Monsanto accused of knowing the dangers of glyphosate for 30 years

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censored-information(NaturalHealth365) Monsanto’s Roundup® herbicide is used as a weed killer by homeowners and farmers around the globe. With huge profits, this multinational agrichemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation is expected to raked in about $4.8 billion in revenue.

But, numerous lawsuits (more now than ever) are being filed against this monstrous company for the weed killer. While Monsanto may have been able to get away with what seems like murder when it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMO), will they actually be able to dodge this new business threat? Many health experts view their troubles are insurmountable – this time.

Monsanto’s herbicide is viewed as carcinogenic by the World Health Organization

In March 2015, Monsanto’s Roundup® herbicide, glyphosate, was declared to be a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – which is the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO). This declaration comes after several years of affirming the most widely used herbicide as being less toxic than other pesticides.

With compelling evidence in both animal and human studies, glyphosate has proven to be an endocrine disruptor and cancer contributor. Research has shown it to be linked to breast and lung cancer, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia in humans. Other studies such as one published in the Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology journal have gathered data suggesting glyphosate impairs gastrointestinal health even when exposed to supposedly non-toxic doses of glyphosate.

Since the WHO classified Roundup® as a carcinogen, Monsanto has argued that it (and glyphosate) is “among the safest pesticides on the planet” according to the international news agency, Reuters. However, studies for the last several decades have shown the dangers of the chemical and the agrichemical giant now appears to be in hot water – as they have a growing number of lawsuits alleging they knew that Roundup’s glyphosate could harm human health

How long has Monsanto known about the health dangers of glyphosate? (the answer is shocking)

A mass tort is being led by personal injury law firms across the United States against Monsanto. Plaintiffs – farm workers and others exposed to the chemical – are lining up against the enormous multinational agrichemical conglomerate. They are claiming that the company’s Roundup® herbicide has caused them personal devastation with diagnoses of cancer.

Several lawsuits have been filed recently against Monsanto. The latest filings have taken place in New York and California in September 2015, and one was recently filed in October by the Delaware Superior Court by three law firms representing three separate plaintiffs. All filings are similar in accusing Monsanto of knowing that the ingredient, glyphosate, in the Roundup® herbicide is dangerous to human health.

The lawsuits state that Monsanto…

“led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers and the general population that Roundup was safe.”

A lawyer at a Colorado-based law firm who is putting together cases for 50 individuals state…

“We can prove that Monsanto knew about the dangers of glyphosate…. There are a lot of studies showing glyphosate causes these cancers.”

In fact, Monsanto’s own internal research documents reveal that they have known for 30+ years that glyphosate caused adenomas and carcinomas in the rats they studied.

The beginning of the end: Monsanto lawsuits are gaining momentum.

Monsanto won’t have time to rest as lawsuits seem to be gaining momentum against them. The recent Roundup® lawsuits are only beginning. However, Monsanto is still facing large litigations for other types of health related issues for health problems their products have caused.

They, along with related entities, are still facing at least 700 lawsuits on behalf of people who were exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that Monsanto manufactured until the 1970s. PCBs are a known carcinogen that caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

About the author: Abby Campbell is a medical, health, and nutrition research writer. She’s dedicated to helping people live a healthy lifestyle in all aspects – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Abby practices, writes, and coaches on natural preventive care, nutritional medicine, and complementary and alternative therapy.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/15/usa-monsanto-lawsuits-idUSL1N12E18J20151015#YOcLr70Jc8OEGVQs.97
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/20/usa-monsanto-glyphosate-idUSL1N12K2P820151020#V6ilUt6C6Urp895i.97
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691513003633
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/4/4449
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.23589/abstract;jsessionid=445C839C66C820F39C2DDD9BF9141237.f03t04
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http://search.epa.gov/epasearch/epasearch?cluster=no&filter=&fld=&url_directory=&federated=no&max_results=200&results_per_page=20&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2.epa.gov%2Fdsstox_structurebrowser%3Fqtype%3Dsid%253D24122&result_template=2col.ftl&areaname=Web%20Guide&areapagehead=epafiles_pagehead&areapagefoot=epafiles_pagefoot&areasidebar=search_sidebar&stylesheet=&sort=term_relevancy&faq=false&results_per_page=20&cluster=no&sessionid=1DAC208864A3D5E451C4E0CB15587C76&querytext=glyphosate&start=1&doctype=all&typeofsearch=epa&force=true

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  • Nena Harris

    It is such a surprise that a company would intentionally hide the facts especially when profits are involved. What else is new?

    Can they be ordered to stop what they are doing? It may depend on who they can buy and there are plenty of politicians ready for some pocket money.

  • Gloria Udel

    The bankroll of these companies can keep them in business despite the findings. We have become use to these deceptions and feel helpless. I think that is why people say there is nothing you can do about it.

  • mothman777

    Monsanto has regulations stipulating that no Monsanto work canteen or restaurant serves any Monsanto employee any GM food. GM foods are also declared non-kosher.

    British House of Commons and House of Lords restaurant food is also regulated to be non GM.

    Just thinking of those rats in the Russian experiment fed GM maize that all ended up sterile after 3 generations, half the normal size, each with 2 or 3 golf-ball size tumours growing on their bodies, visible in the photographs from that study, with much smaller brains and fur growing inside their mouths.

    Remember the Genesis song with the lyrics that all humanoid height will be regulated?

    “This is an announcement from Genetic Control:
    “It is my sad duty to inform you of a four foot restriction on humanoid height.

    “I hear the directors of Genetic Control have been buying all the
    properties that have recently been sold, taking risks oh so bold.
    It’s said now that people will be shorter in height,
    they can fit twice as many in the same building site.
    (they say it’s alright),
    Beginning with the tenants of the town of Harlow,
    in the interest of humanity, they’ve been told they must go,
    told they must go-go-go-go.”

    (From the Genesis song “Get ‘Em Out By Friday” ).

    GM food is NOT good for you.

    Russia has banned it, going over to organic food. Organic food gives better yields. Brazil has gone over to using rock dust for fertilizer, instead of NPK, and selected basalt rock dust in numerous trials has provenly yielded 2-4 times the amount of crop weight normally obtained by NPK fertilizer, the rock dust trials producing crops with vastly more nutritious mineral content.

    All governments not traitorously wishing to genetically damage and sterilize their own peoples as an act of war for the NWO should shift over to organic farming without delay, and use mineral rock dust as fertilizer, and various other organic farming techniques can also augment the benefits of using rock dust even further.

  • dfacts

    Check the cancer stats.