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Paul François, The French Farmer Taking on Monsanto

Paul François, a farmer from France’s rural Charente region, is seeking more than €1 million in damages from Monsanto, arguing that use of the company’s Lasso weed killer has left him disabled. Paul François is exhausted, but “determined”, according to his lawyer François Lafforgue. The 54-year-old farmer was due in court in the eastern city of Lyon on Wednesday for

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Bayer’s Monsanto Asks US Court to Toss $289M Roundup Verdict

Bayer unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer. The company said the jury’s decision was insufficiently supported by the evidence presented at trial by school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, as reported by Reuters. Johnson’s case was fast-tracked

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Monsanto owners call weed killer ‘safe’ after jury orders big payout

Monsanto’s German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was “safe”, rejecting a California jury’s decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that the product might cause cancer. As observers predicted thousands more future claims against the company in the wake of Monsanto’s defeat, Bayer — which recently

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Judge Weighs Science Behind Monsanto Roundup Cancer Claim

International agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and agribusiness giant Monsanto have already evaluated claims that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer. Now, a federal judge in San Francisco will conduct his own review during an unusual set of court hearings starting Monday. The case has big stakes for Monsanto and hundreds of farmers

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Monsanto halts launch of chemical after users complain of rashes

–CHICAGO (Reuters) – Monsanto Co put on hold the launch of a chemical designed to be applied to crop seeds on Wednesday following reports it causes rashes on people, in the latest instance of complaints about a company product that was approved by U.S. environmental regulators. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR  https://ca.news.yahoo.com/monsanto-halts-launch-chemical-users-complain-rashes-010348833–finance.html

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Monsanto’s New Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers 

Farmers planted a new kind of seed on 25 million acres of soybean and cotton fields this year. Developed by Monsanto, the seeds, genetically modified to be resistant to a weed killer called dicamba, are one of the biggest product releases in the company’s history. But the seeds and the weed killer have turned some farmers — often customers of

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Monsanto Was Its Own Ghostwriter for Some Safety Reviews – Bloomberg

Monsanto Co. started an agricultural revolution with its “Roundup Ready” seeds, genetically modified to resist the effects of its blockbuster herbicide called Roundup. That ability to kill weeds while leaving desirable crops intact helped the company turn Roundup’s active ingredient, the chemical glyphosate, into one of the world’s most-used crop chemicals. When that heavy use raised health concerns, Monsanto noted

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