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RFK Jr. To Visit California Over Roundup Lawsuits

The son of the former presidential candidate will visit California to address the heart of the Monsanto Roundup lawsuit proceedings

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the former presidential candidate, traveled to California to take part in a court hearing involving developing actions regarding Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits. The trip was in support of the state of California, which had long been attempting to put labeling on Roundup products that alert consumers that it is known to cause cancer. A number of Roundup lawsuits have been filed around the country already claiming that Monsanto was aware of the product's link to cancer and did nothing to warn consumers.

The appearance of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is substantial as he is one of the better known environmental lawyers in the nation. His appearance in the proceedings lent to the gravity of the claims made against Monsanto. Those proceedings eventually ended with the judge throwing out the suit that Monsanto filed against the state and paved the way for Roundup products to be labeled as a known carcinogen.

California's move to label Roundup products was catalyzed by the declaration made by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in which it upgraded the main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, to a possible carcinogen. The IARC is known for moving slowly on these issues and doesn't like to connect products to cancer unless there is real data to hold up their claims. This designation was significant enough to the state of California for their government to pursue labeling that alerted the public to this information as Monsanto had failed to do so.

California is also the home to the Roundup lawsuit MDL, where federal claims will be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The first Monsanto Roundup lawyers that filed lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs in the country took place in northern California, and the area is seen as the legal hub for Roundup lawsuits. Monsanto Roundup lawsuits filed around the country in federal courts will now be headed to the Northern District of California to be heard as a part of the MDL.

Plaintiffs have claimed that Monsanto had been aware of the carcinogenic elements of their Roundup products for decades but decided to choose the profits that the popular weedkiller brought in over the overall health of the consumers and commercial farmers that used the product. The claims have singled out non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as the main cancer that Roundup is linked to. The Roundup lawsuits have tied the company to the fraudulent procurement of data regarding glyphosate in the past, claiming the company pushed a dangerous chemical through the EPA vetting process with fake numbers in order to turn a profit.

The presence of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will draw increased attention to the Roundup lawsuits, as will the development of the MDL and labeling requirements recently won in California. Monsanto has maintained that the company has done nothing wrong in its handling of glyphosate, but that claim will have to be proven in a court of law given the building number of lawsuits against Monsanto alleging the opposite.

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