Bayer completes $63-billion Monsanto takeover

AFP|Updated: Jun 07, 2018, 06.58 PM ISTFRANKFURT AM MAIN: German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant BayerNSE 0.00 % said Thursday its two-year pursuit of US-based MonsantoNSE 1.01 % was over, as the two firms signed off a $63-billion merger deal. "Shares in the US company will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, …

Cannabis Pesticide Regulations Need Rethink

(Catching up on old news…It’s here because it’s important!)By Adrian Devitt-Lee on May 05, 2017As cannabis is legalized for medical and recreational use on a state-by-state basis, safety regulations regarding cannabis products are becoming increasingly important. One aspect of safety regulations involves setting maximal allowable limits on pesticides. Such regulations are particularly significant given that …

Owner of Old Louisville Pesticide Plant Prepares to Sell

Black Leaf property owner gives Courier-Journal exclusive look inside a property that triggered the state's biggest ever urban environmental cleanup.   By JAMES BRUGGERS, The Courier-Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Metal roofing has collapsed. Trees are growing tall inside buildings. Walls are heavily tagged with graffiti. And trespassers have set up makeshift camping or lounge …

Launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative to say NO to Glyphosate

View this email online Launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative to say NO to Glyphosate On Wednesday 8th of February, a group of activists gathered in Rome at the Colosseum for the launch of the European Citizen’s Initiative against glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicide in the world, which was declared “Probably carcinogenic …

Marijuana can be covered in pesticides, fungi, and mold — even if it’s legal

There is no known lethal dose of marijuana, which means it can't kill you. But the stuff that gets sprayed or grows organically on pot buds can. Studies show that marijuana sampled across the US carries unsafe levels of pesticides, mold, fungi, and bacteria. Earlier this year, Colorado recalled hundreds of batches that tested positive …

A first for the marijuana industry: A product liability lawsuit

David Kelly For years, Brandan Flores has treated his chronic back pain with marijuana, a remedy he champions as a natural alternative to traditional medication. But recently he heard rumblings that his drug of choice might be less wholesome than he had imagined. "There was talk about Eagle 20," he said, "and it concerned me …