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Jackpot Junk Science-Scientists Say a Weed Killer is Safe, but a [Obama] Judge Excludes Evidence.
The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 31, 2019 | The Editorial Board

Posted on 04/01/2019 11:13:49 AM PDT by JeepersFreepers

The vagaries of American tort law were on display in San Francisco last week as six jurors decided that Bayer AG is liable for $80.3 million in damages for allegedly causing a Sonoma man’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The scientific consensus is that Bayer’s Roundup herbicide is safe, but the company is now open for looting as it faces lawsuits from some 11,200 similar plaintiffs.

Yet there’s overwhelming evidence that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is unlikely to have caused Mr. Hardeman’s illness. His lawyers emphasized 2015 findings from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, which concluded that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic” to humans. But this outfit has also claimed you can get cancer from working the night shift, drinking hot beverages, eating red meat—or nearly anything else you can eat, touch or do.

. . . the EPA’s director of the Office of Pesticide Programs, Richard Keigwin, wrote last year. They concluded “glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic in humans.”

The public-health agency Health Canada says it “left no stone unturned” in evaluating glyphosate in 2017. It found no likely cancer risk and notes that “no pesticide regulatory authority in the world currently considers glyphosate to be a cancer risk to humans at the levels at which humans are currently exposed.”

Yet in the Hardeman case, [Obama] federal Judge Vince Chhabria strictly limited discussion of the EPA’s analysis of glyphosate “to avoid wasting time or misleading the jury, because the primary inquiry is what the scientific studies show, not what the EPA concluded they show.”

It’s tough to win on the merits when you can’t present the full story.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: award; bayerag; cancer; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; fda; fraud; globalwarminghoax; glyphosate; greennewdeal; obamajudge; roundup; vincechhabria
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District Judge Vince Chhabria Vince Chhabria, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, nominated by Barack Obama on July 25, 2013.
1 posted on 04/01/2019 11:13:49 AM PDT by JeepersFreepers
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To: JeepersFreepers

Glyphosate is no more toxic than warm clam juice.


2 posted on 04/01/2019 11:17:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: JeepersFreepers

The Law Firms across the nation are already running ads looking for suc, er, clients....................


3 posted on 04/01/2019 11:17:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: JeepersFreepers

And the plaintif gets what, a hundred grand maybe? Just got 2 1/2 gallons of concentrate delivered. If it’s that dangerous, how come I could get it through Amazon? Did they say it “may” have contributed to his ailment?


4 posted on 04/01/2019 11:18:00 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: JeepersFreepers
Just the citizens taking it in their own hands to redistribute the wealth, since the government refuses too do so. </s>
5 posted on 04/01/2019 11:21:25 AM PDT by itsahoot (Welcome to the New USA where Islam is a religion of peace and Christianity is a mental disorder.)
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To: JeepersFreepers
The scientific consensus is that Bayer’s Roundup herbicide is safe

The concept of scientific consensus has been utterly and permanently broken by the Global Warming loonies.


6 posted on 04/01/2019 11:21:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: itsahoot
Just the citizens taking it in their own hands to redistribute the wealth, since the government refuses too do so.

That's not sarcasm, that's a FACT!

Donald Trump got a $3 jury award in the USFL antitrust case because, to quote one of the jurors, "we just didn't think that Donald Trump needed any more money."


7 posted on 04/01/2019 11:22:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rktman

[Just got 2 1/2 gallons of concentrate delivered. If it’s that dangerous, how come I could get it through Amazon?]


If this ruling stands, you can forget about getting any more of this herbicide, through the mail or otherwise. No company can take this kind of financial hit over a chemical that sells for a tiny fraction of the damages demanded.


8 posted on 04/01/2019 11:23:03 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: JeepersFreepers

To many lawyers..


9 posted on 04/01/2019 11:25:14 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: carriage_hill
Glyphosate is no more toxic than warm clam juice.

In that case, I don't want to go anywhere near it.

LOL!

10 posted on 04/01/2019 11:25:47 AM PDT by savedbygrace
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Me too, It works great on poison sumac. And I will wear gloves and mask and not rub it all over my body like aftershave.


11 posted on 04/01/2019 11:25:47 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: JeepersFreepers

This is absurd. This is not justice.


12 posted on 04/01/2019 11:27:09 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: richardtavor

What befuddles me is that this was Monsanto’s problem until Bayer decided to acquire them last year.

Why on earth would ANY company want to take on the liability for hundreds of millions of dollars in potential settlements?

My conspiracy theory at the time was to cut the Germans in on GMO’s in order to tamp-down on the anti-GMO sentiment in the EU. But surely it’s not worth this.


13 posted on 04/01/2019 11:28:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 1Old Pro

We used Round Up to kill weeds in our driveway. A few years ago I was determined to have CML. Where do I collect my millions?


14 posted on 04/01/2019 11:29:09 AM PDT by ActresponsiblyinVA
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To: richardtavor
To many lawyers..

They hold the largest section in the Yellow Pages........

15 posted on 04/01/2019 11:30:42 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: JeepersFreepers

The last 2 cases were homeowners. It is inconceivable that a homeowner, through normal use is contracting cancer and someone who uses the stuff for a living is not.

If coffee is a carcinogen, how do we know it wasn’t the coffee?


16 posted on 04/01/2019 11:36:13 AM PDT by rey
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To: JeepersFreepers

Having sold “Round Up” to retail markets and understanding how the product works 99% of the science is junk...

The active ingredient stops the process of photosinthsis and the plant starves to death...

The other crap they put in there to brown the leaves is toxic...


17 posted on 04/01/2019 11:36:42 AM PDT by Popman
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To: JeepersFreepers

Maybe the guy shoulda used Johnson’s & Johnson’s baby powder to kill the weeds.


18 posted on 04/01/2019 11:37:18 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true.... ~~ Donald J. Trump)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Its all settled until the scientists disagree.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180924174506.htm


19 posted on 04/01/2019 11:38:32 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true.... ~~ Donald J. Trump)
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To: Delta 21

The fact that both governments and large corporations have a
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG history of lying to us sure doesn’t help.


20 posted on 04/01/2019 11:41:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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