Second US Jury Trial links Roundup use to cancer

The unanimous verdict was announced on 19th March 2019 in San Francisco in the first federal case to be brought against Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, alleging that repeated use of the company's glyphosate-based weedkiller caused the plaintiff's cancer. Seventy-year-old Edwin Hardeman of Santa Rosa, California said he used Roundup for almost 30 years on his properties before developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The second part of the trial will assess if Bayer is liable for damages. More information here

Closely following this verdict was the decision by the government of Vietnam, to ban the import of glyphosate-based herbicides.