Monsanto Ordered To Pay $289 Million To Man With Cancer…


Date: August 16, 2018

01) Monsanto Ordered To Pay $289 Million To Man With Cancer


“A California jury on Friday ordered Monsanto to award $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper who claims the company’s weed killer, Roundup, gave him terminal cancer. The decision, which Monsanto has said it will appeal, could open the floodgates for thousands of other pending lawsuits claiming the herbicide causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Here’s what happened: A jury in the San Francisco Superior Court sided with claims made by DeWayne “Lee” Johnson that years of working with Roundup and Ranger Pro, both made by Monsanto, gave him terminal cancer. They awarded him $289 million in damages — $39 million in compensatory damages, the rest in punitive damages…

Citation:
https://www.vox.com/2018/8/11/17678532/monsanto-roundup-causes-cancer-jury

This guy’s probably going to end up spending a lot of his remaining time, on court related matters. 328 million dollars is a lot of money…of course, they’re going to fight it…And in this day and age, even those of us who rarely handle products like that, wonder what it might do to us…Deciding to be in that line of work, may not be the wisest thing ever…

I wonder about the future of life on this planet…when large businesses are allowed to produce and put this sort of thing, into the environment.

1 thought on “Monsanto Ordered To Pay $289 Million To Man With Cancer…

  1. feinmann0

    Hungary where I am based for half of the year, has a zero tolerance policy towards GM seed produced by companies such as Monsanto. From seven years back, but still applies:

    “The European Union’s Member States have had a strict policy on GMOs, which stipulates that any genetically modified organisms must receive authorization before entering the market, but Wikileaks documents released earlier this year showed that a number of high level officials in several EU countries were repeatedly pressured by biotech industries and members of the U.S. government to consider lifting bans on a number of GM crops.” http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/hungarian-farmers-lose-thousands-of-acres-of-illegal-gmo-corn/

    When crops are made pest-resistant, and otherwise dominate the landscape as far as the eye can see, the natural diversity/natural heritage of a region vanishes for ever.

    “Insect abundance has fallen by 75% over the last 27 years … what caused it? It seems indisputable: it is us. It is human activity – more specifically, three generations of industrialised farming with a vast tide of poisons pouring over the land year after year after year, since the end of the second world war. This is the true price of pesticide-based agriculture, which society has for so long blithely accepted.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/21/insects-giant-ecosystem-collapsing-human-activity-catastrophe

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