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Monsanto Has to Pay $80 million for Man’s Cancer

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The Guardian

GavelA federal jury has ruled that Monsanto was liable for a California man’s cancer and ordered the Roundup manufacturer to pay $80 million in damages.

The ruling, which holds the company responsible for the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, is the first of its kind in US federal court and a major blow to Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer. A representative said Bayer would appeal.

In a verdict during an earlier phase of the trial, the jury in San Francisco unanimously ruled that the herbicide was a “substantial factor” in causing the cancer of Edwin Hardeman.

Hardeman, a 70 year-old Santa Rosa man, was the first person to challenge Monsanto’s herbicide in a federal trial, alleging that his exposure to the glyphosate weedkiller caused him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that affects the immune system.

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