(Natural News) After a U.S. judge rejected a $2 billion plan to settle all future claims alleging that glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide causes cancer, Bayer, which took the baton from Monsanto, is reportedly rethinking the chemical’s presence in the American consumer market.
At this point in time, there are some 30,000 ongoing lawsuits involving Roundup, which has injured and killed potentially millions of people due to its persistent toxicity. Bayer and Monsanto both deny that their chemical concoction is anything other than “safe and effective,” but the legal system seems to actually be siding with the people for once.
Because of this, Bayer is considering withdrawing the Roundup product, along with other glyphosate-based weedkillers, from the United States in order to save itself from a steady stream of likely never-ending legal claims.
Bayer had hoped the $2 billion settlement – a drop in the bucket compared to its overall profits from Roundup – would be applied, allowing the company to continue selling its poisonous formulas to farmers and backyard gardeners without issue. It would appear as though Bayer is instead having to face the music.
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco called Bayer’s settlement scheme “clearly unreasonable,” as it would forever shield the company from all future liability for its glyphosate-based products.
Bayer, on the other hand, claims that its rejected settlement proposal was “designed to help the company achieve a level of risk mitigation that is comparable to the previously proposed national class solution.”
If you’ve been injured by Roundup, you, too, can file a lawsuit against Bayer-Monsanto
The Trump administration, as you may recall, attempted to fight on behalf of Bayer last year by pushing to overturn a landmark ruling that found Monsanto, the original creator of glyphosate, guilty of chemical violence against humanity.
Trump’s people sought to shield Monsanto of all criminal convictions, as well as relinquish the multi-million-dollar damages that the company was ordered to pay to all the people who were injured or killed by its herbicides.
Author: Ethan Huff
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