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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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