Inkantolo iyakwenama ukuhlawuliswa kukaBayer okuhlongozwayo ngezigaba

Phrinta imeyili Ungahlukıselana Ephathwayo

Ijaji likahulumeni ngoMsombuluko belinamagama ahlabayo ngohlelo lukaBayer AG lokulibazisa amacala omdlavuza weRoundup angaba khona kanye nokuvimba izivivinyo zamajaji, egxeka isiphakamiso esingajwayelekile esenziwe yiBayer neqembu elincane labameli babamangali njengokuthi kungenzeka kube kungahambisani nomthethosisekelo.

“INkantolo iyakungabaza ukufaneleka nokulunga kwalesi sivumelwano esihlongozwayo, futhi ithambekele ekuphikiseni lesi sicelo,” kufundeka umyalelo wokuqala okhishwe yiJaji uVince Chhabria weNkantolo yesiFunda sase-US esiFundeni esiseNyakatho neCalifornia. Isikhundla sejaji sibukeka siyishaya ngamandla iBayer nemizamo yenkampani yokuxazulula ifa lamacala abhekene neMonsanto, iBayer eyathenga eminyakeni emibili eyedlule.

Abantu abangaphezu kwe-100,000 e-United States bathi ukuvezwa kwe-Monsanto's glyphosate-based Roundup herbicides kubangele ukuthi bathuthukise i-non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) nokuthi iMonsanto kudala yazi futhi yafihla izingozi zomdlavuza.

Izilingo ezintathu zamajaji ziye zabanjwa eminyakeni emibili eyedlule kanti iMonsanto yalahlekelwa yibo bobathathu ngamajaji anikezela ngaphezu kuka- $ 2 billion kumonakalo. Wonke amacala manje asedlulisiwe futhi iBayer ibilokhu ihilizisana ukugwema ukuqulwa kwecala labasizi besikhathi esizayo.

Ngenyanga edlule iBayer ithe ikwenzile izivumelwano ezifinyelelwe ukuxazulula iningi lamacala afakwe njengamanje futhi abhale uhlelo lokusingatha amacala okungenzeka ukuthi azofakwa ngokuzayo. Ukusingatha le nkantolo njengamanje uBayer uthe kuzokhokha imali efinyelela ku- $ 9.6 billion ukuxazulula cishe amaphesenti angama-75 ezicelo zamanje futhi uzoqhubeka nokusebenza ukuxazulula okusele.

Ehlelweni lokusingatha amacala angaba khona esikhathi esizayo, IBayer ithe isebenzisana neqembu elincane labameli babamangali abamele ukwenza imali engaphezu kwamaRandi ayizigidi ezingama-150 ngenhloso yokuvumelana “nokuma” kweminyaka emine emacaleni okufaka amaphepha. Lolu hlelo luzosebenza kubantu abangatholwa ngokuzayo nge-NHL abakholelwa ukuthi kungenxa yokuchayeka kwe-Roundup. Ngokuphikisana nokukhokhwa kukaMonsanto ngamacala asalindile, ukukhokhelwa kwalesi senzo esisha "sekusasa" kudinga ukuvunywa yinkantolo.

Ngaphezu kokubambezela izivivinyo eziningi, isivumelwano sidinga ukuthi kusungulwe “iphaneli lesayensi” elinamalungu amahlanu elizothatha noma ikuphi okutholakele esikhathini esizayo ngezimangalo zomdlavuza ezandleni zamajaji. Esikhundleni salokho, kuzokwakhiwa i- “Class Science Panel” ezonquma ukuthi ngabe i-Roundup ingadala i-non-Hodgkin lymphoma, futhi uma kunjalo, ngamazinga aphansi okuvezwa. IBayer izokwazi ukuqoka amalungu amabili kwamaphaneli amahlanu. Uma ngabe iphaneli linqume ukuthi akukho ukuxhumana okuyimbangela phakathi kwe-Roundup ne-non-Hodgkin lymphoma lapho-ke amalungu ekilasi azovinjelwa ekufuneni okuzayo esikhathini esizayo.

Amalungu amaningana ezinkampani zabameli abahola phambili abawine izivivinyo ezintathu zomdlavuza weRoundup aphikisana nohlelo oluhlongozwayo lokuxazulula izinyathelo, bethi luzophuca abamangali besikhathi esizayo amalungelo abo ngenkathi kunothisa idlanzana labammeli abebengakaze babe phambili ecaleni leRoundup.

Lolu hlelo ludinga ukuvunywa kweJaji uChhabria, kodwa umyalelo okhishwe ngoMsombuluko ukhombise ukuthi akahlelile ukunikeza imvume.

“Endaweni lapho isayensi ingahle ithuthuke, bekungafaneleka kanjani ukukhiya i-
isinqumo esivela eqenjini lososayensi kuwo wonke amacala azayo? ” kubuza ijaji ngokulandelana kwalo.

Ijaji lithe lizobamba ukulalelwa ngoJulayi 24 ngesicelo sokuphasiswa kokuqala kokuxazululwa kwesenzo sabantu abasesigabeni. "Uma kubhekwa ukungabaza kweNkantolo njengamanje, kungaphikisana nentshisekelo yawo wonke umuntu ukubambezela ukulalelwa kwamacala ngaphambi kokuthola imvume yokuqala," ubhale kanjalo.

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