By TLB Contributor: PAUL FASSA
This is the third installment of T. Matthew Phillips’ David vs Goliath class action lawsuit against Monsanto’s Roundup. The second installment is the most relevant. You can review it here. The first installment is here.
The labels on Roundup state in large letters that “Round Up targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals.” The reality is quite different of course, and Phillips has the science behind him. The targeted enzyme to disrupts plant life (weeds) is EPSP synthase.
EPSP synthase is found in the microbiota (mostly friendly bacteria) that reside in our intestinal tracts (guts). Thus the enzyme is found in humans and animals. It is partly responsible for immunity activation and even helps our guts and our brains communicate with one another.
EPSP synthase is among other beneficial microbes that produce neurometabolites that are either neurotransmitters or modulators of neurotransmission, so in addition to serious digestive issues, such as Celiac disease.
So the claim on Roundup containers is a total lie, and a dangerous one too. It’s a factor contributing to many of the food allergies, digestive illnesses, and neurological diseases among Americans lately.
Roundup with Glyphosate and Chemical Boosters is Worse Than Most Know
Remember, GMO plants are heavily sprayed, and the soil collects and absorbs the Roundup where crops designed to withstand the ravages of Roundup while absorbing them into the plant crops. So eating GMO foods equates to drinking Roundup, which the WHO has recently declared as “probably carcinogenic”.
Now it’s revealed that for the past 15 years non-GMO wheat and other non-GMO grains, including oats, have been increasingly desiccated (dried) just prior to harvesting to speed the process and have the field clear of weeds for the next planting.
Of course there are many other dangerous aspects of this herbicide, too many to enumerate in this article. But you can find out more here.
Prior Similar False Advertising Lawsuits Against Roundup
The simplicity of Phillips’ suit is it’s beauty. Roundup has safety issue lies prominently showing on their containers’ labels. That’s false advertising at its worst. The science is in, EPSP enzymes are attached to gut microbes, which all humans do have or they’ll be in really bad shape if not dead.
The adverse consequences don’t have to be proven in court with this legal challenge because only the false advertisement aspect needs to be proven. And as government officials like to say about vaccines – “the science is in” . Valuable life supporting human microbes do contain EPSP enzymes.
In 1997, New York’s Attorney General (AG) ordered Monsanto to pull ads declaring Roundup “safer than table salt” and “will not wash or leach in the soil” and “will not generally cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment” as well as other claims. Monsanto pulled the ads and no fines were levied.
Not so 10 years later in France. For similar reasons as the New York AG’s action, in 2007 France got 15,000 euros from both Monsanto and it’s French distributor. Monsanto appealed twice and both appeals were refused by 2009.
A financial slap on wrist to be sure, but more public exposure on Roundup’s toxicity and Monsanto’s duplicity. Both of those successful legal actions were performed by governments.
Phillips is the first from a private attorney for the few clients he represents thus far.
And it’s happening now within the time frame of the WHO’s worldwide declaration of glyphosate carcinogenic toxicity and other revelations of glyphosate’s human health issues.
Although Phillips set the actual hearing for a jury trial, it may not be necessary. He is confident he will win without a jury. This hinges on if Monsanto’s attorney Steven Smerek can’t get the case thrown out of court in the initial August 10th, 2015 hearing in California’s Federal Court.
Then and there Smerek will attempt to get the suit thrown out on the flimsy pretense that Monsanto can’t be sued for false advertising because if EPA approves it, it must be true. But the New York AG lawsuit of 1997 has already set legal precedence for that.
“The government does not have a monopoly on truth,” asserts Phillips, “It doesn’t get more Orwellian than this!” Phillips added, “The ONLY way they can win is by proving that a lawsuit demanding truth-in-advertising conflicts with (a) The Constitution; (b) Federal law; (c) A treaty. They’ll never make it!”
No one, including attorney Phillips and his clients, will walk away with a barrel of cash from this lawsuit. That’s why it’s important to help out with the lawsuit’s funding page here.
The timing is right to give Monsanto’s Roundup the public black eye it deserves. Maybe then mainstream media might cover this David vs Goliath legal action and it’s implications that prove Monsanto is big over-bloated liar pushing dangerous chemicals into the environment, animals, and humans.
Paul Fassa is a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com and The Liberty Beacon. His pet peeves are the Medical Mafia’s control over health and the food industry and government regulatory agencies’ corruption. Paul’s valiant contributions to the health movement and global paradigm shift are world renowned. Visit his blog by following this link and follow him on Twitter here.
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