaintiff almost $300 million dollars, agreeing with Edwin Hardeman’s claim that his exposure to the glyphosate-based pesticide Roundup gave him cancer. According to Reuters, this is the second jury trial Bayer has lost and, unfortunately, more are on the way. Over 11,000 liability lawsuits have been filed against Bayer…

“The Blacklist” Episode Involves Crazed Eco-Terrorist

NBC’s action television action show The Blacklist recently broadcast an episode in which the villain is a crazed anti-pesticide terrorist who uses genetically modified insects to kill his victims. The show stars James Spader whose character Raymond “Red” Reddington was an international criminal who turned himself in to the FBI. “Red” enjoys a somewhat limited…

Glyphos’gate’ and the IARC

Environmentalists have been working overtime trying to convince the public that pesticides, like Roundup, are bad for you. They seek to get pesticides outlawed despite clear evidence that pesticides do not contribute to disease outbreaks and help farmers fend off insects that ruin crop yields which helps the human food supply. In reality and as…

Banning Neonicotinoid Pesticides Increases Pesticide Use

Some interesting insights out of New Zealand. The vice president of the country’s farming association, Colin Hurst, is quoted as saying if neonicotinoid pesticides are banned, it will result in even more sprayed pesticide use. According to NZFarmer, Hurst states that seeds in New Zealand are usually coated with neonicotinoids which prevented insects from eating…

Glyphosate: A Hidden Villain?

This video gives the background about the man behind Glyphosate, why he is winning some of the highest honors in science despite environmentalist chemophobia about his invention, and why farmers use pesticides.

Ignore the Scare-Mongering About Pesticides

Every year Earth Day brings out a variety of termites and this year is no different. Lo and behold the so-called Environmental Working Group publishes its fourteenth annual Dirty Dozen list describing which products in your local supermarket’s produce aisle are allegedly contaminated by pesticides. This being done in hopes of you embracing an organic…

Study: Correct neonic use reveals no honeybee colony risk

If correctly used, a University of Guelph research team found no colony-level risk to honeybees from neonic pesticides after going through a number of published and unpublished manuscripts. Upon the request of Bayer and Syngenta, researchers at the University of Gelph, headed by toxicologist Keith Solomon and aide teacher Gladys Stephenson, examined 64 papers from…