Safe Or Scary? The Shifting Reputation Of Glyphosate, AKA Roundup
Farmers have been using glyphosate, often under the trade name Roundup, for about four decades. But now it’s under fierce attack, accused of causing cancer. In three civil cases so far, U.S. juries have ordered Roundup’s inventor, Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, to pay enormous damages to cancer survivors. Thousands more lawsuits have been filed. For this chemical, and for Monsanto, it’s a stunning change in fortunes.