Cambria widow sues Monsanto over husband’s death

March 11, 2016

Monsant0A Cambria woman is suing agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging a herbicide the company produces killed her husband. [KSBY]

Late last year, Cambria farmer Jack McCall died of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. McCall reportedly used the Monsanto herbicide Roundup on his farm everyday for nearly 30 years.

On Wednesday, McCall’s wife, Terri McCall, filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit states the family’s dog, which spent his life roaming the farm, also died on lymphoma.

McCall’s attorney also points out a number of countries, including France, the Netherlands and Bermuda, have banned or restricted the private and/or commercial sales of Roundup.

The Cambria widow’s lawsuit is one of several suits across the country regarding Roundup. Plaintiffs accuse Monsanto of having known for a long time that Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, is hazardous to human health.

Monsanto responded with a statement saying the company is sympathetic to anyone experiencing health problems, but claims regarding glyphosate being dangerous are baseless and without merit. The company says glyphosate has a 40-year history of safe use, and no regulatory agency would consider it to be a carcinogen.



  1. 805code4 says:

    Kind of like how the government doesn’t want to take responsibility for dioxin contaminated agent orange and all the sick vietnam veterans today, still dodging bullets from a war that ended years ago.

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  2. r0y says:

    “and no regulatory agency would consider it to be a carcinogen”
    Translation: we own them.

    How’s that big government working out now? This is one of the many things I just do not get with most democrat voters: they love and want big government, but loathe and despise big business. Newsflash: the biggest business we have is government.

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