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Did Monsanto Ignore Evidence Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer?

Original story at The Nation• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

The Nation 1 week ago

 
In 1970, John E. Franz, a 40-year-old chemist from Springfield, Illinois, hit upon a discovery that would profoundly change agriculture: a chemical that works its way into the leaves of weeds and down to their roots, eventually killing them. Franz sold the patent for the breakthrough to his employer, Monsanto, for $5. Four years later, Monsanto released Roundup. “Weeds? No problem. Nothing kills weeds better,” announced the actors in the commercials for Roundup as they attacked dandelions with spray bottles. The product was an instant success, and in 1987 Franz won the National Medal of Technology for his discovery. Today,
 
 
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12 Oct
Dr. Joseph Mercola @mercola
RT @garyruskin: Did #Monsanto Ignore Evidence Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer? Via @rebersole in @thenation https://t.co/n67uJfeG0R #glyp…
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This could be Monsanto’s “Big Tobacco” moment. https://t.co/lz6wFzfTCj