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Expert Testimony Given at DeWayne Johnson Monsanto Trial

The plaintiffs are presenting independent, unbiased, scientific evidence that glyphosate is carcinogenic and Monsanto attorneys are having a breakdown trying to discredit the testimony

Friday, July 20, 2018 - Thousands of plaintiffs that have developed cancer and filed a claim against agro-chemical giant Monsanto are eagerly following the trial brought forth by 46-year-old California school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson. Johnson is suing Monsanto alleging that he developed a rare form of cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma from using Roundup herbicide to clear weeds around the school grounds weekly for several years. Mr. Johnson has developed painful cancerous lesions over 90% of his body and is weak and although barely able to speak is attending the trial and intends to testify. The DeWayne Johnson/Monsanto cancer trial is the first of its kind as the plaintiff's attorneys will present company correspondence that they believe demonstrates that Monsanto executives have known all along that glyphosate is carcinogenic to humans. In addition, jurors are being allowed to consider scientific evidence and hear expert testimony that Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.

According to, attorneys for the Monsanto accused a Columbia University professor of oncology and cancer expert of lying under oath by giving testimony in court that differed from his sworn deposition. Alfred Neugut's own research has led him to the conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is cancer-causing in humans. His conclusions are in line with the International Agency for Cancer Research, a division of the World Health Organization, that determined glyphosate causes cancer in lab animals and is "probably carcinogen" in humans. Neugut answered Monsanto's attorney by yelling at the attorney to stop misquoting him.

This very trial and the thousands that may follow put Monsanto's billion-dollar global monopoly producing Roundup herbicide and genetically modified "herbicide-resistant" crops in jeopardy. Monsanto has been producing Roundup since 1974.

In addition to hearing expert scientific testimony pointing to glyphosate being carcinogenic, plaintiffs will cast doubt on Monsanto's claims that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has "found no link between glyphosate and cancer." The reason for the EPA's glyphosate stance may be Monsanto's unethical relationships to individuals within the EPA and Monsanto itself "ghostwriting" scientific study evaluations and then presenting them as independent analysis. Unsealed documents discovered a close relationship between Monsanto's executives and a Jes Roland, a former EPA director. One Monsanto executive email stated, "I doubt EPA and Jess can kill this, but it is good to know they are going to actually make the effort." Another email suggested that the company ghost-write a positive report on glyphosate and get experts to back it up saying "they would just edit and sign their names." (1)

Thousands of individuals that have worked in the areas of farming, landscaping, government property maintenance, or other occupation that involved using Monsanto's Roundup herbicide on a regular basis and have developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are urged to consult a Monsanto cancer attorney to see if they qualify to file a claim against the company for failing to place a warning label on bottle or Roundup.


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