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Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Robt, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:05 PM.
Can’t believe this isn’t on here! This is big and I mean big news ....
Just to save anyone else the time and trouble, I've googled it and believe it is a case in the US suggesting that round-up causes cancer and that its manufacturer Monsanto have tried for some time to hide all the information they have that this was the case.
Was their not a rep that used to go round shows etc drinking the stuff neat? Wonder what happened to him?
It's been in the news for ages as it keeps getting a stay of execution, the cancer thing has been out for a few years now. All I'm saying on it is that there seems to be two sides to every story, and most thing are carcinogenic if tested, used sensibly there's nothing wrong with it.
I think it was in the link I posted above that a wife was saying how her husband had been using round-up a lot, for decades, right up to his death and she thought it was awful that he didn't realise it was doing him harm.Made me chuckle.
I'd imagine it would be as hard to prove it does as it is to prove it doesn't.
Just after the agreed takeover by Bayer ..............
How much less will Monsanto be worth...
Remember it being said in the past that you could drink roundup and pee on a weed and it woukd die but you would be ok.
Cigarettes have been proven to cause cancer, but they still produce and sell those!
Ah, but there’s plenty of tax on those.
I'm no expert on the US legal system but my understanding is this was a preliminary hearing deciding if there was enough evidence with a number of cases to allow a jury trial. Some of the cases were thrown out as not having proper evidence, others were allowed through. Those cases mainly presented the IARCs work. The judge described this evidence as 'shaky' but allowed it to progress.
So we await the trial.
Monsanto are good friends with congress
I don’t expect they are too concerned
Id imagine all these massive companies have friends in high places and probably dish out massive bungs to keeps things under controll to their benefit.its never right but thats life
Very much so !
Shouldent we add allegedly to remain politically correct
This is the American legal system not the representative assemblies.
Strange things can happen in the courts of the most litigious country in the world. That's why you sometimes see take away cups of coffee that warn you the coffee might be hot.
Guy, I’m hoping you’ll remember where this happened but it was an interested read.
Last year I remember reading somewhere I think about allowing GM to be legal in the EU and they quoted in the trial how many tonnes of sweet corn you’d need to eat for a thistle/nettle to die from your urine. Basically you couldn’t digest the tonnages they were on About but your urine would kill the plant within a few days/week anyway
Alcohol is carcinogenic in sufficient quantity. Gold is carcinogenic (if injected under the skin) but we wear it next to our skin most of our lives.
I’m not sure corruption follows process !
We, who have been spray operators useing Roundup over the last 40 years are the ones who have probably been most exposed to it.
Where is the evidence that our cancer rate is disproportionally high.