COURT DOCS: MONSANTO PAID CHEMICAL INDUSTRY FRONT GROUP TO CLAIM CANCER-CAUSING WEEDKILLER ‘SAFE’ AND ATTACK ITS CRITICS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

COURT DOCS: MONSANTO PAID CHEMICAL INDUSTRY FRONT GROUP TO CLAIM CANCER-CAUSING WEEDKILLER ‘SAFE’ AND ATTACK ITS CRITICS

Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company’s signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal.

“If a company like [Monsanto] won’t support us, then who will?” the head of the American Council on Science and Health wrote to a Monsanto scientist in 2015. A day later came the reply: “[T]he answer is yes…. [D]efinitely count us in!!”

Emails between Monsanto and the American Council on Science and Health, or ACSH, and related internal Monsanto emails were first made public during the trial last July of a lawsuit by a former California school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup. The jury awarded Dewayne “Lee” Johnson $289 million in punitive and compensatory damages, later reduced by the judge to $78 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I really hope that a series of class action lawsuits, will bring Monsanto/Bayer to its knees, economically, and that the Chairman of the Board of Bayer, at the moment, Werner Baumann, will be sacked, and someone who will really look out for the health of their clients, will replace him.

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