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Mike Matney

Report: Monsanto Skipped Important Testing On Weed Killer That’s Now Killing Crops

There’s a problem in farm country this year: Acres of crops are unexpectedly withering away, but it’s not due to drought or natural blight. Instead, the crisis seems to be related to a new herbicide from Monsanto. Users of the recently released plant-killer didn’t realize it would spread beyond their fields, because — according to a new report — Monsanto skipped over tests that would have highlighted this problem. [More]

Mike Mozart

California To List Roundup Ingredient On List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

The state of California will add glyphosate — the main ingredient in weed-killer Roundup — to a list of chemicals known by the state to cause cancer next month, signaling just the latest battle for Roundup manufacturer Monsanto after the company was accused of writing at least some of an academic research paper used to demonstrate glyphosate’s safety.  [More]

Mike Mozart

Monsanto May Have Ghostwritten Parts Of Reports Concluding That Roundup Is Safe

Glyphosate, the main chemical in the weed-killer Roundup, is one of the most popular herbicides on the planet, but newly unsealed court documents suggest that Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto, may have written at least some of an academic research paper used to demonstrate glyphosate’s safety. [More]

The Consumerist's Top 10 Products Of 2007!

The Consumerist's Top 10 Products Of 2007!

2007 was an amazing year for consumer products and we covered them all! From the hype of the iPhone to death-flavored pet food, if you buy it, we’ve probably got an opinion about it.

Monday Reader Round-Up

Monday Reader Round-Up

Hey, it’s a new week, and that means our tip coffer is running dry. We can’t do this site without tips: we’re only two black souls and we alone can only have so many roto-reamings from an industry fed, in a strange bit of recursion, by the very proceeds from a web site trumpeting their failings.

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

• I was cited for CVC 21651(A)(1) in Aliso Viejo, CA. Please help me determine if I can beat this ticket. [Link]

Hack Your Life Roundup

Lifehacker Roundup

Pith and Vinegar

The perfect synecdoche accessory for jogging with your fav mp3 player: the athletic mesh ipod hoodie. Shop Uptown Bella now through June 30 and receive a free ipod hoodie with any laptop bag purchase.

Morning Deals Roundup

The truth is out there, your laptop sucks. High-end gaming laptop maker Alienware offers up to $200 off select notebooks.

This Week in: Top Stories

This Week in: Top Stories

The best of the best stories this week:

Morning News Roundup

Morning News Roundup

  • Black construction barriers being removed around Apple’s giant glass cube store in Manhattan. Bow before the almighty.
  • This Week in: Best of The Consumerist

    This Week in: Best of The Consumerist

    The five top stories you fawned over the most week, ranked from most fawning to least.

    Morning News Roundup: Pigs O’er Manhattan Edition

    Morning News Roundup: Pigs O’er Manhattan Edition

  • HOWTO: understand the new FICO credit scoring system. It’s just like grammar school.
  • Morning News Roundup

    Not so tender, not so legal, Ebay bans cash payments, arguing sellers offering this option tend to be involved in scams.

    Daily Freeload

    Daily Freeload

    Here’s your free stuff o’ the day, thanks to Dewan, you frickin’ cheapskates.

    This Week in: Top Stories

    This Week in: Top Stories

    What we popped like it was hot, based on highest traffic numbaz, yizall.

    Free Crapola Roundup

    Free Crapola Roundup

    Look-i-loo, free stuff for you, courtesy of tipster Dewan. All you have to do is figure out whether it’s useful or not. As always and ever, use a fake email address and fake contact info when filling out these surveys and such.