Weed-killer tied to cancer found in kids' foods

Weed-killer tied to cancer found in kids' foods

The California court ruling could lead to hundreds of other claims against Monsanto.

So they awarded him $289 million in damages - mostly to punish the agricultural company Monsanto. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2014. Lowry says even organic products can contain pesticides.

There are more than 5 000 similar plaintiffs across the US.

"The EWG's claim about cancer is false".

"The WHO was asking, 'Would this compound potentially cause cancer?' " he said.

Experts told BuzzFeed News that a San Francisco jury's unanimous decision Friday to award almost $290 million in damages to Dewayne Johnson sets a powerful precedent for the cases pending against Monsanto and others that have not yet been filed. Our hearts go out to the Johnson family, and we understand their desire for answers.

Glyphosate is a broad spectrum herbicide widely utilized in agriculture, landscaping and consumer applications.

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The jury's opinion does not change the science. "Over those four decades, researchers have conducted more than 800 scientific studies and reviews that prove glyphosate is safe for use". The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) both recently reaffirmed glyphosate does not cause cancer.

"Any levels of glyphosate that may remain are significantly below any regulatory limits and well within compliance of the safety standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as safe for human consumption". More broadly, figuring out what caused one individual's cancer is a tricky business for any scientist - a point several experts have made since the most recent Monsanto verdict came out last week. "No one wants to eat a weed killer for breakfast, and no one should have to do so".

Thomson ReutersMonsanto's glyphosate-containing Roundup for sale in California.

Now an organization called the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has tested a list of popular breakfast foods and snack bars - and has found that many of them contain this unsafe chemical.

Now there's another popular food product that people need to be concerned about, according to a new report released by the Environmental Working Group.

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Amarelo also included, "Just because a pesticide level is legal in food doesn't mean that level is safe".

Quaker responded to the EWG's report with a statement which read in part, "We proudly stand by the safety and quality of our Quaker products". "But we very much doubt our petition will be acted upon by President Trump's lawless EPA".

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Quaker responded to the news in a statement to Fortune.

However, meeting government standards might not be enough to escape public backlash.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a risk assessment that "concludes that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans".

GARCIA-NAVARRO: All right. What's the takeaway here for you as someone who's reported on this industry, on these issues for so long? And that was convincing to the jury.

Dr. Jennifer Lowry, Chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health tells KTVU it is not uncommon to find pesticides in our food. Once the oats are transported to us, we put them through our rigorous process that thoroughly cleanses them (de-hulled, cleaned, roasted and flaked). Of those, only five of the products were discovered to have glyphosate, and at levels lower than the organization's benchmark.

Traders cited a report by a German weekly on more lawsuits brought by USA farmers over crop damage from weed killer dicamba.

On 7 June, Bayer sealed a $63-billion merger with Monsanto, creating an agrichemical juggernaut.

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