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TWIW 3: Monsanto sued for $80 Million
01, Apr, 2019
This Week In Wellness a federal jury in San Francisco has found that Glyphosate, and in particular Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, was a substantial factor in causing Edwin Hardeman’s Non-Hodkins Lymphoma ( a cancer that affects the immune system). Jurors in the case awarded Mt Hardeman 80 Million dollars in damages amid accusations that they hid the carcinogenic properties of glyphosate, manipulated the science and unduly influenced the EPA in regards to the known dangers of the product.
The reputation of Monsanto and Bayer also took a battering with the judge stating “Although the evidence that Roundup causes cancer is quite equivocal, there is strong evidence from which a jury could conclude that Monsanto does not particularly care whether its product is in fact giving people cancer, focusing instead on manipulating public opinion and undermining anyone who raises genuine and legitimate concerns about the issue.”
If you want to know more about glyphosate and would like a sample letter to send to your local council or politician I encourage you to listen to episode 296 of the Up For A Chat Podcast with Cyndi O’Meara.
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