Bayer will take another look at the use of glyphosate in lawn and garden products, including the possibility of new active ingredients to replace it, the company said in response to a court order rejecting a plan to address potential future Roundup litigation.
A federal judge has rejected a $2 billion plan put forth by Bayer to address a proposed class of plaintiffs who have been exposed to Roundup but have not filed lawsuits against the company, saying the purported benefits of the proposed settlement have been exaggerated.
A federal judge has posed some pointed questions for a hearing Wednesday where he will consider whether to grant preliminary approval to a Bayer-proposed settlement for a so-called “futures class” of plaintiffs who contract non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Bayer has agreed with plaintiffs’ counsel on a plan the company said is “designed to manage and resolve future Roundup cases,” a key component of settling thousands of claims against the company over exposure to the widely used herbicide.
Citrus growers are pleased but environmental groups are concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of aldicarb for use on oranges and grapefruit in Florida to combat citrus greening, which has devastated the industry in the state since it was first identified in 2005.
Hundreds of business leaders, including some in the ag industry, are calling on Congress not to delay confirming the results of November’s presidential election. Congress is set to meet today to count the electoral votes.