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U.S. Solicitor General Weighs in with Supreme Court on Glyphosate Lawsuits

The U.S. Solicitor General, Elizabeth Prelogar, who represents the administration before the high court, recently provided a court filing to the U.S. Supreme Court stating that the Court should reject Bayer's appeal in the Hardeman lawsuit against Bayer and its popular Roundup herbicide.

Hardeman, a California resident, claimed his exposure to Roundup from the mid-1980s through 2012 caused his non-Hodgkins lymphoma and that Monsanto should have warned of such risks according to state laws. He was awarded about $80 million by the federal jury.

The federal government has found that glyphosate is non-carcinogenic and safe to use according the the product's label, which was approved by the EPA under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which required rigorous scientific reviews of health and safety concerns before products are available for commercial use.

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