(L to R) Alva Pilliod, attorney Brent Wisner, Alberta Pilliod and attorney Michael Miller at a press conference after a $2 billion verdict. Photo: Jason Doiy

Jurors in Oakland, Calif., have hit Monsanto Co. with a $1 billion punitive damages verdict for each plaintiff in the third trial claiming that the blockbuster herbicide Roundup causes cancer in humans.

The jury of seven men and five women also awarded the plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod about $55 million in past and future economic and non-economic damages.

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