Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Today's Waterloo Region Record carries a rather snappy headline to one of its stories namely : "Bayer needs aspirin after Monsanto ruling". Monsanto is a recent acquisition of Bayer and it has just cost them a $289 Million court ruling. Worse yet may be all the other court actions currently against Monsanto products including Roundup. The active ingredient in Roundup is a chemical called Glyphosate. Glyphosate has been linked to cancer by both the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, as well as by IARC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Other studies have said otherwise.

The court ruling was in favour of an employee of a landscaping firm who worked with Roundup for many years and has developed cancer. Agricultural workers have long been exposed to various weed killers and other pesticides with some developing various cancers. Here in Elmira, Ontario our authorities have assiduously avoided ordering any kind of health studies for residents, likely to avoid discomfiting one of our biggest local manufacturers the former Uniroyal Chemical, now known as Lanxess. There is a corporate connection to Bayer.

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