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Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. Dewayne Johnson's lawsuit was the first of thousands of cases filed in state and federal courts alleging that Roundup causes cancer, which Monsanto denies. "This case is way bigger than me," Johnson said during a press conference in his lawyers' San Francisco office after the verdict. read more


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