Next week, a new dicamba trial against Monsanto will begin Monday morning in Cape Girardeau, MO. More cases are expected throughout the rest of 2020.
In this case, a farmer in Missouri lost 30,000 trees in his peach farm because of the weed killer dicamba drifting over from other fields. Dicamba is a weed killer that pretty much kills any type of plant it comes in contact with. Many farmers use dicamba resistant seeds that are genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) manufactured by Monsanto.
After Bayer bought Monsanto, the lawsuits that have gained worldwide publicity have been against the weedkiller RoundUp. However, litigation against dicamba will heat up this year as well. Although dicamba does not cause cancer like RoundUp does, dicamba can cause nerve damage and can turn your lips blue upon contact.