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Shares in Bayer were down 6.8 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after a jury awarded more than $2 billion to a California couple in the largest US jury verdict against the company over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.  Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Shares in Bayer were down 6.8 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after a jury awarded more than $2 billion to a California couple in the largest US ju(...)

The link to autism was found where pesticides, such as weedkiller, had been used within 2km of the mother’s home during her pregnancy, and the child’s first year

The risk of a child developing autism may increase if they are exposed to pesticides while in the womb, or during the first year of their life, a new (...)

Wall Street’s main indexes slipped in the first few hours of trading after a weak profit outlook from economic bellwether FedEx and on trade concerns. Photograph: Getty

European markets were dragged down by negative corporate news as well as uncertainty as how the next stage of the UK’s Brexit process will unfold. In(...)

A US federal court in San Francisco found on Tuesday that Roundup, a best-selling herbicide owned by Bayer, had been a “substantial factor” in causing the cancer of Edwin Hardeman. Photograph: Bloomberg

Shares in Bayer shed a tenth of their value on Wednesday, after the German pharmaceutical and chemical group suffered another setback in its legal bat(...)

Alison Connolly and Dr Marie Coggins,  both from the School of Physics at NUI Galway   who carried out the research. Photograph: NUI Galway.

Professional horticulturalists and regular gardeners are not exposed to significantly high levels of the weedkiller glyphosate, a study by scientists (...)

Bayer’s shares have suffered on the back of legal setbacks related to its acquisition of Monsanto. Photograph: AFP

Bayer, the German pharmaceuticals and chemicals group, has announced plans to cut 12,000 out of 118,200 jobs worldwide, in a bid to reduce costs and r(...)

Sales at Bayer’s crop science division increased 84%  last quarter, boosted by the addition of Monsanto. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

Bayer vowed to defend its embattled weedkiller Roundup, moving to reassure investors that its $63 billion (€55.8bn) acquisition of Monsanto will boost(...)

Wall Street sank on Tuesday, continuing a punishing month for US stocks, as dismal outlook from industrial bellwethers Caterpillar and 3M sparked concerns over corporate growth

European shares hit their weakest in nearly two years after a disappointing batch of third-quarter results, particularly in the tech sector, reignited(...)

European shares hit their lowest point in more than 21 months following an anxious slide on Wall Street, as jitters over rising US Treasury yields, trade tensions and signs of slowing global growth prompted a sell-off of risky assets.

European shares hit their lowest point in more than 21 months following an anxious slide on Wall Street, as jitters over rising US Treasury yields, tr(...)

The tide is turning against this controversial weed-killer Roundup, which has been Monsanto’s worldwide corporate cash cow. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

A Californian court recently ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million (€253 million) to a school groundsman who claims exposure to glyphosate (sold by Mon(...)

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