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The Landmark Monsanto Verdict May Not Have Been Possible Without Activism and Alternative Media

The Landmark Monsanto Verdict May Not Have Been Possible Without Activism and Alternative Media

On Friday, a landmark case against Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller concluded in San Francisco in which a jury awarded $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, concluding that Roundup gave him terminal cancer.

Naturally, Monsanto announced that they are going to appeal this case. However, what this case illustrates is a massive shift in the tide against the chemical behemoth. Had Johnson attempted this lawsuit just three years ago, he would’ve likely been laughed out of the courtroom.

Thanks to the relentless independent investigations and independent media, however, this is all changing.

If you get all of your news from mainstream media and cable TV infotainment, then you’re probably unaware that glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide) has been linked to cancer. The World Health Organization stated in March of 2015 that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, and California labels it as such.

However, the mainstream media chose not to heavily report this information. Thanks to those of us in the alternative and independent media, however, this information got out. Groups like March Against Monsanto played a key role in presenting this information to the masses, organizing events and pushing to break through the mainstream narrative.

The MSM addict will also be unaware that long-term exposure to glyphosate—even tiny amounts deemed “safe” by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—can lead to liver and kidney damage.

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