Bayer will he be able to turn the page of his setbacks on legal related to the acquisition of Monsanto ? He has just overcome a major step. The German company announced Tuesday evening a series of agreements which enable it to settle its major disputes in the United States related to Roundup, the pesticide that is the most sold in the world, glyphosate. Bayer is poised to pay the sum of $ 10 billion to compensate the plaintiffs.
" This is good news for Bayer, writes Remy Courbon, director of the agricultural business of Bayer France. These agreements put an end to a long period of uncertainty and confusion. They will enable us to refocus on our core business, the innovation in the field of agriculture and health. Monsanto has a true know-how in the digital and genetics. Bayer will be of benefit to the farmers. "read also : Why glyphosate is a false problem, public health
These agreements will result in the most of the ongoing trials and to indemnify the 100,000 plaintiffs who have attacked Bayer. Only exceptions : the three trials (Johnson, Hardeman and Pilliod) already tried and returned the call. "It is important for Bayer to pursue these cases, because the calls will provide legal precedents relevant for the future, based on science," according to the company, confident in its ability to convince a jury composed of experts from the safety of Roundup.
The other side of these agreements concerning potential disputes in the future. Under the auspices of a judge, an independent scientific committee will determine whether the Roundup can cause lymphoma. Their findings will form the basis for the regulation of future cases. For the past two years, Bayer will pay a high price (legal, financial, and réputationnel) following the acquisition of Monsanto. The largest seed company in the u.s. had cost him € 63 billion in 2018.The editorial team conseilleMalgré a good start to the year, Bayer hardens on the glyphosate20 commentairesgene-6 24/06/2020 21:12
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