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What is glyphosate and why should you care

What is Glyphosate?

April 12, 2024

Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine) is a synthetic, organophosphorus compound that we are exposed to in our food, water, rain, air, personal products, and landscapes. Glyphosate was originally developed and tested for pharmaceutical use in 1950. When no pharmaceutical uses were found, it became a common metal boiler and pipe cleaner due to its ability to effectively…

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Glyphosate Basics Downloadable Fact Sheet

February 27, 2024

  Glyphosate Fact Sheet 2024

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Twisted Incentives and Unhealthy Profits

December 11, 2023

The summer of 2018 offered some captivating headlines. Starbucks gave up on straws, a watery lake was found on Mars, and Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin secretly married in a NYC courthouse. In less popular news, the notorious chemical company Monsanto faced its first jury trial in corporate history. Apocalyptic wildfire smoke ironically ensconced San…

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The Glaring Omission in the Food Is Medicine Movement

November 30, 2023

By Kelly Ryerson The hot buzz phrase in nutrition “Food Is Medicine” should have a permanent asterisk with qualifiers. It is no surprise to most that replacing highly processed food with more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains should produce better health outcomes. But there is a hitch. If they are laden with harmful synthetic chemicals,…

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Bobby Kennedy & the Glyphosate Trenches

July 31, 2023

Five summers ago, Dwayne Lee Johnson, a former school groundskeeper, won a lawsuit against Monsanto. He claimed that exposure to the weedkiller glyphosate caused his Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and the jury agreed. Johnson ultimately won a multimillion dollar settlement, and over one hundred thousand more cases were settled out of court for over $10 billion. I…

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Prop 65 Revisited

July 5, 2022

I have my general gripes about California, but here and there I am pleasantly surprised by some pro-environmental health policies. Like the existence of Prop 65.  The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has an impactful program to list chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity on a list…

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Monsanto Alum Clarence Thomas

June 30, 2022

As we awaited the response from SCOTUS as to whether or not they would hear the Monsanto v Hardeman and Monsanto v Pillios appeals, I wondered how Thomas and his conservative team would possibly deny hearing the case.

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Momma Go My Bail – A Trial Update

June 27, 2022

By Agent OJ – Bob Howard After serving as a juror at the first Roundup trial in state court (Monsanto Co. v. Johnson) back in the summer of 2018, I recall thinking that this whole Monsanto/glyphosate mess would eventually be neatly resolved by the Supreme Court Of the United States sometime in the distant future.…

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Sowing With Salt

October 11, 2021

As with most events of modern life, there are often parallels in antiquity. Not much of a history buff, I wouldn’t be privy to these parallels if my husband and son didn’t have something of an abnormal obsession with ancient history. The Roman Empire really only crosses my mind in February when the Superbowl numbering…

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Ameliorate My Ass

August 12, 2021

By: Robert Howard, AKA AOJ The always generous Glyphosate Girl has once again asked me to write an entry for her blog. I had to think about her request, which was prompted by the widely reported good news that a California Court of Appeal fully upheld the $87 million verdict in Pilliods v Monsanto.  Why did…

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An EPA Gut Renovation

August 3, 2021

A few years ago, a deluge of neurological, gastrointestinal, ophthalmological, and dermatological symptoms presented in my body. Numerous doctors dismissed me as an anxious hypochondriac. Several medicated me, but none found anything clearly wrong in my labs or brain scans. Finally, I realized that my issues stemmed from gut dysbiosis and intestinal permeability. I began…

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It’s a Cold Day in July

July 30, 2021

A neighbor sprays Roundup around his pristine, impressive flowerbed that runs along the front of his property. I am lucky that I was tipped off on the frequency of his spraying, because I have since changed the walking route that I take with my two puppies.  But as of 2023, I might be able to…

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