Emily Ashcraft

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Petitioners Claim BASF and DuPont Should Have Limits in Dicamba Case

Petitioners in the Ninth Circuit case addressing the canceled registration of three dicamba products argue that two recent intervenors in the case, BASF and E.I. du Pont de Nemours (EID), should have limited access to...

Sens. Raise Concern About Meat Shipped to China During COVID-19

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) wrote a letter on Tuesday to four major meatpacking companies expressing concern with the amount of meat being sent abroad to China during the COVID-19 pandemic when there has been...

Bayer Agrees to Pay Over $10b to Settle Roundup Claims

Bayer has agreed to pay over $10 billion in a settlement which covers about 75 percent of the many cases alleging the herbicide Roundup caused cancer and other health issues. The company released a statement...

Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Agriculture Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced a bill called the FARM (Frontline At-Risk Manual) Laborers Protection Act, which would establish hazard pay and 10 days of paid leave to agricultural workers. In a press release, he claimed the lack of protective...

Texas Residents Allege Drinking Water Contaminated with Drilling Fluid

Four Texas residents and the Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association claim companies who pumped 36,000 gallons of drilling fluid, allegedly containing seven probable human carcinogens, into a Texas aquifer are in violation of the Safe...

Judge Rules Cancer Warning Not Necessary for Roundup in California

A California court ruled in favor of Monsanto Company and multiple agriculture organizations, finding that glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup weed killer, should not be on the list of chemicals known to cause cancer published...