Experts Discuss Roundup Cancer Link at Monsanto Science Week

Monsanto Science Week marked the first time that the science behind the company’s Roundup weed killer was scrutinized under oath. Expert witnesses from both sides, including epidemiologists, toxicologists and others analyzed relevant research in open court before U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria in what is formally known as a Daubert hearing. A Daubert hearing is an evaluation to determine the admissibility of testimony from expert witnesses. Legal teams for the plaintiffs and the defendants present their experts to educate the court on the science behind both sides of the Roundup cancer connection. Judge Chhabria presides over hundreds of Roundup cancer lawsuits in California’s Northern District. California State Court Judge Ioana Petrou, who is presiding over the California state court cases consolidated before her in Alameda County. They will decide whether there is evidence to support the plaintiffs’ claim that exposure to…

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