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Monsanto Relied on Shady EPA Risk Study To Dispute Court Verdict That Roundup Caused Cancer

In a legal brief filed with a federal appeals court this week, EWG staff attorneys argue Monsanto relied heavily on an untrustworthy and dubious government risk assessment to dispute a jury’s findings that the agrochemical company’s Roundup weedkiller caused cancer in a California man. Attorneys with EWG submitted a 43-page amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Edwin Hardeman, who successfully sued Monsanto in February 2016. In reaching its verdict in the Hardeman v. Monsanto case in a federal district court in San Francisco in March 2019, the jurors found that exposure to glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Roundup, caused Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Jurors awarded Hardeman $80 million in damages.  Read more....



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