National Black Farmers Association v. Monsanto

August 26, 2020
Not judged
United States, Eastern District of Missouri

Farmers, Unions
National Black Farmers Association (NBFA)
Monsanto, Bayer
Christopher L. Schnieders, Benjamin L. Crump, Thomas C. Goldstein, Eric F. Citron

Civil court
Civil action for injunctive and declaratory relief, Jury
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Roundup
Enjoin Monsanto from continuing to market and sell Roundup products in the stream of commerce; enjoin Monsanto to remove Roundup products from the stream of commerce; Or enjoin Monsanto to include plain, visible warnings on all Roundup products, stating that Roundup has been found to cause NHL, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, and/or Leukemia; any other relief the Court may deem just and proper.
United States District Court of Eastern District of Missouri, United States

NBFA is suing to block Monsanto and its parent company Bayer from selling the weedkiller Roundup. The group claims Monsanto forces farmers to buy more expensive, Roundup-resistant seeds in increasingly larger quantities every year. The suit says Black farmers are uniquely affected because they operate smaller farms.