Tag: Monsanto

Farmer Groups Press Biden to Not Allow States to Use Own Product Safety Labels

A coalition of 54 agriculture groups is urging the Biden administration to drop its support for allowing states to impose their own warning labels—in addition to federal labels—on consumer products. The request came after U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar asked the Supreme Court to refrain from taking up an herbicide liability case known as Monsanto…


Chinese Scientist Sentenced to 29 Months for Stealing From Monsanto

A Chinese national was sentenced to 29 months in prison on April 7 after pleading guilty to stealing a trade secret from his U.S. employer earlier this year, a crime that Justice Department officials said would benefit the Chinese regime. Xiang Haitao, 44, a legal permanent U.S. resident formerly from Missouri, worked for U.S. agribusiness…


Supreme Court Could Decide Fate of Monsanto/Bayer RoundUp Cancer Suits

On Dec. 13, the Supreme Court asked the Solicitor General to offer the United States’ views on “Monsanto vs. Hardeman”—the latest move in what could be a landmark case for multibillion-dollar litigation linking the pesticide RoundUp to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, if the Supreme Court agrees to review the case. After a call for the views of…


Jury Orders Bayer to Pay $62 Million Over Contaminated US School Building

A U.S. jury on Wednesday ordered Bayer AG to pay $62 million to students and others who say they were exposed to toxic chemicals made by the company’s predecessor, Monsanto Co, in a school building in Washington state. The verdict was the second against Bayer over polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, at the Sky Valley Education…


Bayer Reaches $2 Billion Deal Over Future Roundup Cancer Claims

Bayer AG struck a $2 billion deal to resolve future legal claims that its widely used weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the German company said on Wednesday. Bayer has been struggling to finalize the settlement of claims that Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer. Bayer inherited the business and the…