Lawsuits filed against agribusiness giant Monsanto are mounting, with the latest one being filed last week in Delaware.
That lawsuit is just one of a growing number of suits alleging a link between glyphosate exposure and cancer. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
Three law firms are representing the plaintiffs in the case, which claims that Monsanto…
“led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers and the general population that Roundup was safe,” according to Reuters. 
It could be the start of a “mass tort” against Monsanto.
In September, similar lawsuits were filed in New York and California against the company, each of them accusing Monsanto of knowing for years that glyphosate is dangerous to human health. Monsanto “led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers and the general population that Roundup was safe,” the lawsuit states.
“We can prove that Monsanto knew about the dangers of glyphosate,” said Michael McDivitt, a Colorado-based attorney whose firm is assembling cases for 50 plaintiffs. “There are a lot of studies showing glyphosate causes these cancers.”