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The Guardian: Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million as jury rules weedkiller caused man's cancer

There are hundreds of lawsuits pending against Monsanto-Bayer for Roundup users who have been afflicted with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma‎. It is our opinion that Dewayne Johnson's case is weaker than some because he had not been using Roundup for even a decade. But the case did show that Monsanto has been skewing studies and blocking scientific data linking cancers with Roundup.

According to an August 2018 story in the Guardian:

Dewayne Johnson, a 46-year-old former [school] groundskeeper, won a huge victory in the landmark case on Friday, with the jury determining that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer and that the corporation failed to warn him of the health hazards from exposure. The jury further found that Monsanto “acted with malice or oppression”.

Read more at The Guardian

Update, Oct 10, 2018: ​The Wall Street Journal states a California judge may grant Bayer a new trial.
 


 


GMO Potatoes create their own pesticide, Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis).


In 2015, the World Health Organization declared glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp) to be "a probable carcinogen." The following links show that Monsanto hid data indicating RoundUp is carcinogenic.
- CNN
- The Guardian

Man kissing pregnant partner's belly Autism links, New Gut Bacteria studies
* Easy to read! *  Autism Citizen (September 19, 2017) 
* More scientific *  News Medical (September 15, 2017)  
RoundUp's Round 2 in Court
- Courthouse News (November 16, 2017)

Exclusive: Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance for U.S. farm sector 
Vomitoxin fungus sickens livestock, pets & humans.  Let's reconsider eating corn dogs, popcorn, corn on the cob or anything with high fructose corn syrup this coming year.  
- Reuters (April 22, 2017)


AP Exclusive: Pesticide Maker Tries to Kill Risk Study 
(Excerpts below; See links for full articles)

"Dow Chemical wrote a $1 million check to help underwrite Trump’s inaugural festivities, and its chairman and CEO, Andrew Liveris, heads a White House manufacturing working group...

Trump's EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he was reversing an Obama-era effort to bar the use of Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide on food after recent peer-reviewed studies found that even tiny levels of exposure could hinder the development of children’s brains...

The EPA’s recent biological evaluation of chlorpyrifos found the pesticide is “likely to adversely affect” 1,778 of the 1,835 animals and plants accessed as part of its study, including critically endangered or threatened species of frogs, fish, birds and mammals. Similar results were shown for malathion and diazinon..

In 2005, the Bush administration ordered an end to residential use of diazinon to kill yard pests such as ants and grub worms after determining that it poses a human health risk, particularly to children. ...Malathion ... is also an active ingredient in some shampoos prescribed to children for treating lice...

Traces of the chemical are commonly found in sources of drinking water. A 2012 study at the University of California at Berkeley found that 87 percent of umbilical-cord blood samples tested from newborn babies contained detectable levels of chlorpyrifos...

When Trump signed an executive order in February mandating the creation of task forces at federal agencies to roll back government regulations, Dow’s chief executive was at Trump’s side."

The Associated Press Interactives (April 13, 2017)
- Courthouse News (April 20, 2017)


Monsanto outed in court over fudged and fraudulent documents promising glyphosate's (Roundup) safety. 
Multiple takes on same shocking info:crops being sprayed
- NY Times (March 14, 2017)
- Courthouse News (March 20, 2017)

Bayer makes the Rx "copanlisib" which is used to treat "incurable indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma" Bayer is buying Monsanto (deal to close 2017), the company being sued by multiple non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma patients because their flagship herbicide, glyphosate is linked to creating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. America used over 200 million pounds of glyphosate in 2015, much of it being sprayed on our genetically modified food crops. Yum.
- Bloomberg (December 10, 2015)

 
GOOD NEWS!  Soda consumption falls to 30-year low in the U.S.*
- Fortune (March 29, 2016)
* Please note that in 2015 (the year of the noticeable drop) Americans were still downing over 600 (8oz) cups/bottles of sodas per person per year!

THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF FOOD CROPS DESTROYED IN MIDWEST DUE TO DICAMBA
PRO GMO GROUP PUBLISHES  A MOTHER JONES ARTICLE SLAMMING MONSANTO’S early release of GMO seeds resistant to old formulation of Dicamba.
EPA APPROVES DICAMBA FOR GMO CROPS AFTER “EXTENSIVE & RIGOROUS TESTING author's italics.
BASF INCREASING THEIR DICAMBA, THE HERBICIDE, PRODUCTION for Monsanto’s assumed EPA approval of Extend GMO crops

BAYER OFFERING $66 BILLION for MONSANTO, According to WSJ, Monsanto is "the world's largest seed company by sales".
In 1925, Bayer merged with two other major German chemical companies into a powerhouse called IG Farben. It was the single biggest donor to the election campaign of Adolph Hitler.
IG Farben (Bayer etc) joined forces with the the Nazi’s SS and created Auschwitz Concentration Camp where IG Farben used slave labor and did unspeakable pharmaceutical experiments on the inmates. When the Allies won, they broke up IG Farben into its original companies: Bayer, BASF and Hoechst (now Aventis) and jailed of IG Farben executives.
Proving that Bayer had its heart in its old ways, when Fritz ter Meer, of IG Farben's executive committee and the chief industrialist responsible for Auschwitz, was released from prison he was made Chairman of the Bayer’s Board from 1956 to 1964.
Two of the three companies, Bayer and Aventis (Hoechst), are GMO food corporations which sell to the US market. Bayer also invests in cancer cures expecting huge uptick in cancer.  Ironically, Germany bans the growing of GMO crops.

GMO LABELING POSSIBLE: A bipartisian Senate and Congress passed a weak GMO labelling law which trumps stronger state laws already in place. President Obama signed it on July 29, 2016.  Critics call it the DARK act for keeping Americans in the dark about what we are eating. 7/29/2016
 http://fortune.com/2016/07/31/gmo-labeling-bill/

THE LATEST FEDERAL UPDATING FOR THE EPA TO TEST CHEMICALS WHICH MAY BE HARMFUL TO HUMAN HEALTH WILL NOT AFFECT GMO FOODS, THEIR REGULATIONS OR LACK OF: "Congress has mandated that EPA systematically review the safety of commercial chemicals—defined as substances that aren’t regulated as food, drugs, or pesticides." 06/2016
http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i27/Updated-law-boosts-EPA-regulatory.html

BIGGEST UPGRADE IN EPA REGULATIONS OF EVERYDAY CHEMICALS STILL LAGS: 5/24/2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/house-passes-sweeping-chemical-safety-bill-1464125287
                                                     
WHEAT FLOUR PRODUCTS RECALLED: e-coli culprit, which strain is not mentioned. One strain of e-coli is used as a vector in GMO foods. 6/1/2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/01/business/flour-recall-general-mills.html?_
 
1/% DROP in GMO ACREAGE WORLDWIDE  4/13/2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/business/acreage-for-genetically-modif...
 
PANCREATIC CANCER IS MADE UP OF 4 DIFFERENT CANCERS 2/24/216
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35650171