A ‘cancer causing’ herbicide has been found in South Africa’s bread and flour. (Photo by Fani Mahuntsi/Gallo Images via Getty Images)
Before he contracted cancer, Dewayne Lee Johnson had a rich life, with his best days ahead of him, according to court papers filed in the United States. He cherished spending time with his wife and children, loved his job and found joy in writing, music and athletics.
Johnson had, since 2012, worked as a school district groundskeeper in the San Francisco Bay area, which involved spraying Roundup, a herbicide with glyphosate as its active ingredient, as well as using other glyphosate-based herbicides produced by Monsanto, the global seed and chemical firm.
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Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.
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