Class Action Lawsuit against Monsanto’s Roundup is finally here. Roundup is everywhere. It is being used on a daily basis by homeowners, land care providers and also by many farmers. This is a weed killer that is being used to spray weeds in private residencies to kill weeds like dandelions , in municipalities to have a perfect weed free lawn , on public parks, and farms across the country.
Last March the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), classified Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller as a probable “carcinogenic to humans.”
I know so many people, friends and family that use this product regularly, and they have told me several times, that they do not feel there is any danger when using this herbicide. In fact most people think that a product is safe just because is being sold at the local nursery or garden store. But according to several researchers, Roundup is not as safe as advertised. And this weed killer has been detected in food, water, and the air after it is sprayed. It is used heavily to spray GMO corn and soy fields, that can “survive” a heavy dose of Glyphosate (Roundup).
Because of the W.H.O. report, there are several law firms in New York, Delaware and California suing Monsanto for the allege Roundup cancer link. The class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California.
According to the three plaintiffs, Monsanto “led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers and the general population that Roundup was safe.”
I guess it is going to take a while before we finally see what will happen to Monsanto’s Roundup. But I believe that people are getting more educated, and they will realize that we are destroying our environment by using toxic chemicals.
What are your thoughts on Roundup? Have you used it in the past?