The same Monsanto manager, Dr. George Levinskas, who helped hide the carcinogenic potential of PCBs in the 1970s, has now been shown, in California court documents released Tuesday, to have also influenced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the carcinogenic potential of the World’s most used herbicide – glyphosate – in the 1980s.
Forty plaintiffs recently filed a lawsuit against agribusiness giant Monsanto in California, alleging that exposure to the herbicide Roundup was the cause of their illness – specifically, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of blood cancer that attacks the lymphatic system. Furthermore, plaintiffs allege that Monsanto has been falsifying data and attempting to discredit legitimate research into the health effects of Roundup's active ingredient, glyphosate.
The international community delivered a blow to our government’s buddy, Monsanto. Will federal government cronies listen?
The International Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Last October, eminent judges heard testimonies from victims.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly dropped its plan to begin testing food for the world's most popular herbicide, glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp.1
California has deemed glyphosate a carcinogen, which Monsanto fiercely denies, and two years ago, the World Health Organization labeled the herbicide a probable carcinogen -- yet later suggested that residue on food may not be a risk.2
On June 1, the discredited biotech puppet publication Forbes.com published an article entitled "Why GMOs Don't Cause Cancer," by Michael Stebbins. Stebbins is a spokesperson for the GMO industry front group GMO Answers, and she works for its parent organization, the Council for Biotechnology Information.