Roundup is the most widely used herbicide on the planet and was marketed to farmers and home gardeners across the world as safe and effective.
“It is the safest herbicide that’s ever been developed,” said Bayer vice-president Scott Partridge. Bayer recently bought Monsanto for $63 billion.
A former California school grounds keeper claimed Monsanto’s ‘cancer-causing’ weedkiller destroyed his life. A jury ordered Monsanto to pay Dewayne Lee Johnson $US289 million after it unanimously found that the company’s Ranger Pro and Roundup products presented a “substantial danger” to consumers, and that Monsanto knew or should have known of potential risks and failed to warn consumers like Mr Johnson.