By | February 15, 2017

Monsanto is being sued by a group of four farmers who claim that they got cancer because of the repeated use of Roundup — more specifically, its active chemical glyphosate. If you have been harmed or effected by the Monsanto weed killer, you can hop over to for legal advice over this issue.

All four of the men in the Monsanto lawsuit have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. They claim that their illness is the result of working alongside Roundup for years while the company insisted that their weedkiller was completely non-toxic, reported the Lincoln Journal-Star.

Since then, the farmers claim that Monsanto has waged a campaign to stamp out negative press regarding glyphosate; a chemical the plaintiffs allege is responsible for their cancer diagnosis. The lawsuit states that Monsanto “concealed or systematically sought to discredit” negative research.

“Monsanto championed falsified data and has attacked legitimate studies that revealed Roundup’s dangers. Monsanto led a campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers and the general population that Roundup is safe. Its continuing denial extends to the date of this Complaint.”

It’s not the first time someone has levied the claim against Monsanto. Roundup has faced a heavy public relations battle since the World Health Organization (WHO)’s International Agency Research on Cancer (IARC) classified it as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in March of 2015.

Monsanto pointed out that dozens of other organizations around the globe have investigated the link between cancer and glyphosate, and that the majority of them had continued to recommend the use of Roundup. In fact, the three other WHO authorities who have scrutinized the chemical — including in drinking water — have found it to be safe, reported Monsanto.

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