Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monsanto Must Face Claims Roundup Causes Cancer

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to exclude “shaky” expert opinions that the world’s most popular weed killer causes cancer in humans, advancing more than 400 lawsuits against agrichemical giant Monsanto.

“The court cannot go so far as to say these experts have served up the kind of junk science that requires exclusion from trial,” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria wrote in a 68-page ruling denying Monsanto’s motions to terminate the lawsuits for lack of credible evidence.

The decision comes one day after the first trial over an alleged link between glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and the development of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in humans kicked off in a separate case in state court.


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