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Bayer acquired the US crops group Monsanto for $63bn  in 2018, a deal that catapulted the German group into the market leader position but also saddled it with the legal fallout from Roundup, originally a Monsanto product

Bayer will pay up to $10.9 billion (€9.7bn) to settle a wave of lawsuits over the potential carcinogenic effects of its herbicide product Roundup, rel(...)

A surge in Roundup claims, along with some big court losses, have weighed on Bayer since it spent $63 billion to buy Monsanto – which developed the weedkiller.

Bayer has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 US cancer lawsuits over use of its Roundup weedkiller, ac(...)

Monarch butterflies make Herculean migratory trips each autumn, travelling more than 3,500km from eastern Canada and the northeastern US to Mexico.

Monarchs are spectacularly beautiful butterflies, beloved by the public, but their numbers have been dropping alarmingly since 2000. The herbicide Rou(...)

In February, Bayer acknowledged for the first time that lawsuits related to Roundup could force it to sell assets, issue new equity or borrow money at unfavourable terms. Photograph:   Reuters

Monsanto parent Bayer raised the spectre of “considerable liquidity challenges” as it engages in high-stakes negotiations over weedkiller Roundup liti(...)

A House of Commons Brexit debate, but with skeletons, set to go on parade in Cologne, Germany. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

Image of the week: No bones What more does the (ongoing) Brexit saga need than a German satirical carnival float depicting British MPs as skeletons? (...)

 Bayer and BASF must pay $250 million in punitive damages over damage their Monsanto dicamba weedkiller did to a farmer’s peach orchards. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Chemicals companies Bayer and BASF must pay $250 million in punitive damages over damage their dicamba weedkiller did to a Missouri farmer’s peach orc(...)

Equinome founder Emmeline Hill: “What we’re doing is assessing the natural variation or the natural genetics of an individual.” Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Emmeline Hill doesn’t like the term “luck”. Perhaps it’s the scientist in her. But she will concede that she’s been fortunate. Hill grew up around ho(...)

Glyphosate is cleared for use in the EU until December 2022. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is unlikely to follow Germany and other EU countries in banning use of the weed killer glyphosate– the subject of billion-dollar US lawsuits o(...)

Concerns about glyphosate emerged when a World Health Organisation agency concluded in 2015 that it probably causes cancer

The German government will ban the use of controversial weedkiller glyphosate - the subject of US lawsuits over claims it causes cancer - from the end(...)

Dr Scholl’s was founded more than 110 years ago, and recorded sales of $234 million last year.

Bayer has agreed to sell its Dr Scholl’s footcare business to private equity group Yellow Wood Partners for $585 million (€522 million), the latest in(...)

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