Roundup and Cancer – level 2

05-04-2019 15:00

Monsanto is a company which sells a popular herbicide called Roundup. Roundup kills weeds around the plants that you want to grow. A court said that an ingredient in the herbicide made a man get cancer.

People are not sure what the ingredient does to people. The World Health Organisation said that it could hurt people. Bayer, the parent company of Monsanto, said that this is not true. It said that if its products are not safe, it will change them.

In the USA, there are 11,000 cases against Bayer because of problems from its herbicides.

Difficult words: herbicide (a product that kills plants), weed (a plant that you do not want to grow but it grows with your plants anyway), case (when you get a lawyer and officially say that something is illegal).

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