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US judge slashes Roundup jury award to $25.3 million; Bayer still plans to appeal

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said evidence against the former Monsanto Co, which Bayer bought last year, supported the $5.27 million in compensatory damages that a jury awarded Edwin Hardeman. He also said the jury acted reasonably in awarding punitive damages.

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Monsanto is contacting the journalists, activists it tracked on 'watch lists' in 7 countries

Agriculture conglomerate Monsanto has started contacting journalists, politicians and activists it was keeping tabs on and documenting via “watch lists," its parent company Bayer announced this week.

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Judge partly grants request to move some trials over Monsanto herbicide

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Active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup hurts honey bee guts

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Consumers and journalists around the world were stunned earlier this month when Monsanto, after being forced in a court of law for the first time to defend the safety of its popular weed killer Roundup, was found liable for the terminal cancer of California groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson.

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Roundup trial: Cancer patient takes on Monsanto in first trial over weed killer risk

The first of hundreds of cancer patients will see his case against agrochemical giant Monsanto go to trial starting Monday.
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