Appeals court upholds $25-million verdict against Monsanto, maker of Roundup
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling stems from the first trial of about 5,000 lawsuits consolidated in federal court in Northern California against Monsanto.
General Release of Honey Bees Threatens Wild Native Bee Populations and Ecosystems
(Beyond Pesticides, May 14, 2021) In a prime example of cart-before-the-horse, greenwashing, or perhaps “beewashing,” a British company has badly missed the mark in its latest attempt to market a product while “doing good” and generating goodwill with customers. As The Guardian reports, Marks & Spencer, the giant United Kingdom (UK) retailer, is releasing 30 million managed honey bees into rura...
Breakdown Products (Metabolites) from Pesticides May Be More Toxic than Parent Compound, Study Finds
Climate risk drives push to save Australia's weird, elusive platypuses
Famed for its bill, webbed feet and venomous spurs, the platypus is one of only two egg-laying mammals in the world. Many Australians have never seen one in the wild. The semi-aquatic animal is increasingly under threat from extreme weather events.