Monsanto News

Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

The jury's verdict is third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August

US jury says Bayer must pay $80 million to man in Roundup cancer trial

"This verdict does not change the weight of over four decades of extensive science and the conclusions of regulators worldwide that support the safety of our glyphosate-based herbicides and that they are not carcinogenic," Bayer said.


Jury says Monsanto's weed killer was ‘substantial factor’ in causing man’s cancer

Tuesday’s verdict concluded the first of two phases in the federal case about the possible health risks of Roundup and whether Monsanto misled the man, Edwin Hardeman, about those risks.

Bayer's Monsanto wins arbitration ruling over royalties from Indian seed company

Monsanto had insisted it has patent protection in India and it therefore could collect royalties through bilateral contracts with the Indian seed companies.

Supreme Court sets aside Delhi HC order invalidating Monsanto’s patent on BT cotton seeds

The court said “the suit involved complicated mixed questions of law and facts with regard to patentability and exclusion of patent which could be examined in the suit on basis of evidence”.

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

The jury at San Francisco's Superior Court of California deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed to warn Johnson and other consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weed killers.


India cuts Monsanto's genetically modified cotton seed royalty

The government also lowered the prices of GM cotton seeds by 7.5 per cent to 740 rupees ($11.39) for a packet of 450 grams to help farmers who are struggling with pest infestations.

Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton

The new committee, composed of agricultural experts, has been asked to submit a report within 15 days, according to the order. The new directive asks the "investigating committee to look into the illegalities and risks of such seed sales and cultivation."

Monsanto settles Rs 300 crore royalty dispute with three local seed companies

In a letter to the agriculture ministry, Mahyco Monsanto Biotech Ltd said it has "amicably settled" the dispute with three Indian companies --Ajeet Seeds, Kaveri Seed Co Ltd and Ankur Seeds. According to sources, these three companies owed about Rs 300 crore.

Bayer sees delays, expects to close $66-b Monsanto deal by early 2018

The Bayer-Monsanto deal has become the signature transaction in a consolidation race that has roiled the agribusiness sector globally in recent years, due to shifting weather patterns, rising competition in grain exports and a souring farm economy globally due to bad weather conditions.