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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monsanto has long worked to "bully scientists" and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation. "Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully ... and to fight independent researchers," said the attorney Brent Wisner, who presented internal Monsanto emails that he said showed how the agrochemical company rejected critical research and expert warnings over the years while pursuing and helping to write favorable analyses of their products. "They fought science."

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The market regulates itself.
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#1 | Posted by bored at 2018-07-10 07:11 PM | Reply

Monsanto* would never do that. They just want to help farmers, nourish the world and stop children from going blind.

* Acquired by Bayer, a multinational pharmaceutical company

#2 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-07-10 08:01 PM | Reply

Ah, the things people do for money!

One thing you'll never see a Monsanto (we should really start calling them Bayer, shouldn't we?) executive do is drink a glass of their 100% safe for human consumption glyphosate products.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-10 08:03 PM | Reply

* Acquired by Bayer, a multinational pharmaceutical company

POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR AT 2018-07-10 08:01 PM | REPLY

The NAZI gas supplier.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-10 08:11 PM | Reply

The Nazi gas supplier

That was WWII
In WWI they came up with the wonder drug heroin so you kinda have to take the good with the bad.

#5 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-07-10 08:22 PM | Reply

In WWI they came up with the wonder drug heroin so you kinda have to take the good with the bad.

#5 | POSTED BY BRUCEAZ AT 2018-07-10 08:22 PM | REPLY

The father of chemical warfare is the same chemist that came up with processes that have saved millions. It's a strange world.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-10 08:25 PM | Reply

"The father of chemical warfare is the same chemist that came up with processes that have saved millions"

The processes that have allowed the human population to grow from 2 billion a century ago to 7 billion today, with oh about 2 billion living in poverty depending on where you draw the line.

The processes that allowed us to save millions alsi allowed creation of billions more that need saving.

Lets keep chasing the dragons tail though, I'm sure someday we'll catch it!

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-10 08:44 PM | Reply

Snoofy, I believe in the future the tail will be caught. Some wealthy nations are seeing a population decline. When all are wealthy it should stabilize. In the mean time I don't want to give up my progeny.

#8 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-07-10 08:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The human population is projected to top out around 13 billion, if that's what you mean by catching the dragon's tail.

And that will basically be the end of capitalism, since capitalism is predicated on endless growth.

With any luck, by which I mean a lot of planning, we will have moved beyond being a non-renewable resource consumption based economy by then.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-10 09:48 PM | Reply

When all are wealthy it should stabilize.

The world bank will never let that happen. Too much money for the 1% to make off the poor nations.

#10 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-11 10:38 AM | Reply

The processes that have allowed the human population to grow from 2 billion a century ago to 7 billion today

#7 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2018-07-10 08:44 PM | REPLY

Half of the world's food supply is dependent on the Haber-something process to create ammonia for fertilizer production.

He won a Nobel Prize for it, and iirc, that was after becoming the Father of Chemical Warfare and overseeing the first battlefield uses in WW1, and shredding the Hague Convention in the process.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-11 03:45 PM | Reply

"Half of the world's food supply is dependent on the Haber-something process to create ammonia for fertilizer production."

Half of American agricultural workers are undocumented aliens.

"He won a Nobel Prize for it"

For the physical chemistry, not for being a do-gooder.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-11 04:51 PM | Reply

They'll be replaced by robots soon enough.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-11 05:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The simple fact is he's going to die. It's just a matter of time," Wisner said in court, as Johnson lowered his head and his wife cried in the seat next to him. "Between now and then, it's just nothing but pain."

Best. Lawyer. Evar.

Also, have you seen this simple pic by Geenpeace: www.google.com

Here's another another pic that pretty much spells it all out when it comes to your odds: www.google.com

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-07-11 09:28 PM | Reply

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