“Johnson’s case, filed in San Francisco county superior court in California, is at the forefront of a legal fight against Monsanto. Some 4,000 plaintiffs have sued Monsanto alleging exposure to Roundup caused them, or their loved ones, to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Another case is scheduled for trial in October, in Monsanto’s home town of St Louis, Missouri.”
“”The internal correspondence noted by Johnson could support a jury finding that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic … but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere and to bolster its defenses in products liability actions,” Karnow wrote. “Thus there are triable issues of material fact.”
“The lawsuits challenge Monsanto’s position that its herbicides are proven safe and assert that the company has known about the dangers and hidden them from regulators and the public. The litigants cite an assortment of research studies indicating that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicides, a chemical called glyphosate, can lead to NHL and other ailments. They also cite research showing glyphosate formulations in its commercial-end products are more toxic than glyphosate alone. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen in 2015.”
This is huge. Roundup–generically known as glyphosate–is in almost every food in your supermarket. It’s used on virtually all GMO crops – and non-GMO crops farmed by Big Agro. Not only does it cause cancer, but it also is linked to numerous neurological disorders such as MS, Parkinson’s Disease, and it even exacerbates autism symptoms. It is one of the greatest environmental pollutants we now face–and it’s everywhere, including in your drinking water.
Clearly, this lawsuit will go nowhere. The corrupt courts will somehow bury it, or allow Monsanto to buy off the plaintiffs. The cost of getting rid of glyphosate would be prohibitive, and the follow-up lawsuits would be enormous–they would reveal obvious collusion between Monsanto and the Federal and State governments to hide the dangers of this nasty chemical from the public.
The only way to reduce your plyphosate exposure is to grow your own organic food–or buy it. Some say even certified organic foods are not totally clean – that may be true, but they do have far lower levels of pesticides.