By Jacob Bunge | Fox Business
An escalating legal battle between Monsanto Co. and a plaintiffs’ law firm offers an unusual look inside how the world’s largest seed company defended a controversial herbicide.
As part of a nearly two-year court dispute, the law firm this week released hundreds of pages of Monsanto employee emails and company documents concerning glyphosate, a herbicide that has drawn new scrutiny over its alleged potential to cause cancer.
The emails show Monsanto’s efforts to marshal scientists in defense of its product and combat research at odds with its own. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the European Chemicals Agency have said glyphosate isn’t likely to cause cancer.