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|6th May 2018, 5:23 AM||#26|
March Against Monsanto /Bayer Meeting in May!
On 19.05.2018 the MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO / BAYER 2018 takes place. In Hamburg (Germany) and hundreds of other cities around the world protest against agricultural giants and genetic engineering representatives such as Monsanto / Bayer. Together we strongly oppose the use of glyphosate and the destructive industries of Monsanto & Co.
MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO also stands for worldwide solidarity. In North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, millions of people hit the streets on May 19, 2018 to make a difference. So stay free this day and join us!
When: Saturday, 19.05.2018 14:00 h Where: Hachmannplatz, Hamburg Central Station
From Central Station we walk across the city, make a stopover with speeches at Jungfernstieg and end at the Green Hunter. There will be at 4:00 pm the final rally with further expert speeches, information booths and a nice musical finale.
We are still looking for clubs and volunteers who want to support the MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO / BAYER with a speech or an information stand or are interested in participating in the organization of the demo.
For further planning, questions or suggestions send us an e-mail to [email protected].
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The MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO is a worldwide protest march against Monsanto & Co. launched in 2013. The protest is directed against all environmental sins and human rights violations committed against Monsanto / Bayer and similar agricultural and chemical giants (eg BASF, Syngenta, DuPont, Dow, ChemChina): rainforest deforestation, land grabbing, the displacement of indigenous peoples, the buying up of smallholder farms, mergers of mega-corporations, food monopolies, patents on seeds, genetically modified seeds and genetically modified food, broad spectrum herbicides such as glyphosate, water and water Air pollution and not least against the bee and species extinction .
|24th May 2018, 10:18 PM||#27|
Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades.
In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup
Monsanto has been accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup products for decades, a claim the company denies.
Monsanto has been accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup products for decades, a claim the company denies. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters
At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate.
On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products – and his case has just received a major boost.
Last week Judge Curtis Karnow issued an order clearing the way for jurors to consider not just scientific evidence related to what caused Johnson’s cancer, but allegations that Monsanto suppressed evidence of the risks of its weed killing products. Karnow ruled that the trial will proceed and a jury would be allowed to consider possible punitive damages.
“The internal correspondence noted by Johnson could support a jury finding that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic … but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere and to bolster its defenses in products liability actions,” Karnow wrote. “Thus there are triable issues of material fact.”
Johnson’s case, filed in San Francisco county superior court in California, is at the forefront of a legal fight against Monsanto. Some 4,000 plaintiffs have sued Monsanto alleging exposure to Roundup caused them, or their loved ones, to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Another case is scheduled for trial in October, in Monsanto’s home town of St Louis, Missouri.
The lawsuits challenge Monsanto’s position that its herbicides are proven safe and assert that the company has known about the dangers and hidden them from regulators and the public. The litigants cite an assortment of research studies indicating that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicides, a chemical called glyphosate, can lead to NHL and other ailments. They also cite research showing glyphosate formulations in its commercial-end products are more toxic than glyphosate alone. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen in 2015.
Monsanto does not want the truth about Roundup and cancer to become public
Michael Miller, attorney
Monsanto “championed falsified data and attacked legitimate studies” that revealed dangers of its herbicides, and led a “prolonged campaign of misinformation” to convince government agencies, farmers and consumers that Roundup was safe, according to Johnson’s lawsuit.
“We look forward to exposing how Monsanto hid the risk of cancer and polluted the science,” said Michael Miller, Johnson’s attorney. “Monsanto does not want the truth about Roundup and cancer to become public.”
Monsanto has fiercely denied the allegations, saying its products are not the cause of cancer. The IARC finding was wrong, according to Monsanto, as are studies finding glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup to be potentially carcinogenic. Monsanto points to findings by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory authorities as backing its defense.
“Glyphosate-based herbicides are supported by one of the most extensive worldwide human health and environmental effects databases ever compiled for a pesticide product,” Monsanto states on its website. “Comprehensive toxicological and environmental fate studies conducted over the last 40 years have time and again demonstrated the strong safety profile of this widely used herbicide.”
A company spokeswoman did not respond to a request for additional comment.
How the Johnson lawsuit plays out could be a bellwether for how other plaintiffs proceed. If Johnson prevails, there could be many more years of costly litigation and hefty damage claims. If Monsanto successfully turns back the challenge, it could derail other cases and lift pressure on the firm.
Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show.
According to the court record, Johnson had a job as a groundskeeper for the Benicia unified school district where he applied numerous treatments of Monsanto’s herbicides to school properties from 2012 until at least late 2015. He was healthy and active before he got the cancer diagnosis in August 2014. In a January deposition, Johnson’s treating physician testified that more than 80% of his body was covered by lesions, and that he probably had but a few months to live. Johnson has improved since starting a new drug treatment in November but remains too weak sometimes to even speak or get out of bed, his attorneys and doctors state in court filings.
Monsanto’s lawyers plan to introduce evidence that other factors caused Johnson’s cancer, to challenge the validity of the science Johnson’s claims rely on, and to present their own experts and research supporting safety. The company has an EPA draft risk assessment of glyphosate on its side, which concludes that glyphosate is not likely carcinogenic.
Carey Gillam is a journalist and author, and a public interest researcher for US Right to Know, a not-for-profit food industry research group.
|7th Jun 2018, 4:51 PM||#28|
Roundup Gave Me Cancer
In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cancer, Featured Article by INH Research June 5, 2018
In 2014, DeWayne Johnson was healthy and enjoying his job as a school groundskeeper in Benicia, California.
But then the father of three noticed lesions creeping over his skin. Soon 80% of his body was covered.
His doctor diagnosed him with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Now, at age 46, his physicians say he has just months to live.
But Johnson has one thing he wants to do before he dies: Take down the chemical company Monsanto.
He and his doctors blame his cancer on Johnson’s long-term use of Monsanto’s weed killer, Roundup. He is suing Monsanto, alleging they hid the cancer-causing dangers of their product for decades.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells. It usually doesn’t strike people until they are over 65.
Johnson’s job required him to mix and spray hundreds of gallons of Monsanto’s herbicides onto school properties. He underwent chemotherapy. But it has not stopped his cancer from spreading.
Late last year, he was told he was going to die. That’s when he decided to press forward with his lawsuit.
The company has quashed dozens of similar legal claims for years. It has deep pockets to hire an army of lawyers.
But this case may be different.
Johnson is the first person the courts have allowed to introduce evidence that Monsanto knew that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, caused cancer.
Michael Miller, Johnson’s attorney, charged “Monsanto does not want the truth about Roundup and cancer to become public.”
A trial judge agreed. The judge ruled that Johnson’s evidence could prove “that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic.”
The judge added that a jury might find “material fact” that the company “continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere.”
EPA Increases the Amount of Roundup in Food
For years, Monsanto has insisted that Roundup is safe. But for over a decade studies in Canada and Europe have linked Roundup to cancer in humans.
Despite this, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has done nothing to protect the public.
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In fact, from 2000 to 2015, the EPA actually increased the amount of Roundup allowed in food. One study found that 93% of Americans now have glyphosate in their urine.
But don’t expect Monsanto to admit that Roundup is dangerous. It is the company’s best-selling herbicide and has made them billions of dollars.
The US Department of Agriculture reports that Roundup is used on 89% of corn and 93% of soybeans.
Minimize Your Exposure to Weed Killer
More than 300 million pounds of glyphosate are dumped on American plants every year. But there are ways to minimize your exposure:
Don’t eat processed foods. More glyphosate is found in packaged foods than on fresh or frozen foods. That’s because many packaged foods contain some form of corn or soybeans.
Never eat non-organic versions of these foods. Tests show the following foods often contain high levels of glyphosate:
Wash vegetables thoroughly. The best way to clean your fruits and vegetables of the herbicide is to soak them in water for about 10 minutes. Then rinse under running water while rubbing the outside of the produce with your hands. Buy organic. Chemical products like Roundup are not allowed on organic crops or in feed used to produce organic meats, egg, and dairy. Use Roundup alternatives. If you need a weed killer for your yard, don’t use glyphosate-based products. Use a natural herbicide instead. We recommend Dr. Earth. Editor’s note: This doctor’s natural cancer treatment cured 85% of his patients. Then authorities found him dead in a river. Those responsible for his death will stop at NOTHING to keep this cancer-killing treatment buried. But you can access it today…if you know how.
|13th Jun 2018, 4:14 PM||#29|
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