After three huge damage awards by Bay Area juries to cancer victims exposed to Monsanto Co. herbicides, a judge has partially granted the company's request to move the next group of federal trials out of California.
Farmers have been using the weed killer glyphosate—a key ingredient of the product Roundup–at soaring levels even as glyphosate has become increasingly less effective and as health concerns and lawsuits mount.
After three verdicts by Bay Area juries awarding big damages to cancer victims who used its herbicides, the agrochemical giant Monsanto wants a judge to move the next round of federal cases out of California.
Bayer's subsidiary Monsanto is expanding production of genetically modified seeds in Chile, prompting an outcry from environmental groups. The Latin American country is a leading exporter of seeds worldwide.