RoundUp class actions and individual injury cases continue to be filed against Monsanto (Bayer) amidst growing health concerns.
Overview of RoundUp
RoundUp has been on the shelves since the 1970s and has since been the most popular herbicide in the US. Glyphosate is the most active and toxic ingredient in RoundUp, which is a nonselective herbicide that kills without discrimination weeds, plants, and crops. In 1996, Monsanto/Bayer overcame the obstacle by creating glyphosate-resistant genetically modified seeds. You could spray an entire farm or garden with RoundUp, and only the unwanted plants or weeds would die. The convenience factor boosted RoundUp’s popularity and Monsanto/Bayer’s stock. The shocking part is that even after multiple successful lawsuits favoring the plaintiff, Bayer is yet to remove RoundUp from the shelves. This is after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared glyphosate to be “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015.