Australian farmer brings legal action vs Bayer over weedkiller

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An Australian farmer has launched a legal action against Bayer AG’s agricultural chemicals unit Monsanto after being diagnosed with a type of cancer he says was caused by its weedkiller, a lawyer for the man said on Friday.

New South Wales farmer Ross Wild was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year after using the weedkiller Roundup on his farming property near the border of NSW and Victoria since 1976, according to his lawyer Tony Carbone, of Melbourne-based Carbone lawyers.

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