The herbicides were re-registered by the EPA without full consideration of the risks or consultation with wildlife agencies—the experts—as the Endangered Species Act requires.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto-Bayer’s pesticide, is the most widely used pesticide in the world.
Bayer's decision comes in response to the many lawsuits related to glyphosate that it inherited when it acquired Monsanto in 2018.
“Finally the EPA has been forced to acknowledge atrazine’s far-reaching harms.”
Dicamba, the main ingredient in the three herbicides, is "highly volatile and can easily drift onto unprotected neighboring fields from fields of crops genetically engineered to withstand it."
“Plaintiff’s injuries, like those striking thousands of similarly situated victims across the country, were foreseeable and avoidable.”
Bayer, and Monsanto, still continue to claim their products’ safety even though the company has not been successful in convincing a jury yet.
“With Trump's EPA reversing even the most commonsense protections, our health, and the health of all species, is in serious danger.”
A first of it's kind to go to trail, the case was brought against Monsanto by Johnson, 46, a former pest control manager for a California country school system, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Monsanto now faces numerous lawsuits by farmers, landscapers and consumers.
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