Argentine Farmers Sue Big Tobacco Over Roundup Birth Defects

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Dozens of Argentine tobacco farmers and their families lodged a suit in Delaware state court last week against several companies, including Monsanto Co. and Philip Morris International Inc., claiming excessive exposure to the glyphosate herbicide Roundup caused their children to suffer severe birth defects.

Showing disregard for the safety of the farmers and their families and "motivated by simple greed," the companies advised the farmers to use massive amounts of the pesticide without recommending any protective measures, according to the complaint, which was filed Thursday....
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