Business Feb 17, 2020

Bayer, now with BASF, faces more Monsanto pain after trial loss

The first U.S. trial over the dicamba herbicide has landed Bayer AG and its German rival, BASF SE, with another potentially multi-billion-dollar problem. Jurors in federal court in Cape Girardeau awarded $265 million Saturday to a Missouri farmer who blamed the companies' herbicide for destroying ...

Herbicide glyphosate under fire worldwide, gets banned by Austria

Business Jul 3, 2019

Herbicide glyphosate under fire worldwide, gets banned by Austria

Glyphosate, which was totally banned by Austria's parliament on Tuesday, is the world's most widely used herbicide but there have been growing attempts around the world to stop its use. The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer found in 2015 that glyphosate ...

Fujifilm and Bayer to jointly develop new cancer therapy

Business / Corporate Jul 2, 2019

Fujifilm and Bayer to jointly develop new cancer therapy

Fujifilm Corp. has said it will team up with Germany's Bayer AG on the development of a new immune-based cancer therapy platform using induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells that come from someone other than the patient. The German pharmaceutical giant will join the development ...

Bayer apologizes for Monsanto PR firm's media list

Business May 13, 2019

Bayer apologizes for Monsanto PR firm's media list

Germany's Bayer apologized Sunday after revelations in France that its subsidiary Monsanto had a PR agency collate lists of politicians, scientists and journalists and their views on pesticides and GM crops. The German agro-chemicals and drugs giant, which finalized the acquisition of the U.S. company ...

Monsanto loses appeal in French farmer's poisoning case

Business Apr 12, 2019

Monsanto loses appeal in French farmer's poisoning case

A French court on Thursday upheld a guilty verdict against chemicals giant Monsanto over the poisoning of a farmer who suffered neurological damage after using one of its weedkillers, the latest legal setback for the company over its controversial pesticides. Cereal farmer Paul Francois has ...

Bayer contains cyberattack it says bore Chinese hallmarks

Business Apr 5, 2019

Bayer contains cyberattack it says bore Chinese hallmarks

German drugmaker Bayer has contained a cyber attack it believes was hatched in China, the company said, highlighting the risk of data theft and disruption faced by big business. Bayer found the infectious software on its computer networks early last year, covertly monitored and analyzed ...