Pinch me, I must be dreaming: because the evil Monsanto (now Bayer) just lost a big lawsuit.
Apparently, Monsanto was ordered to pay over $289 million in damages to school groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” Johnson for punitive and compensatory damages.
And I quote:
A San Francisco jury returned a verdict today in the case of a former groundskeeper with terminal cancer against Monsanto Company, ordering the agrochemical giant to pay $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages for failing to warn consumers that exposure to Roundup weed killer causes cancer.
Apparently, Monsanto faces more than 5,000 Roundup cancer cases nationwide. And this number is growing.
Not surprisingly, almost no other news outlet is reporting this big news. (The BBC is the lone exception). Why am I not surprised?