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 ...

Insecticides pit trees against bees

Environment | WEEK 3 Jun 16, 2013

Insecticides pit trees against bees

by Winifred Bird

"That's where they're going to spray." Organic farmer Naoki Tachikawa, 43, is standing on the edge of one of his tiny rice fields in the Shiga district of Matsumoto, central Nagano Prefecture, pointing at two low hills that embrace the upper reaches of the terraced ...