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Bayer ‘Health Care’

Regarding some of the statements in the Bayer News Release in last week’s issue (July 22), the facts need clarifying. The company, which used to be called Monsanto, claims to be a “global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition.”

Currently Bayer faces a court order to pay $20.5 million in damages to Dewayne Johnson, the groundskeeper who was sickened by Bayer products and technology. The jury found that Monsanto (Bayer) “ ‘acted with malice and oppression’ by failing to acknowledge glyphosate as a cancer-causing agent.” That jury awarded $289 million — was reduced at appeal.
Meanwhile Bayer faces law suites concerning Dicamba and PCBs.

Bayer faces about 125,000 Round-up related lawsuits in the U.S. They are being sued around the world — they are, then, truly a “global enterprise.”

The claim, however, of “core competencies” in health care and nutrition sounds misleading, doesn’t it? How does murdering and sickening humans worldwide qualify as health care? Acting with malice and oppression just does not sound “caring.”

Best luck to the 10 recipients of $1000 each for education. May they go on to do brilliant and honest research.

Kevin Brown

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