Bayer Reacts to Latest Glyphosate Trial Result

AgWired Precision, Bayer

A third case over the herbicide Roundup resulted in a jury awarding a California couple who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma more than $2 billion in damages, the largest award so far. The jury found that Monsanto “acted with malice, oppression or fraud” for failing to warn about the risks of spraying Roundup, which became part of Bayer last year.

A press release from Bayer expressed disappointment with the decision and said the company will appeal the verdict in this case, “which conflicts directly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s interim registration review decision released just last month, the consensus among leading health regulators worldwide that glyphosate-based products can be used safely and that glyphosate is not carcinogenic, and the 40 years of extensive scientific research on which their favorable conclusions are based.”

Bayer is also appealing the two previous court decisions against Roundup, which both resulted in awards of about $80 million.