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Federal judge to rule on cancer claim in hundreds of Roundup lawsuits

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Monsanto, Roundup's manufacturer, has faced more than 300 lawsuits. (KSBY photo) Monsanto, Roundup's manufacturer, has faced more than 300 lawsuits. (KSBY photo)

A University of California, Los Angeles epidemiologist has testified that she believes the active ingredient in Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer.

Beate Ritz explained during an unusual federal court hearing in San Francisco on Monday how she evaluated studies to reach her conclusion.

International agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and agribusiness giant Monsanto have already evaluated claims that the active ingredient in Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer.

Now, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria will spend a week hearing from experts to help decide whether there is valid scientific evidence to support the claim that exposure to Roundup can cause non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Monsanto vehemently denies the claims and says hundreds of studies have found glyphosate - Roundup's active ingredient - is safe.

The hearings in San Francisco come after hundreds of farmers and others sued the agribusiness giant.

Chhabria is presiding over more than 300 lawsuits against Monsanto by cancer victims and their families who say the company knew about Roundup's cancer risk but failed to warn them.

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