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Warren: US rubber-stamped deal; Bayer-Monsanto now controls 25% market share  PolitiFact

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has put regulating the power of large firms at the center of her campaign. She often speaks about the big ...

Monsanto Roundup Attacks Healthy Gut Bacteria, Lawsuit Says  Bloomberg

Monsanto Co. has been sued by thousands of farmers and others who blame their cancers on its massively popular Roundup weedkiller. Now Germany's Bayer ...

Monsanto weed killer Roundup harms beneficial gut bacteria, lawsuit claims  Genetic Literacy Project

Monsanto Co. has been sued by thousands of farmers and others who blame their cancers on its massively popular Roundup weedkiller. Now Germany's Bayer ...

Genetic Literacy Project
Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'  The Guardian

A broad new scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weedkilling products in the world, has found that ...

The Guardian
Federal judge dismisses 'key' claims against Monsanto in dicamba drift lawsuit  Genetic Literacy Project

A federal judge in Missouri dismissed several claims in a class action brought by farmers claiming agrochemical giant Monsanto sold dicamba weed killer.

Genetic Literacy Project
Monsanto MDL Judge Slams Experts' 'Low Quality' Opinions  Law360

A California federal judge Wednesday criticized the "low quality" of opinions offered by several plaintiffs' expert witnesses proposed for an upcoming bellwether ...

Monsanto is at the center of a plagiarism scandal rocking the EU  Quartz

"The question of whether the BfR intended to deceive the reader must be answered with a clear 'yes.'"

Plagiarism allegation likely to spur activist challenges of EU approval of Monsanto's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup  Genetic Literacy Project

The controversy over Monsanto's Roundup weed killer took a political turn this week in the European Parliament. An alliance of Green members alleged that a ...

Genetic Literacy Project
Analysis: EPA Ignored Scientific Research Showing Monsanto's Glyphosate Causes Cancer  Environmental Working Group

A new analysis from the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe documents the diametrically different approaches the U.S. ...

Environmental Working Group
French court bans Monsanto's glyphosate-based Roundup Pro 360 weedkiller, citing 'potential health risks'  Genetic Literacy Project

A French court canceled the license for one of Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkillers on over safety concerns, placing an immediate ban on Roundup Pro.

Genetic Literacy Project
French & German farmers forced to destroy crops after GMOs found in Bayer/Monsanto seeds  RT

French and German farmers have been forced to dig up thousands of hectares of rapeseed fields after authorities found an illegal GMO strain mixed in with the ...

News Roundup (1/18): EPA Sides with Monsanto's 'Science,' Congress Introduces Bipartisan PFAS Legislation and More | EWG  Environmental Working Group

EWG News Roundup (1/18): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Environmental Working Group
Global Sorghum Seed Market Insights 2019-2025: Advanta Seeds, Monsanto, KWS, Nufarm, Dupont Pioneer, Chromatin, Dyna-Gro Seed, Proline  Industry News Report

The global “Sorghum Seed market” research report offers a comprehensive analysis and forecasts of the Sorghum Seed market at both the global and regional ...

Industry News Report
Retailers At Risk From New Glyphosate Liability Theories  Law360

As Monsanto faces the first bellwether trial in the federal multidistrict litigation over its herbicide glyphosate, consumer groups' pursuit of other companies in the ...

Seeds and happy Valentine's Day | Living | hampshirereview.com  Hampshire Review

Valentine's Day is a traditional day of love and red roses. Being someone who loves cut flowers, you would think I love rose bouquets, but, not so much.

Hampshire Review
Univ. Of Washington Study Says Common Spray Ups Cancer Risk 41%  kezj.com

The chemical Glyphosate has been in question for years as to whether or not it increases the risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Elephants' conflict of diet  Down To Earth Magazine

It's not just fragmented corridors that take elephants to farms. They get drawn towards crops that improve their state of mind and well-being.

Down To Earth Magazine
2019-02-14  Outlook India

The trading hours came to an end with Monsanto India Ltd. closing with a price of Rs. 2561.25 after seeing a high of Rs. 2575 and a low of Rs. 2530 . The day ...

Outlook India
Monsanto India Ltd. | stock & share price update with analysis | 2019-02-14  Outlook India

As the trading hours came to an end Monsanto India Ltd. was observed to be priced at Rs. 2561.25 which was 31.25 points higher than the day's low and 13.75 ...

Outlook India
I Won a Historic Lawsuit, But May Not Live to Get the Money  TIME

Dewayne Lee Johnson talks about life with terminal cancer after his victory over Monsanto.

Jurors give $289 million to a man they say got cancer from Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller  CNN

Dewayne Johnson's victory could set a massive precedent for thousands of other cases against Monsanto.

Groundskeeper Accepts Reduced $78 Million Award In Monsanto Cancer Suit  NPR

Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, 46, says the company's Roundup weedkiller caused his illness. He will accept the award after a judge reduced a jury's original figure ...

Why ‘Monsanto’ is no more  The Washington Post

This is the end of Monsanto as the world has long known it. New owner Bayer announced Monday that it will nix the brand name as soon as August, when its ...

The Washington Post
Bayer is cutting 12,000 jobs in the wake of its Monsanto deal  CNN

Bayer plans to slash thousands of jobs as part of a corporate overhaul following its acquisition of Monsanto.

Monsanto Merger Migraine: Safe Or Not, Roundup Is Toxic for Bayer  SPIEGEL ONLINE

German multinational Bayer underestimated the risks of acquiring Monsanto. Now, the company is desperately seeking to contain the damage by selling ...

The man who beat Monsanto: 'They have to pay for not being honest'  The Guardian

A jury ruled the agrochemical company caused Dewayne Johnson's cancer. He tells the Guardian he wants to use the victory to make a difference while he still ...

The Guardian
Judge denies Monsanto's request to scrap $250 million punishment -- but drops it to $39 million  CNN

In a sharp turn of events, a San Francisco judge slashed a dying cancer patient's $250 million punitive award from Monsanto down to $39 million.

Monsanto faces a surge in lawsuits following cancer ruling  BBC News

American agro-chemicals company Monsanto is facing a surge in lawsuits that may cost its new owners, Bayer, billions in damages. Monsanto manufactures ...

BBC News
Bayer suffering buyer's remorse for Monsanto acquisition  Resilience

If only Bayer, the German pharmaceutical and agricultural seed and chemical giant, had bothered to ask around before acquiring the American-based Monsanto ...

California judge orders next Monsanto weed-killer cancer trial for March  Reuters

(Reuters) - A California judge on Thursday granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG's Monsanto ...

Bayer Takes the Hit After Monsanto Loses Roundup Cancer Trial  Bloomberg

Two months after clinching its $66 billion purchase of Monsanto Co., Bayer AG faces a protracted legal battle over the U.S. company's Roundup weed killer -- a ...

Global Wheat Seeds Market Top Player 2019 – Dupont Pioneer , Bayer , Monsanto , Becks , Seed Co Limited  Crypto News Today

Market study report Titled Global Wheat Seeds Market 2018 Industry Research Report recently published is the key document for industries/clients to understand ...

Crypto News Today
Bayer Gets Rare Monsanto Reprieve With Cotton Seed Ruling  Bloomberg

Bayer AG's Monsanto won a legal battle to own patents on genetically-modified cotton seeds in India, the world's biggest producer of the fiber, in a rare piece of ...

Bayer's Monsanto asks U.S. court to toss $289 million glyphosate verdict  Reuters

(Reuters) - Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's ...

Global Commercial (Conventional and Biotech/GM) Seeds Market 2018 Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Vilmorin & Cie, KWS  SteerFeed

The report on the global Commercial (Conventional and Biotech/GM) Seeds market offers complete data on the Commercial (Conventional and Biotech/GM) ...

The end of the Monsanto brand: Bayer Pharmaceuticals is dropping the name Monsanto  Quartz

Bayer just bought Monsanto, and announced they will erase the Monsanto name from its products.

Monsanto Is Boosting Bayer's Bottom Line, Even With the Looming Risk of More Roundup Cancer Cases  Fortune

Bayer is doubling down on the embattled Monsanto weedkiller Roundup after a third quarter earnings report that showed the company's acquisition of the seed ...

Bayer Warns on Profit Outlook After $63 Billion Monsanto Deal  Bloomberg

Bayer AG's $63 billion Monsanto purchase has suffered regulatory delays, mounting legal claims and now will yield lower earnings for the year than earlier ...

Monsanto-Bayer merger hurts farmers and consumers  Des Moines Register

Opinion: As the Department of Justice moves to make a final decision, they should stop this merger and save farmers and consumers from this new monopoly.

Des Moines Register
'The world is against them': new era of cancer lawsuits threaten Monsanto  The Guardian

A landmark verdict found Roundup caused a man's cancer, paving the way for thousands of other families to seek justice.

The Guardian
Bayer Pursued Monsanto Despite Weedkiller Suits and Executive’s Concern  The Wall Street Journal

Marijn Dekkers in his waning days as Bayer CEO kept his distance from the company's bid for Monsanto, now the target of thousands of weedkiller lawsuits that ...

The Wall Street Journal
Monsanto patent victory seen as a boost for biotech investment in India  Reuters

India's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds, a victory for the U.S. company that is ...

Bayer dumped Monsanto name, but not its troubles  CBS News

For Bayer, the cost of buying Monsanto is proving higher than the $66 billion it paid for the U.S. agrochemical company.The German pharmaceutical giant is ...

CBS News
Bayer's German workers mostly spared from Monsanto-related job cuts: labor boss  Reuters

The lion's share of job cuts from folding U.S. seed maker Monsanto into Bayer's agriculture unit will affect workers outside Germany, the head of Bayer's works ...

A shock court verdict against Monsanto’s Roundup  The Economist

IT WAS a battle between David and Goliath. On one side was Dewayne Johnson (pictured, above), a former school caretaker who is terminally ill with ...

The Economist
Justice Department approves Bayer-Monsanto merger in landmark settlement  The Washington Post

The German company will sell off its seed and herbicide businesses under the terms of the deal.

The Washington Post
Bayer's CEO has no regrets on Monsanto  Arkansas Online

Bayer AG's $63 billion Monsanto purchase has suffered regulatory delays, mounting legal claims and now will yield lower earnings for the year than earlier ...

Arkansas Online
The Other Monsanto Chemical Bayer Investors Should Watch  Bloomberg

Some Bayer AG investors were surprised to learn about the thousands of farmers lining up before U.S. courts to argue that Roundup -- the blockbuster ...

Bayer Monsanto Open to Weedkiller Settlement But Denies Cancer Claims  Insurance Journal

Bayer AG's chief executive said this week the company might consider settling lawsuits over Monsanto's glyphosate-containing weed-killers depending on how.

Insurance Journal
With Bayer takeover near, lawsuits facing top Monsanto weedkillers mount  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With the companies nearing completion of their marathon merger process, significant developments are unfolding in lawsuits facing two of Monsanto's top ...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Monsanto's patent victory in India may grant farmers access to latest GMO crops  Genetic Literacy Project

Monsanto's victory in a patent case in India regarding genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds has raised hopes among farmers that the company will now.

Genetic Literacy Project
Monsanto case: Man may not live long enough to get to court after judge’s decision  San Francisco Chronicle

Richard Giglio apparently won't live long enough to have his day in court against Monsanto Co. And if his heirs take up his case after his death and prove that ...

San Francisco Chronicle
Monsanto Roundup controversy: Glyphosate unlikely to pose cancer risk, Canada confirms  Genetic Literacy Project

Health Canada's primary objective in regulating pesticides is to protect Canadians' health and the environment. That is why the Department regularly.

Genetic Literacy Project
Despite Monsanto Trial Verdict, World Still Needs Pesticides  Bloomberg

It may seem like Judgment Day has come for glyphosate, with a California jury slapping $289 million in damages on Monsanto Co. in a cancer trial, and a ...

After Monsanto patent ruling, Indian farmers hope for next-gen GM seeds  Reuters

Monsanto's victory this week in a patent case in India regarding genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds has raised hopes among farmers that the company will ...

Monsanto case: Jurors urge judge not to overturn $289 million award  San Francisco Chronicle

Jurors who awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who is dying of cancer are imploring a San Francisco judge to reconsider her tentative ...

San Francisco Chronicle
Federal judge restricts evidence to be presented against Monsanto in upcoming glyphosate-cancer trials  Genetic Literacy Project

Bayer shares rose by more than 6 percent , a day after a key court ruling in the upcoming trials over whether its Monsanto weedkillers can cause cancer. A.

Genetic Literacy Project
Monsanto known for controversial chemicals  Phys.Org

The Monsanto company name has become so strongly associated with being an enemy of nature that a tribunal in The Hague once called for a law making ...

Monsanto's global weedkiller harms honeybees, research finds  The Guardian

Glyphosate – the most used pesticide ever – damages the good bacteria in honeybee guts, making them more prone to deadly infections.

The Guardian
Monsanto Has Another Legally Risky Chemical Product  Insurance Journal

Some Bayer AG investors were surprised to learn about the thousands of farmers lining up before U.S. courts to argue that Roundup -- the blockbuster.

Insurance Journal
Roundup weed killer lawsuit hits a snag, but Monsanto is not off the hook  The Conversation - US

Thousands of people are suing Monsanto, claiming that its Roundup herbicide gave them cancer. A California judge has reduced the first damage award but let ...

The Conversation - US
Monsanto's Role in Roundup Safety Study Is Corrected by Journal  Bloomberg

Bayer AG's defense of Roundup weed killer may take a hit after an academic journal said Monsanto Co. didn't fully disclose its involvement in published ...

Roundup ruling is 1st step in long legal battle  Chicago Sun-Times

SAN FRANCISCO — With its stock dropping and more lawsuits expected, Monsanto vowed Tuesday to press on with a nationwide legal defense of its ...

Chicago Sun-Times
Terminally Ill Man Awarded $289 Million In Lawsuit Against Monsanto  NPR

A California jury says Monsanto is liable for former groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson's terminal illness and should pay him $289 million.

Dissecting claims about Monsanto suing farmers for accidentally planting patented seeds  Genetic Literacy Project

A common criticism of genetically modified foods is that their seeds are patented. There are different aspects to this concern: some argue that there should be no ...

Genetic Literacy Project
Bayer's Health Unit Pinches Pennies With Monsanto Draining Cash  Bloomberg

Mass layoffs at the inventor of aspirin show that Bayer AG, the German maker of drugs and seeds, has more headaches than its Monsanto hangover.

What Would a Monsanto-Bayer Merger Really Grow?  EcoWatch

A megamerger between two of the world's biggest agricultural corporations looms on the horizon. The seed and pesticide giant Monsanto is inching closer to ...

Trump to nominate former Monsanto executive to top interior department position  The Guardian

Aurelia Skipwith, who worked as a lawyer and in research at Monsanto, will be nominated to run the Fish and Wildlife *Service*.

The Guardian
Organic Farming Market: Industry Growth, Competitive Analysis, Future Prospects and Forecast 2026: Monsanto, KiuShi, Blue Yonder, Vero-Bio, Sikkim, Amalgamated Plantations, Bunge, EI DuPont, Eden Foods  openPR

Worldwide Market Reports offers report on Global Organic Farming market that evaluates industry growth trends through historical data and estimates future ...

California Judge Sets Date for Next Next Monsanto Cancer Trial  Insurance Journal

A California judge has granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG's Monsanto unit, alleging the.

Insurance Journal
A jury's $250 million punishment against Monsanto might get overturned  CNN

Two months after jurors awarded a dying cancer patient $289 million, the judge is taking issue with that amount -- and might overrule a huge chunk of it.

Bayer/Monsanto Integration: Don't Expect Big Changes, Yet  AgWeb

After two long years of waiting, Bayer and Monsanto executives sit together at the table as one team. Until last week, the companies could not share business ...

Monsanto's 'cancer-causing' weedkiller destroyed my life, dying man tells court  The Guardian

Testifying in landmark trial, former school groundskeeper describes suffering allegedly caused by company's chemicals. Sam Levin in San Francisco.

The Guardian
California Judge Orders New Trial in Monsanto Cancer Lawsuit  Fortune

A California Superior Court judge wrote Wednesday that she would order a new trial for Monsanto Roundup herbicide cancer lawsuit.

Bayer's Monsanto Wants Judge to Nix $289M Roundup Verdict  Insurance Journal

Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's.

Insurance Journal
General Crop Farming Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 with Key Players Indigo Agriculture, Monsanto, Dole Food, Chiquita, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Del Monte Pacific, Total Produce  openPR

A report added to the rich database of Qurate Business Intelligence, titled “Global General Crop Farming Market Research Report 2023 (covering USA, Europe, ...

Monsanto name is gone, but Bayer commits to jobs, research, ag innovation  St. Louis Public Radio

The sign at Monsanto's former headquarters now says Bayer. This week, Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto officially got underway. While the $66-billion deal.

St. Louis Public Radio
Monsanto may get new trial on punitive damages  Farm Futures

Company could go back to court if the plaintiff does not accept reduced damages awarded by California jury.

Farm Futures
Monsanto 'bullied scientists' and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court  The Guardian

As ill California man's landmark case begins, attorney attacks Roundup maker's response to researchers' findings. Sam Levin in San Francisco. @SamTLevin.

The Guardian
EPA should revoke Monsanto weed killer approval, groups tell U.S. court  Reuters

Environmental groups argued in federal appeals court on Wednesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to analyze the risks Bayer AG Monsanto's ...

Monsanto begins integrating with Bayer | Local  Idaho State Journal

SODA SPRINGS — In the near term, officials say little should change at the Caribou County Monsanto facilities — aside from the name on signs — as a result of.

Idaho State Journal
Viewpoint: Why a jury verdict against Monsanto doesn't change anything regarding the safety of Roundup herbicide  Genetic Literacy Project

The common weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) is back in the news after a US court ruled it contributed to a man's terminal cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma).

Genetic Literacy Project
After Monsanto, BASF deals, Bayer moves RTP unit to Cary  Triangle Business Journal

Having divested the bulk of its remaining Research Triangle Park footprint to BASF following its $63 billion combination with Monsanto last year, Bayer has ...

Triangle Business Journal
Life After the Monsanto Sale  Wall Street Journal

After nearly 40 years at Monsanto, the company that spread genetically engineered seed across the U.S. heartland and beyond, now-former chief executive ...

Wall Street Journal
Does Monsanto's Roundup Cause Cancer? Trial Highlights The Difficulty Of Proving A Link  WBUR

Does glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used weedkiller Roundup, cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma? This question is at issue now in a lawsuit in San ...

Judge reads final verdict in Monsanto case  CNN

In a groundbreaking case against agricultural giant Monsanto, a jury has awarded $250 million in punitive damages and nearly $40 million in compensatory ...

Executive Onboarding Note: Cultural Issues In Combining Monsanto And Bayer  Forbes Now

Bayer's bias should be to subsume the Monsanto culture along with its people and products as cleanly as possible.

Forbes Now
Dying Bay Area man’s case against Monsanto set to go to the jury  San Francisco Chronicle

The lawyer for a cancer patient suing Monsanto Co. over its weed-killer that he sprayed as a school groundskeeper told a San Francisco jury Tuesday that the ...

San Francisco Chronicle
Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades  The Guardian

In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup. Carey Gillam. Tue 22 May 2018 ...

The Guardian
Monsanto is killing us  White Mountain Independent

Recently a jury awarded a terminally ill man $289 million dollars. The court charged Monsanto punitive damages for "acting with malice and oppression.

White Mountain Independent
Bayer Forms Three-Pronged Strategy After Integrating Monsanto  Agriculture.com

Bayer started integrating Monsanto roughly a month ago after buying it earlier this year. So what's happened so far? Bayer CropScience executives discussed ...

Bayer receives Hawaii seed farms in acquisition of Monsanto  Hawaii News Now

Monsanto has been acquired by the German pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer.

Hawaii News Now
Monsanto sold to Bayer  STLtoday.com

Nearly two years after their $63 billion merger was first announced, Bayer and Monsanto finally coalesced into a single company in August. Perhaps the biggest ...

EU glyphosate approval was based on plagiarised Monsanto text, report finds  The Guardian

Study for European parliament 'explains why EU assessors brushed off warnings of pesticide's dangers', says MEP.

The Guardian
Seed freedom is our right. Monsanto doesn't and can't patent seeds in India  LifeGate

Monsanto has falsely claimed it has been granted a patent on genetically-modified cotton seeds in India. But the Supreme Court ruling has upheld India's law, ...

In Exclusive Interview, New Bayer GC Talks of Monsanto Deal, Prioritizing People | Corporate Counsel  Law.com

Scott Partridge, as of Oct. 1 the new U.S. general counsel for international life sciences giant Bayer AG, brings with him in-house legal experience at Monsanto ...

Monsanto appeals $78 million verdict in California weed killer suit  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

SAN FRANCISCO — Agribusiness giant Monsanto on Tuesday appealed a $78 million verdict in favor of a dying California man who said the company's widely ...

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Update: Monsanto no more  Farm Futures

Bayer officials issued a release early today announcing that the company plans on closing on the Monsanto acquisition June 7. The news comes as the ...

Farm Futures
Debunking marijuana myths: Monsanto has not created 'GMO super weed'  Genetic Literacy Project

Despite what some chronic users may claim, the cannabis plant is not mystical. Like any living species, its cells house genes that encode proteins which,

Genetic Literacy Project
Bayer's Monsanto Sues Wells Fargo, Citizens Over Default Threats  Bloomberg

Monsanto, the U.S. agribusiness giant acquired by Bayer AG this year, said in a court filing Monday that lenders who hold leases on some company planes may ...


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The Monsanto Company () was an American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation that existed from 1901 until 2018 when it was acquired by Bayer as part of its crop science division. It was headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Monsanto developed Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide, in the 1970s, and became a major producer of genetically engineered crops.Monsanto was one of four groups to introduce genes into plants in 1983, and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops in 1987. It was one of the top 10 US chemical companies until it divested most of its chemical businesses between 1997 and 2002, through a process of mergers and spin-offs that focused the company on biotechnology. Monsanto was one of the first companies to apply the biotechnology industry business model to agriculture, using techniques developed by biotech drug companies. In this business model, companies recoup R&D expenses by exploiting biological patents.Monsanto's roles in agricultural changes, biotechnology products, and lobbying of government agencies, and roots as a chemical company, resulted in controversies. The company once manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine growth hormone. Its seed patenting model was criticized as biopiracy and a threat to biodiversity.In September 2016, Bayer announced its intent to acquire Monsanto for US$66 billion. After gaining US and EU regulatory approval, the sale was completed on June 7, 2018.