Monsanto Worked To ‘Bully Scientists’ – Weed-Killer Linked To Cancer

TeleSur English.net      Tues. Night, July 10, 2018 

A lawyer representing a California man in a case against the agro-chemical giant, Monsanto, told the court Monday that the giant has long worked to “bully scientists” in an attempt to suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weed killer.

DeWayne Johnson is the first person to take Monsanto to trial over allegations that the chemical sold under the Roundup brand is linked to cancer, with several such legal claims made across the United States.

According to the landmark lawsuit filed by DeWayne Johnson, who worked as a groundskeeper for a school district in Benicia, north of San Francisco extensively applied Monsanto’s weed killer, Roundup as part of his job, and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in 2014, at age 42.

Photos showing lesions and rashes on Johnson’s skin after using glyphosate are also being used to support his case against Monsanto. According to the Guardian, Johnson’s cancer has spread throughout his body. “The simple fact is he’s going to die. It’s just a matter of time,” Wisner said in court, the Guardian reported. “Between now and then, it’s just nothing but pain.”

Wisner also referred to internal emails from employees talking about the issue. He quoted a product protection lead, Donna Farmer, in an email, part of a strategic corporate policy, “How do we combat this?” referencing a critical study about glyphosate exposure.

Further adding, “You cannot say that Roundup does not cause cancer.”

Monsanto which started marketing Roundup in 1974, contains glyphosate, a carcinogen which was recently linked directly to cancer by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer agency.

The weedkiller which is registered in 130 countries and approved for use on more than 100 crops has been traced in food, a variety of water sources, and the urine of agricultural workers and others. Many countries have also introduced policies banning and restricting the sale and use of glyphosate citing health concerns.

The lawyer representing the case against Monsanto presented internal emails showing that the agrochemical giant rejected critical research and expert warnings for several years, pursuing favorable analyses of their products. “They fought science,” attorney Brent Wisner said, according to the Guardian. “Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent researchers.”

The Monsanto lawyer, George Lombardi, refuted the comments arguing that research carried out over the years was on the chemical giant’s side: “The scientific evidence is overwhelming that glyphosate-based products do not cause cancer and did not cause Mr Johnson’s cancer.”

Source:  https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Internal-Emails-Show-Monsanto-Worked-to-Bully-Scientists–20180710-0018.html

 

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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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