Monsanto is facing over 700 Roundup lawsuits from people with lymphoma. Now a St. Louis-based ad agency is accused of helping Monsanto downplay the risk of cancer. Researchers are demanding a new safety assessment.
Lawyers say EPA officials worked with Monsanto to downplay the risk of cancer from glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed-killer. Monsanto is also accused of ghost-writing studies the EPA used to decide Roundup does not cause cancer in humans.
California can require Monsanto to label its popular Roundup weed killer as a possible cancer threat even though the company insists the product is harmless to humans, a judge in Fresno has tentatively ruled.
Monsanto is facing a growing number of lawsuits from people who were diagnosed with cancer after years of being exposed to the weed-killer Roundup.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a three-day series of meetings this week dedicated to examining evidence linking Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller to cancer.
Roundup weed-killer residues were found in Cheerios, Doritos, Pita Chips, Oreos, and dozens of other American snack foods.
A panel of federal judges have created a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2741) to centralize dozens of Roundup lawsuits into the Northern District of California under U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria.