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  • Roundup Settlement Met by [Obama] Judge's Doubts

    07/08/2020 2:33:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 8, 2020 | Sara Randazzo
    A federal judge cast doubt on Bayer AG ’s proposal to neatly resolve all future lawsuits over the safety of its Roundup weedkiller, potentially snagging the German company’s attempts to move past the massive liability. Bayer said recently it would pay up to $10.9 billion to settle tens of thousands of current Roundup cases and create a system for handling future cases. The deal came after three juries in recent years awarded large verdicts to plaintiffs alleging Roundup caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma, spooking investors. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco, who must approve the class action, said Monday he...
  • Anti-Monsanto Lawyer And USRTK, Carey Gillam Collaborator Possibly Headed To Prison For Extortion

    07/01/2020 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 06/24/20 | Alex Berezow
    Surely, Timothy Litzenburg is a wealthy man. As one of the lead plaintiffs' attorneys suing Monsanto over the alleged (but factually incorrect) claim that its product Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer, he likely has had several nice paydays in recent years as the company has been slammed with one jackpot verdict after another. Lawsuits have cost its parent company, Bayer, billions of dollars. The trouble with money, however, is that no matter how much you have, you never really have enough. You always want more. Litzenburg wanted more, too, and he knew just how to do it. After seeing how easy...
  • Marianne Williamson is the only candidate to bring up Food Policy

    07/02/2019 10:06:43 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 91 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | Jun 28, 2019 | Adam Campbell-Schmitt
    “We’ve got to get deeper than just these superficial fixes, as important as they are..." “We don’t have a healthcare system in the United States, we have a sickness care system in the United States. We just wait ’til somebody gets sick and then we talk about who’s going to pay for the treatment and how they’re going to be treated. What we need to talk about why so many Americans have unnecessary chronic illnesses, so many more compared to other countries. And that gets back not just into Big Pharma, not just health insurance companies, it has to do...
  • California jury links RoundUp to cancer, awards couple $2 billion

    05/13/2019 4:00:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2019
    jury ruled against chemical giant Monsanto on Monday, awarding a California couple $2 billion in damages after determining their cancer was caused by the weedkiller RoundUp. The decision in Alameda County Superior Court comes on the heels of a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) statement that said there were no serious public health risks associated with glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp. But a growing number of juries disagree with the EPA's position. Monday's ruling marks the third case since August in which a jury found that glyphosate caused cancer. More than 13,000 similar lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto...
  • What you need to know about a popular weed killer’s alleged link to cancer

    04/08/2019 7:48:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    PBS ^ | Apr 8, 2019 9:00 AM EDT | Kaiser Health News
    Clumps of dandelions have popped up in your yard, so you reach for a bottle of Roundup, the popular weed killer. It is known for being very effective, but its main ingredient, glyphosate, is getting a lot of attention because of lawsuits alleging links to cancer. Last week, a federal jury ordered Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, to pay $80 million to a 70-year-old man with cancer who had used it for three decades on his 56 acres in Sonoma County, Calif. The jury found that Roundup was a “substantial factor” in his illness. Bayer AG, which bought Monsanto last...
  • BREAKING: Roundup found in beer & wine samples (See the brands)

    03/03/2019 9:24:08 AM PST · by beekay · 103 replies
    National Addiction News ^ | 2/26/19 | National Addiction News
    We all know that alcoholic drinks are not a health food – and alcohol itself is linked to cancer. But, these new findings are just further evidence that this hazardous weed killer is ending up in almost everything that we eat and drink. How much weed killer are we each eating every day? Breaking new tests conducted by the consumer interest group U.S. PIRG finds that many popular beer and wine brands are contaminated with – glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup).
  • Keep Fraudulent Science Out of Our Courtrooms

    02/03/2019 4:40:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2019 | Paul Driessen
    A California jury recently awarded $289 million in damages (later reduced to $78 million) to a former groundskeeper, who claimed the weed killer glyphosate caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Monsanto deliberately or negligently failed to warn him adequately about the chemical’s cancer risks.The case is on appeal, and a second trial will soon begin before U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria, who himself has 620 more glyphosate cases on his docket. Overall, more than 9,300 additional cases are in the works against Monsanto and its new owner, Bayer – and personal injury mass-tort law firms are trolling for more alleged...
  • Shannon Watts from Moms Demand Action Exposed!

    11/08/2018 5:33:32 PM PST · by deandg99 · 3 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/08/2018 | Lance D Johnson
    It’s a mother’s instinct to protect her children, to nurture and care for them. Why would a self-ascribed “mom” go on a crusade to take away the right of mothers and fathers to protect their children? Why would this heroic mom want to restrict the family’s ability to protect the ones they love? Why would that mother want to take away protections for school kids, emboldening evil by creating and promoting more gun-free zones? Why would anyone get behind that same “mom” who worked for Monsanto, who promoted cancer-causing herbicide in children’s breakfast cereals? Who is this mom and what...
  • If You Accept Science, You Accept Roundup Does Not Cause Cancer

    10/21/2018 7:36:17 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 101 replies
    The common weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) is back in the news after a US court ruled it contributed to a man’s terminal cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma). Following the court’s order for manufacturer Monsanto to compensate the former school ground’s keeper US$289 million, more than 9,000 people are reportedly also suing the company. In light of this, Cancer Council Australia is calling for Australia to review glyphosate’s safety. And tonight’s Four Corner’s report centres around Monsanto’s possible cover-up of the evidence for a link between glyphosate and cancer. Juries don’t decide science, and this latest court case produced no new scientific data....
  • Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees

    09/25/2018 7:42:00 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 67 replies
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ^ | 09/24/2018 | Erick V. S. Motta
    Increased mortality of honey bee colonies has been attributed to several factors but is not fully understood. The herbicide glyphosate is expected to be innocuous to animals, including bees, because it targets an enzyme only found in plants and microorganisms. However, bees rely on a specialized gut microbiota that benefits growth and provides defense against pathogens. Most bee gut bacteria contain the enzyme targeted by glyphosate, but vary in whether they possess susceptible versions and, correspondingly, in tolerance to glyphosate. Exposing bees to glyphosate alters the bee gut community and increases susceptibility to infection by opportunistic pathogens. Understanding how glyphosate...
  • Groundsman, 46, ... awarded $289M by jury that found weedkiller Roundup DID give him lymphoma ....

    08/10/2018 9:03:27 PM PDT · by Mr Ramsbotham · 105 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2018 | MIA DE GRAAF HEALTH EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Roundup does cause cancer, a jury has declared in an unprecedented trial into the health dangers of Monsanto's weedkiller. After three days of deliberations, jurors on Friday sided with terminally-ill groundsman Dewayne Johnson, 46, who has just weeks to live, awarding him $250 million in punitive damages, plus nearly $40m in compensatory damages, bringing the total to $289m.
  • Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in California Roundup cancer trial

    08/10/2018 3:42:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/10/18 | Tina Bellon
    A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. 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 (BAYGn.DE) 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...
  • Europe Deals A Blow To CRISPR Technology, U.S. Approves 'Bleeding' Veggie Burger

    08/04/2018 9:21:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | August 4, 201811:14 AM ET | Jill Neimark
    Last week was a momentous one for the future of genetically engineered foods, both in the U.S. and in Europe. On July 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Impossible Burger, an all-veggie burger that "bleeds" and sizzles just like meat. The burger's star ingredient — a protein called heme that renders blood red and helps make meat a carnivore's delight — was granted GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status. In 2015, the FDA had required that the $400 million Silicon Valley startup, Impossible Foods, demonstrate that their heme, made by genetically modified yeast, was safe. But across...
  • The Reengineering of the Common Tomato

    08/04/2018 4:25:08 PM PDT · by vannrox · 58 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Did you know that the tomato is a fruit? It actually is, you know. It certainly does not taste like one today. Though, it really used to. Tomatoes used to be sweet and delicious. That is, until the 1920’s in the United States. What in the world was going on then? All that damned “Progressivism” and trying to change America into a utopia ruled by a benevolent wealthy class. Nonsense. Oh, yes. They implemented the Federal income tax, and they banned alcohol and did all kinds of things (like giving the right to vote to woman) to turn the world...
  • Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades

    05/22/2018 8:24:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 118 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 22, 2018 | Carey Gillam
    In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of RoundupAt 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 ( the global seed and chemical company) to trial on allegations that it has spent...
  • Weedkiller products more toxic than their active ingredient, tests show

    05/08/2018 11:10:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Unk
    Monsanto introduced its glyphosate-based Roundup brand in 1974. But it is only now, after more than 40 years of widespread use, that the government is investigating the toxicity of “glyphosate-based herbicides” on human cells.
  • Trial Lawyers Still Don't Have a Winning Case Against Monsanto

    04/21/2018 5:50:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    Trial lawyers hoping to take a big bite out of food producer Monsanto’s bottom line with a lawsuit over its most popular weed-killer have run into a problem – the judge who they need to convince their arguments are valid is not buying it.In 2015, the International Agency for Research and Cancer, based in Lyon, France, declared glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most popular weed-killer, a “probably human carcinogen.”No other scientific body has reached that conclusion. Indeed, the Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate is safe for humans when used in accordance with label directions, the National Institute...
  • Dems Attack Conservative Think Tanks

    01/18/2006 1:19:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 817+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    With no real issues to promote, Democrats are putting all their eggs into the basket of corruption to restore their political fortunes. They and their friends in the mainstream media are working overtime to connect everyone and everything on the right side of the political spectrum to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to multiple felonies. One channel that Democrats and liberals are working is tying conservative think tanks to the Abramoff scandal. They know that these think tanks have been one of the most effective forces in Washington over the last 30 years in advancing a...
  • EPA Colluded with Monsanto to Slow Safety Review of the Herbicide Glyphosate (Under Obama)

    08/21/2017 12:20:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Organi ^ | AUGUST 21, 2017 | Emily Monaco
    Multiple EPA officials colluded with Monsanto to slow a safety review of the company’s glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, according to email communications obtained by Freedom of Information Act requests. Monsanto officials first reached out to the EPA in early 2015 regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s planned toxicology review of the herbicide, which the CDC said would be published by October 2015. This review has yet to be published, something EcoWatch notes was “no accident, no bureaucratic delay, but rather was the result of a collaborative effort between Monsanto and a group of high-ranking EPA officials.” The emails, sent...
  • Trump team touts $8 billion Bayer investment

    01/17/2017 9:39:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2017 | Ben Kasmir
    German-based Bayer AG has committed to President-elect Donald Trump that it will invest $8 billion in American research and development as part of its deal to acquire Monsanto, Trump's transition team said Tuesday. Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Bayer will also protect all of Monsanto's 9,000 American jobs while creating an additional 3,000 high-tech positions in the country. That agreement, he added, came after Trump met with CEOs from both companies last week.