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Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Remember when products made with glyphosate sported the label “biodegradable” and Monsanto, the company that makes those products, was sued for false advertising fraud in New York in 1996? Guess what? Monsanto LOST and had to remove the ”biodegradable” label from its product.

From the 1996 lawsuit:

F. Based on his investigation, the Attorney General believes that Monsanto’s advertising represents, directly and by implication, that:

a) Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing pesticide products and the components thereof are safe and will not cause any harmful effects to people or the environment.

b) Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing pesticide products and the components thereof are safe because they will quickly break down into natural substances.

c) Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing pesticide products and the components thereof stay where they are applied and will not movethrough the environment by any means.

d) Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing pesticide products and the components thereof are good for the environment.

e) Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing pesticide products and the components thereof are less toxic than certain common household products.

f) The characterization of Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing pesticide products and the components thereof as practically non-toxic implies broad application to all potential toxic effects (acute and chronic).

g) The characteristics of Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing pesticide products can be adequately described by the characteristics of glyphosate alone.

The Attorney General finds that the representations set forth in paragraphs E and F above constitute false and misleading advertising

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/fraud.pdf

You would think that this would change company policy regarding fraudulent practices, eh? Not Monsanto.

Another suit is placing Monsanto in the crosshairs for the very same thing – false advertising – except this time, it’s for falsely stating that “the world’s most popular weedkiller, works by targeting an enzyme supposedly found only in plants, but not in people.”

According to the latest lawsuit: “…this is blatantly false. Contrary to Defendant’s claim, Roundup targets an enzyme found in both plants and people.“

Here is a portion of a Monsanto document available on its site under “safety and health,” titled “What is Glyphosate:”

enzyme2(Source: Monsanto Website)

In fact, nearly the entire document from the Monsanto website on Glyphosate Safety and Health appears to be a fabrication. But what’s new? The company lies, gets rich, and we get sick. This is a pattern folks, not an anomaly.

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― Adolf Hitler

According to the latest 2015 lawsuit:

CLASS ACTION ALLEGATIONS

(5) The Controversy: Defendant makes the claim that Roundup, the world’s most popular weedkiller, works by targeting an enzyme supposedly found only in plants, but not in people. And this is blatantly false. Contrary to Defendant’s claim, Roundup targets an enzyme found in both plants and people. Therefore, where Defendant advertises that Roundup targets an enzyme “not found in people,” such claim is objectively false and inherently misleading. Plaintiffs seek a court order that strikes the offending slogan from all Roundup labels.

(6) Statutory Basis: Plaintiffs bring this class action lawsuit, under CCP §382, on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated persons who purchased Roundup, in California, during the last four years.

(7) Plaintiff Class Defined: Plaintiffs propose this straightforward definition for class certification: “All persons who purchased Roundup, or Roundup-related products, in California, at any time during the last four years.”

(8) Common Questions of Law & Fact: Common questions of law and fact affect all class members and predominate over questions involving individuals. Plaintiffs present the following questions, which resolve all material issues in this lawsuit–

(a) Which enzyme does Roundup target?

! Roundup targets the enzyme, EPSP synthase.

(b) Which organisms produce the enzyme that Roundup targets?

! The targeted enzyme, EPSP synthase, is produced by weeds, plants, bacteria, fungi, algae, and other microbes.

(c) Are these organisms—which produce the enzyme that Roundup targets—found in people?

! Yes, over one hundred trillion bacteria that produce the targeted enzyme, EPSP synthase, can be found in people—and this is indisputable.

Download entire file here: Monsanto US Class Action Lawsuit 2015

To be a part of this class action lawsuit against Monsanto for false advertising, and to tell your story if you have been affected by glyphosate, please go HERE.

©2015 Barbara H. Peterson

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4 Responses to “Monsanto Sued for False Advertising AGAIN!”

  1. Abe says:

    Just thought I’d let you know I sent some info to that T. Matthew Phillips last night. Thanks for the link. There site didn’t say CA residents only, but it did today in Natural Society. Maybe if there are enough response from other states, it’ll go nationwide or even globally?
    Thanks for the link!!

    “The individual is handicapped, by coming face-to-face, with a conspiracy so monstrous, he cannot believe it exists. The American mind, simply has not come to a realization of the evil, which has been introduced into our midst . . . It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy, which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”
    FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1956

  2. Tanner says:

    Excellent article. Thank you!

  3. Abe says:

    Hey Barb!! Check this out!! GMO homemade smack
    Researchers warn that genetically engineered yeast could make it possible.
    http://www.startribune.com/her.....304176881/

    Looks like that outfit in Tasmania got the go on there GMO poppies!!
    WHAT! GMO Afghan poppy seeds!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO-xnyqKwB4

    The Australian state’s poppy producers are lobbying for the GMO moratorium to be lifted in Tasmania. Tasmania’s powerful poppy industry, the world’s largest supplier of pharmaceutical grade opiates for painkillers, is lobbying for the moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMO) to be lifted.
    http://www.gmo-free-regions.or.....29472.html

  4. Paul Fassa says:

    Excellent Barbara – I knew the French got Monsanto for false advertising in a suit with Roundup, but I didn’t know about the AG of New York state.

    If this one gets wheels, the information will prove indirectly that Roundup is harmful – if mainstream dares to touch it. I will submit your article to T. Matthew Phillips (spelled it right this time). He’s gung-ho on this, and not just for the money either. He’ll be delighted.