Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Bayer wins Roundup court case

 Bayer won its first trial over claims its Roundup herbicide causes cancer after a California jury found that the herbicide was not a substantial cause of a child’s rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the company said on Tuesday.

Destiny Clark alleged that her son Ezra developed Burkitt’s lymphoma after he was exposed to Roundup which she sprayed on weeds at the family residence.

Clark sued Monsanto, which is owned by Bayer, for failing to warn her of the cancer risks of using Roundup.

Bayer expressed sympathy for the family’s loss.

The family's lawyer said the verdict will be appealed.

Bayer has appealed all of the court verdicts that have gone against it, claiming that science has cleared Roundup as safe to use as directed.