Posts Tagged 'glyphosate'

Latest Roundup Cancer Verdict to Cost Bayer $80 Million

Monsanto and Bayer lose another roundup cancer trial“A responsible company would test its product. A responsible company would tell their customers if they knew it causes cancer.” These are the words that Edwin Hardeman’s attorney used to send a San Francisco jury into back deliberations; this time to put a value on Hardeman’s life and his battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Aimee Wagstaff, one of Hardeman’s attorneys in the trial, pushed the jury to come back with ...

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Roundup Cancer Trial Jury Finds Glyphosate Responsible for Man’s Cancer

jury finds Roundup caused man's cancerA San Francisco jury finds Roundup caused a man’s cancer just as it was about to enter its second week of deliberations. In the second Roundup cancer trial to be heard in a courtroom, final arguments in Edwin Hardeman’s case against the manufacturer (Monsanto was purchased by Bayer for $63 billion) were delivered last week and the jury had been deliberating since. As those closely watching the ...

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Monsanto’s Activities Behind the Scenes Being Forced into Spotlight

Monsanto losing ability to cover attempts to influence glyphosate researchUntil recently, a cornerstone of Monsanto’s defense of glyphosate; its cornerstone weed killer and the primary ingredient in Roundup, has been the volumes of “scientific” evidence which exist only to exalt the compound’s safety. Study after study, according to one of the world’s most secretive corporations, has proven that glyphosate is safe for humans and the use of the chemical poses no safety risks to America’s families.

That ...

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Roundup Cancer Victim Pens Powerful Piece for Time Magazine

roundup cancer victim Dewayne Johnson writes piece for time magazineDewayne Anthony Lee Johnson, or Lee as he likes to go by, remembers the day of the accident like it happened yesterday. That was the day a sprayer broke that he was using to apply Roundup to the grounds of the California school grounds he maintained.

The Roundup – or the “juice” as Johnson called it – went everywhere; drenching both him and his clothes. It wasn’t long ...

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Judge Signals New Trial in Monsanto Cancer Case

judge signals new trial in Monsanto Roundup cancer caseCiting a failure to provide “clear and convincing evidence of malice or oppression,” San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos issued a tentative ruling earlier this month ordering a new trial in Dewayne Johnson’s Roundup cancer lawsuit. Johnson, a school groundskeeper, won a $298 million judgement against the secretive agribusiness this summer when a jury found that his frequent exposure to Roundup caused him to ...

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A List of Lessons Not Yet Learned

The final days of summer have come to a close and thoughts are turning to cooler temperatures, holidays, and end-of-year celebrations. This also means that we’re taking a few moments to reflect on a year of news and posts that show the worst of what can happen when corporations and governments – two entities that, in many ways, have become indistinguishable from one another – put finance, profit, and politics over public safety.

It’s been a year of progress on many ...

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