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    Default California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

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    California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer
    Published: May 13, 2019 5:36 p.m. ET

    Jury verdict comes as Bayer faces shareholder revolt, exposure to some 13,400 claims tying its weedkiller to cancer


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    A jury dealt Bayer AG a third court defeat, awarding $2.055 billion to a California couple who blamed the German company’s Roundup weedkiller for causing their cancer.

    The verdict by the Northern California jury comes as Bayer BAYRY, -2.76% faces a revolt from shareholders over last year’s acquisition of Monsanto Co., which exposed Bayer to some 13,400 claims tying Roundup to cancer.

    Two previous trial losses have helped wipe more than 30% off Bayer’s share price. Last month, a majority of Bayer shareholders refused to endorse management’s actions in the past year, indicating that investors lack confidence in how the company is being run.

    Bayer has appealed a $78.5 million verdict reached in August, the first Roundup case to go to trial. It has said it would appeal the second, a more than $80 million jury award decided in March.

    Some investors have pushed Bayer to settle the cases soon, though companies facing product-liability claims often bring a dozen or more cases to trial before seriously entering settlement talks.

    Reaching a settlement in the case is complicated by the fact that the product continues to be sold to consumers and farmers and doesn’t carry a cancer-warning label, which means the potential pool of plaintiffs could expand indefinitely. The company could reach a deal with the current batch of plaintiffs and set aside money to pay out future claims, or continue fighting case by case to gather more data points. People familiar with Bayer say the company isn’t planning to settle before at least a first few cases have gone through appeal.
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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    It looks like the juries are wising up to the fact that millions of dollars don't amount to much to Bayer/Monsanto, but maybe billions will.

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    Given the amount of the reported award, I have to assume that the vast majority of the award is for punitive damages, not compensatory damages.

    And, yes, the bigger and more wealthy and powerful the company the larger the "punies" award needs to be to get their attention.

    But, under US jurisprudence, if an award of punies is too great, usually anything more than 10 times the award of compensatory damages, then under US Supreme Court cases the defendant, here Bayer, can seek a remittitur or reduction in the punies to something at or under 10 times the compensatory award.

    This is done by way of post trial motions to reduce the punitive award or for for a new trial (a do-over). If Bayer files such motions (and I'm confident it will) and if the court agrees with Bayer, then the plaintiff has the option to either accept a reduced punie award (something at or under 10 times the compensatory award) or go to a new trial. The plaintiff usually agrees to the reduced punie award.

    My sense is that the case will settle in the post-trial phase either on motions for remittitur/new trial or while an appeal is pending, for much less than 2 billion smackers.

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    I'm not trying to defend Bayer/Monsanto, but these billion dollar settlements have little to do with justice, or with a "by golly, we'll teach them a lesson" stuff. That's the lie they tell you. It's all about greed, --- for the lawyers! It's the same smoke-and-mirrors that the government and other big-time shadow shysters use. "Look over here. We are championing Truth, Justice, and the American Way"! Of course we'll get extremely wealthy off of your pain and suffering. But don't mind that.

    I'm not saying people shouldn't sue. But this can drag out for years. Is that fair to the families that are suffering? No, but it sure is good for the lawyers. If it ever ends, how much do the sick and suffering get? I'll bet the lawyers end up with a lot more.

    I'll admit that it would be a good thing if the company went bankrupt and had to discontinue making that product. So there is an upside to this. But, when discussing these "Stick it to the bad guys" type of things, always remember, behind the scenes, lawyers are laughing all the way to the bank.
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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    Investors Outraged With Bayer Purchase
    Bayer Loses Third Trial - Jury Awards $2 Billion!
    by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    May 14, 2019
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a..._rid=615146287

    "STORY AT-A-GLANCE
    Bayer is the largest seed and pesticide company in the world, due to its $63 billion Monsanto purchase in 2018
    At Bayer’s annual general meeting in Bonn, Germany, 55.5% of shareholders voted against ratifying the management’s actions
    The vote was symbolic in nature and won’t legally change anything, but stems largely from the company’s plummeting market value as a result of rising legal battles over Roundup
    Already, Bayer’s been tagged with $2.158 billion in damages, due to the verdicts from the first three cases that claimed glyphosate led to the plaintiff’s cancer
    The EPA, in their latest review of glyphosate, released a draft conclusion stating the chemical poses “no risks of concern” for people and “is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans”
    Bayer is the largest seed and pesticide company in the world, due to its $63 billion Monsanto purchase. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the merger in 2018, with Bayer CEO Werner Baumann stating at the time that the acquisition would further their goal of creating a leading agriculture company, adding, "We want to help farmers across the world grow more nutritious food in a more sustainable way."1

    All has not remained rosy, however, as Monsanto came along with a heavy liability, including 13,400 lawsuits from people who claim exposure to their glyphosate-containing Roundup herbicide caused them health problems, including cancer. Already, Bayer's been tagged with $158 million in damages, and that's just the verdict from two of the cases.

    Now some are calling the takeover "disastrous,"2 a sentiment seemingly shared by many of the company's shareholders, more than half of whom voted against Baumann's actions with a strong no-confidence vote.

    More Than Half of Bayer Shareholders Vote Against Management
    In a September 2018 interview with Bloomberg TV, Baumann defended the massive Monsanto purchase, even as shares fell. "We are as excited as we have ever been about the combination, and there are absolutely no regrets."3 Fast forward to seven months later to Bayer's annual general meeting in Bonn, Germany, and 55.5% of shareholders voted against ratifying the management's actions.4

    The vote was symbolic in nature and won't legally change anything, but stems largely from the company's plummeting market value as a result of rising legal battles over Roundup. The consensus was that replacing the CEO would only add to the chaos during an already perilous time.

    "A hasty replacement of the CEO would only increase the risk of a break-up and therefore can't be in the interest of long-term oriented investors … ," top Bayer shareholder Janne Werning said.5 It's been decades since a majority of shareholders have voted against management's actions, and in 2015, a 39 percent nonapproval vote against Deutsche Bank AG co-CEO Anshu Jain led to him stepping down.6

    This won't be the case for Baumann, who said he "understands shareholders' disappointment over the performance of Bayer shares since the first glyphosate verdict in August 2018" and added that "legal uncertainty has weighed on the share price."7

    In response to the minority percentage of votes in favor of ratifying the actions of Bayer’s board of management, the company’s supervisory board said it would stand behind them, including in their efforts to appeal the trials concerning glyphosate.

    "While we take the outcome of the vote at the annual stockholders' meeting very seriously, Bayer's supervisory board unanimously stands behind the board of management," Werner Wenning, chairman of the supervisory board, said in a news release.

    "The outcome of the vote … does nonetheless show that the annual stockholders' meeting wanted to send a clear signal to the board of management that Bayer AG should bring out the company's strengths to a greater extent in the future."8

    Investors had complained that Bayer was not revealing enough about its strategy for defeating upcoming lawsuits. Writing for Reuters Breakingviews, columnist Ed Cropley suggested Baumann could help to quell their concerns as follows:9

    "Another option would be to tweak Baumann's pay to ensure his interests are aligned with shareholders. In 2018, his compensation was linked to the integration of the Monsanto deal and net income, allowing him to take home a 1.7 million euro [about $1.9 million] cash bonus — more than 2017 — and total compensation of 5.3 million euros [about $5.9 million].

    That's in spite of a 40 percent share-price slump. Paying a greater portion of his salary in shares, and linking the bonus to the Roundup litigation, would sharpen his mind, and blunt investors' criticism."

    $78 Million Verdict Is Major Blow Against Roundup
    Thousands of people across the U.S. have filed lawsuits alleging that Monsanto’s (and now Bayer’s) Roundup herbicide caused them to develop cancer. In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined glyphosate to be a "probable carcinogen" based on evidence showing the popular weed-killing chemical can cause Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer in humans, along with "convincing evidence" it can also cause cancer in animals.

    In August 2018, a jury ruled in favor of plaintiff Dewayne Johnson in a truly historic case against Monsanto. Johnson — the first of the cases pending against the chemical company — claimed Roundup caused his Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and the court agreed.

    Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to Johnson, although the award was later reduced to $78 million. Bayer asked the court to throw out the judgment in April 2019, going so far as to ask for reversal of the damages awarded based on the fact that Johnson is near death. On page 87, the appeal states:10

    "A jury may award future noneconomic damages only for pain and suffering that a plaintiff is reasonably certain to experience based on his 'projected life span at the time of trial' …

    ['[D]amages for future pain and suffering are based upon plaintiff's probable life expectancy in his or her injured condition ... [C]ompensation for pain and suffering is recompense for pain and suffering actually experienced, and to the extent that premature death terminates the pain and suffering, compensation should be terminated'] …"

    Bayer Loses Second Case, and Now Third Case
    In a second case, a judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff, ordering Bayer to pay more than $80 million. The jury agreed that Edwin Hardeman's repeated exposures to Roundup, which he used to kill weeds on his 56-acre property, not only played a role in his cancer diagnosis but also that the company did not warn consumers that the product carried a cancer risk.11

    The case was split into two phases, with jurors first finding the chemical to have caused the cancer on purely scientific grounds and the next phase finding that Bayer is liable for damages.12 Ultimately, Hardeman was awarded $75 million in punitive damages, $5.6 million in compensatory damages and $200,000 for medical expenses.13

    In a statement, Hardeman's attorneys Jennifer Moore and Aimee Wagstaff said, "… [T]he jury resoundingly held Monsanto accountable for its 40 years of corporate malfeasance and sent a message to Monsanto that it needs to change the way it does business."14

    In a third before Alameda County Superior Court of California, a married couple, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, claim they both developed Non-Hodgkin lymphoma after regular use of Roundup. The jury has now awarded them $2 billion, a devastating blow to Bayer. The victoms' attorneys stated:15

    "They started using Roundup in the 1970s and continued using the weed killer until only a few years ago … Alva suffers from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in his bones that spread to his pelvis and spine. He was diagnosed in 2011. Alberta was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma brain cancer in 2015."

    EPA Reaffirms Glyphosate Is Safe as Trial Continues
    While court cases continue to find that glyphosate causes cancer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in their latest review of glyphosate, released a draft conclusion stating the chemical poses potential risks to mammals and birds that eat treated leaves, as well as risks to plants,16 but "no risks of concern" for people and "is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans."17

    During the 60-day public comment period for the EPA's glyphosate preliminary risk assessment, many commenters disagreed with the EPA's assessment that glyphosate is safe based on IARC's 2015 finding that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic to humans." As for why their conclusion differs from IARC's, the EPA stated:18

    "EPA's cancer evaluation is more robust than IARC's evaluation. IARC's evaluation only considers data that have been published or accepted for publication in the openly available scientific literature. As a result, IARC only considered a subset of the studies included in the EPA's evaluation.

    For instance, IARC only considered 8 animal carcinogenicity studies while the agency used 15 acceptable carcinogenicity studies in its evaluation. The EPA also excluded some studies that were not appropriate for determining the human carcinogenic potential of glyphosate, such as studies in non-mammalian species (i.e., worms, fish, reptiles, and plants) which IARC used in its evaluation."

    However, critics, including Nathan Donley, a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, said the EPA relied heavily on industry-backed studies and ignored research pointing to cancer risks.19 Even the EPA stated:20

    "Many commenters asserted that the EPA relies too heavily on industry-funded studies and that these studies are not accessible to the public. Commenters requested that the EPA use open literature studies to assess glyphosate and point to various open literature studies describing various human health and ecological effects."

    EPA Captured by Monsanto Long Ago
    In the 2018 case involving Dewayne Johnson, it was found Monsanto "acted with malice or oppression" and was responsible for "negligent failure" by not warning consumers about the carcinogenicity.21

    Internal documents have revealed the EPA has colluded with Monsanto to protect the company’s interests. California's Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) also announced in 2015 that they intended to list glyphosate as a chemical known to cause cancer under Proposition 65, which requires consumer products with potential cancer-causing ingredients to bear warning labels.

    Monsanto filed formal comments with OEHHA saying the plan to list glyphosate as a carcinogen should be withdrawn. When they didn't give in, Monsanto took it a step further and filed a lawsuit against OEHHA in January 2016 to stop the glyphosate/cancer classification. OEHHA filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, and a Fresno, California superior court judge ruled on their behalf in February 2017.

    As far back as 1983, when a Monsanto study revealed an increased cancer risk in mice exposed to glyphosate, the EPA asked for further studies, but the company simply refused. They claimed the study wasn't a concern because one mouse not exposed to glyphosate also developed a tumor, and used this to support its safety.

    Johnson's lawyer, Timothy Litzenburg, told Rolling Stone, "They fought over that one mouse's kidney for years, spent millions of dollars on experts, instead of just doing the test again. The EPA even offered a compromise — let's just do a kidney and liver test. Monsanto said 'no.' It's amazing how often they're able to say no to the EPA."22

    Previously court-ordered unsealed documents have revealed that Monsanto scientists ghost-wrote studies to clear glyphosate's name and even hired a scientist to persuade the EPA to change its cancer classification decision on the chemical.23

    Further, government email communications released through a Freedom of Information Act request showed that the EPA coordinated with Monsanto to slow its review of glyphosate.24 The draft conclusion that was finally released in April 2019 was supposed to have been published by October 2015.

    Email correspondence showed Jess Rowland, who at the time was the EPA's deputy division director of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and chair of the Cancer Assessment Review Committee (CARC), helped stop a glyphosate investigation by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on Monsanto's behalf.

    In an email, Monsanto regulatory affairs manager Dan Jenkins recounts a conversation he'd had with Rowland, in which Rowland said, "If I can kill this I should get a medal,"25 referring to the ATSDR investigation, which was put off for years. However, according to U.S. Right to Know, the deception runs even deeper:26

    "[T]he trove of documents newly obtained from within EPA and HHS demonstrate that the assistance to Monsanto came not only from Rowland but also from even higher-level EPA officials.

    Rather than encourage and assist the toxicology review of glyphosate, Monsanto and EPA officials repeatedly complained to ATSDR and HHS that such a review was unnecessarily 'duplicative' and should take a back seat to an EPA review also underway."

    Glyphosate Continues To Be the Most Used Agricultural Chemical
    There are many routes of exposure to this likely carcinogen, including via your drinking water and diet. In testing done by Friends of the Earth (FOE), 100 percent of oat cereal samples tested positive for residues of glyphosate.27

    The average level of glyphosate in cereal samples was 360 parts per billion (ppb), which FOE noted is more than twice the level set by Environmental Working Group (EWG) scientists for lifetime cancer risk in children. Some of the cereal samples contained residues as high as 931 ppb.

    As it stands, nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate are used in the U.S. each year,28 with unknown consequences to human health — but what we know so far doesn't look good.

    What's clear is that Monsanto/Bayer continues to work very hard to suppress any and all negative publicity about its golden child glyphosate, even as the truth continues to emerge. Unfortunately, Bayer's top priority continues to be appeasing its shareholders and appealing glyphosate lawsuits instead of stopping the use of this dangerous chemical."

    Sources and References
    1 Bayer May 29, 2018
    2, 9 BreakingViews May 1, 2019
    3 Bloomberg September 5, 2018
    4, 5 FiercePharma April 29, 2019
    6 Bloomberg April 26, 2019
    7, 8 Bayer April 27, 2019
    10 Court of Appeals A155940 & A156706
    11 Politico March 27, 2019
    12 Reuters March 27, 2019
    13, 14 EcoWatch March 28, 2019
    15 BaumHedlundLaw.com Pilliod v. Monsanto Company
    16, 19 AP April 30, 2019
    17, 18, 20 EPA Glyphosate Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision Case Number 0178 April 2019
    21 U.S. Right to Know, Monsanto’s Opening Brief
    22 Rolling Stone August 14, 2018
    23 Fortune March 15, 2017
    24, 26 U.S. Right to Know April 16, 2019
    25 Bloomberg March 14, 2017
    27 Friends of the Earth, Toxic Secret
    28 Environmental Health201817:23

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    Getting awarded $2 billion is one thing, receiving the full payment is a totally different story.
    The devil is in the details. These large entities and their army of lawyers have legal tricks that allow them to delay and fractionate the actual payments into small monthly amounts such that to get the full $2 billion you need to reincarne four times. Not even sure if the award can be inherited by family members.

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    Quote Posted by Tomkoyote (here)
    Getting awarded $2 billion is one thing, receiving the full payment is a totally different story.
    The devil is in the details. These large entities and their army of lawyers have legal tricks that allow them to delay and fractionate the actual payments into small monthly amounts such that to get the full $2 billion you need to reincarne four times. Not even sure if the award can be inherited by family members.
    An award reduced to a judgment is an asset of the estate that can be pursued to collection by the personal representative or executor of the estate and, if and to the extent the judgment is collected, it can be distributed to the surviving heirs of the estate.

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    The plaintiffs' lawyers take cases like this on a contingency basis. Any money they get is contingent on not only winning the case for the client, but also the client actually collecting any money. So, the plaintiffs' lawyers-who work for years on a case like this and front all of the costs (which can be many tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars)--do not see a dime unless and until the judgment is collected. The defense lawyers, on the other hand, get paid along the way, win or lose.

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    Monsanto / Bayer faces financial annihilation after third court loss, $2 billion in damages stemming from residential use of Roundup (glyphosate) weed killer

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-...yphosate.html#


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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    Regardless of where the money trails go, the undeniable positive outcome of these trials is that the reputation of Bayer/Monsanto is taking a public beating.

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    We need to remember that this is not near done, there are many more claims against ROUND-UP coming.
    I can't believe that Bayer bought Monsanto with this hanging over there head.

    The other thing that is disconcerting is the patient has run out, and now there are many manufacturing the toxic stew.
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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    Citizens and courts have to pursue these matters because the EPA and other federal regulatory agencies are bought and paid for, resulting in companies like my local electricity coop spraying this poison all over the power easements, including streams.

    Just recently the feds reaffirmed that this is SAFE for use.

    (Similar to how 5G safety studies were defunded - a citizen's health has little true support in the US Gov.)
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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    BOMBSHELL: Bayer discovers “black ops” division run by Monsanto, shuts it down, initiates internal investigation as law enforcement prepares criminal charges against the chemical giant

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-...l-charges.html

    For over a decade, Monsanto has been engaged in building and maintaining “hit lists” of journalists, lawmakers and regulators to be taken out if they opposed the evil agenda of GMOs and toxic glyphosate weed killer chemicals that now inundate the world food supply. Any influential person who opposed the Monsanto agenda was subjected to one or more of the following:

    Attempted bribery
    Death threats and intimidation
    Character assassination through well-funded “negative P.R.” campaigns
    Defamation via coordinated Wikipedia attacks, run by Monsanto operatives
    Career destruction, such as getting scientists blacklisted from science journals
    Being doxxed, having their home addresses publicized and their families and co-workers threatened

    In other words, Monsanto has been running a “black ops” division for over ten years, spending perhaps $100 million or more on efforts to silence, destroy or assassinate anyone who interfered with the agricultural giant’s market dominance.

    Now, the criminal mafia activity that Monsanto has carried out for years is finally being exposed as law enforcement closes in on the crimes of this evil agricultural giant now owned by Bayer, a corporation that appears to be making an effort to “clean house” and end the Monsanto crimes that targeted journalists, lawmakers and regulators with intimidation and bribery campaigns.

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    That's great news, but I'm having a hard time believing that Bayer (which has Nazi roots) had anything to do with exposing Monsanto (unless it's doing so now to protect itself)!

    More from the article:
    "Bayer says it will support criminal indictments of Monsanto operatives
    If you read the Bayer announcement that went public on May 12, you’ll find that Bayer is openly supporting the criminal indictment of Monsanto operatives who ran its black ops division. “Bayer will fully support the public prosecutor’s office in France in its investigation,” says the statement.

    That same statement also explains:

    As an immediate measure, we have decided to suspend our cooperation with the involved external service providers for the time being. The responsible Monsanto manager left the company shortly after the acquisition.

    The “external service providers” were, Natural News has learned:

    Negative P.R. firms hired to engage in online character assassination.
    Rogue private investigators tasked with geo-locating targeted individuals.
    “Wet work” intimidation / assassination teams that were directed to threaten violence and / or carry out direct violence against “enemies” of Monsanto, including the targeting of innocent family members.
    Bayer goes on to explain, “We are also currently investigating further appropriate consequences both internally and with regard to external parties. Bayer stands for openness and fair dealings with all interest groups. We do not tolerate unethical behavior in our company.”

    If true, this would stand in great contrast to Monsanto itself, which was run like a criminal mafia organization, complete with “hit men” and terror campaigns that focused on critics of the biotech company.

    Perhaps Bayer is hoping to clean up the Monsanto nightmare and initiate a new era of operations where public debate replaces the intimidation, threats and murder campaigns run by former Monsanto operatives. As someone who has been routinely targeted, threatened and smeared by Monsanto, I am willing to entertain the possibility that Bayer is looking to right past wrongs. Even though I may never agree with the widespread use of herbicides and pharmaceuticals across society, I don’t go out of my way to criticize corporations unless they are engaged in acts of extreme evil.

    McDonald’s for example, sells all sorts of garbage food products that are unhealthy for society, but McDonald’s doesn’t hire hit teams to hunt down and try to assassinate critics, for example. McDonald’s just runs ads and tries to get the public to focus on social happiness instead of the chemical pesticides found in their products. And for the most part, it works. Nobody goes to McDonald’s expecting an all-organic diet in the first place. McDonald’s is a “voluntary compromise” where a consumer is obtaining convenience and low cost in exchange for surrendering a bit of their own long-term health. But no one from McDonald’s puts a gun to their head and demands, “EAT HERE OR DIE MUTHA F##KA,” which is essentially the way Monsanto was run for over a decade.

    Investigating “the project Monsanto commissioned”
    Finally, I want to draw your attention to one more line in the Bayer press release. It refers to “the project Monsanto commissioned” and promises to “evaluate the allegations.”

    I can report to you that this “project” is the black ops unit of Monsanto. It was commissioned by angry, evil Monsanto managers whose personal hatred and violence is only exceeded by the violence of the Monsanto corporation itself, which unleashed Agent Orange on the world, along with a long list of other deadly chemicals that were used against innocent civilians as weapons of war.

    Monsanto was run by some of the most evil, criminal-minded people in the history of the world. These people, I believe, are directly responsible for acts of extreme violence — both online and offline — that specifically targeted Monsanto critics like myself. They belong behind bars, and it looks like Bayer may actually be willing to help put them there.

    It’s time for Bayer to close the chapter on this Monsanto era of disinformation, destruction and death. Otherwise, the anger against Monsanto that is well deserved and widely publicized across the activist community will continue to reflect on Bayer and its share price. Monsanto has committed acts of tremendous evil against innocent, well-meaning individuals who only advocated a cleaner food supply and honest labeling. If Bayer does not open a dialogue with these activists and help resolve some of these issues, Bayer will continue to pay the price for crimes that it inherited through its acquisition of Monsanto, which has already proved disastrous from a financial point of view.

    I believe the only way Bayer can resolve this is to talk to those of us who suffered through these malicious attacks and still somehow made it out alive. Bayer needs to publicly apologize, set the record straight, admit the crimes of the Monsanto black ops managers, and retract all the smear articles and Wikipedia entries it funded.

    It’s time for Bayer to come clean."
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    Now, the criminal mafia activity that Monsanto has carried out for years is finally being exposed as law enforcement closes in on the crimes of this evil agricultural giant now owned by Bayer, a corporation that appears to be making an effort to “clean house” and end the Monsanto crimes that targeted journalists, lawmakers and regulators with intimidation and bribery campaigns.
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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    The investigation and punishment, civil, criminal or both, should not stop with some patsies in Monsanto. This inquiry should go into the EPA and other so-called regulatory agencies. Nationally and globally. They are all in cahoots.

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    Wait until this get traction, there are 100's of thousands of children that are in the spectrum of AUTISM. This class action will be huge, not just in the United States, but the World.


    GMO and Autism

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the prevalence of autism continues to rise here in America. Their surveillance study identified autism spectrum disorder in an incredible 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls).

    Clearly, no one yet knows the cause of autism, but more and more research is pointing to the possible connection between autism risk, and exposure to the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in the common weed killer Roundup.

    Take a look at the graph below (source) that correlates autism prevalence (yellow bars) with glyphosate usage on corn and soy (red line):

    Glyphosate has made its way into our food supply, as about 90% of all corn and soy, as well as a significant amount of wheat, are treated with this toxic chemical.
    In a new report, published in February of this year, Dr. William Shaw describes a group of triplets, two male children with autism, and one female child with a possible seizure disorder. All three children were found to have dramatic elevation of their urinary glyphosate levels, and additional laboratory studies showed that their mitochondria, the energy producing parts of their cells, were not working properly. The author goes on to talk about sources of glyphosate, indicating that glyphosate is found in many GMO foods.


    https://www.drperlmutter.com/gmo-and-autism/

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    Related--

    Dave Emory's "For The Record" radio program
    The Bayer Facts: I.G. Far­ben and the Pol­i­tics of Mur­der

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...59#post1291759

    Documentary - Nazi Germany, IG Farben, the CIA, MKUltra & biological human experiments
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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    MEET THE $2 BILLION THORN IN MONSANTO'S SIDE
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    MEET THE $2 BILLION THORN IN MONSANTO'S SIDE

    Lead co-counsel, Brent Wisner, in studio with one of his first sit-down interviews after his monumental $2 billion win against toxic giant, Monsanto.

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    Default Re: California jury awards couple $2 billion in latest Roundup herbicide defeat for Bayer

    From Organic Consumers Assoc. email update today:
    "You can fool some of the people some of the time. But if you’re poison-peddling Monsanto, it appears you can’t fool thinking humans once they’ve seen and heard the facts.

    For the third time in nine months, a jury has concluded that Roundup weedkiller is to blame for causing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a potentially deadly form of cancer.

    The victims this time? A husband and wife who believed Monsanto’s claims that Roundup was safe.

    The outcome of this third trial? Monsanto’s parent company, Bayer, was ordered to pay the plaintiffs $2 billion ($1 billion each) in punitive and compensatory damages, and another $55 million in past and future medical bills.

    U.S. Right to Know’s Carey Gillam walks you through this trial and what’s next in her latest article. (OCA is a major funder of U.S. Right to Know).

    Read ‘Monsanto Ordered to Pay $2 Billion to Cancer Victims
    https://www.organicconsumers.org/new...B+624+Saturday
    TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress: Ban Monsanto-Bayer’s Cancer-Causing Roundup Weedkiller!
    https://advocacy.organicconsumers.or...B+624+Saturday "
    Much more here: https://usrtk.org/

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