Tag Archives: PESTICIDE

Monsanto Will Appeal Order to pay $289 Million to a Man Whose Cancer a Jury Found was Caused by Occupational Exposure to Roundup Weed Killer

•       As reported by numerous media outlets, a San Francisco jury (in state court) on August 10, 2018 delivered a verdict against Monsanto of $289 million, including $250 million in punitive damages, for a former school groundskeeper dying of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  The plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, proved to the jury that Roundup herbicide was a “substantial … Continue Reading

Aligning CA Prop 65 and FIFRA Pesticides Labeling Requirements

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed to amend the California Proposition 65 Clear and Reasonable Warnings requirements to provide an exception to the safe harbor provisions for listed chemicals in pesticides regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). As we previously reported on this blog, OEHHA published … Continue Reading

FDA Study Shows Low Pesticide Levels in Food

Ninety-eight percent of domestic and 90% of imported foods tested in FY 2015 were compliant with federal pesticide residue limits, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report issued on November 6, 2017. The testing was done as part of FDA’s ongoing pesticide residue monitoring program, which began in 1987. By way of … Continue Reading

Roundup Roundup

FDA reportedly to begin testing for glyphosate residues in foods. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup and is reported to be the most-used agricultural chemical in the world.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has labeled this herbicide as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” although the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) disputes that conclusion.  … Continue Reading

Paving the Way for RNA Spray

RNA spray is touted as an alternative to GMOs. The cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops and the use of GM ingredients in foods continue to be sources of worldwide controversy.  In a recent development, Scotland has announced its intent to ban GM crop growth in its territory.  And debates continue to be waged over the future of … Continue Reading

Share and Share Alike

FDA and EPA to share data on pesticides and toxic substances. FDA and EPA share regulatory authority over substances that are used in food (including animal food and feed), animal drugs, and cosmetics.  For example, the manufacturer of an antimicrobial food wash must demonstrate to FDA that the use of this substance is safe and … Continue Reading

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