US: Monsanto on trial over Roundup poisoning case

Former school groundsman dying of cancer accuses maker of popular herbicide of suppressing evidence of risks.

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    Keen gardeners everywhere will be watching the outcome of a court case in the United States, in which a former school groundsman who is dying of cancer says the manufacturers of a well-known weed killer caused his illness.

    The 46-year-old father developed skin lesions and the disease which is now slowly killing him after spraying gallons of the herbicide Roundup as a school groundskeeper for two years in California.

    He accuses Monsanto of suppressing evidence of the risks of Roundup's main ingredient - glyphosate.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports.


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