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 ...

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 ...

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer slashing 12,000 jobs worldwide

Business Nov 30, 2018

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer slashing 12,000 jobs worldwide

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG says it’s cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to reduce costs. The Leverkusen-based company said Thursday that details of the cuts to its 118,200-strong workforce would be worked out in coming months but that “a significant number” of the ...