Is Bayer having buyer's regret over its recent acquisition of Monsanto? It should be. For the third time in less than a year, a jury has awarded a hefty amount to plaintiffs who claim they developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) from using the glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup.
The plaintiffs in the most recent case were a married couple from the San Francisco area, both of whom are in their 70s and were diagnosed with NHL. They reported having used Roundup for 35 years and were diagnosed within four years of each other.
For the second time in less than a year, a federal jury has awarded a multi-million judgment to a plaintiff who claimed his lymphoma was caused by exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide RoundupTM.
Last year information began coming out about amounts of glyphosate being found in many common foods that people eat on a daily basis. Scientific studies released throughout 2018 discovered traces of the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup in almost every food product tested.
Environmental activist groups in Canada have accused the country's health ministry, Health Canada, of being secretly influenced by Monsanto when it renewed its approval of the chemical glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the company's flagship product, RoundupTM.
First Glyphosate Roundup Trial Ends in Major Victory for Dying Plaintiff: Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million
On Friday, after two and a half days of deliberation, the jury in the case Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, et. al. determined the plaintiff's terminal cancer was caused partially by exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup.
The first glyphosate lawsuit against agribusiness giant Monsanto got underway last week in a federal court in San Francisco. This week, the plaintiff, 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson, took the stand to give a first-hand account of how glyphosate exposure has literally destroyed his life.
The “marriage made in hell” that farmers, environmental activists, and consumers have been dreading is scheduled to be consummated this week. Despite serious massive protests, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that it would approve the merger on the condition that Bayer divest itself of its BASF division, which represents approximately $9 billion in assets.
Ignoring its own guidelines for the assessment of cancer risks, the EPA has rejected evidence indicating that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's controversial herbicide Roundup®, is carcinogenic.
Increasingly, society is coming to the inescapable conclusion that issues pertaining to race, economic justice, health, and the environment are inextricably linked. This is illustrated in a report from the Center for Biological Diversity, which found that over half of glyphosate-containing herbicides used in California are sprayed in the state's eight poorest counties. Furthermore, the majority of the people (53%) who live and work in these counties are Hispanic.