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    Roundup Risk Revelation Clouds Monsanto’s Future

    Coverup: Suppresses noxious regulations. A series of documents released for a lawsuit against the U.S. agrochemical corporation Monsanto indicate its previously undisclosed awareness of potential harm caused by its signature weed killer, Roundup. The suit, stemming from expert claims that the chemical causes cancer, accuses the company of concealing risks of Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate — the world’s most ubiquitous herbicide. The revelation is expected to cloud European Union deliberations on renewing permission to use glyphosate in Europe for another 10 years, as well as German multinational Bayer’s efforts to acquire its American competitor.

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