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    Bayer Settles Roundup Cancer Suits for Over $10 Billion

    Bayer Settles Roundup Cancer Suits for Over $10 Billion

    In one of the largest civil settlements in U.S. history, Bayer agreed Wednesday to pay more than $10 billion to resolve around 95,000 cases claiming its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. The deal will still allow Bayer to sell Roundup without adding any warnings, The New York Times reported. It comes after three juries in […]

    Federal Court Reverses EPA Approval of Crop-Harming Dicamba

    Federal Court Reverses EPA Approval of Crop-Harming Dicamba

    A federal court overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of dicamba Wednesday, meaning the controversial herbicide can no longer be sprayed in the U.S. The product, originally designed by Monsanto, is opposed by some farmers and environmental groups because it can drift when sprayed, damaging wildlife and other crops. “Today’s decision is a […]

    Bayer Said to Be Reneging on Roundup Settlement Deals as Virus Closes Courthouses

    Bayer Said to Be Reneging on Roundup Settlement Deals as Virus Closes Courthouses

    By Carey Gillam Bayer AG is reneging on negotiated settlements with several U.S. law firms representing thousands of plaintiffs who claim exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, sources involved in the litigation said on Friday. The reversal comes as U.S. courts are closed to the public because of the spreading […]

    Shareholder Files Suit Against Bayer Over ‘Disastrous’ Monsanto Acquisition

    Shareholder Files Suit Against Bayer Over ‘Disastrous’ Monsanto Acquisition

    By Carey Gillam A California shareholder of Bayer AG on Friday filed a lawsuit against the companies’ top executives claiming they breached their duty of “prudence” and “loyalty” to the company and investors by buying Monsanto Co. in 2018, an acquisition the suit claims has “inflicted billions of dollars of damages” on the company. Plaintiff […]

    ‘Troubling Allegiance’ to Pesticide Company: Trump’s EPA Claims Glyphosate Poses No Risk to Human Health

    ‘Troubling Allegiance’ to Pesticide Company: Trump’s EPA Claims Glyphosate Poses No Risk to Human Health

    By Eoin Higgins President Donald Trump‘s Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday wrapped up a regulatory review of the safety of the weedkiller glyphosate and found the chemical poses no risk to human health — a decision that was immediately decried by advocates as another indication of the closeness between the administration and private sector interests. […]

    2020 Dems Called on to Follow Warren in Supporting ‘No Big AG Money Pledge’

    2020 Dems Called on to Follow Warren in Supporting ‘No Big AG Money Pledge’

    By Andrea Germanos Food system justice and environmental advocates on Wednesday urged all Democratic presidential hopefuls to follow in the footsteps of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in signing a pledge rejecting campaign cash from food and agribusiness corporations. The Massachusetts senator, said advocacy group Friends of the Earth, is “leading the way.” BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren has […]

    Trump’s EPA Backs Bayer’s Appeal in Roundup Verdict Appeal

    Trump’s EPA Backs Bayer’s Appeal in Roundup Verdict Appeal

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added its weight to back Bayer AG in its appeal against a federal jury verdict that decided its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, according to Bloomberg. Bayer is looking to overturn a verdict that first awarded a plaintiff $80 million, but was reduced to $25 million by a federal judge, […]