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60 Minutes Exposes Bayer Weed Killer

60 Minutes Australia took on glyphosate in a recent segment, calling it a “toxic villain … likely to be sitting on a shelf in the backyard shed of most Australian families.” In the video above, you can see their interview with DeWayne “Lee” Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who was awarded $289 million in damages after a jury ruled Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup caused his terminal cancer.  The award was later slashed to $78 million, but it signaled the beginning of a running trend in Roundup cancer lawsuits. As of July 2019 there are now 18,400 U.S. lawsuits from individuals alleging that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, caused them to develop cancer.  Johnson told 60 Minutes about the time the hose broke while he was spraying, causing the poison to leak into his protective suit, soaking his clothing and reaching his skin. Yet, he explained that every time he would spray, he would end up with some Roundup on his face or elsewhere, as the protective clothing didn’t cover everything.  Read more....

 

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