Lee opens by revealing the government sanctioned poison pusher, Monsanto’s backdoor deals. Cancer causing pesticides like Roundup were widely used, despite science to prove otherwise, but the company made a concerted effort to get scientists, the media, and the government, on their side by filling their pockets or intimidating them. Monsanto also has unholy partnerships with universities which taints scientific research even further. But they did such a good job of hiding this that only few media organizations could actually see through the fine print. This and more on Redacted Tonight.
“California’s decision makes it the national leader in protecting people from cancer-causing pesticides.”
- More than 800 people with cancer are suing Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, over claims the glyphosate-based herbicide caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- Decades ago, Monsanto was able to persuade the EPA to change the classification of glyphosate from a Class C Carcinogen (suggestive carcinogenic potential) to Class E, which means there is evidence of non-carcinogenicity in humans
- New research revealed a strong connection between large-scale Monarch butterfly deaths and glyphosate application.