Monsanto owner, Bayer AG, is contemplating pulling the popular herbicide from the residential market as it struggles to cement a strategy to limit ongoing litigation.
Monsanto’s campaign to target journalists and activists was ranked the second most neglected story of 2020 according to the nonprofit media watchdog.
“Removing glyphosate from residential use would be a step in the right direction.”
“Our rationale is based on the precautionary principle in the face of environmental risks as well as the right of the Mexican government to take action in favor of the public good.”
Bayer will have to pay between "$8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to resolve current Roundup lawsuits."
“Even as we celebrate and congratulate those who made this day possible, millions of people are being exposed to glyphosate.”
“This verdict is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Bader Farms claims Monsanto induces farmers to buy dicamba-tolerant seeds.
Bayer, and Monsanto, still continue to claim their products’ safety even though the company has not been successful in convincing a jury yet.
The company also argues that the $2 billion verdict was “unsupported, excessive and unconstitutional.”