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Monsanto Faces Man Dying of Cancer in Roundup Trial

Joel Rosenblatt
Monsanto Faces Man Dying of Cancer in Roundup Trial

Lee Johnson’s doctors didn’t think he’d live long enough to testify in court that exposure to Monsanto Co.’s Roundup weed killer caused his deadly cancer. As groundskeeper for the school district in Benicia, California, about 40 miles east of San Francisco, Johnson mixed and sprayed hundreds of gallons of Roundup. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, was first approved for use in Monsanto’s weed killer in 1974.