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When Was Monsanto Aware of the Danger of Roundup

Lawsuits are uncovering evidence that Monsanto has been aware of the link between glyphosate and people developing cancer and covered it up

Saturday, December 30, 2017 - According to a story in the New York Times, the case against Monsanto was strengthened and the company's credibility and integrity were called into question in Federal court when the judge unsealed company emails, reports and other documents that show that Monsanto may have known their flagship product, Roundup herbicide is probably carcinogenic. Monsanto relied on industry-funded research to come to the conclusion that the chemical was safe for humans. The International Agency for Cancer Research, a division of the World Health Organization, had previously found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, was "probably carcinogenic," based on scientific testing. Documents recently unsealed in showed that Monsanto was tipped off in advance of th\e IARC ruling and that the company had time to prepare an argument to counter the Agency's cancer claim. EPA deputy division director Jess Rowland promised to challenge the Department of Health and Human Service's own review.

According to the Times, internal emails and inter-office emails between Monsanto executives, "suggested that Monsanto had ghostwritten research that was later attributed to academics. Other emails indicated that a senior official at the Environmental Protection Agency had worked to quash a review of Roundup's main ingredient, glyphosate, that was to have been conducted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services."

Although skepticism abounds regarding the safety of the product, glyphosate is extensively used today in over 130 countries with the United States accounting for around 20% of the overall Roundup weedkiller market. Monsanto relies on Roundup revenues for a large portion of its multi-billion dollar annual revenue. Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is sprayed on hundreds of different crops such as corn, soybeans, potatoes, and even grain and wheat, and traces of glyphosate are showing up in the urine of nearly every person on earth. Thousands of people are suing Monsanto alleging that prolonged occupational exposure to glyphosate was the cause of their rare form of cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Roundup and the associated GMO seeds that are resistant to roundup account for billions of dollars in revenues for farmers in the west and midwest year in and year out and company lawyers argue that a disruption in the demand for glyphosate will result in the decimation of local agricultural economies that rely on GMO crops.

Lawsuits against Monsanto claim that people have developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a result of exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide. If you or a loved one has developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after a long-term career that required you to use Roundup herbicide on a regular basis, you may be able to join the thousands of individuals that are suing Monsanto for reimbursement of medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other related damages.

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Attorneys handling Roundup cancer lawsuits for leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma offer free, no-obligation case review for individuals and families who believe they may have grounds to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit. Working on a contingency basis, these attorneys are committed to never charging legal fees unless they win compensation in your Roundup cancer lawsuit. The product liability litigators handling Roundup claims at the Onder Law Firm have a strong track record of success in representing families harmed by dangerous drugs and consumer products.