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Cancers linked to Roundup: the Bayer group loses again in appeal in the United States


Since the takeover in 2018 of the American agrochemical company Monsanto, producer of Roundup, Bayer has faced a series of proceedings in the United States.

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German giant Bayer has lost a lawsuit in the United States against a ruling that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. A San Francisco appeals court on Monday, August 9, upheld a 2019 judgment in favor of a couple claiming to have fallen ill after using this weedkiller for years. The court also upheld a judge’s decision to drastically reduce the amount of compensation awarded by the jury to Alva and Alberta Pilliod from $ 2 billion to $ 86.7 million.

It is still a new setback for the group, which faces thousands of lawsuits in this country. Since the takeover in 2018 of the American agrochemical company Monsanto, producer of Roundup, Bayer has faced a series of proceedings in the United States. Tuesday he said to himself “respectfully disagrees with the court’s decision” of San Francisco, which, according to him, is not supported by any tangible evidence.

“We continue to be a strong advocate for the safety of Roundup, a position supported by four decades of in-depth scientific data., said a spokesperson for the group. Reviews from major health regulatory bodies around the world support its safe use. ” Glyphosate, the main component of Roundup, is nevertheless classified as a “probable carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization (WHO). Bayer clarified that “Monsanto will study its legal options in this case”.



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