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Schmeiser, the farmer in the original case, noticed one year that a section of his crop was not killed by Roundup. He saved the seed from that section and planted his crop following year with that seed. That resulted in over 95% of his crop being Roundup ready. The trial judge rejected the suggestion that it was the product of seed blown or inadvertently ...


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The amounts of agent orange, in units of 55-gallon (208 liter) drums by company is as follows: Dow 78,235 Monsanto 67,065 Hercules 49,945 Thompson-Hayward Chemical (T.H. Agriculture and Nutrition ) 21,055 Diamond Alkali /Shamrock 12,555 US Rubber (Uniroyal) 11,635 Thompson Chemicals 7,185 Agrisect 1,875 Hoffman-Taff 410 The above data is from table 2.2 (...


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There is no consistent evidence showing a relationship between glyphosate and cancer There are a lot of studies on the relationship between glyphosate use and cancer. Some are small and poor; others are large and more reliable. It is inevitable and likely that some of these studies will report a connection between the weedkiller and cancer just through ...


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This is actually true, dessication with glyphosate seems to be an established practice. From the Glyphosate Task Force: In the joint dossier submitted by the Glyphosate Task Force (GTF) for the renewal of approval of glyphosate in the EU, pre-harvest application of glyphosate (both for weed control and harvest aid) was included amongst the representative ...


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There is a News and Views article "Mesoamerica's Mystery Killer " in Science about this disease. It is not a peer-reviewed scientific paper, but a news article. The main hypothesis according to the article is that heat and dehydration in combination with other factors are responsible. But it does mention the pesticide hypothesis and the researchers asked ...


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These articles have a substantial amount of false information about the situation. A press release was issued by the US Embassy in El Salvador: http://sansalvador.usembassy.gov/news/2014/06/19.html Is the United States government pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified (GMO) seeds from U.S. agricultural companies? No. The U.S. ...


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Monsanto admits to having sued 145 farmers on their website: Since 1997, we have only filed suit against farmers 145 times in the United States. This may sound like a lot, but when you consider that we sell seed to more than 250,000 American farmers a year, it’s really a small number. Of these, we’ve proceeded through trial with only eleven farmers. All ...


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The link between glyphosate and chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) appears to be a medical hypothesis. The underlying process is a tubulointerstitial nephritis, and as well as other groups, appears in otherwise young men. A review of this disease published in April 2014 and concluded: [1] Associations were reported with agricultural work, ...


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Here's a news story about pre harvest application of glyphosate on (non-GMO) sunflowers. Thus it's been done in a commercial setting in the USA at least once. I've been able to find many university agricultural extension notices, like this one on pre-harvest application of herbicides in 2014 this one reminding people not to use herbicides on seed crops, ...


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Monsanto_Canada_Inc._v._Schmeiser says, All claims relating to Roundup Ready canola in Schmeiser's 1997 canola crop were dropped prior to trial and the court only considered the canola in Schmeiser's 1998 fields. Regarding his 1998 crop, Schmeiser did not put forward any defence of accidental contamination. The evidence showed that the level of Roundup ...


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