A retired EPA official is at the center of more than 20 lawsuits that allege Monsanto failed to warn of cancer risks from glyphosate, the key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer. Jess Rowland, a former EPA deputy division director, is accused of helping Monsanto by publishing a report advising that there was not enough evidence to link glyphosate to cancer, which preempted further research. The EPA is trying to stop his deposition in March. -GEG
A manager who left the agency’s pesticide division last year has become a central figure in more than 20 lawsuits in the U.S. accusing the company of failing to warn consumers and regulators of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicide can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
A federal judge said Monday that he’s inclined to order the retired official, Jess Rowland, to submit to questioning by lawyers for the plaintiffs, who contend he had a “highly suspicious” relationship with Monsanto. Rowland chaired a committee that found insufficient evidence to conclude glyphosate is carcinogenic and left his job just days after his report was leaked to the press in May.
New wireless antennas are rapidly being attached to streetlights and utility poles directly in front of homes and schools. 5G will dramatically increase the general public’s involuntary daily exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. 5G technology that has never been safety tested for long-term exposure.
The banking firm is now changing its policy from choosing its IPOs based on financial criteria to basing its criteria on race as the company has announced it will start “refusing IPOs if all directors are white straight men”. Goldman Sachs has also announced that its new diversity policy will not apply to Asia.
This article lists ten news stories from 2019 that were debunked for using fake science, including a range of issues covering false climate claims, gun violence statistics, inaccurate breathalyzer tests and more.
More than 100 different scientific papers and counting show that carbon dioxide’s effect on the climate is actually quite small. In addition, 95% of climate software models have actually turned out to be wrong.
The FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] admitted that two of the spy warrants against Carter Page were not lawfully authorized as the FISA law states that American citizens cannot be secretly spied on by the US government absent probable cause that an American is unlawfully acting as a foreign agent.
California passed a law, SB 394, that is optional in each county, and allows diversion for lawbreakers, instead of jail, for primary caregivers of minor children under certain circumstances. According to prosecutors, the only “diversion” that’s going to happen now is that new crimes will get diverted onto more people.
Khan was previously released from local law enforcement custody in November 2019 with an active ICE detainer, due to New York City’s sanctuary policies. A spokeswoman for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed the mayor’s sympathies and chastised President Donald Trump’s administration for “politicizing this tragedy.”
One expert said that said the real problem was in people’s behavior, rather than with the animals, and she offered simple advice: the way to prevent such infectious diseases is to “stay away from wildlife, say no to game, avoid their habitats and livestock and farms mixing with wildlife.”
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The verdict follows a similar decision last August in which a former school groundskeeper was awarded $289 million after claiming that Roundup gave him non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bayer, is facing more than 9000 similar lawsuits across the US.
Puerto Rico’s fertile land is a crop and pesticide poison test site for Monsanto, and many locals near the company’s seed sites complain of illness. The governor of Puerto Rico said that the transnational companies account for 42% to 46% of the economy, although Monsanto/ Bayer receives a 90% tax exemption.
Mike Papantonio, known as America’s lawyer on the Ring of Fire radio show, will join 700 other litigants suing Monsanto for the cancer hazard created by its pesticide product, Roundup Ready. Papantonio says the company falsified data and attempted to discredit legitimate research on the dangers of Roundup Ready.