Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules

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Writing that "a reasonable jury could conclude" that the herbicide in Monsanto's Roundup can cause a form of cancer, a federal judge says liability lawsuits against the company should proceed, siding with plaintiffs against an effort to quash the litigation. But the judge also said some of the expert opinions presented so far in the case are "shaky." The lawsuits allege that glyphosate, the herbicide in the widely used Roundup, can cause non-Hodgkin's lymphoma — and that Monsanto didn't warn consumers or regulators about that alleged risk. Claims against Monsanto received a boost in 2015 , when the International Agency for Research on Cancer – part of the World Health Organization — announced that two pesticides, including glyphosate, are...

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Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules

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