Monsanto on trial: Former EPA official to testify about covering up link between Roundup and cancer

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‘A multi-district cancer lawsuit is currently underway in San Francisco, California. The suit alleges that Monsanto failed to warn the public about Roundup’s cancer risk to humans. Sixty plaintiffs, many suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, are accusing Monsanto of covering up evidence that Roundup herbicide could cause cancer. A former EPA official, Jess Rowland, is set to testify in the case and could reveal the EPA’s buried science linking Roundup (glyphosate) to cancer.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria is looking forward to Rowland’s deposition: “My reaction is when you consider the relevance of the EPA’s reports, and you consider their relevance to this litigation, it seems appropriate to take Jess Rowland’s deposition,” he said.

Due to regulatory concerns, this case is currently holding Monsanto back from a $66 billion mega merger with German pharmaceutical company, Bayer AG.’

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