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Bayer’s Bumps over Mosanto’s Roundup Litigation

Bayer’s Bumps over Mosanto’s Roundup Litigation October 12, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Bayer stated on its website in June 2020 that it will make a total payment of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion to resolve current and address potential future Roundup Litigation. The $10.1 billion figure will settle about 75 percent of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits by an estimated 125,000 people who claim exposure to its weed killer and other glyphosate herbicides caused them to develop the form of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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Black Farmers Hit Monsanto with “No More Roundup” Lawsuit

Black Farmers Hit Monsanto with “No More Roundup” Lawsuit September 4, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MO In an attempt to stop the sale of the weedkiller Roundup, a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed last month on behalf of the National Black Farmers Association against Bayer (which bought Monsanto). Farmers argue that they are forced to buy more and more Roundup-resistant seeds every year and the only way to break the cycle is to remove Roundup from the market.
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Mosanto and Regulators vs. Consumers

Mosanto and Regulators vs. Consumers July 3, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA The herbicides dicamba and glyphosate have a lot in common. Both are made by Monsanto, both are associated with environmental problems such as chemical drift and both cause health problems, such as cancer. Nobody knows this more than investigative journalist Carey Gillam.
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The Environmental Protection Agency no longer Protecting Monsanto?

The Environmental Protection Agency no longer Protecting Monsanto? June 17, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA A federal court last week slammed the EPA for approving dicamba-based weed-killing products sold by agricultural giants Bayer AG, BASF and Corteva Agriscience, now making it illegal for farmers to use dicamba herbicides. The EPA also sided with Monsanto and its Roundup weedkiller, which has tragically resulted in more than 125,000 Monsanto cancer lawsuits.
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Monsanto Roundup Cancer Appeal, Bayer Blames Coronavirus

Monsanto Roundup Cancer Appeal, Bayer Blames Coronavirus May 27, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA A hearing by a California appeals court has been scheduled for June 2 in the case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto. Johnson was the first cancer victim to take Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) to court. His case garnered attention worldwide and opened the floodgates for tens of thousands of Monsanto Roundup lawsuits.
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Bayer Settles Roundup Advertising Class Action Lawsuit

Bayer Settles Roundup Advertising Class Action Lawsuit April 14, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Kansas City, MO Monsanto (owned by Bayer) and Scotts Miracle-Gro Products, Inc. claimed that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, is not found in humans or pets and only affects plant enzymes—therefore it is not a health risk to humans and animals. But not everyone believed them.
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Bayer’s Monsanto Purchase Sews Seeds of Discontent Amongst Shareholders

Bayer’s Monsanto Purchase Sews Seeds of Discontent Amongst Shareholders March 23, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Whippany, NJ Bayer, one of the largest and most high-profile public companies in the world, started negotiations last year with plaintiffs’ lawyers to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits involving Roundup. Now it’s been slammed with a shareholder derivative lawsuit.
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The Obstacle Course to Bayer Monsanto’s Roundup Settlements

The Obstacle Course to Bayer Monsanto’s Roundup Settlements February 19, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Almost 43,000 plaintiffs claiming that Bayer’s Monsanto Roundup weed killer caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have been told by their attorneys that several obstacles must be overcome before reaching the finish line -- the settlement. Bayer says the Roundup settlement may total $10 billion, which makes it one of the most complex and costliest litigations—but still not close to Apple v. Samsung ($40 billion) and the BP Oil Spill ($42 billion).    
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Does Monsanto (Bayer) Have a Silver Bullet?

Does Monsanto (Bayer) Have a Silver Bullet? January 1, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto was the first federal trial and the March 2019  verdict is considered a milestone in the continuing Roundup cancer debate. Hardeman claimed his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by glyphosate in Roundup weed killer and the company knew its product was carcinogenic but deliberately misled the public.
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Monsanto Banned from Hawaii – And How Dangerous is Methyl Parathion?

Monsanto Banned from Hawaii – And How Dangerous is Methyl Parathion? December 6, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Maui, HI— A sign on a Maui road reads “Monsanto Evil Seed of Corporate Greed.” As for Monsanto’s advertisements such as “It Begins with a Farmer,” illustrated with healthy tillers of the soil and carrying messages such as “A Mother’s Love Begins with a Farmer,” it seems like many people in Hawaii aren’t buying into it.
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