The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed consumers over and over again. We’re used to it.
But this latest news—that the EPA (along with the U.S. Dept. of Justice) has stepped in to help overrule jurors in a Monsanto Roundup weedkiller case—is shocking on a whole new level.
It’s also a stark reminder of how critical it is that we fight back against corporate and political corruption, and that we do everything in our power to support a new kind of food and farming.
Bayer, which bought Monsanto in 2018, has been struggling financially ever since three juries found in favor of defendants who alleged that Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer. The company now faces more than 43,000 similar lawsuits.
But Bayer is appealing the judgments against it, including the $25 million awarded to cancer victim Edwin Hardeman.
And now, the EPA and the Justice Department have filed court papers supporting Bayer’s argument that Roundup doesn’t cause cancer, therefore the courts should reverse the Hardeman jury’s decision, and the $25-million award.
This is the world we live in. A world where the warnings of some of the best scientists in the world are ignored, a world where our government regulatory agencies go to bat for the right of corporations to poison our food and water.
But we also live in a world where millions of consumers are demanding a healthier future. And where a growing number of organic and regenerative farmers and ethical businesses are shining a light on food production practices that are better for consumers, better for farm animals and better for the environment.
It’s our job to support those consumers and farmers and businesses. But we will need your support more than ever in 2020.
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