Canadian contractor alleges glyphosate caused his cancer in new suit against Bayer

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[Cliff] Sissons, a 57-year-old man from Cranbrook, B.C., is trying to stay positive after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

He blames the blood cancer and his other, ongoing ailments on his use of the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup over a span of 31 years.

In a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court …. Sissons alleges Roundup maker Bayer — the pharmaceutical company that owns Roundup maker, Monsanto — are liable for his illnesses. Monsanto Canada and Bayer Cropscience are also named as defendants as are retailers Canadian Tire and Home Hardware.

Sissons’ Vancouver-based lawyer, J. Scott Stanley, says this is the first non-class action lawsuit filed over alleged Roundup-related illnesses in this province. The claim alleges the retailers violated B.C.’s Sale of Goods Act by selling Roundup, alleging it is an unsafe product.

Related article:  Brazilian farmers sue Bayer to reclaim $151 million in royalties on GMO cotton

According to the claim, Sissons used Roundup between 1987 and 2018 in his work as a subcontractor, working on homes in the Cranbrook area …. Landscaping was part of the work at those homes and his approach to landscaping involved mixing and spraying Roundup to kill weeds several times each year.

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