More than 9,000 lawsuits are now pending against Monsanto, by people who allege that exposure to Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer.
Most of the people behind these lawsuits have stories not unlike the one told by Dewayne Johnson, during his landmark jury trial. Like Johnson, many of these people have non-Hodgkin lymphoma—or they have family members who have already died from the disease.
To Monsanto’s victims, these trials are a way to hold Monsanto accountable for its crimes.
But to Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer (which acquired Monsanto last year for $63 billion), these lawsuits are just “nuisances.”