Monsanto hit by $289 Million for cancerous weedkiller

A terminally ill man has been awarded $289 million in the first cancer-related trial against agricultural giant Monsanto. The jury in a San Francisco Superior Court on Friday unanimously ordered the company to award Dewyane Johnson, a school groundskeeper, $250 million in punitive damages and $39 million in compensatory damages in the lawsuit that his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was caused by his use of Roundup weedkiller and one other Monsanto product. Bad day for new German owners I guess

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bad indeed. Shares in Bayer AG dropped 12% on Monday after recently acquired Monsanto Co. was ordered to pay the fine. But who cares

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1 minute ago, Meanwhile said:

bad indeed. Shares in Bayer AG dropped 12% on Monday after recently acquired Monsanto Co. was ordered to pay the fine. But who cares

no kidding...there have been warnings about this for years.

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Nearly all of our food containing corn or soy products are contaminated with glyphosate.

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6 minutes ago, Joanna said:

A terminally ill man has been awarded $289 million in the first cancer-related trial against agricultural giant Monsanto. The jury in a San Francisco Superior Court on Friday unanimously ordered the company to award Dewyane Johnson, a school groundskeeper, $250 million in punitive damages and $39 million in compensatory damages in the lawsuit that his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was caused by his use of Roundup weedkiller and one other Monsanto product. Bad day for new German owners I guess

Roundup is a carcinogen no matter how many lawyer lobbyists are assigned to say otherwise.

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7 minutes ago, Meanwhile said:

bad indeed. Shares in Bayer AG dropped 12% on Monday after recently acquired Monsanto Co. was ordered to pay the fine. But who cares

No science shows that Roundup causes any cancer. Many studies have shown it to be non toxic and non carcinogenic. California is known for its paranoia (generally nuts) regarding carcinogens - having one of the longest "suspected" carcinogen list in the world.

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2 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

No science shows that Roundup causes any cancer. Many studies have shown it to be non toxic and non carcinogenic. California is known for its paranoia (generally nuts) regarding carcinogens - having one of the longest "suspected" carcinogen list in the world.

 There is over 40 years of voluminous data on glyphosate, and it is possibly the most intensely studied agricultural chemical in history. Note that the EPA and the European BfR/EFSA also extensively studied glyphosate and performed significant technical reviews of previous studies, and both concluded that the evidence did not support the conclusion of carcinogenicity.

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11 minutes ago, Sefko Trafikant said:

no kidding...there have been warnings about this for years.

So what was the attraction for Bayer to walk right into a minefield?

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Just now, Stephen said:

So what was the attraction for Bayer to walk right into a minefield?

Profit, that would be my first guess

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8 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

No science shows that Roundup causes any cancer. Many studies have shown it to be non toxic and non carcinogenic. California is known for its paranoia (generally nuts) regarding carcinogens - having one of the longest "suspected" carcinogen list in the world.

coffee is labeled a carcinogenic in California

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19 minutes ago, Joanna said:

A terminally ill man has been awarded $289 million in the first cancer-related trial against agricultural giant Monsanto. The jury in a San Francisco Superior Court on Friday unanimously ordered the company to award Dewyane Johnson, a school groundskeeper, $250 million in punitive damages and $39 million in compensatory damages in the lawsuit that his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was caused by his use of Roundup weedkiller and one other Monsanto product. Bad day for new German owners I guess

I am sure Mr Johnson is not the only one suing. This was a long time coming. Monsanto has been poisoning us for a long time and we need to sue them out of business.

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5 minutes ago, 李伟王芳 said:

Profit, that would be my first guess

Monsanto genetically engineered the DNA of corn, soybeans and other crops to make them resistant to Roundup; it now makes more revenue from seeds and traits than it does from herbicide.

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3 minutes ago, 李伟王芳 said:

I am sure Mr Johnson is not the only one suing. This was a long time coming. Monsanto has been poisoning us for a long time and we need to sue them out of business.

Monsanto faces at least 5,000 similar lawsuits in the United States.

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25 minutes ago, Joanna said:

A terminally ill man has been awarded $289 million in the first cancer-related trial against agricultural giant Monsanto. The jury in a San Francisco Superior Court on Friday unanimously ordered the company to award Dewyane Johnson, a school groundskeeper, $250 million in punitive damages and $39 million in compensatory damages in the lawsuit that his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was caused by his use of Roundup weedkiller and one other Monsanto product. Bad day for new German owners I guess

This is crazy. Jurys cannot determine what causes people's cancer, that's a task reserved for doctors and scientists.

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1 minute ago, JohnAtronis said:

This is crazy. Jurys cannot determine what causes people's cancer, that's a task reserved for doctors and scientists.

scientists developed Roundup in the first place 

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actually, our entire food supply is contaminated with glyphosate..... wheat, sugar, animal feed, orchards, vegetables, water .... it has promoted growth of various types of cancers both in human and animals.

 

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10 hours ago, Stephen said:

So what was the attraction for Bayer to walk right into a minefield?

it is the most used chemical in agriculture....the vegetables, orchards, etc....primarily on WHEAT and SUGAR. 

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