Posts Tagged 'monsanto'

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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Monsanto Moves to Negate Roundup Award

Monsanto moves to have Roundup verdict overturnedIn a move that surprises absolutely no one, Monsanto has filed to have the $289 million award it was ordered to pay California school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson thrown out. The award came after a jury found that glyphosate present in the company’s Roundup product directly caused Mr. Johnson to develop a case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His doctors fear that the cancer will kill the husband and father ...

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Monsanto Roundup Cases Highlight Importance of Humanizing Damage

jury finds roundup responsible for man's cancerTwo legal teams assemble in a San Francisco courtroom to argue whether the most popular weed killer in the world caused a school system groundskeeper to develop a terminal instance of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The jury hears the science behind the claims and the challenges to those scientific findings. They get a glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most secretive corporations on the planet. And they meet the ...

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Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Leads to $289 Million Verdict

Monsanto loses roundup defense case in 289 million dollar verdictThe trial of a California school groundskeeper versus one of the largest, most secretive corporations in the world has resulted in a $289 million verdict in his favor. A California jury made the decision earlier this month and it could have drastic repercussions for future trials over the possible harms caused by Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

Dewayne Johnson’s case was unique in that it not ...

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Monsanto Roundup Cancer Case Goes to Trial

California roundup lawsuit goes to trialA California groundskeeper’s case alleging that frequent exposure to glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has gone to trial.

A San Francisco jury is currently hearing the case of Dewayne Johnson. As a groundskeeper with the San Francisco Bay Area school district, Johnson would frequently spray large amounts of the chemical-laden product on the grounds he tended to. He read Roundup’s warning label ...

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Roundup Cancer Case Seeks to Prove Monsanto Coverup

new case seeks to prove Monsanto knew roundup glyphosate dangersA groundskeeper in California may be poised to shine a brighter light on Monsanto’s operations than the company has ever faced thanks to a judge’s order that removed a key element of the corporation’s veil of secrecy. The victim’s lawsuit not only seeks to prove that the glyphosate found in Roundup caused his cancer but also that Monsanto has known about the dangers of ...

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