In light of three consecutive verdicts totaling $2.2 billion in the U.S linking the weed killer Roundup to Cancer, two Australian firms are now considering filing lawsuits against Roundup manufacturer Monsanto Co., while the Victoria state government is launching an investigation into the use of glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide globally and the main ingredient of Roundup.

Sydney-based LHD Lawyers is considering a class action against Monsanto, which German pharmaceutical giant Bayer A.G. acquired in June of last year for $63 billion, while local media reports say Melbourne-based Maurice Blackburn is evaluating individual cases.

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