This poor man’s doctors did not even think he would live long enough to testify in court as to what caused his illness.
Lee Johnson’s doctors didn’t think he’d live long enough to testify in court that exposure to Monsanto Co.’s Roundup weed killer caused his deadly cancer.
But the 46-year-old is now first in line to go to trial against the agrochemical giant among thousands of people across the U.S. who blame its herbicide for their disease.
As groundskeeper for the school district in Benicia, California, about 40 miles east of San Francisco, Johnson mixed and sprayed hundreds of gallons of Roundup. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, and in July, after chemotherapy and other treatment, his oncologist gave him six months to live.
Monsanto is the same company that developed Agent Orange used in Vietnam to destroy forest cover and crops and since the U.S. Government initially denied the fact that Agent Orange caused health problems in U.S. Servicemen in Vietnam, why would Monsanto acknowledge that Roundup, which is also an herbicide, would cause health problems in human, animal and plant life?
What chemicals are in Agent Orange and what are their effects?
Agent Orange is an herbicide and defoliant chemical, one of the tactical use Rainbow Herbicides. It is widely known for its use by the U.S. military as part of its herbicidal warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. It is a mixture of equal parts of two herbicides, 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D. In addition to its damaging environmental effects, the chemical has caused major health problems for many individuals who were exposed.
Two of the most common effects of Agent Orange are Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and prostate cancer.
This bears repeating. Two of the most common effects of Agent Orange are Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and prostate cancer.
The man in the above picture who is fighting Monsanto, has Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Go figure! Agent Orange causes Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and was developed by the same makers of Roundup. Coincidence? He as well as others are fighting for justice as well as for their very lives against the Monsanto Corporation who are the makers of Roundup, a weed killer in the same family as Agent Orange. Roundup is an herbicide that contains glyphosphate, a chemical that kills any plant it is applied to, including lawn and garden plants. Monsanto’s argument is that glyphosate has been tested and been found safe for humans despite the fact that it kills plant life. How different from plant life is human life when humans consume plants? Life is life; plant or human, it makes no difference. If plant life can be killed by a chemical then so can human life. Some of the same components can be found in both plant and human life.
In findings that some might find reminiscent of science fiction, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have shown for the first time that humans and plants share a common pathogen recognition pathway as part of their innate immune systems. The data could help shed fresh light on how pathogen recognition proteins function and the role they play in certain chronic inflammatory diseases.
Studies have shown that Monsanto’s Roundup is extremely toxic:
Two key problems caused by glyphosate in the diet are nutritional deficiencies, especially minerals, and systemic toxicity
Glyphosate is possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies,” according to researchers
Your gut bacteria are a key component of glyphosate’s mechanism of harm, as microbes have the pathway used by glyphosate to kill weeds
Glyphosate causes extreme disruption of microbes’ functions and lifecycles. What’s worse, glyphosate preferentially affects beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow
Two key problems in autism unrelated to the brain yet clearly associated with the condition are both linked with glyphosate exposure: gut dysbiosis, and disrupted sulfur metabolism/impaired sulfate transport
There is a common connection alright. Humans and plants share a common pathogen recognition pathway as part of their innate immune systems. Glyphosate preferentially affects beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow. Now if that does not make a case for Monsanto’s Roundup killing both plants and humans, I don’t know what will. Every life form on this planet has some sort of connection. We all share commonalities and to think that a chemical that kills plants will not harm humans is absolutely ludicrous. How scientists and lawyers and others who work for companies like Monsanto can ‘live’ with their lies is just beyond me when they know of the dangers of the chemicals in Monsanto products, but will deny the dangers exist for money and profit.
Anything that is living is obviously capable of suffering and that would include plants as well as humans and to make products available that cause plants to shrivel and die and humans to shrivel and die as well, should have long since been taken off the market. It is no coincidence that so many people who used Roundup are now suffering from debilitating diseases and are dying from them. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma is not a mere kidney stone. It is a deadly disease and the makers of Roundup should pay dearly for causing such suffering. It is way past time to hold corporations accountable for the damage they cause to those who live on this planet. Too bad there is no one to fight for the plants that suffer and die thanks to Roundup.
Furthermore, of course Monsanto’s lying slew of paid whores would say that glyphosate is safe. Does anybody believe that Monsanto would hire people to state that a product they are trying to sell is detrimental to human life? Monsanto claims that it has done extensive research on Roundup and that there are no indications that Roundup is harmful to humans. Bullshit! Let my Black ass go work at Monsanto, do some research on Roundup and speak with my supervisor about some findings that are contrary to other ‘scientists’ at Monsanto who have categorically denied any allegations that Roundup causes serious health issues in humans and I would be fired and escorted out so fast, I’d not be able to collect my personal belongings from my desk.
And if Roundup is compatible with humans, why has it been banned in Germany, France and Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Columbia, El Salvador, Russia, The Netherlands, Mexico and several other countries due to its toxic impact? It has been banned because it is deadly to humans, but America’s rulers don’t give a shit for her citizens and Americans don’t even give a shit for themselves for why else do they put up with this shit? To be sick with cancer is not a fucking joke! Ask anyone who has ever had it or who is battling it now! And for those who have been told that they are in remission, let’s clear one thing up right now, remission don’t mean shit because cancer ALWAYS comes back and when it does, it comes back with a vengeance and no amount of chemo or anything else can stop it from killing your ass! That shit does not play with your ass! Not a bit of it! No one deserves a cancer diagnosis and for some shit for brains ‘scientists’ who work FOR Monsanto to claim that Roundup has no ill effects on humans is just beyond the end of enough. But ask yourself this. Do you honestly think that those ‘scientists’ who work FOR Monsanto are handling Roundup without protection? If you do, I have some beachfront property for sale in Death Valley, California. Americans! I know you’re lining up to buy it! You’re just that damn simple and stupid!
“Monsanto, pay those poor sick ass people that you caused to sicken in the first damn place! Americans, grow some damn balls and at the very least, place calls to your no-good politicians to do what other countries who care about their citizens have done; banned Monsanto products! That’s the very least you apathetic and complacent, distracted and brain dead cretins could do!”