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French court rules against Bayer/Monsanto in Lasso case

The French Court of Appeal in Lyon ruled in favour of a French farmer in a long-running case involving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Lasso (alachlor).

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Ten Brazilian state soy grower assocs join lawsuit on Intacta patent

Soybean farmers in ten Brazilian states have filed to join a legal petition with growers from Mato Grosso state seeking to ensure that Bayer’s Crop Science division deposits royalties on genetically modified seed technology into an escrow account.

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US jury rules Bayer must pay cancer victim $80 million

A US federal jury on Wednesday (March 27th) ordered Bayer legacy company Monsanto to pay a California man more than $80 million in damages, concluding that the company had failed to warn him of the potential cancer risk from its  Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide.

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US Ninth Circuit hears dispute over bid to ban chlorpyrifos

The US Trump administration illegally has abandoned an EPA plan to ban agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos and should be compelled to pull the insecticide from the market, a coalition of environmentalists and farmworker advocates told an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week.

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US California jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer

Exposure to Bayer legacy company Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicide was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19th).

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EU court overturns EFSA refusal to release glyphosate data

An EU court has annulled two decisions by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to refuse access to certain toxicity and carcinogenicity studies on the herbicide, glyphosate.

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