When Companies Are Not Honest

Honesty is always the best policy, and it’s a policy that shows up in our day-to-day lives. Every day, the rules regarding transparency become stricter for businesses. Restaurants have to list certain nutritional facts on their menus and food labels are becoming more informative. Hair and skin products are also becoming more open about their ingredients and whether or not they test on animals.

For the most part, this transparency is a wonderful thing. It’s great that the modern consumer can quickly discern between the quality of different brands with just a single glance at the packaging of their products. Additionally, this makes the companies look even better, because if there’s one quality that a consumer respects, it’s honesty. There’s only one downside to this: when the consumer finds out that they have been lied to, it makes the sting that much worse.

It seems like everything these days is a carcinogen, from red meat to hairspray. Most major manufacturers of these products have the decency to warn the general public about these side effects. One such company isn’t quite so honest. Monsanto has made waves for the past few years for their shady business tactics. One thing that has landed them in hot water is their invention of Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the United States.

Roundup is best known for containing glyphosate. Special plants are manufactured that are resistant to glyphosate so that when the invasive species around them are doused with the herbicide, the crops survive while the weeds are killed.

The result is a higher yield of crops with fewer weeds and other invasive plants taking up space. This wouldn’t be such a bad thing if glyphosate didn’t come with a host of side effects attached.

Glyphosate was classified as a carcinogen and linked to myeloma and leukemia, as well as other forms of cancers. In addition to the cancers, the use of Roundup has been correlated with a variety of other diseases. It seems like the best solution at the moment is to simply stop using the product, this isn’t enough.

Stopping use of the product certainly helps, but because of the aerosol nature of the product, Roundup has contaminated various water and food sources, making the nearby area susceptible to disease- pregnant women and the elderly are notably more vulnerable to getting sick after exposure.

If you’ve used Roundup and gotten sick after, or if you think you’ve come into contact with contaminated food or water, consider joining one of the many class-action lawsuits against Monsanto. The Driscoll Firm, P.C. is a firm specializing in helping those who have fallen victim to Monsanto’s negligence.

Not only has Monsanto kept their dirty secret hidden from the public, but they are also going as far as to deny any allegations against them. Don’t stay silent in the face of injustice- speak up and help countless others hold Monsanto accountable for their actions!