Sayer Ji, Green Med Info – Waking Times
Today a jury in Oakland, California awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who charged that Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer. How will Bayer continue to sustain such punishment without filing bankruptcy?
According to a report on Bloomberg.com, this marks the largest jury award in the U.S. this year, and the eigth-largest ever in a product-defect claim. This also marks the third such ruling, after two other recent California trials over the herbicide causing cancer yielded combined damages against Bayer AG of $159 million.
Read more & video: The history of the Bayer/Monsanto merger “Bayer + Monsanto = A Match Made in Hell” (23:45) via Bayer Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages in 3rd Monsanto Roundup-Cancer Trial — Waking Times
Agent Orange studies were mandated by Congress in the 1980s. These studies were headed by Dr. Frank DeStefano, and Dr. Coleen Boyle of the CDC, who are now in charge of vaccine safety studies at the agency. Frank and Coleen ended the Agent Orange studies two years early, emphasizing that “no link” would be found between illnesses being reported by injured veterans and Agent Orange. The early termination of the study is what allowed the US Department of Veterans Affairs to deny any connection between Agent Orange and medical problems, preventing veterans and their families from qualifying for fair compensation. The Boyle/DeStefano team’s deception was outed by Admiral Zumwalt, who went to the President and laid out the science in a classified report (which has now been declassified):
Read more via Vietnam Demands Monsanto Pay Victims of Agent Orange For Cancer & Birth Defects — Collective Evolution
Vic Bishop, Staff Writer
Just under the radar of public concerns is the fact that bees and pollinator insects are dying off in catastrophic numbers, and if we are unable to reverse this trend, we face a very different kind of future. Bees in particular appear to be acutely affected by neonicotinoid pesticides along with other fungicides and herbicides. They are losing their habitats.
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
The Monsanto corporation’s most notorious product has again been found guilty of causing a man’s cancer. Dealing another major blow to Bayer, who bought Monsanto in 2018, a San Francisco jury has unanimously ruled that Roundup and its primary ingredient glyphosate were the likely cause of a defendant’s cancer.
Read more: Another Jury Finds Monsanto’s ROUNDUP Weedkiller Caused a Man’s Cancer — Waking Times
Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
A new meta-analysis of glyphosate suggests that people who are highly exposed to the popular herbicide have a 41 percent increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is the world’s most widely used weedkiller and has been surrounded by controversy ever since the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified it as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015….Read more
via Glyphosate Exposure Increases Cancer Risk Up to 41%, Study Finds — Waking Times
(NaturalHealth365) We’ve reported many times before about the prevalence of a harmful environmental toxin known as glyphosate – a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide – contaminating everything from orange juice to popular breakfast cereals. And time and again, research has shown this dangerous weed killer ingredient can lead to serious adverse effects including cancerous tumor growth and hormonal dysfunction. Now,…..Read more
via Premature death risk INCREASES for Parkinson’s disease patients exposed to a widely-used herbicide — Natural Health 365