A United States jury has found glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup was a "substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer, the second such court ruling against the herbicide in less than a year.
"Today's verdict reinforces what another jury found a year ago, and what scientists with the state of California and the World Health Organization have concluded: Glyphosate causes cancer in people", said Cook.
Last year, another jury found that Roundup had caused the cancer of a school janitor in California. The verdict was later reduced by the court to $78 million.
After yesterday's trial, the president of the NGO Environmental Working Group, Ken Cook, said, "Today's verdict reinforces what another jury found previous year, and what scientists with the state of California and the World Health Organization have concluded: Glyphosate causes cancer in people".
Hardeman's case against the company is the second brought to court, but more than 4,000 other similar cases await trial.
Multiple national and global agencies have identified Roundup's active ingredient, glyphosate, as a probable cause of cancer in humans, including the worldwide Agency for Research on Cancer, which is an arm of the World Health Organization, and the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. The unanimous verdict on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, came in a trial that plaintiffs' attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits against Roundup's manufacturer, agribusiness giant Monsanto. He split the Hardeman case into two phases: one to decide causation, the other to determine Bayer's potential liability and damages.
Tuesday's verdict came in the case of 70-year Edwin Hardeman.
"We are confident the evidence in phase two will show that Monsanto's conduct has been appropriate and the company should not be liable for Mr. Hardeman's cancer", it said.Читайте также: Supermoon 2019: "Super worm equinox moon", last supermoon of 2019, starts tonight
"Both authorities reaffirmed that glyphosate is safe to use and presents no risk to users when used in accordance with label instructions", Nufarm said in its financial results report.
Bayer has argued that decades of studies and regulatory assessments have shown the weed killer to be safe for human use.
Hardeman's trial is before a different judge and may be more significant.
Hardeman's lawyers, Aimee Wagstaff and Jennifer Moore, said they look forward to presenting that evidence to the jury to hold Monsanto accountable.
Activist investor Elliott already holds a stake of less than 3 percent in Bayer, Reuters disclosed past year.
"Now we can focus on the evidence that Monsanto has not taken a responsible, objective approach to the safety of Roundup", they said in a statement.
More than 750 cases Roundup cases against Bayer have been consolidated in San Francisco's federal court.
Michael Baum, an attorney who represented Johnson, told Buzzfeed that the jury's verdict in the Hardeman case is "a huge win for all Roundup-induced National Hockey League claimants and a devastating loss for Bayer/Monsanto".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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