by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:
For years we’ve (Collective Evolution) have been writing about Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, among other products of theirs, and how it is causing cancer and other fatal diseases worldwide. We’ve presented the science, and countless publications and scientists from all over the world have been making this clear for years. The science is overwhelming, as well as the scientific fraud, yet it has taken decades upon decades for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to finally admit that yes, it’s carcinogenic.
Now, a groundbreaking settlement has just been made public.
As Reuters reports:
The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit alleging glyphosate causes cancer to go to trial.
Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States.
The jury at San Francisco’s Superior Court of California deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed to warn Johnson and other consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weed killers. It awarded $39 million in compensatory and $250 million in punitive damages.
When you sit down in front of ordinary people, like jurors, and present the evidence that a teenager could stifle through and draw obvious conclusions.
This verdict proves that when ordinary citizens, in this case a jury of 12, hear the facts abotu Monsanto’s products, and the lengths to which this company has gone to buy off scientists, deveive the public and influence government regulatory agencies, there is no confusion.” – Ronnie Cummins, International Director of the organic consumers association
Here in North American, despite the fact that we may not think so, we are heavily shielded from information. Roundup is banned all across Europe, in fact, North American biotech company products are completely banned in many parts of the world. It’s funny to think about, that our dinner here in North America is illegal in most countries!
Take Sri Lanka for example, chronic kidney disease has been affecting poor farming regions all over the world, and right after a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health suggests that Roundup, or glyphosate, becomes highly toxic to the kidney.
An investigation carried out by medical specialists and scientists has revealed that kidney disease was mainly caused by glyphosate. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the immedie removal of glyphosate from the local market soon after he was told of the contents of the report.” (source)