The U.S. EPA Just Gave Bayer a Gift in Its Battle Against Weed Killer Cancer Claims

The embattled management at Bayer just got a handy boost from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)–a draft report that says glyphosate, the active ingredient in its Roundup weedkiller, does not cause cancer. This is no change of stance on the EPA’s part, but the timing of the new report should prove beneficial to Bayer, […]

Bayer CEO Has 9 Months to Overcome Shareholders’ Extraordinary Rebuke of His Monsanto Deal

Bayer Chief Executive Werner Baumann has nine months to prove he shouldn’t be kicked out as a result of last year’s Monsanto acquisition, a corporate law expert warned Tuesday. Professor Christoph Schalast, a mergers and acquisition specialist at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, said Friday’s unprecedented rebuke of Bayer’s management was in part […]

Bayer’s Management Face A No-Confidence Vote Over Monsanto Deal. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Monsanto glyphosate drama may be about to hit the agriculture firm’s new owners where it hurts. Bayer’s management faces a vote of no confidence at the German company’s annual general meeting, which is taking place Friday. Amid widespread concerns over the wisdom of Bayer’s Monsanto takeover last year, the vote looks set to be […]

As Bayer’s Roundup Cancer Costs Accumulate, Questions Linger About the Wisdom of Its Monsanto Merger

Bayer has to pay out $81 million in damages to a man who claims the Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer, a jury ruled Wednesday. In a similar ruling last year, the sum was $289 million, reduced to $78 million on appeal. Since that first verdict, Bayer’s shares have lost 40% of their value–and there are […]

Bayer Shares Plummet Upon Verdict That Roundup Caused Man’s Cancer

The share price of Bayer bayry plummetted Wednesday, following a U.S. court’s decision that its Roundup weedkiller played a substantial role in the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by Californian Edwin Hardeman. In the Frankfurt stock exchange, the German conglomerate’s share price plummeted by more than 12% Wednesday to EUR60.81 ($69.04), spurred by fears that the […]

Weed Killer Chemical Found in Beer and Wine, Report Says

That after-work drink might not be quite as smooth as you think. A new report says non-dangerous levels of glyphosate, a weed killing chemical commonly found in Monsanto’s Roundup, have been found in five wines and 14 popular beers. The list, assembled by the public-interest advocacy group U.S. PIRG, includes several well-known brands, including Budweiser, […]