Two Bay Area Cities Officially Ban Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer

Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to the former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. (Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP)

Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. A San Francisco jury on ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to the former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company’s popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. (Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP)

Following a $289 million dollar ruling involving Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and a former Benicia School District grounds keeper with terminal cancer, the Cities of Benicia and Novato are no longer using the weed killer.

 

 

Novato Mayor Josh Fryday tells ABC 7 News that the move had been in the works for a while before the ruling and wanted to let the public know. Now Novato is seeking volunteers to help pull weeds across the city. Menawhile, the in Rounup case, Monsonto says they will appeal the ruling.