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A jury in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday concluded that Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer. The company denies the connection. Haven Daley/AP hide caption

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Brent Henderson harvests soybeans on his farm near Weona, Ark., in 2017. That crop showed symptoms of dicamba exposure. Henderson switched to Xtend soybeans the following year, he says, as "insurance" against future damage. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Is Fear Driving Sales Of Monsanto's Dicamba-Proof Soybeans?

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A superior court judge slashed the punitive damages for Dewayne Johnson — a groundskeeper and pest-control manager at a Northern California school district who contracted cancer — by more than $200 million. Josh Edelson/AP hide caption

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A new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death. Vivian Abagiu/College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas in Austin hide caption

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A protester takes part in a March Against Monsanto in Paris in May 2016. The European chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer is buying Monsanto — and dropping the U.S. company's now-controversial name. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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