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Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world’s first Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world’s first Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trialThe case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. The jury at San Francisco’s Superior Court of California deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed to warn Johnson and other consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weed killers.

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