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Another Monsanto Cancer Trial Begins

Another Monsanto Roundup Cancer Trial Begins

Another day, another Monsanto Roundup Cancer Trial!

Just days after a jury ordered Monsanto/Bayer to pay a Californian farmer $80 Million after concluding that the Toxic weed killer Roundup had caused the mans Cancer we have yet another case about to begin.

Now we have the case of Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a Livermore couple in their 70s who used Monsanto’s toxic herbicide Roundup on their three Northern California properties for over three decades.

The couple were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2011 and 2015, since their diagnosis both have received chemotherapy and are in remission, however, now they want answers and those responsible to be held accountable.

Monsanto still to this day denies that their market leading herbacide causes cancer, even though the evidence is mounting up against this claim.

The new case is the first to go to trial in a grouping of 150 similar cases, and there are more than 760 lawsuits pending in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. According to the advocacy group U.S. Right to Know, there are more than 11,000 cases against Monsanto in the broader United States, alleging that Roundup exposure causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. [source]

Brent Wisner, the couple’s lead attorney told a 12-person jury that the likelihood of both of his clients being diagnosed with the same type of lymphoma, in this case, a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, is 1 in 20,500.

It is estimated that the couple sprayed 1,500 gallons of Roundup over the course of 35 years.

“Monsanto keeps telling the world that this is stuff is safe, that it doesn’t cause cancer,” Wisner said. “When you look at the evidence objectively, no one agrees with them.”[source]

The trial is expected to last about a month. Witness testimony begins April 2.

Source: kqed.org

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