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Bayer Roundup cancer trial goes to jury after closing arguments

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A trial in which a California man alleged his use of Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused his cancer went to a federal U.S. jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop Read More

EU food agency must release glyphosate studies: court

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) must disclose details of studies on the toxicity and carcinogenic properties of glyphosate used in pesticides, the European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday. “The public interest in having access to the information relating to emissions into the environment is specifically to know not only what Read More

U.S. trial tests claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

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(Reuters) – Bayer AG on Monday faced a second U.S. jury over allegations that its popular glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, six months after the company’s share price was rocked by a $289 million verdict in California state court. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto Co’s Roundup is shown for sale in Encinitas, California, U.S., June 26, Read More

Bayer facing second trial amid claims weed killer bought from Monsanto causes cancer

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German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer is set to face a second US trial over allegations that its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer. This is six months after the company was rocked by a $289-million verdict by a California state court. According to Reuters, a lawsuit by California resident Edwin Hardeman against Bayer was Read More

Bayer faces second trial over alleged Roundup cancer risk

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(Reuters) – Bayer AG is set to face a second U.S. jury over allegations that its popular glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, six months after the company’s share price was rocked by a $289 million verdict in California state court. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop Read More

France suggests glyphosate exit could be even slower than planned

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PARIS (Reuters) – Only half of France’s farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country’s farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition to get rid of the controversial chemical by then. In November 2017, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to ban glyphosate in France within three years, rejecting a European Union decision to Read More

French & German farmers forced to destroy crops after GMOs found in Bayer/Monsanto seeds

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French and German farmers have been forced to dig up thousands of hectares of rapeseed fields after authorities found an illegal GMO strain mixed in with the natural seeds they’d bought from Bayer-Monsanto. Authorities discovered the illicit seeds in three separate batches of rapeseed seeds last fall, but the public has only just been notified. Read More

U.S. judge to allow controversial evidence in Roundup cancer trials

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(Reuters) – A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer on Monday tentatively allowed pieces of controversial evidence that the company had hoped to exclude from upcoming trials. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop near Brussels, Belgium November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Read More

France's glyphosate exit to be 80 percent complete by 2021: minister

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FILE PHOTO: Didier Guillaume, newly-named French Minister of Agriculture and Food, arrives to attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – France expects to have cut the use of weedkiller glyphosate by 80 percent by early 2021, its agriculture minister said on Friday, Read More

Blanket ban on glyphosates in France not possible: Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting with local residents as part of the “Great National Debate” in Bourg-de-Peage near Valence, France, January 24, 2019. Macron visits the region as part of the “Great National Debate” designed to find ways to calm social unrest in the country. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot/Pool PARIS (Reuters) – It will not Read More