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Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

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DEER GROVE, Ill. (Reuters) – The Happy Spot was a little depressed. Puddles are seen in farm fields as heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in U.S. corn planting this spring, near Sheffield, Illinois, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Polansek Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday Read More

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

Bayer, Dow, L’Oreal using potentially harmful chemicals illegally – investigation

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More than 650 companies are breaking European chemical safety laws, according to an investigation from German environmental group BUND. As a result, potentially harmful chemicals can be found in food, cosmetics, and toys. “Chemical companies have been disregarding the law for years and getting away with it, selling substances that might cause hormonal cancers, brain 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

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 announces probe on ‘Monsanto file’ gathered to sway influential people on herbicides

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German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is hiring an outside law firm to review claims circulating in the French media that its seed firm, Monsanto, compiled illegal lists of influential journalists and lawmakers. Bayer, who acquired the controversial agrochemical business last year, said on Sunday that the decision to commission the independent review came after its own Read More

Seeds of conflict: How US companies became the enemies of traditional Indian agriculture

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India’s vast market has been lusted after by US corporations for years. Agricultural giants cultivate their own rules on this land of ancient farming traditions. However, India is a hard nut for the likes of Monsanto to crack. Potato dispute Most recently, snack giant PepsiCo has drawn the ire of the Indian farmers’ unions and 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