Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – evidence against Monsanto revealed!

Harvesting with RoundupThis is a follow up of last weeks post about Monsanto’s toxic herbicide Roundup. In this article, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, the evidence given to the court by the plaintiff Mr Johnson, in the case against Monsanto is damning.  These submissions proved how Monsanto has committed fraud, having no regard for the damage to health that its toxins cause. This court case was particularly with respect to Roundup and glyphosate, just one of many killer toxins this odious chemical company has produced.

Historic Case

This is a historic case against one of the most unpopular chemical companies in the world. Their product Roundup has been looked at with suspicion for decades. Only now has it come to light to the public, how this fraudulent and immoral company practices business.

The Story

Dewayne ‘Lee’ Johnson worked as a groundsman for a school in Northern California. He is 46 years old, married and a father of two. Whilst working for the Benicia school in California between 2012 to 2015, he estimated to have sprayed 150 gallons of Roundup 20 – 40 times each year.

Mr Johnson contacted MonsantoMonsantoLetter re Johnson

Mr Johnson phoned Monsanto and spoke with Patricia Biehl, a product support specialist for Monsanto. He explained to her where he worked and how he was using a large tank sprayer. He had become soaked with the herbicide. He also informed her that his doctor said he now had skin cancer.

Patricia Biehl wrote a memo to Daniel Goldstein (see above), explaining the situation with Mr Johnson. Mr Goldstein replied to her saying he would contact Mr Johnson but he never did.

non-hodgkin lymphomaDiagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2014

In 2014 he was diagnosed with a deadly form of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma known as Mycosis Fungoides. In 2016 he filed a lawsuit after he became too ill to work. He accused Monsanto of concealing the dangers of using Roundup.

Mr Johnson’s back shows the extent of his condition and what Roundup had done to him. These lesions cover his entire body. This poison must be banned!

3 month court case began June 2018

The court case began on 18th June 2018. The presiding judge was Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos. This was a detailed and complex case and if you want to study the case history and look at all the documents and evidence just click here.

Judge BolanosJudge Bolanos orders Monsanto to pay $289 million damages

The case ended on the 10th August 2018 with Judge Bolanos ruling in Mr Johnson’s favour to the tune of $289 million damages to be paid by Monsanto. This diminishes Monsanto’s reserve fund set up for the Bayer takeover. This fund was to cover any litigation liability. The fund amount of $277 million has now been wiped out and more, from just one court case! There are thousands to follow!

Monsanto acted with malice or oppression

According to the ruling, it was declared that Monsanto “acted with malice or oppression” and was responsible for “negligent failure” because of the lack of information to consumers about the carcinogenicity of Roundup which contains the deadly toxin Glyphosate.

Wisner and KennedyBrent Wisner/Robert F Kennedy Jr

Brent Wisner was the lead trial counsel for Johnson. Robert F Kennedy Jr has been an environmental lawyer for 3 decades and joined Wisner as co-councel. He spoke out about Monsanto’s “antidemocratic and antihumanistic” approach and this is what he has to say about Monsanto: “We really were up against an industry that has employed all of the techniques pioneered by the tobacco industry.”

GMO childrenTobacco industry horror

“Over 60 years, Big Tobacco killed 1 out of every 5 of its customers who used its products as directed, was able to avoid any kind of regulatory interference, because it pioneered these techniques of ghostwriting science, compromising science, corrupting public officials, capturing the agencies that are supposed to protect Americans from pollution, and Monsanto really was part of the group that pioneered those techniques — and also of using *ad hominem attacks.

(*Ad hominem attacks explanation:
Ad Hominem (Abusive) argumentum ad hominem
Also known as:  personal abuse, personal attacks, abusive fallacy, damning the source, name calling, refutation by caricature, against the person, against the man.
Description: Attacking the person making the argument, rather than the argument itself, when the attack on the person is completely irrelevant to the argument the person is making.
Take it as a compliment! An ad hominem attack usually means the attacker has no answer to your argument. Hence he resorts to abusive personal attacks. When others verbally attack you, take it as a compliment to the quality of your argument.  It is usually a sign of desperation on their part.)

Agent OrangeDDT and agent orange…

“Monsanto is the same company that was making DDT and masterminded and orchestrated the attack on Rachael Carson … [they] tried to personally destroy her, as she died of cancer. On agent orange, it led the fight to deny rights and deny compensation to tens of thousands of American veterans who had been exposed in Vietnam to this terrible chemical.”

…and PCBs

“I’ve been suing one of Monsanto’s chemicals for 35 years, PCBs, which Monsanto is the only producer of. It contaminated the Hudson River. In more recent years, I’ve brought a series of lawsuits against Monsanto because of the PCBs put into caulking in American schools. Half the schools built between 1950 and 1977 have calking in their windows filled with PCBs.”

PCBs Hudson RiverMentality of a corrupt corporate culture

“Monsanto knew PCB was carcinogenic and an endocrine disruptor and children should never be exposed to it. And it knew PCB was about to be heavily regulated if it got banned. So, it ordered all of its sales forces to … [get rid of it by selling] it for caulking for schools. This is the mentality of a very corrupt corporate culture.”

‘you cannot say that Roundup is not a carcinogen’

Monsanto’s toxicologist Donna Farmer appeared on a well known US TV program called “The Doctors” in 2016. There, she proclaimed to all the world how Roundup was safe. She also said she was “speaking as a Mom”.

Donna FarmerHere is what she said in a Monsanto internal memo: “The terms glyphosate and Roundup cannot be used interchangeably nor can you use “Roundup” for all glyphosate-based herbicides any more. For example you cannot say that Roundup is not a carcinogen… we have not done the necessary testing on the formulation to make that statement.”
– Donna Farmer, Lead Toxicologist, Monsanto Company

Monsanto’s immoral ‘modus operandi’

Throughout the history of this notorious chemical company, its modus operandi has always been profits first. As the company has grown, at the expense of the health of the populous, they have become known as the most contemptible and immoral company on the planet. Those working for and with this company, must be on substantial salaries. How else can they justify the lies and fraudulent practices their employers use routinely. How do they sleep at night knowing of the misery and carnage their company’s products have caused, is causing and will cause in the future.

Brent Wisner's teamMonsanto untouchable? not now!

Brent Wisner and his team, did a fine job with their amazing talent in creating an extensive chronicle of how Monsanto had, thus far, literally got away with murder. They produced all the evidence necessary to support the narrative. They were able to back up the evidence with copies of documents clearly showing Monsanto’s inability to prove that Roundup was a non carcinogenic. Much of their evidence though, was deemed inadmissable by Judge Bolanos. Other Judges, however, will no doubt have different viewpoints as a multitude of cases against Monsanto (now Bayer) inundate the court system.

Thousands of lawsuits await!

Now the floodgates are open. There are literally thousands of lawsuits against Monsanto waiting in the wings. These are all to do with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. What about all the other illnesses and diseases this company has let loose on the planet with its toxic substances. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of the end of this company of ill repute, but what about Bayer? How principled are they? Are they as immoral as Monsanto?

Bayer/Monsanto take over

Bayer, who has purchased Monsanto, will now have to deal with its dreadful legacy. The first thing that will probably happen is the name Monsanto will be dropped. Trouble is, Bayer’s name isn’t any better.  They will really have to do something radical to win the public trust. But I don’t hold out much hope. The fact they have taken on such an evil company, has stirred up a hornet’s nest. The public is now becoming more aware about what goes on with these companies and many haven’t forgotten the crimes committed against humanity in the past by companies such as Bayer.

Fritz Ter MeerBayer’s dark past.

Taken from “War History Online”:

After the end of World War I, chemical companies in Germany, including Bayer, merged to form IG Farben. They produced everything from pharmaceuticals to manufacturing chemicals to explosives.

Bayer, became involved in conducting medical experiments on concentration-camp inmates, particularly in Auschwitz. In one such experiment, Bayer was found to have paid RM 170 per person for the use of 150 female inmates of Auschwitz. Later, follow-up messages indicated all prisoners had died, and Bayer required to buy a further shipment.

An Auschwitz resident testimonial states there was a large ward where all tuberculous patients were kept. Bayer sent unmarked medicines to this ward. These were injected into the test subjects, causing them all to die.

The Allies broke up IG Farben. But Bayer reappeared “inheriting” many of IG Farben’s assets.  Fritz ter Meer was an IG Farben board member from 1926 to 1945. He directed operations at the IG Farben plant at Auschwitz. He was sentenced to seven years in prison during the IG Farben Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. He was elected Bayer’s supervisory board head in 1956.

Fritz ter Meer (4 July 1884 – 27 October 1967) German chemist, Nazi Party member and war criminal. From 1925 to 1945 Fritz ter Meer was on the board of IG Farben AG, involved in the planning of Monowitz concentration camp, a satellite camp of KZ Auschwitz. Fritz ter Meer was sentenced to seven years in prison in the Nuremberg Trials in 1948. After he was released early for good behaviour in 1951, he became supervisory board chairman (Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender) of Bayer AG.

When asked the question, during the Nuremburg trials as to whether he had considered the tests on humans in Auschwitz to be justified, he replied: “They were prisoners thus no particular harm was inflicted.”

In his Memory?

Ches PowerIn his memory, his employer Bayer, set up the Fritz-ter-Meer-Stiftung, now called the Bayer Science & Education Foundation, which promotes chemistry students through scholarships. IMHO, remembering a Nazi Party member and a war criminal, is an insult to those who suffered and died at the hands of this man. Memorializing him is tantamount to applauding his evil past! Is this still the mindset of Bayer today?

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11 thoughts on “Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – evidence against Monsanto revealed!

  1. Good afternoon Ches,

    Thank you for your long reply. Yes, that is an old article but even before  2004 it was known to be bad but we did not listen did we? I find it amazing that people do not care what kind of food they put into their mouth, it is getting more and more “unnatural”.

    My neighbour has also gone organic with his big avocado farms which surround my property.

    This area is now a small paradise for all kind of little animals and insects which I love to observe during the different seasons.

    This link will not make your Sunday, for sure it has not made mine.

    They are at it again. Why do humans always want to improve on nature when everything is good and beautiful as it is? Monsanto has to come up with an awful solution as they are killing the bees. In the village, I have a very good place for honey, real, unadulterated honey. I will not eat a man-made substitute, imagine!

    Now, this one is entirely different and I think you will like it. He also has a very good Ted Talk on how mushrooms can save the planet.

    Seeing the direction the U.S has taken, the EPA is not the same anymore and environmental crimes will be swept under the carpet one can only hope for a miracle.

    Regards, Taetske

    1. Fancy living right next to an organic avocado farm, how lucky. Avocado’s are so good for the body with their good fats. I’m quite envious. Thanks for the two great links, I will save and probably use them in a future article. As for why the likes of Monsanto/Bayer do what they do, it’s about money. Always follow the money for the answer!
      The US government agencies are utterly corrupt, that has now been proven. I just hope the public will start waking up and uniting together to get the USA back to where it used to be. My pet hate is the scandalous US vaccine schedule you have to contend with in the US. I understand the pharmaceutical industry is trying to push through compulsary vaccines for all adults too. At least we still do have a say as to whether we vaccinate or not here in the UK.
      All we can do is try and spread the word but it’s a slow job!

  2. Good afternoon Ches,

    Thank you for your reply. Recently I was investigating edible landscapes and came across some disturbing data. Having lawns and similar areas can be very dangerous be it for your pet or small children.

    I am forwarding the 2 links which I also used to illustrate this fact.

    You see this confirms what you tell me and it is very sad we are so stupid to do this.

    Regards, Taetske

    1. Thank you very much Taetske. These two links are very useful. Did you notice how old the second one is, 2004. It just shows that this problem has been known for a very long time, especially by Monsanto who have conveniently hidden it from the public eye to protect their profits.
      The public is unaware that they are continually ingesting glyphosated food. Most farmers use Roundup products on their produce. All our agricultural outlets stock Roundup products in the UK. Farmers just don’t realize that they are poisoning their crops. To make matters worse, crops are often treated with Roundup just before harvest. They use it as a dessicant which supposedly dries out the crop more evenly and quicker. This gives the farmer a better price and profit on their crops.
      Monsanto’s ‘Roundup Ready” seed is a prime example of their evil toxin’s control. Once the land has been treated with Roundup, the soil is contaminated to such an extent that other seeds will not grow in it. Only Monsanto’s seed is genetically modified to tolerate Roundup. Hence those using it are tied in because they cannot grow anything else and HAVE to use Monsanto’s poison.
      The Tobacco industry horror is a prime example. I suspect most smokers are unaware that they are inhaling glyphosated tobacco products to add to the known toxins of tobacco. Glyphosate has been found in breast milk as well as many popular children’s foods. Take a look at the article before this one.

  3. Good Morning Ches,

    The world we live in is mainly based on making money, how is not important and more than often we pay with our healt and or life.

    When I read the word Monsanto in the title of your post my own experience with Roundup, one of Monsantos hidious creations came to mind. I moved to my farm in 1981 and to battle the weeds on the prety cobblestone pattern on the big patio Roundup was recomended. At that time I had no idea about anything which had to do with agriculture. 3 weeks later the weeds were dead and I started sweeping. Suddenly the goldfish in the small pond died. Thank God I realized it was the toxic dust. That was the moment I became organic and never ever used anything harmful for Fauna or Flora on my farm again.

    I follwed the Johnson process against Monsanto and was very happy when Judge Bolanos put a fine of 289 million. The fact that Monsanto has come up with many dangerous inventions like Agent Orange is a crime. The women in Vietnam have been suffering for generations giving birth to malformed babies.

    The merging of Bayer and Monsanto is not a surprise, like wise companies and buddies in crime.

    Regards, Taetske

    1. Hi there Taetske and thanks for your valuable comments. It’s just as well you realized what killed your fish all those years ago. It has probably saved you from being contaminated by this poison. Those 8,000 waiting to sue Bayer/Monsanto over their non-hodgkin lymphoma were much too trusting and who can blame them. If you read the label on Roundup it indicates that it’s safe for you and your pets after it has been used. 

      I wonder why there is an increase in all pet cancers including cancer of the nose and throat which one of our dogs died of a few years back. Does it have anything to do with dogs sniffing the ground after applications of Roundup? Our local park is about to spray all the edges of the paths with this toxin. Just the areas where our dogs sniff around. I will be saying something to those applying the poison, for their sake as well as our pets. 

      We all need to make people aware of the danger they’re in. Even if you don’t use Roundup the toxin glyphosate still gets into our bodies. It seems to be everywhere! Vote with your feet, don’t buy the stuff whether you’re a gardener or a farmer. If you’re asked to use it in your job, refuse and refer your employers to this case.

  4. Thank you for this great article covering Monsanto and cancer. I do not live in America but this topic is so important that the Judgement received world wide coverage.
    I am glad that you summarized the key findings for me. I had not seem images of the plaintiffs skin before.
    The chemicals are definitely powerful. I enjoy gardening but I prefer hand weeding because I do not want to use harmful chemicals.
    Thank you for drawing attention to this very important topic. I was just wondering if you can estimate or if you have heard how many follow up cases will come as a result of this very important case?

    1. Thanks Glenys for your comments and I am so graified you don’t use chemicals in your garden. Hand weeding is much more satisfying isn’t it. As for your question about forthcoming lawsuits, it was estimated the numbers were around 5,000 waiting to be heard. These are just for non-hodgkin lymphoma! God knows how many others are being processed for different diseases and conditions that glyphosate causes.  But I’ve just gone on the web to get an update and now the figure seems to have increased to 8,000! Monsanto had a fund of just $277 million for litigation as part of the deal with Bayer. This one case has wiped that out and more. It will be very interesting how Bayer deals with all these future cases. Apart from that, there are other class action lawsuits relating to food products produced with glyphosate laced ingredients such as Cheerios.

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