And most recently, studies link glyphosate to a range of health concerns including cancer, endocrine disruption, liver disease, shortened pregnancies, birth defects and damage to beneficial gut bacteria. Environmental concerns include negative impacts on soil, bees and butterflies.
SOURCE: Mark Lynas is a former journalist turned promotional advocate for agrichemical products. He works for the Cornell Alliance for Science, a PR campaign housed at Cornell University that is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote and defend GMOs and pesticides.
August 2018 — Monsanto to Pay $289.2 Million in Landmark Roundup Lawsuit Verdict: A San Francisco jury returned a verdict in the case of a former groundskeeper with terminal cancer against Monsanto Company, ordering the agrochemical giant to pay $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages for failing to warn consumers that exposure to Roundup weed killer causes cancer.
March 2019 — A San Francisco federal court awarded a Sonoma County landowner $80.3 million on March 27, in the second lawsuit against Monsanto’s popular herbicide, RoundUp: Edwin Hardeman, 70, is one of 11,200 product users who have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, arguing that the herbicide caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and that the company buried evidence rather than warning consumers of the plausible health impacts.
May 13, 2019 – Oakland, California: An Alameda jury in the case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Company (Case No. RG17862702, JCCP No. 4953) returned a verdict today of $2.055 billion in favor of a husband and wife with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, ordering Monsanto to pay $55 million in compensatory damages and $2 billion in punitive damages ($1 billion each for Mr. and Mrs. Pilliod) for failing to warn consumers that exposure to Roundup weed killer causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
For years, thousands of Arkansans have been subject to an extremely toxic and dangerous chemical found in the common herbicide, Roundup.
"For decades now, the public has been exposed, unknowingly and against their will, to glyphosate, despite mounting evidence that this key active ingredient in Monstanto's Roundup herbicide is harmful to human health and the environment," International Director of Organic Consumers Association Ronnie Cummins explained.
Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to the development of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, a deadly group of diverse blood cancers that attack the body's lymphatic system. Yet, it still remains in use within Arkansas and around the world.
According to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research & Extension, Arkansas is a major producer of a variety of agronomic crops. Besides being the largest producer of rice in the United States, it is a major producer of soybeans, corn, cotton, wheat, and grain sorghum.
The production of these crops is centered in the eastern third of the state but there are notable concentrations elsewhere, particularly in the river valleys of the Arkansas River (central Arkansas) and the Red River (southwest Arkansas).
If you farm or live near the farming of these common crops, and have been diagnosed with non hodgkin lyphoma or other cancers, contact us today for a free case review: