Weedkiller in question after court ruling



Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage will be asking the Environmental Protection Authority to consider adding the weed-killer Roundup to a list of hazardous chemicals.

A San Francisco jury on Saturday ordered Monsanto to pay $US289 million ($NZ439.1 million) to a former school ground-keeper, on the basis its product Roundup had contributed to his cancer.

The lawsuit from Dewayne Johnson claimed Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which Monsanto denies.

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