CA Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Guilty of Causing Man’s Cancer

HeadlineMar 20, 2019

A San Francisco jury found that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide was a “substantial factor” in the cancer of California resident Edwin Hardeman. The federal case could have implications for hundreds of others accusing the company of making them sick. Hardeman says he sprayed the widely used herbicide on his property for almost three decades and once got the product directly on his skin. He has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The jury will now consider damages owed by Bayer, which owns Monsanto. In August last year, a state jury awarded a former school groundskeeper nearly $300 million in damages after Monsanto’s Roundup was found to be responsible for his cancer, though the amount was later reduced to $78 million.

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