Farmers sue Monsanto over lymphoma claims

Monsanto continues to stand by safety of glyphosate and disputes IARC classification and cancer claims.

A number of lawsuits have been filed recently against Monsanto alleging that its weed killer product, Roundup — specifically its main ingredient, glyphosate — can cause cancer. The latest comes from three farmers and an agronomist claiming that they contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from exposure to glyphosate.

The justification, according to the claims, is that because the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research of Cancer (IARC) issued a classification

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