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I Believe Roundup Gave Me Cancer. The Monsanto Settlement Is a Slap in the Face

I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic

Last Wednesday was my 71st birthday, a low-key celebration in these Covid-19 times. Then I heard the news that the pharmaceutical conglomerate Bayer has offered a settlement to resolve several massive class-action lawsuits alleging that the company’s herbicide, Roundup, is dangerous and causes cancer.

I’m one of the thousands of people who filed suit. The news of the settlement ruined my birthday.

Should I have been happy? No. I don’t yet know how the settlement may affect me personally, but I do know it is a slap in the face. Bayer admitted no guilt, will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic. People will continue to get cancer from it.

This is where I am as a result of Roundup: I have non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Every week I slap four needles into my stomach to infuse someone else’s immune system. That’s because my immune system is virtually nonexistent as a result of the massive amounts of cancer treatment I’ve had to endure. Before starting the infusions I was hospitalized twice with pneumonia.

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