By Arjun Walia | 17 December 2019
- The Facts: According to a report released in June by The Environmental Working Group, all children’s foods made from Oats are all contaminated with Glyphosate, the popular weed killer that’s been getting a lot of criticism.
- Reflect On: How are these products able to get approval from Federal Health Regulatory agencies when it’s quite clear that they are harmful to human health as well a the environment.
COLLECTIVE EVOLUTION — Western cancer research is organized as a business whose fundamental motivation is profit, this is why it will likely never cure cancer because it’s so profitable, and it’s sad that the causes of cancer continue to be ignored. Raising money for a cure is great, but cancer prevention needs more attention, and more resources should be poured into alternative treatments and research. Doctors are only allowed to recommend the patented treatment.
One of many supposed causes of cancer, among several other diseases, is glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. Despite the fact that countless amounts of publications and research have shown that it’s carcinogenic, only recently did the World Health Organization (WHO) classify it as such.
It is commonly believed that Roundup is among the safest pesticides… Despite its reputation, Roundup was by far the most toxic among the herbicides and insecticides tested. This inconsistency between scientific fact and industrial claim may be attributed to huge economic interests, which have been found to falsify health risk assessments and delay health policy decisions.” – R. Mesnage (et al., Biomed Research International, Volume 2014 (2014), article ID 179691)
Glyphosate has received a of attention in the form of lawsuits lately, the latest example would be Diamond & Diamond, a national personal injury law firm in Canada, they are spearheading a $500 million class-action lawsuit against various Roundup makers, including the pharmaceutical company Bayer, the owner of Roundup maker Monsanto. There have been many lawsuits filed across North America alleging that glyphosate can cause health problems including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. In the United States alone, there have been about 18,000 lawsuits filed against the makers of Roundup. This all seemed to become more recognized within the mainstream when schools groundskeeper, and cancer survivor, Dewayne Johnson was awarded millions of dollars in his lawsuit against the Monsanto corporation as the courts determined it caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. […]