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Overview of the Controversy Surrounding Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide

Evidence is mounting against continuing to spray the world's food source with the deadly herbicide

Friday, March 30, 2018 - Controversy continues to swirl around Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller containing Glyphosate. Roundup Ready is the heaviest user of glyphosate as over 1 billion tons of the chemical is sprayed on agricultural crops worldwide each year.

Independent scientific studies have linked the herbicide to cancers such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and leukemia in people with everyday exposure such as those who use it in their jobs. Farmers, gardeners, and landscapers use Roundup Ready regularly in their occupations to kill weeds that would otherwise harm the plants they intend to grow. Plaintiffs suing Monsanto state that they would come home drenched in the chemical every time it was used, not suspecting that it could cause cancer. Plaintiffs suing Monsanto also state that had they been warned of the connection between Roundup and cancer, they would have chosen a different chemical.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a division of the World Health Organization, found that in 2015, herbicides that rely on glyphosate are "probably carcinogenic" to humans. The crystal clear categorization of Roundup Ready as possible cancer-causing stunned the world's consumer safety agencies and sent a shocking wake-up call to Monsanto. The European Union immediately protested the sale of the herbicide based on the new warning and put together a petition of over 1 million concerned Europeans urging the government to effectively ban the chemical by not to renewing Monsanto's license on the European continent. The effort produced mixed results, however. The EU has approved the sale commercially for the next 5 years and to individuals through 2022.

The IARC's pronouncement that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic" has prompted other health organizations to take notice. The State of California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has added glyphosate to the state's list of chemicals that cause cancer. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide believed to be a carcinogen. Monsanto Roundup Attorneys are seeing a spike in lawsuits being filed due to the side effects that are believed to be the cause from regular use of Monsanto Roundup.

People that have used Roundup herbicide regularly in their occupations and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) allege that Monsanto failed to warn them of the complications to their health that could result. The estates of those who have died from the disease are also filing suit against Monsanto, also the maker of the acknowledged carcinogenic agent orange.

In the face of all of the evidence against glyphosate, those whose economic livelihood is dependant on sales of the chemical are fighting to keep the herbicide on the market worldwide. Pro glyphosate organizations such as the one led by Chandler Goule, the chief executive officer for the National Association of Wheat Growers, a powerful political lobbying organization, are suing the state of California to overturn their Proposition 65 ruling. Mr. Goule states that the decision to leave glyphosate on the state cancer list is, "unwarranted on the basis of science and the law." The group vows to continue to fight to have glyphosate completely removed from the cancer list.

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