Our firm has filed suit against the Monsanto Company, the manufacturer of Roundup, alleging the popular weed killer causes cancer. It is becoming widely known that Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, causes cancer.
Glyphosate in Food
Monsanto continues to take the position that glyphosate is safe and does not cause cancer in humans, but scientific studies refute that claim. Sadly, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not start testing for glyphosate until early 2016. Several independent agencies have taken the matter into their hands. Food Democracy Now and The Detox Project tested 29 different foods and found glyphosate residue on some popular products, including: Cheerios, Oreos, Doritos, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Ritz Crackers, and Kashi Soft-Baked Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies.
The Environmental Working Group also found levels of glyphosate in popular children’s foods. They reported that the two highest levels of glyphosate were found in Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch, with 833 parts per billion, or ppb, and Cheerios, with 729 ppb. The EWG children’s health benchmark is 160 ppb. In New Round of Tests, Monsanto’s Weed killer Still Contaminates Foods Marketed to Children
The International Agency for Research on Cancer labeled glyphosate a carcinogen. It found exposure to glyphosate led to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, B-cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma. And a University of Washington study found that glyphosate exposure increases the risk of some cancers by 40% or more.
Currently, more than 13,000 Americans have filed cases against Monsanto alleging Roundup is defective, dangerous to human health, unsuitable for consumer use and lacked the proper warnings about its dangers. Our firm is pursuing Roundup cases on behalf of a number of victims with similar diagnoses of lymphoma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that may be caused by exposure to Roundup, consider contacting me for a free case evaluation.