A Georgia farmer who used Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup for years to clear some land for farming is suing the agrochemical giant, claiming years of exposure to the chemical caused his cancer. Ricky McCombs told Jacksonville, Florida’s News4 that he and his wife Lucy bought a nine-acre farm near Nahunta in the southeastern corner of the state in 1993. The land was overgrown with scrub oaks, thorns, and weeds, so they began spraying the brush with Roundup, whose active ingredient glyphosate targets unwanted weeds. After two years of spraying, the McCombs planted their first crops. “We were planting corn and ... Read More
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