U.S. judge allows lawsuits over Monsanto’s Roundup to proceed to trial


(Reuters) – A federal U.S. judge on Tuesday allowed hundreds of lawsuits alleging that Monsanto Co’s glyphosate-containing weed-killer Roundup causes cancer to proceed to trial, finding that there was sufficient evidence for a jury to hear the cases.

FILE PHOTO: Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop near Brussels, Belgium November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The decision by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco, California, followed years of litigation and weeks of hearings about the controversial science surrounding the safety of…



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