RoundUp: how to do it wrong

So there’s this — Californian — woman suing Monsanto over RoundUp giving her cancer.

Lawsuit accuses Monsanto of manipulating research to hide Roundup dangers
Mendoza blames glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, which she used on her lawn every weekend.

Every. Weekend.

Yeah; with that level of exposure, pretty much any weed killer could have negative effects. I have a little professional experience with weed killers. You know how often I applied it to my sites?

Once. (Per year, that is.)

You know often Monsanto says to use it?

ONCE. And you can find that same one-time application advice on plenty of non-Monsanto web sites (I did).

Maybe this woman should have used the product in accordance with the instructions, instead of some 52 times the recommended amount.

2 thoughts on “RoundUp: how to do it wrong

  1. Eric Wilner March 16, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Wait… she used Roundup on her LAWN???
    I did that. Once. That sufficed to kill the lawn entirely, which is what I had in mind.
    Roundup having been used once, you no longer have a lawn. You have a patch of dirt, possibly suitable for re-seeding.
    The story makes less than no sense. Which… California, check. Lawyers, check. Sense not to be expected.


    • Bear March 17, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      The nicve thing about the lawsuit is that Monsanto should have the opportunity to depose this lady under oath.

      “You used Roundup how much, in violation of the usage instructions?”
      “If you’re that obsessed with your lawn, what else and how often did you apply that?”
      “Did your neighbors complain about your runoff killing their lawns, too?”
      “With that much Roundup applied, has your entire community come down with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma? And you do realize that no study shows a clear causal link between glyphosate and NHL, right?”
      “SInce you didn’t follow application instructions, can we assume you also failed to follow personal safety equipment instructions?”


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