Judge to Hear Glyphosate-Lymphona Case
USAgNet - 03/06/2018
Monsanto and attorneys representing cancer patients who argue that exposure to the company's flagship weed killer Roundup caused them to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are in court this week for a high-stakes legal proceeding about scientific research.
The parties are meeting in San Francisco for a weeklong hearing about whether decades of evidence support a direct link between cancer and glyphosate, the active agent in Roundup, reports POLITICO.
A federal judge will hear from a deep bench of scientists and other experts to determine which evidence a jury should later consider if the case heads to trial.
If the judge doesn't find some experts to be qualified or their theories valid, it could be a death blow to either side's case.