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Monsanto Ordered To Pay Former Groundskeeper Nearly $290 Million In Damages

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WEB Notes: The man ended up covered in the product the article goes on to state. Obviously, it caused it problem. So what other problems are being caused by this being dumped on our crops that we consume and the ground water where the product eventually ends up in?

A San Francisco jury Friday ruled in favor of a former Benicia Unified School District groundskeeper who claimed the chemical glyphosate – contained in the popular herbicide “Roundup” – caused his cancer.

The jury ordered that Roundup manufacturer Monsanto pay Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, who is suffering from terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, nearly $290 million in damages. The breakdown was $819,882 for loss of past earnings; $1,403,327 in future earnings; $4 million in past non-economic losses and $33 million in future non-economic losses.

Source: Jury Rules ‘Roundup’ Pesticide Caused Former Groundskeeper’s Cancer « CBS San Francisco

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