Percy Schmeiser dies at age of 89

Oct 14, 2020 | 12:03pm

The Saskatchewan farmer who was taken to court by agro- chemical giant Monsanto in the 1990’s over genetically modified Canola, has died. Percy Schmeiser was 89, and had suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Schmeiser insisted that the seeds had blown onto his field in the wind and that he owned them. Monsanto sued him and in […]

Canadian class action proposed over alleged carcinogenic herbicide

Nov 21, 2019 | 11:40am

Lawyers for a group of Canadians affected by cancer they blame on exposure to a weed killer have filed three proposed class-action lawsuits against the product’s manufacturer, alleging Bayer and Monsanto knowingly endangered lives. The untested statements of claim filed in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia allege the German pharmaceutical giant and its subsidiary acted with reckless disregard […]