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Bayer/Monsanto Face Lawsuits From Around The World

Over 18000 people with cancer in the US alone have filed claims against Monsanto

Friday, October 4, 2019 - The sword cuts both ways is an old cliche that applies to Monsanto's world domination of the herbicide industry. Lawsuits are now being filed around the world as the news linking Roundup herbicide to cancer and of multi-million dollar jury awards gets out. Plaintiff attorneys from Australia are citing pictures of the cancer-riddled legs, arms, and hands of DeWayne Lee Johnson, a California school groundskeeper whose job it was to spray Roundup around the school grounds regularly and repeatedly for several years. Johnson was awarded $289 million compensation, later reduced to $78 million, for the non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that he developed allegedly from coming into direct skin contact with the chemical. Johnson's case was the first against Monsanto/Bayer accusing Roundup of causing cancer and alleged that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer was the cause. Johnson claims that the chemical mixture in Roundup is more toxic than glyphosate itself as chemical surfactants are designed to make glyphosate stick to the plant's leaves and stem and do the same to human skin causing bio-accumulation to levels that can cause cancer. According to in Australia, "Hundreds of users of Roundup here are preparing legal cases against chemical giant Monsanto, the manufacturer of the weed killer. Their cases add to the already 17,000 cases launched in the United States." This comes as a result of a recent expose on Monsanto and Roundup on Australia's 60 minutes program that featured Lee Johnson's case. Australian attorneys consider the Monsanto lawsuits in their earliest stage and compare them to the first lawsuits against the tobacco industry. Monsanto Bayer herbicide cancer lawyers provide the best legal representation available to American families harmed by Roundup weed killer and offer a no obligation, free consultation.

As optimistic and encouraged as Australia's attorneys are, their farmers are equally as angry. Farmers on the Australian continent look to Roundup herbicide as a revolutionary breakthrough in the Australian farming industry. As the argument goes, without Roundup weedkiller, the farmer would be forced to charge much higher, non-competitive prices. Either that or the price of wheat and produce would skyrocket crippling the Australian economy. That conundrum has been taken into consideration by the governments of France and Australia that are implementing a 3-5 year phase-out of glyphosate to allow farmers and the markets to adjust. Germany's Bayer, the parent company of Monsanto, has committed billions to research and development of glyphosate alternative weedkillers. Municipalities in the United States have begun banning glyphosate-based weedkillers in and around areas under their control where children learn and play. The city of Montreal Canada recently banned glyphosate throughout its territory. Governments have been under increasing pressure to ban glyphosate in their communities since the finding of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that glyphosate was "probably carcinogenic." As a result of this finding, Roundup herbicide was automatically included in the California list of products sold in the state that contain chemicals that cause cancer.

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