The Monsanto Company was an American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation founded in 1901. In 2018, 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.
A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. (May 13)
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A California jury on Monday (May 13) awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date..
According to Reuters, Bayer said that its Monsanto unit, which is being investigated by French prosecutors for compiling files of influential people such as journalists in France, likely did the same..
Over the past year, the Environmental Working Group has conducted multiple tests to determine the presence of weed-killer in certain breakfast foods. In August, the group published a report that found..