Finally, we have a trial against Monsanto's infamous weedkiller, Roundup. The only reason this particular case has not been stalled (like all the others waiting in line) is that the plaintiff has terminal cancer and the prognosis is that he does not have long to live.
So this sick, dying man is thrust into the spotlight against the inhuman behemoth that is Monsanto.
It has taken over 40 years for any such trial to come to court. In 2015, it is estimated that Monsanto made a gross profit of nearly $1.9 billion from glyphosate products.
To see why it is so hard to use the legal system to obtain any redress regarding corporate crimes against humanity, firstly look at the documentation at Monsanto Relied on These “Partners” to Attack Top Cancer Scientists, thanks to USRTK.
This is how propaganda is made. This is how fake narratives are developed and spread, until a diluted, digested version is brought to your favourite mainstream news site.
This is how the likes of Monsanto "inform/inoculate/engage industry partners". This is how the Orwellian Scispeak is developed so that Monsanto can claim its "education" is backed by "science-based studies versus agenda-driven hypotheses” when the reality is completely the other way round.
"Inoculation" is an interesting term when discussing the protocols of propaganda. When the virus of truth comes knocking at the brains of these "partners", they will have been trained to repel the invading ideas by the shield of Monsanto propaganda. Better still, a small transfer of wealth usually eases any doubts, but propaganda is vitally important as it can stop an individual from having a human conscience suddenly break through and shatter the well-crafted fake narrative.
This is even more important for the general population, who are not the recipients of any corporate largesse.
Now, regarding the trial itself, the good folks at USRTK have a whole page crammed with documents and articles: The Monsanto Papers: Roundup (Glyphosate) Cancer Case Key Documents & Analysis.
I know, TLDR, maybe I should make vlogs instead. Anyway, near the top of the column on Reporting & Analysis, I find this: The Monsanto Papers: Poisoning the Scientific Well.
"RESULTS: The documents reveal Monsanto-sponsored ghostwriting of articles published in toxicology journals and the lay media, interference in the peer review process, behind-the-scenes influence on retraction and the creation of a so-called academic website as a front for the defense of Monsanto products.
CONCLUSION: The use of third-party academics in the corporate defense of glyhphosate reveals that this practice extends beyond the corruption of medicine and persists in spite of efforts to enforce transparency in industry manipulation."
Now, if you've descended this far, and are feeling slightly sick... I'm afraid this goes deeper.
Weed-Whacking Herbicide Proves Deadly to Human Cells is a 2009 Scientific American article that looks at the research into the so-called inert substances in the Roundup formula. Although glyphosate is considered the active ingredient in Roundup, the product includes many other chemicals. "Scientists found that Roundup’s inert ingredients amplified the toxic effect on human cells — even at concentrations much more diluted than those used on farms and lawns. [...] One specific inert ingredient, polyethoxylated tallowamine, or POEA, was more deadly to human embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells than the herbicide itself – a finding the researchers call “astonishing.”"
What is not astonishing is the subsequent stone-walling and obfuscation by Monsanto's office of propaganda. How do they continue to get away with it? A mixture of public ignorance, money and physical threats.
So... how much Roundup do you use?