Pulse exporters see residue standards as a positive development because now they know what the Indian government will tolerate. | File photo

India begins testing for glyphosate

Exporters see residue standards as a positive development because now they know what the country will tolerate

Exporters are facing yet another risk factor when shipping pulses to India. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has ordered its officers to direct laboratories to test imported pulses for glyphosate residue. “There is a possibility of higher levels of residues of (the) herbicide glyphosate in pulses, thereby adversely affecting the health of […] Read more

The case was brought by groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson and the August 10 verdict included an additional $39 million in compensatory damages. Johnson, whose doctors say he is likely to die within the next two years, attended Wednesday's hearing. | Reuters photo

New trial likely in $250 million U.S. glyphosate ruling

SAN FRANCISCO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) — A fresh trial could overturn $250 million in damages against Bayer’s Monsanto unit after a jury ruled in August that the company failed to warn users of the alleged cancer risks of its herbicides. The original verdict wiped 10 percent off the value of the company and marked the first such […] Read more

Consumer concerns over pesticide residues in food will eventually affect farmers.  |  Getty image

Pesticide residue in food still top of mind for consumers

Every day seems to bring another story of a food processor fighting claims that its products contain dangerous levels of pesticide residues. Companies have had to replace packaging and product descriptions because of legal actions. They have been forced to acknowledge that tiny residues may, in fact, be found in their products. They have then […] Read more


The case was brought by groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson and the August 10 verdict included an additional $39 million in compensatory damages. Johnson, whose doctors say he is likely to die within the next two years, attended Wednesday's hearing. | Reuters photo

Bayer lifted by likely new trial in $289 million glyphosate case

SAN FRANCISCO/FRANKFURT, Oct 11 (Reuters) – The prospect of a fresh trial that could overturn $289 million damages against Bayer’s Monsanto unit lifted the German company’s shares, after an August ruling that it failed to warn users of the alleged cancer risks of its weedkillers. The original verdict wiped 10 percent off the value of […] Read more

Bayer’s Monsanto unit has asked a judge to throw out a $289-million verdict on glyphosate.  |  Getty images

Bayer’s Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

ReuterS — Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including the widely-used Roundup brand, caused his cancer. The company filed a post-trial motion last week for California Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos in San Francisco to […] Read more


Bayer AG's Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including the widely-used Roundup brand, caused his cancer. | File photo

Bayer’s Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

(Reuters) – Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including the widely-used Roundup brand, caused his cancer. The company filed a post-trial motion on Tuesday for California Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos in San Francisco to […] Read more

A Brazilian court overturned an injunction Sept. 3 that banned products containing glyphosate.
 The decision knocked down a previous ruling that had been set to disrupt the soybean planting season set to begin this month.
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Brazil court overturns earlier ban on glyphosate

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (Reuters) — A Brazilian court overturned an injunction Sept. 3 that banned products containing glyphosate. The decision knocked down a previous ruling that had been set to disrupt the soybean planting season set to begin this month. A Brazilian judge ruled last month to halt the registration of new glyphosate-based products in the country and […] Read more

Oats have built a healthy reputation among consumers, but reports pointing out the existence of low levels of glyphosate residue in oat-based food may be damaging that reputation.  |  File photo

Glyphosate residues threaten oats

Oats is the crop that received the first U.S. health claim approval. It’s commonly seen as a miracle food that combines whole-grain, high fibre and heart-healthy characteristics. It forms the basis of many of the healthiest breakfast foods available, including oatmeal, Cheerios and granola bars. But recently it’s been hit by multiple claims that glyphosate […] Read more


A shareholder arrives at Bayer’s annual general meeting in Bonn, Germany, May 25 as people protest against the merger of the pharmaceutical and chemical maker with U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto. A recent court ruling that it inherited from Monsanto has slashed Bayer’s share value. |  REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay photo

Is Bayer crash just the beginning?

It’s like Bayer is waking up with a giant hangover, finding a painful brand on its butt that might not fade away. The German crop science giant has taken over Monsanto, but its rebranding of the much-maligned American company is being greatly complicated by a massive jury award against it, one that came only days […] Read more

A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. | File photo

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world’s first Roundup cancer trial

(Reuters) – A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate […] Read more