Monsanto court case

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Robt, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:05 PM.

  1. Robt

    Robt Member

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    Can’t believe this isn’t on here! This is big and I mean big news ....
     
  2. Jackov Altraids

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  3. Macsky

    Macsky Member

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    Was their not a rep that used to go round shows etc drinking the stuff neat? Wonder what happened to him?
     
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  4. Badshot

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    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.
     
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  5. Jackov Altraids

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    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.
     
  6. JP1

    JP1 Moderator

    Just after the agreed takeover by Bayer ..............
     
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  7. Agrispeed

    Agrispeed Member

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    How much less will Monsanto be worth... :whistle:
     
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  8. nick...

    nick... Member

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    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.
    Nick...
     
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  9. JD6920s

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    Cigarettes have been proven to cause cancer, but they still produce and sell those!
     
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  10. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

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    Ah, but there’s plenty of tax on those.
     
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  11. Guy Smith

    Guy Smith Member

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    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.
     
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  12. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

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    Monsanto are good friends with congress ;)

    I don’t expect they are too concerned
     
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  13. nick...

    nick... Member

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    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
    Nick...
     
  14. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

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  15. nick...

    nick... Member

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  16. Guy Smith

    Guy Smith Member

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  17. Al R

    Al R Member

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    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 (y)
     
  18. Fromebridge

    Fromebridge Member

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    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.
     
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  19. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

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    I’m not sure corruption follows process !
     
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  20. Lazy Sod

    Lazy Sod Member

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    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.
     
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