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Bayer sets up huge fund to fend off future Roundup lawsuits

German chemical company Bayer has struck a $2 billion deal to resolve future lawsuits over claims that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The deal would also provide future claimants up to $200,000 in compensation. 
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Glyphosate exposure could disrupt human gut microbiome

Exposure to glyphosate could adversely affect the microbes in our gut, potentially leading to poor health.
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Three from Big Island file lawsuits against Monsanto Co.

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War of the weedkiller: why environmentalists are concerned about moves to ban Roundup

Many say herbicide is an essential tool in preserving biodiversity but others say it’s a ‘delusion’ to think weed control is only possible with ‘poison’
Justice

Auckland cancer survivor fearful ahead of vote on use of chemical weedkiller

Cancer survivor speaking out ahead of vote on a chemical spray which is banned in parts of Europe for health reasons.
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Justice

Bayer’s request for Roundup appeal rejected by California court

The California Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal leaving Bayer with few remaining options to avoid paying a $20.4 million judgment.

Toxics

Bayer confronts judge’s deadline as Roundup settlements lag

Bayer AG is up against a fast-approaching deadline to settle remaining lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller or face the prospect of a judge restarting the process of sending the cases to trial.

Toxics

ICYMI: Bayer launches carbon capture program for farmers in U.S. and Brazil

Bayer AG launched a pilot program in the United States and Brazil on Tuesday that will pay farmers for capturing carbon in cropland soils, making it the latest agriculture company to seek to capitalize on environmental initiatives. One incentive for farmers will be credits toward Bayer products, e.g., RoundUp.

Toxics

Bayer’s $11 billion Roundup deal faces new concerns from judge

Bayer AG’s comprehensive settlement of U.S. lawsuits over its Roundup weed killer is in jeopardy after lawyers for some consumers accused the company of reneging on the $11 billion deal and the judge overseeing the litigation questioned its truthfulness.
Toxics

Mexico to phase out use of herbicide glyphosate

Mexico will gradually phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday, following a ministerial spat over the product.
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New research aims to uncover long-term effects of glyphosate spraying on forests

Every year, B.C. sprays about 10,000 hectares of forests with glyphosate as part of its reforestation program.

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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Toxics

Wine Country women fight glyphosate

Call it Wine Country or call it Glyphosate Country. Napa County has had the highest cancer rates for children in California with Sonoma a close second.

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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.
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