The cynics and skeptics say he will never see a dime of it, what with Monsanto/Bayer's penchant for appeals to drag out forever, long after this particular victim has died from terminal cancer, but guess what?
THERE ARE MILLIONS OF OTHER VICTIMS, and let's also not forget three other very relevant quasi-courts: the Court of Public Opinion, the Court of Consumer Choices, and the final one of importance, the Stock Market, because Bayer/Monsanto is cruisin' for a bruisin', about to get its posterior knocked into the dust, despite the evil ongoing tactics of the Monsanto Mafia, and all of their high placed henchmen, and the resolution of this case will certainly become a bellwether case, a massive precedent, for many many future cases.
At the end of this article, please read a summary of consumer efforts and judicial decisions in Brazil to ban Roundup in the world's largest soybean growing nation and shocking lab results on glyphosate in human breast milk samples....Brazil's Battles against Bayer/Monsanto: 83 percent of breast milk samples were found to contain glyphosate
This is some of the first good news in the consumer protection realm I have heard about or written about since Pakistan entirely banned Monosodium Glutamate, a few months ago. These exceptions to the corporate rule will prove to be the undoing of much of corporate America and their many fingers of infiltration into the regulatory processes and the judicial processes, in every nation of the world.
Don't forget the connection between Auschwitz, the Holocaust, I.G. Farben, and the founding of Bayer! from Wikipedia:The company later became a donor to the Nazi Party in the 1930s, and was a large government contractor after the Nazi takeoverof Germany, providing significant material for the German war effort and becoming embroiled in regime policy including the use of slave labor at Farben's Buna Werke facility at Auschwitz, and the use of its minority-owned subsidiary's Zyklon B poison gas in the Holocaust.
The company resumed operations after the Second World War, but in 1951 it was split into its four largest original constituent companies, which remain some of the world's largest chemical and pharmaceutical companies. These companies initially had the same owners, continued to operate as an informal cartel and played a major role in the West German Wirtschaftswunder. Following several later mergers the successor companies are Agfa, BASF, Bayer and Sanofi.
August 10, 2018
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The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today issued this statement in response to today's verdict in the case of Dewayne Johnson vs. Monsanto Co., awarding $290 million in damages to plaintiff Dwayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who, after being required to spray Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, is terminally ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.- Advertisement -
"This verdict proves that when ordinary citizens, in this case a jury of 12, hear the facts about Monsanto's products, and the lengths to which this company has gone to buy off scientists, deceive the public and influence government regulatory agencies, there is no confusion," said Ronnie Cummins, OCA's international director. "This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable.
"We hope that this is just the first of many defeats for Monsanto, and that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will pull this product off the market immediately. In the meantime, OCA looks forward to the next steps in our own lawsuit against Monsanto, for misleading consumers about the safety of Roundup for humans and pets. And we are grateful to Mr. Johnson for bravely facing down the "most evil corporation" in the world."
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