Monsanto ‘bullied scientists’ and hid weedkiller (Roundup) cancer risk,

As ill California man’s landmark case begins, attorney attacks Roundup maker’s response to researchers’ findings

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Thank you Republicans.  50 million dead and counting….(ed)

Monsanto has long worked to “bully scientists” and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation.

“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent researchers,” said the attorney Brent Wisner, who presented internal Monsanto emails that he said showed how the agrochemical company rejected critical research and expert warnings over the years while pursuing and helping to write favorable analyses of their products. “They fought science.”

Wisner, who spoke inside a crowded San Francisco courtroom, is representing DeWayne Johnson, known also as Lee, a California man whose cancer has spread through his body. The father of three and former school groundskeeper, who doctors say may have just months to live, is the first person to take Monsanto to trial over allegations that the chemical sold under the Roundup brand is linked to cancer. Thousands have made similar legal claims across the US.

 

The case is significant in part because the judge has allowed Johnson’s lawyers to present scientific arguments. The suit centers on glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, which Monsanto began marketing as Roundup in 1974, presenting it as a technological breakthrough that could kill almost every weed without harming humans or the environment.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Monoculture is a threat to national security. Food grown locally should be diversified and sufficient to feed the people without shipping a tomato that tastes like cardboard from Chile to Pennsylvania. Folks worry about guns being taken, but cannot feed themselves with what is grown on the land in their town or county.
    In any contingency, food source comes before ammo. Now, any moron with a whim, can crash the economy with the snap of their fingers through agriculture, or cut off the entire food supply by closing a port.
    Diversified agriculture does not need herbicides.

  2. Arrest and jail all their lying rich executives and all their Ph.D. Chemists producing this poison to destroy our population and the world with. While they are at it also arrest all the Ph.D. Physicists,
    Engineers and Mathematicians making nuclear weapons to wipe out the population of the world and destroy our planet too, as well as all the criminals in our government approving these crimes against humanity.
    Arrest and jail all these destroyers of life on Earth and throw away the key. Name and shame every one of these cowardly selfish criminals of the human race and the race of animals too.

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