California jury awards $289 million to man who claimed Monsanto's Roundup pesticide gave him cancer | Pesticide Action Network
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California jury awards $289 million to man who claimed Monsanto's Roundup pesticide gave him cancer

A San Francisco jury on Friday found Monsanto liable for a school groundskeeper’s lymphoma that he said developed after years of applying the company’s trademarked Roundup weed killer.

The $289-million verdict in San Francisco County Superior Court is certain to add momentum to a multi-front battle to ban Roundup’s main active ingredient, glyphosate. The compound is applied to millions of acres of crops, many of which have been genetically modified to withstand the herbicide.

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