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The debate over whether glyphosate causes cancer | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

A U.S. court ordered Monsanto to pay $78 million to one man with cancer when a jury found it didn’t do enough to warn about the health risks linked to its weedkiller, Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate. Now, 11,000 Americans are suing Monsanto. In Canada, one woman filed a worker’s compensation claim for her cancer, and was denied. But Health Canada used, in part, science Monsanto paid for to decide the chemical is safe. The Weekly digs deeper into these two cases, and what else you might not know about glyphosate.
A U.S. court ordered Monsanto to pay $78 million to one man with cancer when a jury found it didn’t do enough to warn about the health risks linked to its weedkiller, Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate. Now, 11,000 Americans are suing Monsanto. In Canada, one woman filed a worker’s compensation claim for her cancer, and was denied. But Health Canada used, in part, science Monsanto paid for to decide the chemical is safe. The Weekly digs deeper into these two cases, and what else you might not know about glyphosate. 13:54