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EPA Reviews Bayer Herbicide Blamed For Widespread US Crop Damage

CHICAGO–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is assessing whether the weed killer dicamba can be sprayed safely on soybean and cotton plants genetically engineered to resist the chemical, without the procedure posing “unreasonable risks” to other crops, an agency official said …

Western Drought Brings Another Woe: Voracious Grasshoppers

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious grasshoppers. Federal agriculture officials are launching what could become their largest …

French Caribbean Fights To Keep Pesticide Case Alive

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Agricultural workers who have long sought compensation for contamination from a pesticide banned in France but used in the country’s Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe have finally had a day in court after …

Bayer Expects Significant Surge In Number of U.S. Glyphosate Cases

FRANKFURT, Germany — Bayer expects the number of claims in the United States related to Roundup herbicide to have surged in the third quarter, as the German drugs and pesticides maker tries to reach a settlement after earlier court rulings …

Trump EPA Allows Use of Controversial Pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables. The agency denied the petition by a …

Bayer Bets on ‘Silver Bullet’ Defense in Roundup Litigation

Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health …

French Court Finds Bayer’s Monsanto Liable for Farmer’s Sickness

PARIS/LYON — A French court has ruled that Monsanto was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its weedkillers, in another legal setback for the Bayer-owned business over health claims. In the latest stage of a …

Mysterious Crow Deaths in S.C. Linked to Pesticide

Tests at Clemson University show the mysterious deaths of at least 23 crows around the Bluffton Schools Complex was the result of a pesticide typically used in cotton and potato fields. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that Daniela …