(CNN)San Francisco jurors just ruled that that Roundup, the most popular weedkiller in the world, gave a former school groundskeeper terminal cancer.
So they awarded him $289 million in damages — mostly to punish the agricultural company Monsanto…
Now NZ is taking a second look at the controversial weedkiller:
Sage to ask EPA to look at Roundup after jury award
Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said she will ask the Environmental Protection Agency to consider adding Roundup to a list of hazardous substances it is reassessing.
She made the comments after a landmark US Superior Court award of NZ$440 million to a man who alleged that heavy contact with the herbicide cause his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – agricultural company Monsanto said it will appeal.
“The Environmental Protection Agency has the technical expertise to make these decisions so it’s their responsibility rather than a political issue for Parliament,” Sage said.