Even though it wasn’t at the table for the talks between Bayer and Monsanto that led to a unification of the two companies, BASF still stands to gain significantly from the changes brought about in a new business climate.
Pro- and anti-glyphosate companies and organizations lined up to praise — or bash — the active ingredient in the most widely applied herbicide in the world, in comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency last week.
A California state court judge has significantly reduced damages awarded to a couple whose non-Hodgkin lymphoma was blamed on Roundup exposure, cutting their overall award from more than $2 billion to $86.7 million.
Despite some harsh words describing Monsanto’s conduct, a federal judge said last week he plans to reduce an $80 million award to a California man who claimed exposure to Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
An effort by the Environmental Working Group seeks to eliminate the use of glyphosate in oat production, but farm and food industry groups are defending growers’ use of the herbicide and accusing EWG of trying to scare consumers away from oat products without justification.