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Bayer asks judge to overturn $2 billion glyphosate-cancer verdict based on ‘inflammatory, fabricated evidence’

Tina Bellon | 
Bayer AG has asked a California judge to overrule a $2 billion verdict by jurors who found the company’s glyphosate-based ...

Facing escalating legal costs defending Monsanto’s Roundup, Bayer invests $5.6 billion in alternative herbicide research

Douglas Busvine, Ludwig Burger | 
Germany's Bayer sought to repair its reputation on [June 14] after damage caused by U.S. litigation over claims its glyphosate ...
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President Trump signs executive order that aims to streamline approvals for gene-edited and GMO crops, animals

Roberta Rampton | 
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on [June 11] directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for ...
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10% of India’s 12.2 million cotton hectares came from illegal GMO seeds in 2018

Rajendra Jadhav | 
A farm group said its members had planted a variety of genetically modified cotton seeds which have not been approved ...
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Almost 10% of French farms now organic, as switch from conventional hits new record

Gus Trompiz | 
A record number of French farms switched to organic production [2018], helped by the grains sector catching on to the ...

German sugar beet planting drops nearly 3% following neonicotinoid insecticide ban

Michael Hogan | 
German farmers are estimated to have reduced sugar beet sowings by 2.8 percent to about 379,000 hectares for the 2019 ...
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Following US and Argentina, Brazil approves drought-tolerant, herbicide-resistant soybean

Ana Mano | 
Brazil’s bio-security agency CTNBio has approved a new soybean seed that combines technologies to make it resistant to drought and ...
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Monsanto ‘abused’ market dominance in India to inflate GMO seed prices, investigators say

Aditya Kalra | 
A probe by the investigations unit of India’s antitrust body has found that Monsanto abused its dominant position as a ...
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Bayer trial: Judge picks high-profile attorney Ken Feinberg to mediate Roundup-cancer settlement negotiations

Tina Bellon | 
A U.S. judge overseeing Roundup-cancer lawsuits against Bayer AG provisionally appointed high-profile mediator Ken Feinberg to lead settlement negotiations over ...
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Bayer hires law firm to probe Monsanto’s Europe-wide data collection on pesticide regulators, journalists

Tassilo Hummel | 
Bayer on [May 21] hired law firm Sidley Austin to investigate a Europe-wide data collection scheme run by its Monsanto ...

UK biotech firm Genus seeks approval to sell virus-resistant CRISPR pigs in China, world’s biggest pork market

Dominique Patton | 
British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on [May 16] to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness ...
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What might be Bayer’s defense if one of the glyphosate cancer verdicts end up at the Supreme Court?

Tina Bellon | 
Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed ...

Brazil urges China to import sugar from biotech sugarcane, says final product has no GMO ingredients

Dominique Patton | 
Brazil’s agriculture minister [asked] Chinese officials on [May 16] to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from ...
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CRISPR, lab-grown meat boost sustainable farming amid fears of biodiversity loss

Shenggen Fan | 
A global panel of scientists representing more than 130 nations [recently] released the summary of their Global Assessment Report on ...
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Bayer to investigate allegation Monsanto collected data of influential journalists, politicians to influence their views on pesticides

Ludwig Burger, Patricia Weiss | 
Bayer said on [May 12] it was hiring an external law firm to investigate French media complaints that Monsanto, the ...

Chinese import restrictions block Brazil’s access to latest GMO crops

Jake Spring | 
Brazil Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said on [April 25] that the country must work with China to reduce non-tariff barriers ...
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Bayer asks appellate court to toss $78 million glyphosate-cancer verdict

Brendan Pierson | 
Bayer AG on [April 24] asked a California appellate court to throw out a $78 million judgment it was ordered ...
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Facing 10,000 plus glyphosate-cancer lawsuits, Bayer enters court-ordered mediation with next plaintiff

Ludwig Burger | 
Bayer said on [April 12] it would comply with a U.S. federal judge’s order to enter mediation with a plaintiff ...
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USDA: Vietnam’s glyphosate ban ‘devastating’ to global agricultural production

Khanh Vu, Tom Polansek | 
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on [April 11] criticized Vietnam’s move to ban imports of glyphosate herbicide [Bayer's Roundup], ...
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GMO crops still ‘sticking point’ as US-China trade deal moves toward completion

Chris Prentice | 
China’s lengthy approval process for genetically modified crops remains a sticking point in talks to end the trade war between ...
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French farmers destroy 18,000 hectares of rapeseed, double previous estimates, after discovering illegal GMO crops

Gus Trompiz | 
French farmers destroyed a total of 18,000 hectares of rapeseed, more than double the area initially expected, following the discovery ...
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Video: Lab-grown meat could hit the market within five years

Lab-grown meat, cultured from the stem cells of animals, is considered by many to be a sustainable and ethical solution ...
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Roundup lawsuit: Jury in glyphosate-cancer case awards plaintiff $81 million

Alexandria Sage | 
A U.S. jury on [March 27] awarded $81 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG's glyphosate-based ...

Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, bad weather could cut Europe’s already slumping sugar beet yields

Sybille de La Hamaide | 
Farmers in western Europe have begun sugar beet planting, with first indications pointing to a drop in area for the ...
Roundup lawsuit: Bayer shares tumble as legal battle against glyphosate-cancer claims continues

Roundup lawsuit: Bayer shares tumble as legal battle against glyphosate-cancer claims continues

Jim Christie | 
Shares in Germany’s Bayer’s fell more than 12 percent on [March 20] after a second U.S. jury ruled its Roundup ...
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US lawmakers spar over future of lab-grown, plant-based foods

Towering over a wooden podium in the Arkansas General Assembly....Republican representative David Hillman, a self-declared calf-roper, spoke of steak to ...
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Bayer lawsuit: First federal glyphosate-cancer trial heads to jury

Jim Christie | 
A trial in which a California man alleged his use of Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused his cancer ...

India’s move to cut Monsanto’s GMO cotton royalties may discourage biotech industry investment

Mayank Bhardwaj | 
India has cut the royalties that local seed companies pay to German drugmaker Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit for the third ...