Have you ever paid for a meal you never ate? Handed over cash for a car you never rented? Or apologized for something you didn’t do?
Not likely. And for good reason. It simply doesn’t make any sense.
But Bayer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, expects us to believe they’ve done something just like that.
The enormous corporation just announced it will fork over up to $10.9 BILLION to settle a slew of lawsuits brought by folks who say the company’s Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.
But the execs at Bayer want you to know two things about this payout.
- They haven’t changed their minds about the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, being perfectly safe and not causing cancer.
- They intend to keep selling the product. This despite it containing an ingredient the WHO’s Internal Agency for Research On Cancer (IARC) labeled “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
So, in other words, they expect us to believe they just paid these folks out of the goodness of their own hearts? (It’s a trick question. The ghouls don’t have any.)
You’ll have to forgive me if I doubt that’s the case when this comes from the Big Pharma industry that has always put profits before people.
Roundup chemical linked to higher cancer risk
Of course, this isn’t the first time a check has been written over glyphosate.
In 2019 a jury ordered Monsanto, who was bought out by Bayer, to pay $289 million in damages to a man who said his deadly cancer was the result of exposure to Roundup.
And despite all kinds of mixed messages from experts, scientists, and government agencies evidence continues to pile up against the creepy chemical.
Several investigations found potentially unsafe amounts of glyphosate in oat products such as breakfast cereals. Animal studies connecting the glyphosate found in Roundup to various health problems continue to be published.
The state of California has listed it as a carcinogen. The IARC says there’s “strong” evidence that the chemical can cause genetic damage. And even the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has reported links between glyphosate and cancer.
Plus, despite the EPA claiming glyphosate is safe, a study last year concluded that exposure to the Roundup chemical could increase the risk for the cancer Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma by MORE than 41 percent.
Reduce your exposure to these creepy chemicals
Healthier Talk has been warning people about the dangers of glyphosate, and other weedkillers and pesticides, for over a decade now.
Because regardless of how you feel about genetically modified foods, the troubling evidence against the chemicals they dump on them makes “going organic” the only logical choice.
There are two key ways you can minimize your own exposure to Roundup and avoid the risks.
- Pick NON-GMO foods: There’s no standard for GMO labeling yet, but some companies now voluntarily disclose it on their packaging. Support the companies that do and reduce your contact with these chemicals at the same time.
- Choose organic: Organic foods can’t be genetically modified, and can’t be grown with chemicals such as glyphosate. So choose organically grown and raised foods. It’s an easy way to cut down on your exposure..
When you make the switch to organic, you likely will end up paying a bit more at the cash register. But probably not as much as you fear. And that extra investment in your health and peace of mind is well worth the additional cost.