There are many steps to maintaining a garden. One particular step is eradicating invasive species of plants. Invasive plants infest a garden and hoard nutrients meant for the other plants. Not only this, they are notoriously hard to get rid of. Simply pulling up weeds is inefficient; at this point, many species will have already spread their seeds around for the next season, turning gardening into a Sisyphean battle!

If the rhizomes are not properly dealt with, the time spent pulling up weeds was all in vain. Aside from pulling out weeds, some people rely on domesticated grazing animals to control the growth. Cows and goats can be beneficial for controlling invasive species — they eat weeds as a source of nutrition. Of course, once the land is clear, the rhizomes must still be cut. Grazing animals just help to clear the land more efficiently than one person doing it all on their own. However, the average person does not have enough space or money to purchase an animal whose sole purpose is weed eradication. Additionally, major companies cannot justify additional costs that come along with purchasing an animal. Veterinary expenses, in addition to the costs of housing the animals, make this a poor choice for many people.

This is why a lot of people like to turn to chemical warfare to eradicate pest species. A herbicide, a relatively new creation in terms of agriculture, can be engineered to kill off weeds and other invasive species while keeping the intended crops healthy. Roundup is one example of a herbicide created for this purpose and is now the most widely used herbicide in the United States.

However, herbicides do not come without their flaws. In recent years, many herbicides have come under fire for their effects on the human population. Roundup contains glyphosate, a chemical that was recently classified as a 2a carcinogen. This means that repeated and prolonged exposure to Roundup can lead to a lot of nasty side effects. Since Roundup’s invention in 1974, it has been adopted in over 150 countries. These means that a huge number of people have been exposed to glyphosate and its effects. One of the most serious side effects of prolonged exposure to glyphosate is cancer. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, and B-cell lymphoma have all been linked to glyphosate in Roundup. As a result, there are many Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys whose main goals are to seek justice on behalf of victims.

If someone has had repeated exposure to Roundup and ended up with cancer, there is a strong likelihood that the two events are related to each other. Many lawsuits have already been filed against Monsanto for lying about the dangers associated with the most common herbicide in the United States. A lot of these have been combined into a Multi-District Litigation, although some choose to be treated on an individual basis.