Monsanto’s Roundup Weed-killer Goes on Trial with Billions at Stake

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Aimee Picchi, CBS News, June 26, 2018

After it was introduced in the 1970s, Roundup was promoted as an “herbicide that gets to the root of the problem.”

Now, four decades later, manufacturer Monsanto will face a lawsuit that seeks to get to the root of another problem: whether the active ingredient in the weed-killer is to blame for a California man’s terminal cancer. If Monsanto fails to persuade the court that its product isn’t to blame, the agricultural company’s flagship product could take a hefty hit.

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