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Jury: Monsanto funds contributed to cancer

The glyphosate-containing herbicide Roundup, the American producer Monsanto has contributed to the cancer of a claimant in the United States. This was on Tues

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Jury: Monsanto funds contributed to cancer

The glyphosate-containing herbicide Roundup, the American producer Monsanto has contributed to the cancer of a claimant in the United States. This was on Tuesday, the Jury in a U.S. Federal court in San Francisco. She had to decide whether or not glyphosate was a "significant factor" for the disease of the 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman, of the 25 years of the Mediterranean Roundup on his property began.

as of and For the German Bayer group belonging to the company Monsanto is the second legal defeat in a single year. In another process in August, a Jury in San Francisco, Monsanto was condemned to the payment of compensation to the former School caretaker Dewayne Johnson. the Bayer has gone against the judgment in the case Johnson in the appeal.

Johnson and Hardeman suffer from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph tissue. Both of the applicants have used Roundup for many years. The Jury, on the case of Johnson had awarded the plaintiff damages of $ 289 million (255 million euros). A judge found the sum but later to be excessive and reduced to 78.5 million dollars. With the substance of the judgment, the judge did not consider but.

At the request of Bayer, the process was divided into two phases. In the first Phase, it was a question of whether or not Roundup has actually caused the disease hard Mans. In the second Phase, which will begin on Wednesday, to be negotiated about whether Monsanto knew of the risks, she was hiding and, if so, whether the company can be made to the cancer by the plaintiff, is responsible.

The hug is, in the Tribunal

Hardeman and his lawyers hugged after the Jury had announced their decision. "We are very pleased," said the lawyer, Jennifer Moore. Bayer was "disappointed". The company was convinced "remain firmly convinced that the present scientific evidence confirms that glyphosate-based herbicides do not cause cancer," the company said. At the same time, Bayer was "confident" that the evidence will show in the second Phase of the process, "that Monsanto's behavior was appropriate and the company should not be for the cancer of Mr. Hardeman held liable".

The U.S. company, which sells Roundup for more than 40 years all over the world, leads to the field, the means for proper application. Hardeman, however, is of the view that the company had concealed the from your herbicide health risks.

experts and authorities disagree

in Total, have received more than 9300 complaints of cancer patients against Monsanto in U.S. courts. In the research the question of whether the Roundup contained chemical glyphosate, a carcinogenic effect is, however, controversial.

The U.S. environmental protection Agency, EPA, and the Supervisory authorities in the EU and Germany came to the conclusion that glyphosate is not a cancer risk. By contrast, the world health organization, WHO, hearing stated, the International Agency for research on cancer (IARC) three years ago that glyphosate is "likely to be carcinogenic in humans". (fal/afp)

Created: 19.03.2019, 23:44 PM

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