US court allows expert to testify that weed killer still sold in UK has links to cancer

Monsanto company faces 5,000 lawsuits across America as it’s has been said that one of their products, Roundup – which is still sold in the UK – can cause cancer.
Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsato, which is now a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion takeover, have been allowed to go ahead, as cancer survivors or families of those who died have sued.
Now a federal judge has ruled that there was sufficient evidence for a jury to hear the case that the company’s weed-killer, still sold across the UK, is causing cancer. Roundup products are still available to buy in the UK.
The weed-killer contains glyphosate, a chemical that the US Environmental Protection Agency ruled was not carcinogenic in September. But serious doubts remain as the World Health Organization in 2015 classified glyphosate as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco followed years of litigation and weeks of hearings about the contentious science around the safety of glyphosate.
U.S courts decided glyphosate does most likely not cause cancer in humans last September. Judge Chhabria called the plaintiffs’ expert opinions ‘shaky’ and entirely excluded the opinions of two scientists. But he said a sensible jury could conclude, based on the results of four experts he allowed, that glyphosate can cause cancer in humans.

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