July 11, 2018 — A judge has allowed hundreds of lawsuits to move forward against Monsanto for concealing the potential cancer risk of Roundup weed-killer.
The federal judge overseeing the lawsuits, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, will allow attorneys for cancer victims to present expert testimony supporting their belief that Roundup is a carcinogen.
However, he cautioned that lawyers face a “daunting challenge” in convincing him to allow the lawsuits to proceed to a jury trial. He called the evidence “rather weak,” but said the expert opinions linking Roundup and cancer were not “junk science” that must be excluded.
Lawyers for cancer victims claim that Monsanto knew about the risks of Roundup, but failed to warn about non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The controversy erupted after a cancer-research agency of the World Health Organization re-classified glyphosate, the active chemical in Roundup, as a “probable human carcinogen” based on 3 studies in people linking glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Monsanto denies that Roundup poses any risk of causing cancer.
Trial is underway in California involving a school groundskeeper who is dying of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup for years.
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