A California man is dying of cancer, and he is blaming the glyphosate found in Monsanto‘s Roundup, while a judge has allowed hundreds of more cases to move forward. But research shows the link is anything but clear.
A San Francisco court began hearing opening statements in the first US trial of its kind on Monday: A California man dying of cancer is , claiming the popular weed-killer Roundup is to blame for the disease.
Days after, a federal judge in San Francisco allowed hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto to go forward. The judge said on Wednesday that there was sufficient evidence for a jury to hear the case.
The plaintiffs argue that Monsanto products containing glyphosate, most notably Roundup, were at fault for cancer that either they or their deceased relatives were diagnosed with.
In particular, the trial of 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson was expedited due to his likely death in the coming months from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to his lawyer.