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In the first case to directly connect Monsanto's Roundup with deadly cancer, a jury has awarded $289 million to a former California school district groundskeeper. Mother Nature Network reports that DeWayne Johnson's fragile state pushed his case to the forefront.
According to CNN, it was an outcome his family wasn't sure he would see in person.
Lawyers for Johnson focused their efforts on proving Monsanto suppressed evidence that its Roundup herbicide has cancer-causing properties.