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Old 08-10-2018, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million over Roundup

Yes, you heard right. Roundup has been the key to Monsanto's economic stranglehold over seed and corn production.

One-two years ago, I posted the gross photos of huge carcinomas on rats fed GMO corn grown with Roundup.

The power of truth can emerge in a courtroom -- where the process of discovery can over turn powerful interests and propaganda.

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m as jury rules weedkiller caused man's cancer

Court finds in favor of DeWayne Johnson, ill man who was first to take Roundup maker to trial over allegations

https://www.theguardian.com/business...johnson-ruling

This is a big victory for small farmers, for ordinary citizens, for everyone who cares about the environment...and human health.

The jury was not persuaded by Monsanto propaganda -- after they saw internal Monsanto documents showing the company knew all along that Roundup causes cancer.

Sound familiar? Kind of like the defeat of the tobacco industry -- in court?
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:05 PM   #2
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What a bunch of bone heads. I posted the photos here on the OM (ommmmm) of the rats with huge tumors from eating GMO corn (laced with Roundup).

The local knee jerks ridiculed those photos and that INDEPENDENT French study -- just like they ridicule everything they do not understand.

But the jury concluded differently.

Let's hope this ruling is the beginning of the end of Monsanto.

Oh and btw, in case you all forgot, Russia had the good sense to outlaw GMO foods, years ago.

Of course things are very different in that bastion of freedom, Ukraine, where Monsanto rushed in after the CIA/State Dept orchestrated coup in 2014 -- and started buying up thousands of acres of farmland.

Ukraine has some of the most fertile soil in the world -- and Monsanto wants to control it. Just a little wake you up from you know who.

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Old 08-11-2018, 07:44 AM   #3
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How does one man get $289M I could see a class action but not one man. Hell never get that money and it will be appealed forever.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:09 AM   #4
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Of course der traitor gaffo believes GMOs are evil.

His opinion isn't based on facts, of course - they never are.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:18 AM   #5
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Unfortunately, they'll probably never pay a dime. And if they do, the poor plaintiff will be long gone. Some day, I hope we live in a just society and the people who run companies like Monsanto will spend their remaining years in prison, where they belong.
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How does one man get $289M I could see a class action but not one man. Hell never get that money and it will be appealed forever.
Not really true. In civil lit if you appeal you have to pay interest on the judgement. More likely is the defense appeals and then quickly sends an offer to the other side. It's possible it could even go into some sort of meditation. The interest on a drawn out judgement would be huge. These cases are very tough to prove and this is a huge huge blow to Monsanto. This is a case of a lifetime for most attorneys and makes this attorney famous, if he's not already. I haven't followed the case until just now.
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:25 PM   #7
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How does one man get $289M I could see a class action but not one man. Hell never get that money and it will be appealed forever.
it was a punitive, general damages. Damages like your medical bills, your property are called special damages. General damages are like pain and suffering, loss of consortium for your spouse, or in this case punitive damages designed to punish the other side for being callous and acting with no regard for what is right.
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This judgement is so big I think Monsanto is forced to offer like 150 million or possible just pay it. I'm sure there will be an appeal, i just don't think they will drag it on for long when you are adding 25 mil a yr in interest to a judgement that already is almost 300 million.

Time for Monsanto to lick its wounds and try to settle all cases. Then most likely label the product to not come in contact with the skin or be breathed in because it may cause cancer.

The experts in the case said that it may have contributed to the cancer, another i guess said it likely had a big part in causing the cancer. Because of that ambiguity it's possible in other cases Monsanto wins.
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I bet this guy gets nowhere near the judgement.
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Bravo. Monsanto are clearly in the wrong. Textbook evil dudes over there.
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They also are forced to pay $540 million due to Ligma
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Bayer shares fall up to 14% after Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuit


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Is Capitalism Killing Us?
By Paul Craig Roberts

August 17, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - Ecological economists, such as Herman E. Daly, stress that as the external costs of pollution and resource exhaustion are not included in Gross Domestic Product, we do not know whether an increase in GDP is a gain or a loss.

External costs are huge and growing larger. Historically, manufacturing and industrial corporations, corporate farming, city sewer systems, and other culprits have passed the costs of their activities onto the environment and third parties. Recently, there has been a spate of reports with many centering on Monsanto’s Roundup, whose principle ingredient, glyphosate, is believed to be a carcinogen.

A public health organization, the Environmental Working Group, recently reported that its tests found glyphosate in all but 2 of 45 children’s breakfast foods including granola, oats and snack bars made by Quaker, Kellogg and General Mills. https://www.theguardian.com/environm...childrens-food

In Brazil tests have discovered that 83% of mothers’ breast milk contains glyphosate. https://www.telesurtv.net/english/ne...0809-0008.html

The Munich Environmental Institute reported that 14 of the most widely selling German beers contain glyphosate. https://sustainablepulse.com/2016/02.../#.W3XKtC-ZOGQ

Glyphosate has been found in Mexican farmers’ urine and in Mexican ground water. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5486281/

Scientific American has reported that even Roundup’s “inert ingredients can kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells.”
https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...g-herbicide-p/

A German toxicologist has accused the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the European Food Safety Authority of scientific fraud for accepting a Monsanto-led glyphosate Task Force conclusion that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. https://gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-n...nk-with-cancer

Controversy about these findings comes from the fact that industry-funded scientists report no link between glyphosate and cancer, whereas independent scientists do. This is hardly surprising as an industry-funded scientist has no independence and is unlikely to conclude the opposite of what he is hired to conclude.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50065.htm
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Capitalism isn't killing us, but corporate capitalism might.
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