May 242019

ABC News  (Australia),  documentary:  The secret tactics Monsanto used to protect Roundup, its star product

I don’t think you can evaluate the arguments surrounding Bayer-Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) and cancer,

WITHOUT more than a passing  understanding of

  1.    IARC
  2.    CropLife

This documentary  addresses both, with actual interviews.  Rare.

  •  The question of crossing the line with political contributions,  you’ll see CropLife America and CropLife Australia officials.
  • You might like this bit of background from the horse’s mouth (IARC), before watching the video:

2015-03 What is IARC?  IARC 2015 “classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” . . . and “strong” evidence for genotoxicity.


TIMELINE of the documentary:

August 2018 – The jury award in the first Bayer-Monsanto trial,  plaintiff Dewayne Johnson, was announced.  Part of the documentary was filmed in the U.S.   Johnson’s cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is terminal.  There’s footage of the “lesions” on his body that are symptomatic.

Oct, 2018 –  This documentary from Australia was released.

By May 2019 – we have the results of two more trials against Bayer-Monsanto,  guilty.  “The Monsanto Papers” are documents supplied to the Courts in 3 different trials, through the “discovery” pre-trial process.  Monsanto itself provides the evidence to incriminate itself – – severely.

Through Question and Answer interviews in the documentary, to me

  • There are numerous responses of the Monsanto Executive that amount to self-crucifiction.  The industry has been able to get away with its tactics, but no longer.   Too many people know too much by now.
  • The interviews of regulators and CropLife are the same; they come out badly, too.


But judge for yourself, maybe you disagree?

The secret tactics Monsanto used to protect Roundup, its star product | Four Corners  

Published on Oct 8, 2018

Four Corners investigates the secret tactics used by global chemical giant #Monsanto to protect its billion-dollar business and its star product — the weed killer, #Roundup.

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