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August 10, 2018: The 12 jury members in the Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto trial unanimously ordered Monsanto to pay $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages for failing to warn consumers that exposure to Roundup herbicide causes cancer. Dewayne Johnson is a 46-year-old gardener with two children. He developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma… Read More

Last December, the European Commission decided to renew the marketing authorisation for glyphosate for 5 more years, despite IARC analysis that the substance was proven to be carcinogenic to animals and likely carcinogenic to humans, massive opposition from European citizens demonstrated by the most popular European Citizens’ Initiative in European history and the reluctance of… Read More

07/19/2018 : The hearings of the first legal case by a victim of Monsanto’s Roundup, Dewayne Johnson, began on July 9, with opening statements by counsel, followed by questions to experts, particularly to Dr. Christopher Portier, called by the plaintiff. American lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (photo) reports on these hearings, published by our partner… Read More

7/3/2018: After the government’s setbacks on its own commitments (1), the weak ambition of the MPs and the recent deletions from the Senate, the Food law has become an empty shell. This text, which is supposed to reflect the consensus proposals of the Etats Généraux de l’Alimentation, apart from small progress on securing trade relations,… Read More

Update on June 29, 2018: The jury selection in the Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto trial in the San Francisco Superior Court ended on Thursday, June 28, after 4 long days of cross-examination by Dewayne Johnson and Monsanto’s lawyers. Opening statements are scheduled for July 9 at 9:30 am. The jury selection began Monday, June 25… Read More

June 18, 2018: The Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto trial is the first in a long series, involving federal cases (more than 425 cases by non-Hodgkin lymphoma victims in various jurisdictions have been consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation) and state court cases (more than 150 cases in state courts have been consolidated into a Judicial… Read More