Environmental campaigners have renewed calls for the EU to ban glyphosate following a landmark court ruling in the United States that the herbicide was responsible for a man’s terminal cancer and Monsanto failed to warn him of the danger.
The California Superior Court for the County of San Francisco on Friday ordered agrichemical multinational Monsanto, owned by Bayer, to pay damages of $289m (€253m) to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson after he was diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma he claimed was caused by the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup.
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