In this file:
· Bayer Resolves Roundup, Dicamba Lawsuits
· Center for Food Safety calls settlement ‘small restitution’
Bayer Resolves Roundup, Dicamba Lawsuits
By Ashley Davenport, Hoosier Ag Today
Jun 25, 2020
This week, Bayer announced a series of agreements that will resolve major litigation from the Monsanto merger. Roundup product liability, dicamba drift and PCB water litigations are the biggest parts of the agreement, which would total between $10.1 billion to 10.9 billion.
During a press conference, Liam Condon, president of Bayer’s crops division says the decision to resolve these cases was driven by Bayer’s commitment to bring greater certainty to their customers.
“We recognize the important benefits these and all our products bring to growers and other users around the world to help them economically and sustainably produce a healthy crop that helps nourish the world in a sustainable way,” said Condon. “What I want to make clear is we continue to proudly stand behind the safety and utility of our products and our commitment to offer them to our customers.
Condon echoed earlier sentiment that Bayer is backing up their weed control technologies.
“That commitment is unwavering,” he added. “Resolving these cases will allow us to return our focus to our important work at hand—developing world class agricultural innovation to help our customers.”
As part of Bayer’s approach to sustainable agriculture, the company has pledged more than $5 billion to create new tools for weed control throughout the next decade...
Center for Food Safety calls settlement ‘small restitution’
By Julie Harker, Brownfield
June 25, 2020
The Center for Food Safety says the Bayer settlement provides some small restitution for cancer patients affected by glyphosate Roundup products.
Bill Freese, the center’s senior policy analyst, says no financial settlement “can make good the pain, suffering and lives lost to Monsanto’s cancer-causing Roundup.”
The Center for Food Safety had filed a friend of the court brief in the lawsuit brought by Edwin Hardeman who was one of four people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma awarded a hefty sum in damages in previous court cases.
Freese says he believes the settlement...