Verdicts Twist Road Ahead in Monsanto Cancer Litigation

The federal jury that heard the first bifurcated trial on claims Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup causes cancer found the Bayer AG subsidiary liable for not warning a man of the product’s cancer risks and awarded him $80 million in damages. It also made the way forward in multidistrict litigation a lot more complex.

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Jurors Defend $289 Million Roundup Cancer Verdict

Two jurors who voted to hold Monsanto liable for a man’s fatal cancer from using the weed killer Roundup called a California judge’s intention to gut the $289 million verdict “unreasonable” Thursday, and rejected criticism they had been emotionally manipulated into making the finding without evidence.

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Cereal Maker Faces Class Action Over Herbicide Found in Products

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods conceals the presence of an allegedly carcinogenic weed killer in its steel cut oats and rolled oats, and instead capitalizes on consumer demand for “wholesome” food by falsely advertising the products as healthy, two people claim in a federal class action filed in San Francisco on Friday.

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EU Agency Ducks Citizens’ Demand to Ban Roundup

Responding to a citizen petition to ban the key ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, the European Commission said Tuesday it finds no credible link between the chemical and health problems but would instead improve transparency in the pesticide-approval process.

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