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Bayer rethinks weedkiller accord after court criticism

Jul 09, 2020 - 10:00 AM

A United States judge expresses concern about Bayer's plan for a panel of scientists rather than judges to decide future cases involving its Roundup weedkiller

BAYER. The logo of German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer at the group's plant in Wuppertal, Germany, on April 23, 2019. Photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

Bayer pays $10 billion to settle weedkiller cancer cases

Jun 25, 2020 - 11:30 AM

This deal relieves a major headache for Bayer, which has been going on since it bought Monsanto, maker of the Roundup weedkiller, in 2018

BAYER. A picture taken on April 23, 2019 shows the logo of German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer at the group's plant in Wuppertal, western Germany. File photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

U.S. charges Chinese national with industrial espionage

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says Washington is trying to use the case to back its accusations that China steals technology from US companies

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:24 PM

Here is the state of play regarding lawsuits and restrictions on the use of glyphosate around the world

GLYPHOSATE. Roundup products are seen for sale at a store in San Rafael, California, on July, 9, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

U.S. jury orders Monsanto to pay $290M to cancer patient over weed killer

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:56 AM

(UPDATED) California groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, says he repeatedly used Roundup during work, a weed killer with a probable carcinogenic ingredient

Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict to his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court Of California in San Francisco, California, on August 10, 2018. A California jury on Friday, August 10, 2018 ordered agrochemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer. Jurors found Monsanto acted with "malice" and that its weed killers Roundup and the professional grade version RangerPro contributed "substantially" to Dewayne Johnson's terminal illness. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / JOSH EDELSON

Trump touts new Wal-Mart, GM, and Bayer-Monsanto investments

Jan 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The companies unveil plans for job creations new stores research and assembly plants as US President elect Donald Trump prepares to take office

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 23, 2012 shows shoppers at a Walmart store in Paramount, California. The US retail giant Wal-Mart announced January 17, 2017 it wants to create 10,000 jobs in the United States in 2017, a few days before the inauguration of Donald Trump, who has been pressing companies to expand their business on US soil.  / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

Bayer sets $66B deal for Monsanto after lengthy pursuit

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:40 PM

UPDATED Regulators and Monsanto shareholders still have to approve the deal which environmentalists criticize as a marriage made in hell

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on September 14, 2016 shows the logo of German pharmaceutical giant Bayer (L, on September 8, 2016 in Leverkusen) and the logo of Monsanto at it's Belgian manufacturing site and operations centre (on May 24, 2016 in Lillo near Antwerp).  German pharmaceutical and chemical group Bayer is preparing to increase its takeover offer for US seeds and pesticides giant Monsanto for a fourth time, a report said on September 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Patrik STOLLARZ AND John THYS

Monsanto withdraws new GM cotton seed in India row

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The US agribusiness giant said it withdrew plans to introduce the seeds in July over regulatory uncertainty

CASH CROP. Indian workers unload cotton from a truck at a cotton processing and packaging industry in Kadi, some 50 kms from Ahmedabad on December 3, 2014. Sam Panthaky/AFP

Bayer CEO invites environmental groups to discuss Monsanto bid

May 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Environmental groups fear the possible merger of Bayer and Monsanto would lead to Monsanto s genetically modified crops being marketed in Europe

epa05324526 (FILE) A file picture dated 06 March 2006 shows the headquarters of the German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany. According to media reports on 23 May 2016, Bayern AG announced a 62 billion US dollar cash offer, 122 US dollar per share, including debt, to buy US multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto Co. The American multinational biotechnology company Monsanto released earlier on 19 May 2016, a statement in which the company disclosed that they had received a takeover bid by the German pharmaceutical and chemical group. EPA/OLIVER BERG

Monsanto: $62B Bayer bid too low, but open to talks

May 25, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Monsanto says the Bayer proposal is incomplete and financially inadequate but it is willing to have continued and constructive conversations

epa05324524 (FILE) A file picture dated 21 October 2003 shows the logo of German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer AG shining above the company's plant in Leverkusen, Germany. According to media reports on 23 May 2016, Bayern AG announced a 62 billion US dollar cash offer, 122 US dollar per share, including debt, to buy US multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto Co. The American multinational biotechnology company Monsanto released earlier on 19 May 2016, a statement in which the company disclosed that they had received a takeover bid by the German pharmaceutical and chemical group. EPA/OLIVER BERG

Bayer targets Monsanto in biggest-ever German takeover bid

May 23, 2016 - 2:14 PM

4th UPDATE Germany s Bayer offers 62 billion for US agriculture group Monsanto

This file photo taken on July 24, 2013 shows a logo of German pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant Bayer on an overpass at its Berlin headquarters. John MacDougall/AFP

Bayer, Monsanto in merger talks

May 19, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Bayer executives recently met with executives of Monsanto to privately discuss a negotiated acquisition of Monsanto Company

This file photo taken on July 24, 2013 shows a logo of German pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant Bayer on an overpass at its Berlin headquarters. John MacDougall/AFP

Thousands march against Monsanto and GM crops

May 24, 2015 - 9:34 AM

Thousands of people hit the streets in cities to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides

ANTI-GMO PROTEST. Activists take part in a march against US agrochemical giant Monsanto and GMO food products, May 23, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

D-Day looms for EU on GM crop cultivation

Nov 07, 2013 - 9:52 AM

European governments will soon decide whether to block or allow cultivation of genetically modified crops on the continent

EUROPE'S CORN. One day, will all corn in Europe be genetically-modified?

HIGHLIGHTS: Star Magic Ball 2013

Sep 11, 2013 - 9:00 AM

A glimpse of the program that took place

COUPLE OF THE NIGHT. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. Host Martin Nievera keeps the mood light.

Now the men: singles at the Star Magic Ball 2013 red carpet

Sep 10, 2013 - 12:00 PM

If this were Cinderella s ball any of these men is the perfect Prince Charming

DASHING, DAPPER. Jake Cuenca arrived solo, to the joy of female fans. All photos by Inoue Jaena

Single ladies at the Star Magic Ball 2013 red carpet

Sep 09, 2013 - 4:27 PM

These ladies made the red carpet red hot

MARIA MERCEDES' SOLO FLIGHT. Media asked Jessy Mendiola why she and rumored beau Sam Milby arrived separately. The beautiful actress just smiled as a reply. All photos by Inoue Jaena