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 Lee Elder, the first black player at the Masters, in action during the 1975 tournament at Augusta National. Photograph: Augusta National/Getty Images

Until Lee Elder played the Masters in 1975, most of the black people at Augusta National were there working as caddies, cooks, and waiters. When Elder(...)

Bayer said the outlay to settle the Roundup litigation will be higher than anticipated in June. Photograph: iStock

Bayer is facing a double hit from a higher legal bill for claims relating to weedkiller Roundup as well as €9.25 billion in impairments on agriculture(...)

Last year Facebook spent between €4.2 million and €4.5 million on EU lobbying activities, and employs 12 full-time lobbyists, according to figures from the EU transparency database. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook has increased the amount it spends on lobbying efforts in Brussels fourfold to more than €4 million last year, according to figures from a Eu(...)

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(...)

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