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Glyphosate Exposure Shown To Double Chance Of Cancer

2008 — Researchers concluded that glyphosate exposure doubled a person’s chances of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008 following a study of Swedish citizens who were exposed to a number of pesticides. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/

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Roundup’s Popularity Grows

2007 — Roundup became the most used herbicide in the U.S. by 2007.  The result of Roundup’s rising popularity was Roundup Ready crops, which began hitting the market in the late 1990s.  From the introduction of Roundup Ready crops through 2016, the global glyphosate usage increased by more than 15 times.  The U.S. made up 72% of the usage during that time. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/

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Roundup Hits The Market

1974 — Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup hit the market in 1974. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/.

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Monsanto Develops Roundup

1970 — Monsanto developed glyphosate as an herbicide in 1970.  The company patented glyphosate as a weed killer in 1970 and kept the patent until 2000. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/.

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