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Organic Successes in 2018 - Let's Make 2019 an Even Better Year!

As 2018 comes to an end, it is a great time to reflect and look back on everything that has happened during the year. We have had some great moments across the organic sector, from India to the USA. In this post, we highlight just some of the many organic success stories from 2018, and we hope that together we can make 2019 an even better year!

1. Monsanto ordered to pay millions in landmark case

In August, Monsanto was ordered to pay $78 million in damages to DeWayne Johnson, who argued that exposure to the Roundup herbicide he sprayed while working as a school groundskeeper caused him to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The jury’s unanimous decision said Monsanto’s products presented a “substantial danger” to people and the company failed to warn consumers of the risks.

Lee Johnson is one of more than 4,000 people from across the country to file suit against Monsanto in state and federal courts based on allegations linking Roundup to cancer.

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