Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in cancer trial

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in cancer trial

A recent case in San Francisco made headlines as the world’s first RoundUp cancer trial. The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by Dewayne Johnson. Johnson was a pest control manager for a California school who applied RoundUp over 30 times a year. Johnson, 46 has developed terminal non-Hodgkins lymphoma and claims the weedkiller caused his cancer.  After a 3 day deliberation, a jury agreed and ordered the chemical giant to pay $289 in damages. The jury found that the company had not adequately informed consumers of the risks of glyphosate, RoundUp’s active ingredient. You can read more about the trail and its turn-out from Reuters.com.