STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Former Macadamia Farmer Files Lawsuit Against Monsanto, Says Roundup Caused Cancer

HONOLULU –– Another farmer has filed a personal injury lawsuit involving Monsanto’s Roundup product, contending that his years of using the herbicide while working at a Macadamia farm caused him to develop cancer.

In the Feb. 19 complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, plaintiff Aaron Johnson said he “personally mixed and applied Roundup to and around crops on numerous occasions from 1997 to present.”

According to the complaint, Monsanto started using glyphosate in its products in 1974 under the brand name Roundup. Twenty-five years later, glyphosate was the “most-used active ingredient in American agriculture,” ...

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