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.
On this week's Eco Africa, we're looking at how a plastic bag ban in Rwanda has sparked other recycling ideas, a solar drying tent in Nigeria and pioneering stores that are taking a stand against plastic waste.
Despite a pledge not to have lay-offs until 2025, a "significant number" of the job cuts at Bayer will be in Germany. More than 1,000 employees in the western city of Wuppertal came out to protest a plant closure.
Pharmaceutical company Bayer is heading for a restructuring that would see it shed 12,000 jobs in various countries, the firm's representatives said. The German giant took over US-based Monsanto earlier this year.
A US judge has denied Monsanto a new trial after finding the agrochemical company liable for its cancer-causing product. The verdict dragged down shares in Monsanto's German parent, Bayer.
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