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Los Angeles sues Germany’s Bayer for decades-old contamination by Monsanto chemicals

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Los Angeles, California has joined the parade of plaintiffs suing Bayer, holding the German company responsible for extensive environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals its US subsidiary Monsanto sold decades ago. Claiming Monsanto hid its knowledge that the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) it manufactured for 42 years were harmful, Los Angeles County is demanding the company Read More

Monsanto spied on friend and foe alike in several countries to sway opinion on GMO & herbicides

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The recently exposed illegal dossier US herbicide maker Monsanto, now owned by German pharmaceutical firm Bayer, apparently compiled to influence public opinion, included people from seven European states and maybe beyond. Monsanto files listing prominent pro- and anti-herbicide public figures, initially revealed by French media, included “stakeholders in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Read More

Bayer bets on ‘silver bullet’ defense in Monsanto Roundup cancer litigation

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German pharmaceutical firm Bayer plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of US lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be dropped. The company points to a US regulatory agency’s provision that the herbicide is not a public health risk. On Wednesday, Bayer said it will argue that Read More

Famine fears as North Korea suffers worst drought in decades

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter North Korea says it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid growing concerns that the country is dangerously short of food. Just 54.4mm (2.1in) of rain fell across the country in the first four months of this year, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The Read More

Monsanto blowback: Bayer stock crashes to 7yr low after $2bn Roundup cancer verdict

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German pharmaceutical firm Bayer lost 6.8 percent on share value in trading Tuesday after a US jury awarded a couple from California $2.055 billion in punitive damages for failure to warn of cancer risks of its Roundup pesticide. According to Monday’s ruling, Roundup weed killer was liable for causing cancer, while US agrochemical firm Monsanto, Read More

California jury awards couple $2 billion in Monsanto/Bayer Roundup cancer trial

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A US jury has awarded $2 billion in punitive damages to a California couple after concluding that Roundup weed killer caused their cancer and that Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, failed to warn them of the chemical’s health risks. Glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Roundup, was found by jury in Alameda County Superior Court to Read More

Bayer says won’t tolerate unethical behavior as France probes Monsanto file

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Bayer said on Saturday it did not accept “unethical behavior” following a French investigation into a suspected file assembled by the German company’s seed making unit Monsanto to influence various personalities in France. FILE PHOTO: Bayer’s Roundup weed killer atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop near Brussels, Belgium November Read More

Bayer supervisory board to meet to discuss crisis: report

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FILE PHOTO: Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news conference of the German drugmaker in Leverkusen, Germany February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – The supervisory board of Bayer is planning an extraordinary meeting to discuss a crisis of confidence in its leadership after an investor rebuke at the Read More

U.S. environment agency says glyphosate weed killer is not a carcinogen

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday that glyphosate, a chemical in many popular weed killers, is not a carcinogen, contradicting decisions by U.S. juries that found it caused cancer in people. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Read More

EPA says popular weed killer glyphosate is not a carcinogen

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that glyphosate, a chemical in many popular weed killers, is not a carcinogen, contradicting recent decisions by U.S. juries that found that it caused cancer in people. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis Read More