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San Francisco Federal Judge to Decide on Monsanto Lawsuits

Hundreds of cases against Monsanto are being grouped into multi-district litigation to streamline the pre-trial and discovery processes

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Lawsuits against Monsanto are to start in June of 2018 and a federal judge will soon decide the witnesses and evidence that will be allowed before the jury.

San Francisco, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria is hearing expert testimony from the IARC as well as from Monsanto's lawyers and is tasked with making the decision as to whether or not thousands of lawsuits against Monsanto will go forward. Having heard the testimony of scientists from both sides, the judge stresses that while he feels that the science behind the evidence he has heard so far supporting the plaintiff's Roundup-cancer claim is "shaky" he thinks that the scientists are credible and that the evidence should be admissible. Chabria pointed out that it is his job to provide both sides an equal opportunity to present their side of the story and then let the opposing sides cross-examine each witness at trial.

At the center of the controversy surrounding whether or not Roundup Ready herbicide is cancer causing is the credibility of the study conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Agency. Scientists for the IARC defended their standards of scientific research and cited animal studies as the first test to see if a compound causes cancer. If so, the studies proceed to human testing at a level that is consistent with those in the actual world. According to an article in, IARC spokesperson Dr. Charles William Jameson told the court that " the IARC benefited from an extraordinarily high amount of animal study data on glyphosate and that animal studies consistently showed that glyphosate causes cancer." writes that Dr. Jameson said, "After listing a dozen studies showing replication of different cancers in mice and rats, it is my opinion that exposure to glyphosate not only can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma [in humans], but it is currently doing so, at current exposure levels today."

Monsanto has gone to lengths to discredit the IARC's findings that glyphosate is, "probably carcinogenic in humans." and in so doing has pointed to the Environmental Protection Agency and the European Food Safety Authority who cannot find a connection between the chemical and cancer in humans. Also Monsanto claims that the IARC's finding are tainted by an unproven claim reported by The American Council on Science and Health that, "a key advisor to the IARC, Christopher Portier, Ph.D. is accused of accepting a $160,000 bribe by trial lawyers representing potential glyphosate cancer plaintiffs, to lobby the IARC to influence the agency's statement on the glyphosate cancer findings."

Monsanto glyphosate cancer lawsuits are being brought by Roundup cancer lawyers on behalf of their clients that have suffered from cancer allegedly caused by using Roundup during the course of their occupations such as farmers and farm workers, landscapers, and park and government maintenance workers.

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