Monsanto

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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(...)

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, on the moon on July 21st,1969. Photograph: Neil Armstrong/Nasa/via Reuters

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 21st, 1969, about 600 million people watched the culmination of a frenetic few years at Nasa, racing (...)

Bayer, which is battling more than 13,000 cases alleging its weedkiller glyphosate causes cancer, said on Thursday that it  was setting up a special supervisory board committee to examine its legal strategy and appointed a high-profile lawyer to advise on trial tactics and mediation. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Shares in Bayer jumped more than 8 per cent on Thursday, after the German chemicals and pharmaceuticals group suggested it might be open to a settleme(...)

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(...)

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