The most popular weed killer in the United States, Roundup, has been under fire recently as its main ingredient is allegedly causing cancer in thousands of its long-term users. Glyphosate, the active ingredient causing so much turmoil, was declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015. Since this announcement, thousands of consumers who developed various cancers have raced to find legal counsel to fight the manufacturer in court.
Roundup manufacturer and agrochemical giant Monsanto was bought by Bayer AG in June 2018 for around $66 billion. Since then, Bayer has faced three high-profile courtroom losses against consumers who have each developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and blame Roundup for their diagnoses. Two of the cases resulted in over $70 million payouts, and in the most recent case, more than $2 billion. Bayer has announced that it will appeal all three losses as it … Read the rest