March 12, 2016 — As European balk at approving Roundup for another 15 years, lawsuits have been filed in Hawaii and California on behalf of people who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Roundup contains glyphosate, a chemical that kills most plants. Its popularity boomed in the 1990s when Monsanto developed Roundup-resistant crops, and today it generates about $8 billion in sales per year.
Last year, an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Roundup a “probable human carcinogen” based on several studies in farmworkers around the world who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In early March, regulators in Europe delayed voting on a 15-year renewal of Roundup after several member states balked. Bloomberg reports:
“In February, testing found traces of glyphosate in German beer and organic panty liners sold in France. Other tests have found chemical residue in British bread, as well as in the urine of people across Europe.”
In the United States, Monsanto is facing a growing number of lawsuits. On February 19, Aaron Johnson filed a federal lawsuit (PDF) in Hawaii. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in January 2014 after exposure to Roundup on a macadamia farm since 1997. He also used Roundup to clear land in Hawaii and around his own home.
On March 9, a wrongful death lawsuit (PDF) was filed by the widow of Anthony McCall, a farmer for 40 years in California. According to his widow, McCall avoided exposure to most pesticides, but took fewer precautions with Roundup because Monsanto insisted it was safe. He developed lymphoma and died of complications in December 2015.
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