Should glyphosate be banned? - Johnson & Johnson to pay $55m damages to cancer victim
The EU's chemicals agency has concluded that one of the world's most widely used weed killers, glyphosate, cannot be classified as a carcinogen. It's contained in Monsanto's best-selling herbicide called Roundup.
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $55 million in compensation to a woman who says her ovarian cancer was caused by the company's talcum powder. It's the second lawsuit that the manufacturer has lost this year over its product. While Johnson & Johnson claims talc is safe, some studies suggest there is a link between regular use and cancer.
How do we know our food is fairly and sustainably produced, and safe to eat? European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis talks to DW about glyphosate, food waste and animal welfare.
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