Trial Begins for Roundup Cancer Allegations

Agrochemical giant, Monsanto, is sued for hundreds of cases claiming Roundup causes cancer.

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A California man is the first of hundreds to see his day in court with Monsanto in a lawsuit alleging that Roundup gave him cancer.

Jury selection began in California Superior Court in DeWayne Johnson’s suit against Monsanto. Johnson worked for a school district and regularly applied Roundup on campuses dozens of times a year. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in August 2014 at the age of 42. His case has been fast-tracked through the court system, because of his failing health.

Johnson suspended his chemotherapy treatment, because the side effects were so severe, according to court documents. His doctors told the court they don’t expect him to live through 2019.

Lawyers for Johnson say that Monsanto championed false data and attacked legitimate studies that revealed possible dangers of using its weed killer. The case could set a precedent for hundreds of other cases against the company. There are more than 400 cases against Monsanto in San Francisco courts alone.

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