Man who blamed cancer on Monsanto weedkiller awarded $332 million

A California jury awarded has awarded $332 million to a man who said Monsanto weedkiller Roundup caused his cancer.

In 2020, Carlsbad, California resident Mike Dennis, 57, was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which he alleged in a lawsuit stemmed from decades of using Roundup weedkiller, made by Bayer-owned Monsanto.

Dennis claimed Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, caused his cancer.

“Glyphosate, the active ingredient for roundup, is genotoxic,” Adam Peavy, an attorney for Dennis, told¬†NBC 7. “It causes DNA damage once it’s absorbed through the skin, and that’s what ultimately causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”

Peavy also said Dennis has been in remission for nearly three years, while noting there is no cure for the disease.