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Consumer Group Lawsuit Against Monsanto Goes Forward

In what is sure to be a landmark, precedent-setting court case, a lawsuit claiming that Monsanto Roundup labeling is false and misleading is allowed by a federal judge to proceed

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - A federal judge ruled recently against Monsanto's motion to dismiss and in favor of nonprofit organizations Organic Consumer Association (OCA) and Beyond Pesticides. The judge ruled the trial can proceed to court and acknowledged there is sufficient evidence to support the claim that Roundup Ready herbicide targets more than just plant life. Monsanto has long claimed that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup Ready herbicide is safe for humans because the enzyme it targets is found in plants and not humans or animals. The organizations argued that such labeling is false and misleading because scientific evidence supports that the enzyme in question can also be found in humans and animals and the judge agreed.

The outcome of this case is critical as it could force Monsanto to acknowledge that Roundup Ready does, in fact, have adverse consequences to human health, specifically, killing necessary gut bacteria while promoting the growth of bad bacteria. If this is proven to be the case it could open up a landslide of litigation against the company that could be held liable for causing human diseases such as "irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, and malnutrition, as well as in a subset of autistic people. It may play a role in multi-system organ failure and colon cancer," according to an article in Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have argued that there is a correlation between the exponential increase in the usage of glyphosate and the epidemic of autism sweeping the United States. These researchers into glyphosate's role in destroying gut bacteria will no doubt be called by the prosecution to provide expert testimony.

Pending the outcome of this case, people are hiring a Monsanto cancer lawyer and suing Monsanto. People suing Monsanto are those who made their livings using Roundup Ready regularly in the course of their occupation and developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. Farmers, and farm workers, landscapers, park, and government maintenance workers and the like have lawsuits in the works against Monsanto claiming glyphosate in Roundup Ready herbicide caused their cancer. The loved ones of those who have died form Roundup cancer have filed suit as well. Unsealed court documents have uncovered that Monsanto executives concealed Roundup cancer risk information from the public and provided the FDA with fraudulent research to support the case for glyphosate's safety for humans. Monsanto has been shown to have ghost-written reports and studies passed off to the EPA as done by independent scientists. Monsanto attorneys point to these fraudulent studies in an attempt to counter the International Agency for Cancer Research determination that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup Ready herbicide is, "probably cancer-causing in humans." The IARC is a division of the World Health Organization.

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