WATCH: 60 Minutes Australia on glyphosate links to cancer and the country's pending lawsuits

The current affairs show speaks with the first person to file a lawsuit against Monsanto from Australia

60 Minutes Australia devoted a segment to the ongoing controversy over links between the herbicide Roundup and cancer this week.


Reporters from the program spoke with gardener Michael Ogalirolo, 54, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Monsanto's Roundup for more than 20 years. Ogalirolo filed a lawsuit against Bayer AG's Monsanto this summer, saying his illness was due to glyphosate—an ingredient used in its weedkiller Roundup.

It is the first such case in the country. In the U.S. there are more than 13,000 claims over the herbicide's alleged cancer link.

"There was nothing on the label saying you had to wear any protections," Ogalirolo told 60 Minutes Australia. "All it said on the label was don't spray near waterways, near ponds or drainage."

Print Friendly and PDF
SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD
Opening plenary at the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists in Fort Collins, Colo., 2019. (Credit: Colorado State University)
Originals

30 years of being (almost always) right

It's an epic birth story that is, in all probability, also a true one.

Keep reading...
Credit: Heather Mount/Unsplash
Originals

Autism and phthalates: Exposure in womb linked to autistic traits in boys

Young boys who were exposed in the womb to certain phthalate chemicals were more likely to have autism traits at ages 3 and 4, according to a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Keep reading...

(Credit: USDA)
Originals

Amid the non-stop Trump news, don't ignore the persistent assault on the environment

These days, the front pages and cable gabfests are nearly all-Trump: Impeachment hearings, Presidential Twitty-fits, pardon-a-paloozas and more.

Keep reading...
Youth Climate Strike in Santa Rosa, Calif., in March 2019. (Credit: Fabrice Florin/flickr)
Originals

Together, we make mud

The noted philosopher Rodney Dangerfield described his fictional marriage in a way that provides insight into the widening gulf in U.S. environmental politics: "She's a water sign. I'm an Earth sign. Together, we make mud."

Keep reading...
Credit: Eden, Janine and Jim/flickr
Originals

The I-told-you-so heard ‘round the world

When I'm in the checkout line at the grocery, the tabloids invariably catch my eye for a split second.

Keep reading...
Associate Justice William O. Douglas.
Originals

Before Gore, Greta, and the Green New Deal: Part Two

Let's start with an inveterate American treehugger named William O. Douglas.

Keep reading...
From our Newsroom

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.