Roundup maker Monsanto defends weedkiller after being told to pay $289m to groundsman who blames it for his terminal cancer

Roundup maker Monsanto defends weedkiller after being told to pay $289m to groundsman who blames it for his terminal cancer

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Roundup maker Monsanto defends weedkiller after being told to pay $289m to groundsman who blames it for his terminal cancerThe maker of Roundup weedkiller has insisted it is safe despite being ordered to pay $289m to a school groundsman who claims it contributed to his terminal cancer. In a landmark case, a jury in the US found that Monsanto’s weedkiller, which contains the herbicide glyphosate, was a “substantial factor” in Dewayne Johnson’s illness and that the company failed to warn customers the product was dangerous. Mr Johnson, 46, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014, was awarded the equivalent of £226m in damages on Friday having used Monsanto’s products Roundup and Ranger Pro in large quantities during the course of his work.



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