U.S. Department of Agriculture data hints a low number of farms are receiving funds from the farm bailout program. It is reported that at a single farm was handed over $2 million, an excessive amount of money when many farms still haven’t received their share.
Tyson Foods Inc. hasn’t announced an official decision on if the company will move forward with an over-billion-dollar venture in Kazakhstan. There is some speculation that if the investment goes through, Tyson would escape U.S. taxes.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will soon have the ability to use SNAP benefits to purchase online groceries. The program will start in New York and expand to other states.
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A California jury made an unprecedented $2.055 billion ruling in favor of a married couple who claimed a pesticide made by agrichemical company formerly known as Monsanto caused their cancer. Alva and Alberta Pilliod filed the case on Aug. 14, 2017, against Monsanto alleging the repeated use of the pesticide Roundup and its key ingredient glyphosate since the 1970s caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Livermore, Calif. couple were awarded $1 billion each in punitive damages and $55,206,000 in compensatory damages, the Associated Press reported.
Bayer has agreed to obey a U.S. federal judge’s order, entering a mediation with the plaintiff in the RoundUp trial. The plaintiff has claimed Bayer did not warm of potential cancer risk associated with the Roundup weedkiller.
hrough recent updates to company policies, Cargill aims to undertake “deforestation-free supply chains,” by the year 2030. But a new report concludes such supply chains will not be able to perform as hoped.
A new bill , H.R. 1783: Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act of 2019, has been introduced to set a tolerance for glyphosate residue on oats, prohibit the use of glyphosate on oats before harvest and require annual testing of the pesticide on foods most likely consumed by infants and children.
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Scientists Found Worrisome New Evidence About RoundUp and Cancer | Mother Jones
The debate continues on whether glyphosate, one of the most commonly used herbicides and key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, causes cancer. A trial in San Francisco held closing arguments on March 12 in a case against Bayer, the company who purchased Monsanto. The jury ruled Tuesday that glyphosate weedkiller, sold as RoundUp, caused cancer. The next phase of the trial will gauge Monsanto's, now owned by Bayer, liability. Meanwhile, Bayer's stock dropped after this week's court ruling.
Efforts like this one have largely failed during the past two decades as pork producers constructed more than 900 new swine confinements across Illinois, often brushing aside farm families’ concerns about sickening odors, road damage, depletion of wells and fouling of creeks. But this network of farmsteads set amid rolling hills has become the newest battleground where small-town residents are trying to fend off a leading U.S. pork producer