Yesterday, I told someone that in order to be able to help people and fight unfairness, we have to conserve our energy, pick our fights carefully and push away “heavy thoughts” at times. And that is true.
As you all know, Monsanto is a company with such horrible business ethics that they are one of my top “picks”.
There are companies so rotten that you’d think nothing could further tarnish their reputation. In the case of Monsanto, no matter how low your expectations already were, emails that were made public by court order will shock you.
Internal memos reveal Monsanto’s Glyphosate tactics
The emails and more are available at (scroll down for a “decrypted” version): https://usrtk.org/pesticides/mdl-monsanto-glyphosate-cancer-case-key-documents-analysis/
Monsanto’s Donna Farmer writes in one of these emails that they can’t say if Roundup is carcinogenic because they didn’t do the necessary testing to be able to make such a statement.
This email of November 2003 is one of more than hundreds of documents that Monsanto had to present by court order. Over 2000 joint plaintiffs are part of a class action against Monsanto.
They claim that they or their family got a form of lymph gland cancer, the non-Hodkin’s lymphoma.
Did Monsanto lie about the risks? The papers suggest hey did.
“The Monsanto Papers tell an alarming story of ghostwriting, scientific manipulation and the withholding of information,”
says Michael Baum of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, one of the leading law firms representing people in lawsuits against Monsanto. On their website, you find the decrypted version of some of the documents and you can join the class action.