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Germany’s Bayer makes $62bn offer to buy US firm Monsanto

May 23, 2016

 

 

"German drugs and chemical giant Bayer has offered to pay $62 billion to buy American GMO giant Monsanto. Bayer’s takeover bid, made on Monday, values Monsanto shares at $122 apiece.

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The acquisition of Monsanto “would be a compelling opportunity to create a global agriculture leader, while reinforcing Bayer as a life science company with a deepened position in a long-term growth industry,” Bayer said in a statement.

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The Bayer and Monsanto merger sparked hundreds of protest rallies worldwide.
 
Thousands of protesters in many European cities marched to show their disgust toward the US biotech behemoth, condemning the sale of the herbicide RoundUp, which has been accused of causing cancer in humans, and the development of genetically-modified crops.
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Monsanto positions have been weakening over the recent month following the merger development on the GMO and chemical market. Last August, Monsanto failed to acquire its rival, Switzerland’s Syngenta, for about $46.2 billion, after the European company was bought by ChemChina for reported $44 billion.
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Lobbyist Claims Monsanto's Roundup Is Safe To Drink, Freaks Out When Offered A Glass

 

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New Study Finds Tampons are FILLED with Cancer-Causing and Infertility-Promoting Glyphosate

http://www.realfarmacy.com/cancer-tampons/

 

"Well, a new study at the University of La Plata found just that: 85% of cotton products like gauze, cotton balls, swabs, pads, wipes, etc. tested positive for glyphosate. Another 62% tested positive for its environmental metabolite AMPA, which has been found to potentially be 1,000 times more toxic in the body. Gauze samples tested positive 100% of the time."

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NaturalNews: "Argentine farmers dismantle Monsanto facility in act of defiance, refuse to continue being poisoned"

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Argentine farmers dismantle Monsanto facility in act of defiance, refuse to continue being poisoned

 

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NaturalNews: "GMO ban expands in Russia as Putin halts all production and imports"

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Date: Thursday, 18-Aug-2016 00:22:05

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GMO ban expands in Russia as Putin halts all production and imports

 

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Sikkim Officially Declared India’s First 100% Organic, GMO-Free State

August 27, 2016

 

 

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"In a country where Monsanto has control over 95% of cotton seed, and where the most hated bio-tech company of the century has caused a massive 291,000 suicides with its poisonous pesticides and fertilizers, GMOs and extortionist business practices, a tiny Himalayan state has done the unthinkable.

 

It took 10 years for India’s eastern state of Sikkim to implement organic practices and convert 75,000 hectares of agricultural land into certified organic farms. Earlier this year, the Prime Minister of India formally declared Sikkim — which now produces 800,000 tons of organic produce, accounting for nearly 65% of all of India’s 1.24 million tons — the country’s first 100% organic state free of harmful pesticides, chemical fertilizers and toxic GMOs.

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The Road To Sustainability

 

In 2003, the Chief Minister of Sikkim declared in the state legislative assembly that Sikkim would shun chemical pesticides and fertilizers and return to natural methods of farming. Their intention was to solve environmental and health problems caused by chemical intensive farming methods. Later, the state government banned the entry and sale of chemical inputs for farmland, leaving farmers with no option but to go organic.

 

The journey wasn’t easy. There were farmers’ protests, dissent and resistance. There were worries of production falling, due to the heavy costs involved in the transition. The farmers were barely sustaining themselves, so questions were raised about feasibility of using indigenous technologies — like pheromone traps to control fruit flies, bio-pesticides, and bio-fertilizers — and natural alternatives — like compost and manure made from dung, decayed leaves, and dry grasses."

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http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org/

 

"The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A parallel People's Assembly provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want. The Tribunal and People's Assembly will take place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands."

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MONSANTO LOSES GMO PERMIT IN MEXICO – JUDGE SIDES WITH THE BEES

http://embols.com/2016/09/04/monsanto-loses-gmo-permit-in-mexico-judge-sides-with-the-bees-2/

(I tried to add the pic from the article here, then realised the size became so large that the bee looks like a Mothra or something.

Until I can suss out if I can change the size of pics to appear, I might have to leave the post plane and boring....awwww (´Д`) )

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(ಠ_ಠ) Confirmed: DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them

http://wakingtimesmedia.com/confirmed-dna-genetically-modified-crops-can-transferred-humans-eat/

 

"When it comes to genetically modified crops and foods, we really have no idea of what the long term effects will be on the public. The very first commercial sale of genetically modified foods was only twenty years ago in the year 1994. There is no possible way that our health authorities can test all possible combinations on a large enough population, over a long enough period of time to be able to say with certainty that they are harmless. Geneticist David Suzuki recently expressed his concern, saying that human beings are part of a “massive genetic experiment”over many years, as thousands of people continue to consume GMO’s, and it makes sense. "

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India’s Organic Rice Revolution Proves GMOs Are Unnecessary


By Whitney Webb

True Activist  http://tinyurl.com/gu4b8tp

September 23, 2016

 

Farmers in India's poorest region are recording record rice yields by growing organically, debunking once and for all the myth that GMOs are necessary to feed the world's growing population.

 

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In a world with an ever-increasing human population, increased food production is of obvious concern. With the world population projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, many people, especially those with connections to biotechnology and agrochemical companies, say that genetically modified food (GMO) is necessary in order to satisfy increased global demand for food. However, do we really need GMOs to feed the world?
The unbiased scientific evidence strongly suggests that the answer is no. Genetically modified foods do not increase yields and often damage nearby crops that aren’t genetically engineered to resist herbicides, causing them to actually reduce regional yields. Even the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which is often dominated by agrochemical interests, released a report that showed there was no increase in yield potentials for GM crops over the past 15 years. In addition, the majority of GMOs grown aren’t even used to feed hungry people.
In the US, the world’s largest producer of GM crops, 40% of all GM corn is used for ethanol fuel production and the majority of GM soy is used as animal feed. Though one could argue that GM animal feed means increased meat production and cheaper meat, meat production is currently extremely unsustainable and damages the environment. Also, GM-fed animals produce meat that is unhealthy and of low quality.


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Sumant Kumar in his rice field                      Credit – The Guardian

 

The latest evidence highlighting the ineffectiveness of GMOs comes from one of India’s poorest regions. In Bihar, India, farmers are breaking world records for rice production without agrochemicals or GMOs. In 2013, Sumant Kumar and his family produced an astounding 22.4 tons of rice on only one hectare of land, much more than anything achieved by GM seed companies and their expensive herbicides.

Since rice is the staple food for more than half the world’s population, this amazing feat is big news. Kumar wasn’t the only farmer to have amazing yields either. Many of other families in his community, as well as those in rival communities, recorded over 17-ton yields per hectare. These spectacular yields are all thanks to the adoption of a new organic method of growing rice known as the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). SRI involves transplanting young rice plants spaced widely in a square pattern and using continuously moist soil as opposed to the common practice of rice field flooding. Organic fertilizers and rotary weeding were also used. This technique also allows farmers to adapt to the climate, as erratic weather is becoming a regular occurrence. It also prevents farmers from becoming dependent on expensive agrochemical products.

 

This new organic rice-growing method could not have come at a better time for India. Since GMOs were introduced in the country in 2002, poor Indian farmers have become trapped in vicious debt cycles by adopting GM seeds and herbicides. Originally marketed as a method to make farmers wealthier and produce more, they have instead become so indebted to foreign GM seed and agrochemical companies that many farmers have been taking their own lives. In 2009, the number of GM-debt related suicides was so high, that an Indian farmer was estimated to commit suicide every 30 minutes. Thanks to the advancements made by these organic farmers in Bihar, India, we can expect this horrible trend to turn itself around, allowing farmers in India and around the world to reclaim their livelihoods and become more auto-sufficient while also farming sustainably.

 

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Independent Startup Maps Evolution Of Marijuana Genome Amid Looming Patent War

 

By Whitney Webb

November 13, 2016

True Activist   http://tinyurl.com/zxtmfkj

 

Phylos Bioscience is working to keep marijuana from being corrupted by competing patents by making the plant's genome publicly available.

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In August of last year, federal officials quietly made history by approving the first patent for a strain of marijuana containing large amounts of THC, its main psychoactive ingredient. Now, with marijuana legalization making huge advances following the US election, many have expressed that last year’s precedent has opened a veritable ‘can of worms’ that could allow massive seed companies like Monsanto to stomp out the competition via patents. The commercialization of marijuana could easily get out of hand in the coming months and years, as the industry’s profits are expected to top $6.7 billion this year despite being legal in only a handful of states. With legal marijuana access now a reality in 20% of the US after the events of this past week, that number is likely to only get bigger while equally likely to spur corporate interest in the industry.
However, an independent startup based in Portland is working to make marijuana’s genome publicly available to lessen the impact of patents and to protect the plant from corporate greed. Phylos Bioscience has launched an online interactive guide that not only maps the marijuana genome, but also its genetic evolution. The mapping of the plant’s evolution protects specific strains of marijuana that are currently part of the public domain from being patented by large biotech companies such as Monsanto, Bayer, and Syngenta. Over the last two years, Phylos Bioscience has collected a variety of sample from different marijuana strains, allowing the startup to sequence the DNA of each unique strain. They then developed a software program that allows that data to be easily visualized. The startup company is calling its pioneering, interactive guide ‘Galaxy.’ Galaxy allows users to view the hereditary sequences of each plant by following connections between a particular plant and its parents and/or offspring. Similar plants are placed close together while larger groups are color-coded into “tribes” based on their region of origin.
Phylos Bioscience’s Galaxy hopes to bring order to the marijuana industry, which is now making the transition to a public, commercial industry despite its beginnings underground. Carolyn White, Sales and Marketing Manager of the company, said that they hope to gather all available genetic data pertaining to marijuana to protect it. She said:
“Sample collection was a huge part of this process. One side was a collaboration with growers, dispensaries and labs to collect modern samples, and the other a process of hunting down ancient landrace strains from all over the world.”
Their search is soon to go mainstream as Phylos has launched a commercial sequencing product, known as “Phylos Genotype” that would enable anyone to send in a sample and have its genes mapped. The sample’s genetic data would then be added to the Galaxy database and the client would receive a detailed analysis of the sequenced data. Thank goodness someone had the foresight to protect this potent plant medicine from big business interests in such an accessible and creative way.


 

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Just Who Are The Top Shareholders Of Monsanto?

Source: Collectively Conscious  http://tinyurl.com/z8cm4ut

Original Source: www.naturalsociety.com | Original Post Date: June 6, 2015 –

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The answer may surprise you…

People like to talk nasty about Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s CEO, and obviously a shareholder. The same goes for Bill Gates. He purportedly owns millions of shares of Monsanto stock as well. But who are the real owners of Monsanto? The answer might be shocking.

The real owners of Monsanto stock are institutions, and people who hide behind those institutions, not individuals like Gates and Grant. According to multiple sources, five investment funds are the top shareholders in Monsanto, with the Vanguard Group, Inc. at the top. You can view the rest below.

As you can see, the number of shares held by institutions dwarfs the number held by individuals, including those who do Monsanto’s dirty work in the public arena.

The Vanguard Group owns over $3 trillion in investments in different, and mostly hated, companies like Monsanto. They also hold the world’s largest companies such as: Bank of America, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. State Street Corporation, Vanguard Group, Capital Research Global Investors, and FMR (Fidelity) are all the key owners of – well, essentially the world. And this includes Monsanto. You could say that just four companies control all the big banks and all the major companies on the planet.

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Furthermore, the Federal Reserve is comprised of 12 banks, represented by a board of only seven people, which comprises representatives of the “big four,” …which in turn are present in all other entities.

An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy – including Agribusiness.

What should really be concerning is who owns Vanguard. Why are they not in the public eye as GMO labeling is heavily debated, and countries claim suicide rates, death of their food supplies, and poisoning from GM Agrichemicals?

What should be concerning is the money trail supporting the ‘funny’ science that keeps coming out about biotech foods. Or that according to a report that was released last summer, the global elite have up to 32 TRILLION dollars stashed in offshore banks around the globe, which can fund lawsuit after lawsuit against the people who are tired of being poisoned.

It means that seven people and their overlords are likely poisoning the entire planet through biotech, Big Ag, Big Pharma, and Big Banks.

It is the invisible tentacles of this octopus that are strangling us. This is what must be stopped. Share your thoughts on this in the comment section below.

Written by Christina Sarich of www.naturalsociety.com

About the Author

Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.

 

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Washington state sues Monsanto over ‘omnipresent and terrifically toxic material’

Dec. 9, 2016

"PCB pollution is in “every waterway in the state,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said as he announced a lawsuit against Monsanto. It is the first time the agricultural biotech giant has ever been sued by a state.

Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, have been at the heart of multiple lawsuits brought against the multinational agrochemical corporation Monsanto by Seattle and Spokane, Washington, as well as cities in California and Oregon. However, this Thursday marked the first time a state government has sued the company over the potentially carcinogenic chemicals.

The lawsuit, which seeks monetary restitution for damages and cleanup caused by the use of PCBs, was filed in King County Superior Court. Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) and the state’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson jointly announced the lawsuit in a press conference, claiming that Monsanto knew for years that it was polluting bays, lakes and rivers when it used the chemicals in coolants, hydraulic fluids, paints and sealants, Associated Press reported.

A win for the state could potentially reap hundreds of millions of dollars from Monsanto as well as two subsidiaries, Solutia Inc. and Pharmacia LLC.

Monsanto quit using PCBs when Congress banned them in 1979, but many say the damage had already been done and the chemicals’ impact are still felt today. From 1935 to 1979, Monsanto was the only company to produce PCBs, described by Ferguson as “one of the most pervasive pollutants in history,” the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported."

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https://www.rt.com/usa/369722-washington-state-sues-monsanto/

 

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Monsanto Is Scrambling To Bury This Breaking Story – Don’t Let This Go Unshared!

Food Babe     From Nov. 11, 2016   But very important!

"I am frankly shocked this information is not making front page news right now. Monsanto will do anything to bury this story… and as of right now, it’s working. Not a single mainstream media outlet has covered this appalling new report that shows millions of people being poisoned by a chemical that does not belong in our food. This chemical is ending up in processed foods like Cheerios, Ritz Crackers, and Oreos and being consumed by humans across the world. The health of millions of people is on the line and this news must go mainstream! That’s why I’m calling on every single one of you who reads this post to share this breaking story now. The only way this injustice will be corrected is if enough of us stand up and demand that something be done to stop the poisoning of our food supply.

Share this shocking new report with everyone you know….
A FDA-registered food safety laboratory tested iconic American food for residues of the weed killer glyphosate (aka Monsanto’s Roundup) and found ALARMING amounts.

Just to give you an idea of how outrageous these amounts are, independent research shows that probable harm to human health begins at really low levels of exposure – at only 0.1 ppb of glyphosate. Many foods were found to have over 1,000 times this amount! Well above what regulators throughout the world consider “safe”. 

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.fooddemocracynow.org/images/FDN_Glyphosate_FoodTesting_Report_p2016.pdf

Here is why we all should be concerned about eating glyphosate:


Independent research links glyphosate to cancer (sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and it has been deemed a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s team of international cancer experts. The childhood cancer rate is steadily rising and experts say that they don’t know why. Why are they not taking a closer look at these facts?
Research also indicates that glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor, which disrupts hormones and leads to reproductive problems, early onset puberty, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers. When it comes to endocrine disruptors, very small exposures are the most damaging, so “the dose makes the poison” mantra does not apply! 
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum antibiotic killing the good bacteria in your gut. Poor gut health is linked to inflammation and a whole host of diseases. As GMOs laced with glyphosate are commonly fed to farm animals, this could very well be contributing to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
It binds with vital nutrients in the soil (like iron, calcium, manganese, zinc) and prevents plants for taking them up. Glyphosate is thereby making food less nutritious!

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http://foodbabe.com/2016/11/15/monsanto/

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Big, Red and Tasteless: Why Tomatoes Lost Their Flavor

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer | January 26, 2017

Source: Live Science

 

                                                                 

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Why are store-bought tomatoes in the U.S. so tasteless? They've been bred to be firm and large, two qualities that are associated with the genetic loss of that tasty tomato flavor.
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Ever wonder why most store-bought tomatoes are so tasteless? The answer (surprise, surprise) has to do with revenue: Tomato farmers care about yield, and the genetic variants associated with yield are not associated with tasty tomato flavors, a new study finds.

"Consumers complain that the modern tomato has little flavor. [It's] like a 'water bomb,'" said the study's co-principal investigator Sanwen Huang, the deputy director general at the Agricultural Genome Institute at Shenzhen at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

How can farmers ditch this "water bomb" and reinstate the rich, sweet flavor of the tomato? To find out, Huang and colleagues investigated which genes are associated with tomatoes' taste. [Why Are Bananas Berries, But Strawberries Aren't?]

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Link:  http://www.livescience.com/57647-why-store-tomatoes-are-tasteless.html

                                                                 

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Court Rules Against Monsanto, Allows California To Put Cancer Warning On Roundup

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/01/27/court-rules-against-monsanto-allows-california-to-put-cancer-warning-on-roundup/

"FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.

California would be the first state to order such labeling if it carries out the proposal."

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Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

Tom Polansek                Dec. 11, 2017

 

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co <MON.N> will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use.

The incentive to use XtendiMax with VaporGrip, a herbicide based on a chemical known as dicamba, could refund farmers over half the sticker price of the product in 2018 if they spray it on soybeans Monsanto engineered to resist the weed killer, according to company data.

The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides, which farmers and weed experts say harmed crops because they evaporated and drifted away from where they were sprayed.

Monsanto says XtendiMax is safe when properly applied. The company is banking on the chemical and soybean seeds engineered to resist it, called Xtend, to dominate soybean production in the United States, the world’s second-largest exporter.

BASF SE <BASFn.DE> and DowDuPont <DWDP.N> also sell versions of dicamba-based herbicides.

Monsanto's cash-back offer comes as federal and state regulators are requiring training for farmers who plan to spray dicamba in 2018 and limiting when it can be used. Weed specialists say the restrictions make the chemical more costly and inconvenient to apply, but Monsanto's incentive could help convince farmers to use it anyway.

"We believe cash-back incentives for using XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology better enable growers to use a management system that represents the next level of weed control," said Ryan Rubischko, Monsanto product manager.

XtendiMax costs about $11 per acre to buy, and Monsanto is offering an extra $6 per acre in cash back to farmers when they apply it on Xtend soybeans, rather than using another seed-and-chemical combination to control weeds.

The rebate means farmers can receive up to $11.50 per acre in cash back next year when they use XtendiMax along with other approved chemicals, such as one called Intact that aims to prevent drift and costs $2.40 per acre, according to Monsanto.

The company, which launched a program offering incentives to use multiple herbicides in 2010, competes against rivals including Bayer AG <BAYGn.DE> to sell genetically modified soybean seeds and chemicals to farmers."

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Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades

May 22, 2018      Carey Gillam

In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup

"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.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/22/monsanto-trial-cancer-weedkiller-roundup-dewayne-johnson

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Bayer + Monsanto = A Match Made in Hell

 

 

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Judge mulls slashing $290 mn award in Roundup cancer case

Oct. 10, 2018          

"San Francisco (AFP) - A judge on Wednesday was mulling whether to gut a jury order that Monsanto pay $290 million in damages for not warning a groundskeeper that its weed killer product Roundup might cause cancer.

In motions filed after the historic August verdict, Monsanto urged the judge to strip away the $250 million punitive portion of the damages, arguing that a new trial was justified.

Rival attorneys argued before California state Judge Suzanne Bolanos, who did not say when she would rule on the motions.

Jurors unanimously found that Monsanto acted with "malice" and that its weed killers Roundup and the professional grade version RangerPro contributed "substantially" to Dewayne Johnson's terminal illness."

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/judge-mulls-slashing-290-mn-award-roundup-cancer-012457271.html

 

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Bayer Stock Crashes After Monsanto Cancer Verdict Upheld By Judge; Analyst Estimates $800 Billion In Future Liability

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Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 at 7:15 am
Written By: 
Sayer Ji, Founder
This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/bayer-stock-crashes-after-monsanto-cancer-verdict-upheld-judge-analysts-estimates?fbclid=IwAR3YmG0smRZYIhSArBr7EZ0SukIh-ku-lChhSJPw4-BehR4T38JGX0AVX-k

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Not just YES, but Hell Yes!!   About time! The judge should have left the award amount alone.  The jury had their reasons for making it that high. Bayer is wishing they'd paid closer attention.  Wonder how much they'll spend trying to avoid paying the award?  Or will they simply split up, diversify and hide?

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