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Amidst a rash of lawsuits by people claiming glyphosate gave them cancer, Monsanto and its agrichemical brethren face billions of dollars in lost revenue. Besides the collapse of their market for glyphosate-based formulations, such as Roundup, all their glyphosate-tolerant GM crops will go down the drain too.
Since GM crops now encompass maize, soya, cotton, oilseed rape, sugar beet and alfalfa grass, which together amount to most staple US agriculture, this is doubly-bad news for Americans.
For the regulators who allowed the whole situation in the first place, it's a political mess with legal and economic implications requiring urgent action.
Predictably, Monsanto and its friends at CropLife* America have launched a full-scale attack at every level they can think of.