Monsanto’s Roundup Lawsuit
Compounding and compelling evidence have surfaced linking the illustrious weed killer Roundup herbicide to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and leukemia.
The World Health Organization has affirmed that agrichemical giant Monsanto Co’s product Roundup is an “apparent human carcinogen.” Roundup-induced injury plaintiffs are being gathered in all of 50 States of America for Class Action Lawsuits for the atrocity and misdemeanour brought forth by Roundup.
Our lawyers are reviewing Monsanto’s failure to warn of potential Roundup cancer risks and the high-level exposure of this famous weed killer.
History and Revenue of Roundup
Although the use of Roundup did not surge until the late 1990s, it was originally brought to the market by Monsanto in 1974.
Through aggressive and calculative marketing Monsanto’s Roundup became widely used by consumers and a staple in industrial agriculture. Roundup quickly became more popular than any other herbicide worldwide.
So what strategy was used to convince farmers to use this product? Monsanto’s shrewd marketing strategy included genetically engineered seeds to grow food crops that could tolerate high doses of Roundup.
With this, farmers could easily grow their crops without the inconvenience of weeds as they could now control them with Roundup.
Hungry for sales, Monsanto then promoted the use of Roundup as a desiccant. This means that farmers could use it to dry out all of their crops so they could harvest them faster.
So between 1996 to 2011, the boundless use of Roundup-covered GMO crops heightened herbicide use in the United States by approximately $759 million and $4.8 billion in revenue in 2015.
Monsanto’s Roundup use was promoted not only for agriculture but for everyday use in household gardens, school grounds, playgrounds, city parks, and sidewalks. Its residues are found in the staple crops of the Western diet; sugar, corn, soy, and wheat and are found in high concentrations in all processed foods.
Roundup’s toxicity would become unavoidable for the average American family, contaminating households from the food they put on the table to their backyards.
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Does Roundup cause Cancer?
The alleged primary ingredient of Roundup is glyphosate which has been reported to be hazardous to human health. Monsanto has allegedly falsely represented data on Roundup’s safety by advertising to its consumers as environmentally beneficial and biodegradable to instigate its use on roadsides, playgrounds, golf courses, schoolyards, lawns and home gardens.
This principle ingredient of glyphosate works by hindering an enzyme that is crucial to plant growth and life.
In the spring of 2015, The International Agency for Research on Cancer announced the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) was “probably carcinogenic to humans.”. The announcement was allegedly attributed to “convincing evidence” that glyphosate induces cancer in laboratory animals.
An increase in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was found in studies of occupational glyphosate exposure in the United States, Canada, and Sweden.
In October of 2008, The International Journal of Cancer disclosed a Swedish study that reported that glyphosate exposure had doubled the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma within less than ten years.
If the above studies weren’t terrifying enough, the Environmental Protection Agency in the state of California would now list glyphosate Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act as a “known to cause cancer.”
Roundup Class Action Lawsuit
The trouble is, while Roundup is highly effective at killing weeds, it’s also proving highly effective at killing us too. Query about the safe use of Roundup has eluded its consumers for years.
The silent killer is found in Roundup’s glyphosate and other inert ingredients. For years, the pesticide industry has maintained that glyphosate is minimally toxic to humans as it is absorbed by plants and affects and disrupts the growing points of plant roots interfering with the enzymatic production of specific amino acids that are essential for plant growth. They claim that this pathway exists only in plants, fungi, and bacteria, so the toxicity to animals and humans is low. Except for the key component, being bacteria.
Glyphosate is a ‘biocide,’ in other words, an antibiotic, one that most Americans ingest at every meal. Because glyphosate kills off gut bacteria that regulate digestive functions, many believe it is responsible for America’s chronic indigestion, and because it kills off gut bacteria that regulate immune system functions, many believe glyphosate is responsible for America’s chronic autoimmune disorders such as cancer.
Our investigating lawyers are reviewing Roundup-induced injury cases. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer or suffered severe side effects from Roundup use, call us now for a free case evaluation.