Roundup™ Formulation Ban Imposed in France
A Roundup™ formulation ban decision in France due to safety concerns was hailed by critics of the weed killer as the first step in banning all Roundup™ products in France. A French court in Lyons banned the sale of Roundup 360™ in the country effective January 15. This ruling comes in response to worries that safety concerns were ignored when Roundup™ was cleared for use in the past. The biggest issue is the well-founded belief that glyphosate causes cancer. Let’s look at why the use, distribution, and sale of Roundup™ 360 was forbidden in France and how this impacts Roundup™ usage worldwide.
What Is the Roundup™ Formulation Ban in France?
Roundup 360™, the Roundup™ formulation banned in all of France, has 360 g/L of glyphosate, the active weed-killing ingredient. The government environmental agency ANSES, the court said, failed to perform a health safety risk evaluation for the product. In its ruling, the court looked at animal experiments and scientific studies that showed Roundup™ is potentially carcinogenic for people.
In addition, the studies showed Roundup™ to be toxic for both aquatic forms of life and human reproduction. ANSES is reviewing the ruling but has of yet not provided any insight. Bayer, on the other hand, is threatening legal options over the Roundup™ formulation ban. It said that studies have shown that Roundup™ is safe for use. A federal court in California is taking up the debate on whether Monsanto configured the studies to call their product safe when they knew it was not.
Concerted Attack Against IARC
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a section of the World Health Organization (WHO), found that glyphosate probably caused cancer in humans. Immediately after the finding was released, Monsanto leveled what was described as a ferocious attack on the research panel and its director in particular. The attack, according to experts, was unprecedented. Its goals were to fight existing litigation against Roundup™, preclude labeling of Roundup™ as carcinogenic and support the product around the world. This type of campaign against respected scientific studies was previously used by the tobacco industry. Monsanto has sought collaboration with regulatory committee members, and emails to this effect have been found. Even the European Food Safety Authority used Monsanto’s documents in drafting its own assessment. The Monsanto Papers is the topic of an upcoming blog presented by attorney Ed Smith.
Why Was a Roundup™ Formulation Ban Imposed in France?
Over 9,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer AG over Roundup™ causing cancer in people who use it. The correlation is high, according to experts in the field. While the numbers are impressive, it is the individual stories that take the center stage. One husband and wife farming team in Australia faced the devastating news that the husband’s wife of more than 30 years had developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They used Roundup™ for years to keep weeds away from their crops. Now, the wife is facing rigorous, expensive treatment in her fight to recover while the husband blames himself for choosing Roundup™ as a weed killer on their farm. In one way or another, thousands of similar stories come to light every day. The hope of those fighting against Roundup™ usage is to halt its use, stopping more personal catastrophes.
A Dedicated Roundup™ Cancer Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Roundup™ cancer attorney. I have always fought for individuals harmed by large corporations. Being injured by someone’s actions that are not your fault is unjust. As with other forms of product liability, the manufacturer of Roundup™ places financial profits over safety. If a member of your family has died due to Roundup™ or if you’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, I would be pleased to provide you with free and friendly advice. I have the experience and resources to build a strong case for anyone harmed by Roundup™ nationwide. You can call me toll-free at (800) 404-5400, and if you are in the Northern California area, you are welcome to use our local number (916) 921-6400. In addition, if it is more convenient for you, reach out to me online.
In the past 37 plus years, I have helped many families fight the injustice of their loved one’s death by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
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