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Court San Francisco (California, USA) German Bayer ordered to pay more than two billion dollars cases of cancer a couple. About it reports Reuters.
Elva Pilliod with his wife claim that they found the lymphoma because of the use of the popular herbicide Roundup. The court came to the conclusion that the manufacturer Monsanto purchased by the group in 2018, didn’t inform buyers about the possible carcinogenic effect of dangerous plants product and also impeded research on the Carcinogenicity of the compound.
Bayer rejects the accusations, claiming that the active ingredient of herbicide, glyphosate is harmless to humans. The company’s lawyers promised to appeal the court decision. Against Monsanto in the USA was about 14 thousand claims.
Glyphosate was first used as a herbicide in 1974. Its use in the agricultural industry has increased dramatically since the mid 2000-ies, when it was introduced the practice of applying herbicides shortly before harvest. In result, crops can now contain more toxic substances than before.
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