Roundup Cancer Lawsuit –
Monsanto is being sued for Roundup and its links to cancer, specifically Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), Multiple Myeloma (MM), Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Monsanto is responsible for the genetic perversion of more than 90 percent of the traits in genetically engineered corn, soy and cotton worldwide. Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate – trade name RoundUp – is used on most genetically engineered crops (GMOs).
GMO Seeds absorb, withstand Roundup
GMO seeds are designed to absorb and withstand the toxic Roundup designed to kill whatever is not modified to withstand it. When first introduced in the early 1990s, Monsanto and other biotech chemical companies said GMO crops could do many things — produce more nutritious food, resist climate stress, reduce pesticide use, and confer other benefits. (Not one of these promises has materialized.) But the characteristic most widely engineered into GMO crops was the ability to withstand RoundUp. This chemical perversion of nature allowed Monsanto to sell the engineered seeds along with the weed killer the seeds were designed to withstand. Farmers bought the idea of this simplified weed control and began to widely use the GMO seeds and glyphosate. Now, sadly, more than 90 percent of the corn, soy, canola, and sugar beets grown in the U.S. are engineered to tolerate glyphosate. Meanwhile, more than half the bee populations are dead from Roundup poisoning and from similar toxic assaults on the land, such as that from neonicotonoids.
Roundup / Glyphosate Carcinogenic
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Roundup to be a probable carcinogen. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in March 2015 issued a new assessment for glyphosate – the main active ingredient in Roundup – with a focus on agricultural exposure. IARC classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” to human beings. The mechanism may not yet be exactly clear, but Roundup’s attack on human gut bacteria may be a leading candidate. Monsanto claims that Roundup attacks an enzyme found only in plants but not in animals and people; but that claim is false. Roundup attacks healthy flora and fauna in the human gut. Monsanto has been consequently sued for false advertising.
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What is Glyphosate?
Glypphosate is the main active ingredient in Roundup, Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide. The problem with glyphosate is magnified by various adjuvants mixed into Roundup that compound the toxicity of glyphosate. Roundup is decidedly more toxic than glyphosate alone.
Glyphosate and Lymphoma
Occupational exposure to glyphosate in the U.S., Canada and Sweden show an increased risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), Multiple Myeloma (MM), Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL), and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).
Agriculture Workers At Risk
Agricultural workers are believed to be those most at risk for cancer via glyphosate exposure. Those working with glyphosate can be exposed through the skin, inhalation or ingestion. Roundup can contact the skin from direct application or aerial spraying; it can be breathed by those working in or near Roundup-treated fields, and/or it can be ingested by anyone breathing in or near Roundup-tainted fields.
Free Legal Consultation for a Roundup Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been exposed to glyphosate and has been diagnosed with cancer – such as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), Multiple Myeloma (MM), Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL) or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) – contact an attorney at Matthews & Associates Law Firm for a free legal consultation. We are investigating Roundup Cancer Lawsuits against Monsanto.