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MONSANTO, ROUNDUP AND CANCER: CUTTING CHEMICALS FROM AGRICULTURE IS A COST WE CAN’T YET AFFORD | OPINION

There has been intense attention focused on the safety of agricultural chemicals over the past year, following two successful lawsuits against the Monsanto Company (which merged with Bayer in 2018) that claimed the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup®) caused the plaintiffs’ cancers.

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