Bayer's share price has almost halved since its takeover of the weedkiller's manufacturer. Monsanto has been ordered to pay tens of millions of dollars to people who claim Roundup caused their cancer.
Another heavy blow has been dealt to German company Bayer. The firm was ordered by a US court to pay compensation in yet another glyphosate-related case. Bayer needs to act swiftly, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Bayer-owned Monsanto has been hit with its third jury verdict in California tying its Roundup weed killer to cancer. Bayer faces more than 13,400 Roundup-related lawsuits in the United States.
The German chemicals giant has promised a probe into allegations it created a list of 200 French journalists and lawmakers who were critical of its US subsidiary. France wants to know if the data was collected illegally.
German chemicals giant Bayer held its first shareholder meeting since it acquired US company Monsanto. Frustration over the Monsanto deal and Bayer's falling share price led shareholders to vote against Bayer's board.
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