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Roundup Cancer Settlement Hits Snag Over Future Plaintiffs’ Rights

Roundup Cancer Settlement Hits Snag Over Future Plaintiffs’ Rights

Bayer’s $10 billion settlement to put an end to roughly 125,000 lawsuits against its popular weed killer Roundup, which contains glyphosate, hit a snag this week when a federal judge in San Francisco expressed skepticism over what rights future plaintiffs would have, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The billion settlement does not actually need […]

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    Internal Monsanto Documents Show It Knew of Predicted Damage to U.S. Farms

    Internal Monsanto Documents Show It Knew of Predicted Damage to U.S. Farms

    Documents unearthed in a lawsuit brought by a Missouri farmer who claimed that Monsanto and German chemical maker BASF’s dicamba herbicide ruined his peach orchard revealed that the two companies knew their new agricultural seed and chemical system would likely damage many U.S. farms, according to documents seen by The Guardian. The lawsuit, which awarded […]

    Monsanto Secretly Funded Glyphosate Studies, Watchdog Finds

    Monsanto Secretly Funded Glyphosate Studies, Watchdog Finds

    A new investigation revealed that Monsanto funneled money to secretly fund academic studies that warned of catastrophic consequences to farmers if glyphosate was banned in the UK, according to research from the German watchdog LobbyControl, as The Guardian reported. The two studies in question come from 2010 and 2014, which was before the German chemical […]

    ‘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. […]

    More Monsanto Roundup Cancer Trials Expected to Be Postponed

    More Monsanto Roundup Cancer Trials Expected to Be Postponed

    Update, Jan. 8: On Wednesday, St. Louis County Court spokeswoman Christine Bertelson confirmed that one trial set to start Jan. 27 has been officially postponed with no new trial date yet set. That trial was to pit a woman named Sharlean Gordon against Monsanto. By Carey Gillam Discussions are underway to postpone one or more […]

    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, […]

    Former Monsanto CEO Ordered to Testify at Roundup Cancer Trial

    Former Monsanto CEO Ordered to Testify at Roundup Cancer Trial

    By Carey Gillam Former Monsanto Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant will have to testify in person at a St. Louis-area trial set for January in litigation brought by a cancer-stricken woman who claims her disease was caused by exposure to the company’s Roundup herbicide and that Monsanto covered up the risks instead of warning consumers. […]