11th Circuit refuses to rethink Roundup cancer ruling

By Pamela King | 05/08/2024 01:35 PM EDT

Monsanto’s next stop: the Supreme Court?

Containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf.

Containers of Roundup weedkiller are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. Haven Daley/AP

A federal appeals court has closed the door on a bid by Monsanto to stop a lawsuit from a Georgia landowner who says he contracted cancer after using the company’s popular Roundup weedkiller.

In an order issued Wednesday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to rethink a February ruling that rejected claims that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act blocked John Carson from arguing that the company should have warned customers about the health risks of using Roundup.

The next step for Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, may be to bring its case to the Supreme Court.


Bayer spokesperson Brian Leake did not provide details on the company’s plans but said it is “considering its legal options.”