An article on Mercola.com, a website that encourages readers to “Take Control of Your Health,” reports that on August 10, 2018, a jury ruled in favor of Dewayne Johnson, a plaintiff who claimed Monsanto’s weed-killing Roundup caused his Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Johnson, who reportedly has just months to live, was awarded $289 million for damages.
An estimated additional “5,000 plaintiffs are waiting in the wings for their day in court” with Monsanto. They are claiming that Roundup exposure has caused them cancer.
After Johnson’s verdict, “Bayer stock fell by 18 percent.” Monsanto and Bayer have recently merged.
The article refers to studies that “clearly reveal[s] Monsanto knew Roundup had safety problems.”