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Monsanto Roundup Trials May Lead to More Local Regulation

March 22, 2019, 7:53 PM

The same day that a federal jury found that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide was a “substantial factor” in causing a California man’s cancer, Los Angeles County placed a moratorium on the use of Roundup by county employees.

The county joined more than 50 cities and counties, including Miami, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Vancouver, that have recently banned or restricted glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.

Despite conflicting scientific evidence about Roundup’s toxicity, environmental groups are pointing to the March 19 verdict involving Edwin Hardeman as proof the tide is turning against the herbicide.

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