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Californians Urge Retailers to Pull Roundup

California may not be able to require Monsanto to label Roundup but consumer groups are determined to get retailers to pull the product from their shelves

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - When a chemical is designated as carcinogenic and placed on California's Proposition 65 cancer list, companies that manufacture products containing the chemical have one year to place a cancer warning label on all bottles of the product. Stores in California are required to post clearly visible signs at their entrances warning consumers that they sell a dangerous chemical. As of July 7, 2018, no such warning from Monsanto has been forthcoming even though glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup was officially designated by the state as cancer-causing in humans. Monsanto attorneys challenged the state's insistence on placing warning labels on Roundup and won a temporary injunction meaning the products will continue to be sold without being relabeled. Consumer groups are outraged at this and vow to stop Monsanto from selling Roundup even if the courts refuse to demand Monsanto warn consumers.

One such group pressuring retail giants Home Depot and Lowes to stop selling Roundup is "Moms Across America." The consumer safety advocacy group urges its members to call the retailers and urge them to pull Roundup from its shelves. They are told to cite the court case currently underway where 46-year old, cancer-stricken California school groundskeeper DeWayne Johnson is suing Monsanto claiming that his regular use of Roundup herbicide approximately every two weeks caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The latest news in the trial is that Johnson's attorneys are presenting evidence that Monsanto "bullied scientists" to suppress evidence that glyphosate is carcinogenic in humans, and rejected critical evident and expert warnings, all the while ghost-writing a positive spin on scientific studies and pawning them off as legitimate scientific research. The plaintiff, Mr. Johnson has but months to live and can barely speak yet the father of three is determined to testify in court before he dies.

In addition to calling and emailing the customer service departments, members are urged to visit the stores and ask to speak with the manager to voice their anger that the company is selling a product that includes ingredients currently on the state of California's list of chemicals that cause cancer in humans. For the record, inclusion on the state's list is automatic and based on the findings of the World Health Organization's cancer research unit, the International Agency for Cancer Research. The organization whose trustworthiness and competence the state believes is beyond reproach, found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, is definitely carcinogenic in laboratory animals and thus, "probably carcinogenic in humans."

The DeWayne Johnson, Monsanto Roundup cancer trial currently underway is said will affect thousands of others that have filed suit against Monsanto for causing their cancer. The trial could be precedent-setting since the judge in the case has ruled that scientific evidence can be presented supporting the plaintiff's cancer claims as well as evidence that Monsanto executive has known about glyphosate causing cancer yet altered scientific evidence and bribed EPA officials to cover it up. To that end, jurors will also be allowed to consider punishing Monsanto with punitive damages.


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