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French court upholds guilty verdict against Monsanto over poisoning of farmer who used its weedkiller

But it's not about RoundUp or glyphosate. It's another Monsanto herbicide called Lasso. The farmer said he began experiencing symptoms including blackouts, headaches and loss of balance and memory after inhaling fumes while using the now-banned weedkiller Lasso.

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Bayer’s rejection of quick COVID-19 testing resulted in delayed isolation for migrant workers, officials say

At least eight migrant workers who were infected with COVID-19 waited several days before isolating because the company they worked for, Bayer, declined to pay for expedited tests, Champaign County health officials said.
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As questions mount about Roundup settlement, Black farmers sue Monsanto to stop herbicide's sales

A lawsuit filed this week by the National Black Farmers Association seeks to stop agribusiness giant Bayer from selling Roundup, its popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer in recent years.

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Black farmers file suit against Monsanto seeking to block sale of Roundup

The suit alleges Black farmers across the country have been forced to use Roundup-resistant seeds and Roundup in increasingly heavier applications.
Originals

Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

Eating an organic diet rapidly and significantly reduces exposure to glyphosate—the world's most widely-used weed killer, which has been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other harmful impacts, according to a new study.

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Monsanto to pay D.C. $52 million over chemical pollution in rivers

The chemical giant Monsanto will pay the District of Columbia $52 million dollars, as part of a settlement over toxic contamination in D.C. waterways. It's one of the largest environmental settlements ever in the city.

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Potomac River cleanup gets $52 million boost from District court settlement with Monsanto

The court settlement, finalized this week, stems from a lawsuit over the agricultural company’s sale of cancer-causing chemicals during the 20th century.
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Justice

Judge puts cloud over settlement of Roundup cancer claims

An agreement for the weedkiller’s maker to pay more than $10 billion to end litigation may not get court approval.
Toxics

Court frowns on Bayer's proposed Roundup class-action settlement

A federal judge on Monday had harsh words for Bayer AG’s plan to delay potential future Roundup cancer lawsuits and block jury trials, criticizing the highly unusual proposal crafted by Bayer and a small group of plaintiffs’ attorneys as potentially unconstitutional. The “Court is skeptical of the propriety and fairness of the proposed settlement, and …
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New Bayer-engineered seed raises questions among experts on the future of weed control

A new genetically engineered corn seed designed by Bayer to be sprayed by up to five herbicides could represent the future of farming. But for how long?
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Toxics

I believe Roundup gave me cancer. The Monsanto settlement is a slap in the face

I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic
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Bayer forges ahead with new crops resistant to 5 herbicides

Despite lawsuits and regulations, the agrichemical company is developing new genetically engineered corn designed to work with five herbicides, including glyphosate and dicamba.
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Justice

Roundup maker to pay $10 billion to settle cancer suits

Bayer faced tens of thousands of claims linking the weedkiller to cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Some of the money is set aside for future cases.
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Toxics

What′s driving Europe′s stance on glyphosate?

Chemicals giant Bayer has reached a settlement to end most of the current US lawsuits. Its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, plaintiffs insist, bit it's still used in many places in Europe and beyond.

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In Roundup settlement, Bayer reaches $400 million deal with farmers over dicamba

Bayer has reached a $400 million settlement with farmers whose crops have been damaged by drift from the herbicide dicamba, the company announced Wednesday.

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