Loc: Waterloo, NY
Monsanto trial: cancer patient says he used herbicide for three decades
One of the plaintiff’s experts, pathologist Dennis Weisenburger, also testified about his research on NHL and cancer on Tuesday, saying: “When you get Roundup on your skin … it will penetrate the cells of the skin, it will get into the tissues, it will then get into the lymph system and into the blood.”
He added: “My opinion is that to the best of medical certainty, I believe that Roundup is a substantial cause of cancer in people who are exposed to it in the workplace or in the environment.”
Hardeman’s team has presented testimony from his doctors, along with a range of experts who have discussed in detail the research linking NHL to glyphosate.
Monsanto is expected to start calling its witnesses later this week.
Why the Real Concern About Monsanto Is What We Still Don't Know
But it's the company's production and popularization of Roundup, the most widely used weed killer in the American agricultural system, that presents the scariest, and perhaps most impactful, potential danger Monsanto has ever posed. That's because while that California jury last year agreed that Roundup caused a man to develop terminal cancer, the jury members were also convinced by evidence that Monsanto knew for decades that Roundup and glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, caused cancer. So while there, rightfully, are questions that should be asked about this potential cover-up, there's a far more fundamental public health question here: How many Americans were exposed to potentially dangerous levels of a cancer-causing weed killer, and for how long?
The sad and disturbing truth is that we will never know the answers to those questions.
The thing we don't know and the thing we likely won't ever know is just how many of our neighbors have been exposed to glyphosate without their knowledge or consent. That's because this possibly deadly chemical has been found in study after study, even the U.S. government's own research, to have made its way into the food supply.
Lakeview Organic Grain: “This is a sad but enlightening account to read on this cold Thursday morning. There is much pain in the dairy community - both conventional and organic, throughout the country.
As we all watch the mega dairy farms grow bigger, a very large number of mid to small family farms are either going under or hanging on by a thread. I hear about it daily, as 'our' farmers struggle with anxiety, uncertainty, an unknown future, diminishing choices, a strong sense of being unwanted, of being both in the 'wrong place' and the 'wrong size'.”
Neonic Pesticide May Become More Toxic in Tap Water
Yet again, our government scientists—the oft neglected but so important brain trust of our Nation—bring the public some very important new data. Pesticide water monitoring experts at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) paired up with scientists from the University of Iowa in a federally-funded collaboration to track neonicotinoid pesticides or “neonics” in tap water, including the potential to form chlorinated disinfection byproducts (DBPs) from the pesticides and their metabolites that may be more toxic than the original compounds. And, the news isn’t good.
The secret ingredients in our food may be a lead driver of our obesity, infertility, cancer, digestive problems, autism, brain fog, skin conditions, gluten sensitivity, allergies, fatigue, anxiety, and many other conditions. Meet more than a dozen people whose turned around serious health conditions after adopting a diet that avoids genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food sprayed with toxic herbicides like Roundup. Learn from leading physicians who say that these are not coincidences. They see illness and recovery like this every day in their practice. And listen to the scientists who explain why.