DON’T LOSE YOUR CASE IN THE WEEDS THE CASE AGAINST ROUNDUP WEED KILLER
In late March, a California man won $80 million in a lawsuit against Monsanto, the company that manufactures and markets the popular weed killer Roundup. The jury found Roundup’s main active ingredient, glyphosate, to be a substantial factor in the man contracting cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has deemed glyphosate a probable carcinogen. The rates of a specific type of cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, in Americans increases from 2 percent to 2.8 percent among those who use Roundup on a regular basis. Monsanto has submitted several hundred studies to the EPA claiming that Roundup is safe, but many independent studies have said otherwise. This lawsuit was not the first to allege the harmful effects of products containing glyphosate. Thousands of similar lawsuits have been filed across the country, but this case rides the heels of another suit in which the plaintiff won $78 million in damages. As the number of lawsuits against agribusinesses over the harmful effects of products containing glyphosate grows, governments all over the world are banning or heavily regulating its use.
began selling its stock early last month, and Costco dropped Roundup from its product line. Even though the EPA has said that Roundup is not likely to be dangerous, we at Marks Law Group want to encourage anyone who feels they deserve compensation for medical expenses incurred from contact with harmful chemicals. There will no doubt be more lawsuits surrounding the use of glyphosate in the future, and recent settlements should indicate that you can make a successful case with the right attorneys. Give our office a call today for a free consultation.
The effects of these international legal actions against glyphosate have even been felt in Georgia. Pike Nurseries
LAUGH A LITTLE
CLASSIC TOMATO SAUCE Archive.ChopChopMag.org/recipe/classic-tomato-sauce
• 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped • 1 teaspoon dried basil • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, including liquid
• 1⁄4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1. Put skillet on stove and turn heat to low. When skillet is hot, add oil. 2. Add garlic, dried basil, and oregano and cook until garlic is just golden (1–2 minutes). 3. Add tomatoes, raise heat to medium-high, and cook until mixture just starts to boil. 4. Turn heat down to low and cook 15 minutes. 5. Taste sauce and add a pinch of salt if you think it needs it. Leave as is or mash it a bit to make it less chunky.
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