Now explosive formerly internal EPA documents may blow wide open multiple glyphosate lawsuits against Monsanto.
Meanwhile, covering all bases, Monsanto-friendly federal legislation that would retroactively gut ALL class action lawsuits is being filed by House Judiciary Chair Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). Jim
“…But in the correspondence, longtime EPA toxicologist Marion Copley cites evidence from animal studies and writes: ‘It is essentially certain that glyphosate causes cancer.’
“Attorneys for the plaintiffs declined to say how they obtained the correspondence, which is dated March 4, 2013. The date of the letter comes after Copley left the EPA in 2012 and shortly before she died from breast cancer at the age of 66 in January 2014. She accuses Rowland of having ‘intimidated staff’ to change reports to favor industry, and writes that research on glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, shows the pesticide should be categorized as a ‘probable human carcinogen.’ The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, declared as much – that glyphosate was a probable human carcinogen – in March 2015 after reviewing multiple scientific studies. Monsanto has rejected that classification and has mounted a campaign to discredit IARC scientists…
“‘The bill is designed to ensure that no class action could ever be brought or litigated for anyone,’ said Joanne Doroshow, executive director of the Center for Justice & Democracy. ‘It would obliterate civil rights, antitrust, consumer, essentially every class action in America.'”