“Will they continue the pattern of doing the bidding of global biotech/seed firms like Monsanto? Or, will the USTR respect other countries’ rights to protect the environment and indigenous crops?”
The court said that Monsanto’s argument that scientific findings about glyphosate’s links to cancer constituted a “minority view” was not supported.
Bayer will have to pay between "$8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to resolve current Roundup lawsuits."
"Citizens, media and decision-makers should know who pays for studies on subjects of public interest."
“This verdict is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Bader Farms claims Monsanto induces farmers to buy dicamba-tolerant seeds.
"The EPA's pesticide office is clearly willing to bend over backwards, including disregarding its own guidelines for evaluating cancer risks, to give the industry what it wants."
Bayer's stock took a dive, losing billions of dollars in value, after the first jury verdict in August 2018, and share prices remain depressed.
Roundup weedkiller did not have to require cancer warnings, according to the EPA and Justice Department.