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Monsanto was once again awarded billions in damages

Monsanto was once again awarded billions in damages

A jury in the city of Philadelphia awarded a plaintiff suffering from cancer, on Friday, $2.25 billion, according to what the man’s lawyer confirmed to AFP. The plaintiff, John McIveson, blamed Roundup for his cancer, called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Bayer told AFP she would appeal the ruling. The company denies that glyphosate is a carcinogen. This question has been controversial in science for years. In November, the European Union Commission extended approval of the weedkiller for ten years.

Involved in legal proceedings since the acquisition

Bayer acquired Roundup maker Monsanto for $63 billion in 2018, and has been mired in legal action ever since. The company was ordered to pay damages in a number of glyphosate-related rulings, but was acquitted in others. Settlements have been concluded in many cases.

According to Bayer, about 113,000 cases have been completed out of 160,000 filed by alleged victims so far. The group has allocated allocations for this amount amounting to $16 billion.