Lawsuits against Monsanto alleging glyphosate-cancer connection face court scrutiny

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria will spend a week hearing from experts to help decide whether there is valid scientific evidence to support the lawsuits’ claim that exposure to Roundup can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Chhabria is presiding over more than 300 lawsuits against Monsanto Co. by cancer victims and their families who say the company long knew about Roundup’s cancer risk but failed to warn them.

The plaintiffs must first persuade Chhabria, however, that he should allow their epidemiologists and other doctors to testify to a jury that Roundup can cause cancer. Many regulators have rejected the link, and Monsanto vehemently denies it and says hundreds of studies have found glyphosate — Roundup’s active ingredient — is safe.

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Chhabria will not determine if the cancer connection exists, but whether the claim has been tested, reviewed and published and is widely accepted in the scientific community.

“It’s game over for the plaintiffs if they can’t get over this hurdle,” said David Levine, an expert in federal court procedure at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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2 thoughts on “Lawsuits against Monsanto alleging glyphosate-cancer connection face court scrutiny”

  1. With the poison of Monsanto spread far and wide across the USA and other countries—this round-up poison is causing cancer and other strange illnesses far and wide. So many adults, children, pets and other creature are turning up with cancer. How horrible this is and Monsanto needs to admit the truth and stop spreading their poison everywhere and killing us.

  2. It’s so bad now, it’s impossible to know what foods contain Monsanto’s Round up poison. I have a partial list to start: Barefoot wine, Cheese it crackers, Oreo’s cookies, Cherrios, and that small list is just a beginning.

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