How Superweeds Like Palmer Amaranth Are Changing Agriculture

Herbicides are losing the war — and agriculture might never be the same again.

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A Secret War. Decades of Suffering. Will the U.S. Ever Make Good in Laos?

America has never taken responsibility for spraying Agent Orange over the neutral country during the Vietnam War. But generations of ethnic minorities have endured the consequences.

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Judge Puts Cloud Over Settlement of Roundup Cancer Claims

An agreement for the weedkiller’s maker to pay more than $10 billion to end litigation may not get court approval.

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Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits

Bayer faced tens of thousands of claims linking the weedkiller to cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Some of the money is set aside for future cases.

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