A lawsuit has been filed against the Monsanto Company in Wisconsin federal court by a group of plaintiffs who claim that Roundup herbicide is mislabeled with the statement that its active ingredient targets an enzyme not found in humans or pets.
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What’s the Problem?
June 22, 2017 – The complaint (PDF), filed Tuesday by 6 consumers from states across the U.S., focuses on the promotion, marketing and sale of Roundup, rather than physical injuries alleged from the weed killer. Scotts Miracle-Gro Co, which also markets Roundup products, is named as a co-defendant in the case.
The lawsuit claims that Monsanto and Scotts label, market, and promote Roundup products with the “false statement that Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, targets an enzyme that is not found ‘in people or pets.’”
Plaintiffs contend that this is a false and deceptive claim, as the enzyme has been identified in the gut bacteria of humans and pets, and glyphosate can adversely affect their immune system.
Monsanto aggressively markets Roundup as safe for humans and animals, despite recent studies which have found that glyphosate may be carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and affect human and animal cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems.
No reasonable consumer seeing these representations would expect that Roundup actually targets a bacterial enzyme that is found in humans and animals, and that affects their immune system health.
Plaintiffs are seeking equitable relief on behalf of the general public, with all profits earned by Monsanto for sales of Roundup in D.C. to be deposited into a charitable fund for the raising of consumer awareness regarding the effects of glyphosate.
Do I Have a Roundup Lawsuit?
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