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Couple’s $86M reward in Monsanto pesticide case stands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's highest court rejected on Wednesday a challenge by Monsanto Co.'s to $86.2 million in damages to a couple who developed cancer after spraying the company's Roundup weed-killer in their yards for three decades. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's highest court rejected on Wednesday a challenge…
bubmag
November 18, 2021
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Upstart Corn Activists in Mexico Just Beat GMO Goliath Bayer-Monsanto

A protestor shows the variety of Mexican corn during a protest against GMO corn. Photo by Jesus Alvarado/picture alliance via Getty Images. MEXICO CITY—In a real-life David versus Goliath moment, a small group of Mexican activists just won a major battle in a longstanding legal dispute with big farming monolith…
bubmag
October 20, 2021
Monsanto

The Radicalization of Clarence Thomas

In 1992, an electrician named Robert Joiner sued Monsanto, the immense and powerful agrochemical corporation that had, for many years, manufactured the toxic chemical compounds polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. For more than a decade, Joiner had worked in a Georgia utilities plant, which used dielectric fluid containing PCBs as a…
bubmag
August 17, 2021
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MONSANTO illegally acquired data on journalists, activists…

France's personal data protection agency on Wednesday fined US firm Monsanto for illegally compiling files of public figures, journalists and activists with the aim of swaying opinion towards support for its controversial pesticides. The firm, now owned by German chemical giant Bayer, failed to inform the people on the watch…
bubmag
July 29, 2021
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The People vs. Agent Orange Exposes a Mass Poisoning in Plain Sight

In 1975, shortly after moving to Oregon’s Siuslaw National Forest, Carol Van Strum began seeing tank trucks and helicopters spraying something pungent. “No one knew what they were spraying, or what it was for,” she recalled. “A lot of people just assumed, ‘It’s the government doing it, it must be OK.’”…
bubmag
June 28, 2021
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Monsanto carries East Tennessee State past Mercer 70-64

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Damari Monsanto matched his season high with 24 points plus 10 rebounds as East Tennessee State defeated Mercer 70-64 on Wednesday night. David Sloan had 14 points for East Tennessee State (11-6, 7-2 Southern Conference). Silas Adheke added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Mercer totaled 24…
bubmag
February 4, 2021