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Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades
The Guardian ^ | May 22, 2018 | Carey Gillam

Posted on 05/22/2018 8:24:53 AM PDT by yoe

In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup

At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in ( California), hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate.

On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take ( the global seed and chemical company) to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products – and his case has just received a major boost.

Last week Judge Curtis Karnow (issued an order) clearing the way for jurors to consider not just scientific evidence related to what caused Johnson’s cancer, but allegations that Monsanto suppressed evidence of the risks of its weed killing products. Karnow ruled that the trial will proceed and a jury would be allowed to consider possible punitive damages.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancer; chemicals; foodsupply; lawsuit; monsanto
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Should not be sold without a prescription, even in the stores that carry this deadly product
1 posted on 05/22/2018 8:24:53 AM PDT by yoe
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Time to STOCK UP on Round-Up, friends. And be prepared to spend WAY MORE for food, once it is pulled from the market.


2 posted on 05/22/2018 8:28:11 AM PDT by BobL (I shop at Walmart and eat at McDonald's...I just don't tell anyone)
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To: yoe

It’s probably been labled in Cali for years as being known to cause cancer. In Cali. Just like the label on my garden hose and garden shovel. Good thing I got a couple gallons of concentrate in the shed. Now, moving on to di-hydrogen monoxide and it’s dangers.


3 posted on 05/22/2018 8:28:39 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Knock knock


4 posted on 05/22/2018 8:29:42 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: yoe

That ear of corn you’re munching has been growing in it.


5 posted on 05/22/2018 8:32:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BobL
be prepared to spend WAY MORE for food, once it is pulled from the market.

I'm not so sure. We have robots that can do the weeding now.


6 posted on 05/22/2018 8:32:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yoe

Vinegar is an excellent herbicide.


7 posted on 05/22/2018 8:33:04 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: rktman

Do you know how many people die from dihydrogen monoxide inhalation every year?

That stuff will dissolve steel, dude.


8 posted on 05/22/2018 8:33:46 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (Winter is coming)
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“Time to STOCK UP on Round-Up, friends. And be prepared to spend WAY MORE for food, once it is pulled from the market.”

Shades of Rachel Carson and DDT. There is “no free lunch!” Everyone should read the “side effects” of the BP drugs they are taking. I use Roundup sparingly, because it’s better than risking my home to a grass fire.


9 posted on 05/22/2018 8:34:44 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: yoe

I’m open to examination of any chemical exposure risk.

But I’m not a nutter tree hugger either.

My family farms, there are all kinds of risks in that. It has always been so.

The real damage for huge chemical/seed companies? Concentration of control of the agriculture industry by destruction of smaller scale private agriculture operations.

If they are gone (the numbers are very small already) food/fiber will be much more expensive.

The chemical/seed companies have bought politicians for many years. Result? Example: The growth of Sengenta (little Monsanto) and subsequent sale to the ChiCom Government. Prior to that, they bought the best breeders from the dominant Ag research universities and made entangled deals with the universities and then the Swiss owned company sold to the Chinese Government for 13 billion dollars. Not good outcome in the future.


10 posted on 05/22/2018 8:36:13 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: yoe

Claims against a deep pocketed defendant. Hardly news.


11 posted on 05/22/2018 8:36:58 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: yoe

Roundup and most toxic ag chemicals are designed to decompose quickly under sunlight.
On the container is a warning suggesting to use mask when applying.

It is a great product and one of the few which can deal with thistle type weeds.


12 posted on 05/22/2018 8:37:14 AM PDT by Zathras
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LOL!!


13 posted on 05/22/2018 8:37:28 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (Diversity is tolerance; diverse points of views will not be tolerated!)
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If it kills weeds, it is bad for you.

"Here, hide this salt toxic to cell walls on this molecule that the cell wall thinks is just yummy!"

Only a moron would accept that product as benign. It's now in our wells and rivers nation wide.

#1 money maker in farming though!

14 posted on 05/22/2018 8:38:07 AM PDT by blackdog
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Quack Grass. Try beating that $hit back without Roundup?


15 posted on 05/22/2018 8:40:40 AM PDT by blackdog
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We used Round-Up for 23+yrs at the nursery and on customers’ properties, and I’ve never heard of a single case of cancer.
Unless maybe you drink a glass of it for lunch each day.

As with any chemical, personal protections - long sleeves, gloves, eye and face protection etc - are in order when you use it.

Reading toxicology reports now...


16 posted on 05/22/2018 8:42:20 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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To: SpinnerWebb
(Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)
17 posted on 05/22/2018 8:47:26 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“I’m not so sure. We have robots that can do the weeding now.”

Still probably expensive, but very cool. I much prefer that chemicals like Round-Up NOT be used on what I eat, but I also don’t want people hungry because it gets banned needlessly, and without alternative options.


18 posted on 05/22/2018 8:48:22 AM PDT by BobL (I shop at Walmart and eat at McDonald's...I just don't tell anyone)
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To: BobL

I use roundup a lot...is there an alternative?


19 posted on 05/22/2018 8:53:07 AM PDT by freepertoo
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To: yoe

typical leftist lies from the uber-leftist propaganda organ, the manchester guardian.

out of dozens of studies over the decades, only a single bogus EU/UN “study” claimed glysophate caused cancer.


20 posted on 05/22/2018 8:53:20 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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