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French farmer Nicolas Denieul sprays Roundup 720 glyphosate herbicide produced by Monsanto on May 11, 2018, on a field of corn.

The EPA says a chemical in Monsanto’s weed-killer doesn’t cause cancer — but there’s compelling evidence the agency is wrong

The weed-killer glyphosate is a contentious chemical. Agencies dispute whether it causes cancer in humans, but we have some evidence that it does.
Cheerios could contain traces of weed-killer.

An environmental watchdog found traces of weed-killer in Cheerios and Nature Valley products. Here’s how worried you should be.

Eating Cheerios or Nature Valley bars isn't likely to harm your health. The bigger safety concern is the spraying of weed-killers like Roundup.
Protesters gather in Berlin on on January 20, 2018, during a demonstration against the use of glyphosate.

The weed-killing chemical at the heart of a $2 billion lawsuit may be linked to damaging fatty liver disease in humans

Monsanto's popular weed-killer was linked to fatty liver disease following a court case that associated the product with cancer.

The weed-killing chemical in a Monsanto lawsuit was found in beer and wine. Here’s how worried you should be.

A new report suggests that certain beers and wines contain traces of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that's been linked to cancer.
A woman uses a Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, France.

A judge has slashed the amount Monsanto has to pay in a lawsuit over a common weed-killer chemical’s cancer risk

A judge reduced the amount Monsanto was ordered to pay to a plaintiff who alleged that his cancer was the result of using Roundup, the company's herbicide. The latest news does not mean that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — causes cancer.
Glyphosate may impair the cognitive capacities honeybees need for navigation.

There’s even more evidence that the main ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weed-killer is hurting honeybees

New research shows that glyphosate, a main ingredient in the world's most common weed-killer, can be harmful to honeybees. According to the study, worker bees exposed to glyphosate at a young age are more likely to die from exposure to bacteria later on.

The weed-killing chemical at the heart of a Monsanto lawsuit was found in Cheerios. Here’s how worried you should be

Environmental Working Group released a report showing traces of the herbicide glyphosate in popular cereals including Cheerios, Quaker Oats, and Lucky Charms. But the chemical likely does not cause cancer in the very low levels at which it is present. That's because the dose makes the poison.
A woman uses a Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, France.

A common weed-killer chemical is at the heart of a $289 million cancer lawsuit against Monsanto. Here’s how worried you should be

A jury recently ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a plaintiff who alleged that his cancer was the result of using Roundup, the company's popular herbicide. But the trial outcome does not mean that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — causes cancer.