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Letters: Glyphosate review warranted

As noted in the article Glyphosate: treating science like a buffet (Manitoba Co-operator, Aug. 19), public pressure has caused Health Canada to delay a proposed increase to the amount of glyphosate allowed on legumes as a residue. The authors of the article then go on to suggest that the idea of glyphosate being dangerous (other

The inconvenient truth about glyphosate is that it’s not harmful, unless used irresponsibly, of course.

Comment: Glyphosate. Treating science like a buffet

Health Canada did the agriculture sector no favours with its process

Canadians had until July 20 to comment on the federal government’s proposal to increase the amount of glyphosate herbicide residue allowed on legumes. Now, due to some deserved public pressure, Health Canada is delaying the entire process. The debate on glyphosate in Canada and around the world is populist, chaotic, political, and simply unsettling. Many



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U.S. judge rejects Roundup settlement plan as ‘unreasonable’

Proposal would cover suits over future illnesses

Reuters — A U.S. judge rejected Bayer’s US$2 billion class action proposal to resolve future lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer, saying in a Wednesday order that parts of the plan were “clearly unreasonable.” U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said the proposal “would accomplish a lot for Monsanto,” which Bayer

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Mexican judge rejects industry bid to halt GMO corn, glyphosate ban

Farm council warns of lost productivity

Mexico City | Reuters — A Mexican federal judge ruled against a request by the National Farm Council to freeze a government plan to ban genetically modified (GMO) corn and the widely used herbicide glyphosate by 2024, the national science council said on Monday. Judge Martin Adolfo Santos Perez’s ruling allows the executive order issued

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U.S. judge raises doubts ahead of hearing on Roundup settlement

'The last question is a killer'

Reuters — A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday questioned a US$2 billion proposal by Bayer that would create a framework for resolving future claims that its Roundup herbicide causes cancer, casting doubt on the plan a day before a key hearing. Bayer and class action attorneys hope U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco


Soybean fields are inspected in a University of Wisconsin research trial on dicamba drift at Arlington, Wisc. on Aug. 2, 2018. (File photo: Reuters/Tom Polansek)

Bayer, Corteva in ‘two-dog battle’ over U.S. soy market

Companies' GM soybeans jockey for market share

Chicago | Reuters — Bayer is launching a new genetically modified soybean in the United States, striking back against rival Corteva in a bid to retain its dominant position supplying seeds to the $40 billion U.S. soy industry. Billions of dollars are on the table for companies producing a growing variety of seeds for soybeans,

Mexico is self-sufficient in white corn, but has been importing plenty of GMO yellow corn, mainly for livestock feed.

Mexico pressing ahead with GMO corn, glyphosate bans, says key official

The move is popular with environmentalists but alarming to ag industry

Reuters – Mexico is sticking to a plan to stop importing genetically modified corn and a ban on a widely used herbicide, a senior official told Reuters, doubling down on a policy that has pleased green advocates but alarmed industry leaders. The plan announced late last year by executive order aims to replace some 16