Lawyers for Johnson claim that Monsanto was aware of the dangers of its product, but covered it up through a campaign of misinformation and attacks on studies that revealed the danger. Johnson’s case was the first to directly connect Roundup with deadly cancer. Bayer, which acquired Roundup, faces about 8,000 more lawsuits.
Internal emails from the FDA show that their chemist found glyphosate weed killer, a “probable carcinogen”, in every food sample that he tested, except broccoli. Separately, another FDA chemist found that corn contained 6.5 ppm glyphosate, while the legal limit is 5 ppm. A trial is set for June 18 in San Francisco that pits more than 300 farmers, landscapers and gardeners against Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, claiming that exposure to glyphosate in the product caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Spraying of the weed killer resulted in the poison drifting to neighboring fields and killing natural crops that are not genetically modified to resist Dicamba. Farmers in 25 states submitted more than 2,700 claims to state agricultural agencies against Dicamba for destroying 3.6 million acres of soybeans.
Mike Papantonio, known as America’s lawyer on the Ring of Fire radio show, will join 700 other litigants suing Monsanto for the cancer hazard created by its pesticide product, Roundup Ready. Papantonio says the company falsified data and attempted to discredit legitimate research on the dangers of Roundup Ready.
Biotech giant, Monsanto, is accused of hiring, through third parties, an ‘army’ of Internet trolls to counter negative online comments, while citing positive ‘ghost-written’ pseudo-scientific reports that downplay the risks of GMO foods and Roundup Ready pesticide. In San Francisco, 50 lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto.
Court documents reveal deep roots of corruption and collusion between Monsanto and the EPA. The EPA declared that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer was safe without conducting tests on it. It relied solely on Monsanto research. […] Monsanto’s lead toxicologist, in her deposition to the court, admitted that the company did not run studies to see if there is a link to cancer. The EPA’s Jesse Rowland of the agency’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee even tried to kill cancer research conducted by the World Health Organization that indicated Roundup was carcinogenic.
A retired EPA official is at the center of more than 20 lawsuits that allege Monsanto failed to warn of cancer risks from glyphosate, the key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer. Jess Rowland, a former EPA deputy division director, is accused of helping Monsanto by publishing a report advising that there was not enough evidence to link glyphosate to cancer, which preempted further research. The EPA is trying to stop his deposition in March.