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I feel so sorry for these people whose health have been affected by Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller.

And yet, Monsanto denies with a straight face that there is anything to worry about.
That their product is 'safe' to use, despite the latest studies done on ingredients in Roundup.



Quote:Personal injury law firms around the United States are lining up plaintiffs for what they say could be "mass tort" actions against agrichemical giant Monsanto Co that claim the company's Roundup herbicide has caused cancer in farm workers and others exposed to the chemical.

The latest lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Delaware Superior Court by three law firms representing three plaintiffs.

The lawsuit is similar to others filed last month in New York and California accusing Monsanto of long knowing that the main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was hazardous to human health. Monsanto "led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers and the general population that Roundup was safe," the lawsuit states.

The litigation follows the World Health Organization's declaration in March that there was sufficient evidence to classify glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans."

"We can prove that Monsanto knew about the dangers of glyphosate," said Michael McDivitt, whose Colorado-based law firm is putting together cases for 50 individuals. "There are a lot of studies showing glyphosate causes these cancers."

The firm held town hall gatherings in August in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska seeking clients.


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Meanwhile.....deny, deny, deny.
That is what Monsanto does.

Quote:Monsanto said the WHO classification is wrong and that glyphosate is among the safest pesticides on the planet.

"Glyphosate is not a carcinogen," company spokeswoman Charla Lord said in an emailed statement. "The most extensive worldwide human health databases ever compiled on an agricultural product contradict the claims in the suits."


Um yeah, right...... from what I recall, you sponsored most of the testing that was done.
So I highly doubt they are going to 'find anything wrong' with said ingredient.


EPA Used Monsanto’s Research to Give Roundup a Pass



Nov. 3, 2015
Quote:......But the EPA’s exoneration — which means that the agency will not require additional tests of the chemical’s effects on the hormonal system — is undercut by the fact that the decision was based almost entirely on pesticide industry studies.

Only five independently funded studies were considered in the review of whether glyphosate interferes with the endocrine system.

Twenty-seven out of 32 studies that looked at glyphosate’s effect on hormones and were cited in the June review — most of which are not publicly available and were obtained by The Intercept through a Freedom of Information Act request — were either conducted or funded by industry.

Most of the studies were sponsored by Monsanto or an industry group called the Joint Glyphosate Task Force. One study was by Syngenta, which sells its own glyphosate-containing herbicide, Touchdown.



So guess we kinda figured out how those test results were gonna turn out. smh.

Monsanto has some really good lawyers, not to mention their lobbyists have some really 'deep pockets'.
Spreading that money around, along with cancer.

Hope the plaintiffs in the lawsuits get their day in court.
And Monsanto be held responsible for any compensation due.
Plus would be nice to see them have to  remove glyphosate from Roundup.
It's like the head honchos in 'Big Tobacco'... you make sure all the bases you're
accountable to have your people on-board and then with lavish amounts of
dollars, make sure that the tests will be 'favourable'

Isn't also said that 'what you don't know, won't hurt you'?!!

When it comes to Monsanto, anything is possible.

As an add-on.

Bayer raises Monsanto cash takeover offer to $65bn.

'Deal between German pharmaceuticals maker and seed company
Monsanto brings biggest cash takeover in history even closer...'

SOURCE:
That is one helluva takeover.

Bayer and Monsanto.