Cancer Claim for Monsanto’s Roundup Gets Judge’s Scrutiny

“Roundup” by Mike Mozart, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

From US News, March 5, 2018.

Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product’s manufacturer — agribusiness giant Monsanto.

Now, a federal judge in San Francisco is conducting his own review during an unusual set of court hearings that began Monday. It has big stakes for Monsanto and hundreds of farmers and others who have sued the company.

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