Use of GM-maize is so widespread in parts of Spain that organic farmers can no longer label their crops as such thanks to cross-contamination of pollen. Their livelihoods are threatened as a result.
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer, has caused concerns over its potential risk to human health and the environment for decades. Now, new research shows that glyphosate may be indirectly killing bees.
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has reported lower earnings for its second quarter. The drop came as the firm presented its first financial statement after the mammoth takeover of Monsanto.
Shares in German pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant Bayer have taken a dive to their lowest level in five years. Investors reacted to a shock US ruling against Monsanto, which now belongs to the Leverkusen-based firm.
The ruling paves the way for many more cases against agrochemical giant Monsanto. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is at the center of a debate over the weed killer's impact on humans and the environment.
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