Los Angeles County Bans Use of Roundup Weed Killer

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week ordered a moratorium on Monstano’s Roundup weed killer, citing a need for more research into its health effects.

More than 50 cities and counties have banned the chemical, according to the nonprofit, nonpartisan Environmental Working Group, which has long spoken out against the use of glyphosate.

"Kicking Bayer-Monsanto and its cancer-causing weedkiller off LA County property was absolutely the right call," Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook said in a statement. "We know glyphosate causes cancer in people and shouldn't be sprayed anywhere – period.


RFK, Jr.: “MONSANTO TRIAL #3 - Plaintiff, Alva Pilliod, flanked by his Attorneys Mike Miller, Michael Baum, myself & Brent Wisner, outside California Superior Court in Oakland for the 1st day of the “Monsanto 3” trial. Brent delivered a riveting opening statement chronicling Monsanto’s 40 years of deception & chicanery in its campaign to conceal Roundups cancer risks.”


Bayer shares sag after U.S. jury verdict in Roundup cancer trial

Its shares were down 1.3 percent at 55.59 euros at 1023 GMT. That added to last week’s 9.6 percent plunge after the jury concluded part-way into the trial that there was a causal link between the weedkiller and Hardeman’s disease.


Vietnam points to US court verdict, demands Agent Orange compensation from Monsanto

"As a nation that had suffered the heavy consequences of war, including Agent Orange, Vietnam demands that the companies that had provided the U.S. military with defoliants during the war must have the responsibility to help and assist in overcoming the damage caused by Agent Orange to Vietnam's people and environment," Hang said.



Chhabria announces that he is going to read the verdict.

1) Did Mr. Hardeman prove by a preponderance of the evidence his claim that Roundup’s design was defective? YES

2) Did Hardeman prove by a preponderance of the evidence his claim that Roundup lacked sufficient warnings of the risk of NHL? YES

3) Did Mr. Hardeman prove by a preponderance of the evidence his claim that Monsanto was negligent by not using reasonable care to warn about Roundup’s NHL risk? YES

4) What are Mr. Hardeman’s compensatory damages?

(Pic, over $5 million dollars)

5) Did Mr. Hardeman prove by clear and convincing evidence that he is entitled to punitive damages? YES

6) If you answered “yes” to the previous question, what amount do you award Mr. Hardeman in punitive damages?

(Pic, $75 million dollars)

Mary Hardeman chokes up with emotion, and Hardeman lovingly puts his arm around her. They sit between attorneys Wagstaff and Moore, who now all huddle a bit with relief, emotion, and joy.

Chhabria polls the jury, and the verdict is unanimous.

Chhabria tells the still expressionless jury that they have now completed their service. He lifts the restrictions on reading about the trial in the media, and instructs them to let the court know if anybody is harassing them post-trial. This comment is most likely in response to Monsanto’s aggressive attempts to contact the Johnson jury post-trial.

Chhabria tells the attorneys that he would like to schedule a conference call to discuss case management steps on cases going forward. At some point, individual trials that repeatedly award the Plaintiff will be unsustainable.

Court is adjourned. The Hardemans, attorneys, and GG in the galley are tearfully elated!! There is laugher in this courtroom, the kind that celebrates the final acknowledgment of the truth, against seemingly all odds.

Bayer attorneys don’t look surprised in the least, and in fact have pleasant expressions. I mean, given the crappy evidence they were given to argue their case, they still did an excellent job on behalf of their client. I wonder when Bayer will realize that there is not going to be a legal team that is strong enough to argue that Monsanto hasn’t lied, deceived, and killed the public.


Strawberries, Spinach Top 'Dirty Dozen' List of Pesticide-Contaminated Produce

Which conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables in the U.S. are most contaminated with pesticides? That's the question that the Environmental Working Group answers every year with its "Dirty Dozen" list of produce with the highest concentration of pesticides after being washed or peeled.


The Disturbing Increase in Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults

According to the American Cancer Society, it takes anywhere from 10 to 15 years for an abnormal cell in the lining of the colon to develop into cancer. This means that the first abnormal cell growth that resulted in cancer occurred during childhood. Therefore, it is essential that we look at potential culprits and exposures occurring in childhood.

There are two possible contributors that temporally coincide not only with the spike in young adult colorectal cancers but also with the horrifying increase in childhood cancers. The first is the vaccine schedule’s inclusion of more viral vaccines since the late 1980s, and the known fact that viral vaccines are prone to various forms of contamination. Second, over the same time period, young people’s exposure to glyphosate has exploded, wreaking havoc with their gut bacteria—and intestinal imbalances have a well-documented association with colorectal cancer. In this article, I discuss the vaccine contamination issue; in Part II, I will consider glyphosate and the colorectal cancer crisis.



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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.

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