A California Jury has awarded a plaintiff almost $300 million dollars, agreeing with Edwin Hardeman’s claim that his exposure to the glyphosate-based pesticide Roundup gave him cancer.
According to Reuters, this is the second jury trial Bayer has lost and, unfortunately, more are on the way. Over 11,000 liability lawsuits have been filed against Bayer thanks to a declaration made four years ago by the United Nation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Last year, the agency’s scientists announced glysophate could be cancerous and that probability has been the basis for much of the litigation against Bayer.
Almost a year after the IARC made its ruling, the agency has been embroiled in a scandal where improprieties were discovered by news outlets about the agency’s research.
Obviously, at some point environmentalists took an interest in the IARC for the very reason in order to pervert the agency and the scientific studies it produced in order to ban pesticides, like glyphosate. The result has been the massive amount of litigation since the IARC’s declaration four years ago. What environmentalists can’t accomplish by trying to directly outlaw, like what happened with vaccines, they will by encouraging torts that can have the same result.