We all know that justice is blind — but now Monsanto is hoping it’s stupid, too.
I’ve spent years exposing every stunt Monsanto has pulled to keep you in the dark about GMO foods and the company’s dangerous weed killer Roundup.
They’ve spent millions lobbying politicians and killing labeling laws all over the country. And every time I think these guys can’t sink any lower, they dig a little deeper.
Now Monsanto has filed a ridiculous lawsuit against the State of California to make sure you never find out that the main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, could give you cancer.
In fact, they’re practically claiming they have a constitutional right to make you sick.
And, fortunately, there are still a few left.
Some of them work for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a World Health Organization group of top cancer researchers.
Just last year I told you how the IARC decided that the glyphosate in Roundup probably causes cancer in humans — and California quickly moved to slap a warning label on it.
And that’s when all heck broke loose.
After months of threats, Monsanto is hauling California to federal court, claiming the company’s rights are being violated (apparently your right to avoid cancer isn’t a big concern to Monsanto’s legal team).
And trust me — this lawsuit is filled with more fiction than your local library. Here are just three of the outrageous fantasies that Monsanto is asking the court (and us) to believe:
Monsanto fantasy #1: Believe it or not, Monsanto is complaining that relabeling Roundup to warn you of the cancer risks would be too expensive.
Well, now I’ve seen everything. These guys made $16 billion last year, so spare me the whole “brother, can you spare a dime” routine.
Monsanto fantasy #2: Monsanto is worried that a label claiming its product causes cancer could hurt its reputation.
Are you kidding me? That’s like a skunk worrying about its smell! Monsanto lost its good reputation years ago when it started spending a king’s ransom to shoot down GMO labeling laws all across the country.
Monsanto fantasy #3: I saved the best one for last. Monsanto believes that forcing a cancer warning onto its label violates its First Amendment rights!
That’s right. When Paul Revere hitched up his horse and went on his famous ride, it was all so Monsanto could one day keep you from knowing its weed killer might give you tumors.
And if all this sounds like the folks at Monsanto are getting a little desperate, well, you bet they are.
Because you’d better believe this doesn’t have a thing to do with the Constitution — and has everything to do with money.
You see, lawsuits are being filed against Monsanto all the time — including one from two farm workers who got cancer after working with Roundup. And the last thing Monsanto needs right now is a big cancer warning on its Roundup packages.
Plus, the company seems worried that food products — like corn and soy — that use Roundup could be forced to carry the warning. And once farmers have to put cancer labels on their ears of corn, you can bet they’ll be dropping Roundup in a hurry.
Luckily, you can get Roundup out of your life right now. One good way to avoid GMOs with traces of Roundup is to only buy organic corn, soy and canola.
And for a list of non-GMO foods by brand, check out the Non-GMO Project website here.
“Monsanto files lawsuit to stop California from listing glyphosate as known carcinogen” Lorraine Chow, January 23, 2016, Nation of Change, nationofchange.org