The Oakland Jury concluded that Bayer was responsible for causing non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, a disease that causes blood cancer, Alv and Pilliod of Pete.
But Bayer denies that Roundup glyphosate causes cancer. Bayer bought Monsanto, a long-time producer of Roundup, for $ 63 billion ($ 1.42 billion) last year.
Glyphosate is the most widespread herbicide in the world and Roundup was the first product based on this substance. But today it is not patent protected and many other versions are available in the market. Bayer had already admitted that he was facing thousands of lawsuits over this herbicide.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer identifies glyphosate as a likely carcinogenic chemical. On the other hand, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which the European Commission trusts, consider glyphosate to be harmless. However, California's federal court ruled in March that the herbicide Roundup is causing cancer.