"Monsanto’s Roundup Faces European Politics and U.S. Lawsuits"

"Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, Roundup, has had a tough year. And it could get worse.

With Roundup at the center of a federal case in the United States over claims that it causes cancer, European Union officials will meet in Brussels on Thursday as they weigh whether to allow the continued use of products that contain Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, in its 28 nations.

Because Europe makes such decisions the way Americans vote for president — with a weighted vote among its member states — the outcome is tricky to predict."

Danny Hakim reports for the New York Times October 4, 2017.

Source: NY Times, 10/05/2017