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On March 19, 2019, jury in California glyphosate trial reached decision in phase 1. Read Bayer’s statement here


This site provides information about litigation against Monsanto involving glyphosate-based products (i.e., various Roundup®-branded products.) Trials may be held in five different venues throughout 2019: the federal MDL in the Northern District of California, a coordinated proceeding (JCCP) in California state court, separate cases in Missouri state courts in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, and a single case in Montana state court. Bayer has created this site to provide education and resources related to the litigation to media, stakeholders and others with interests relevant to this litigation.

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"No pesticide regulatory authority in the world currently considers glyphosate to be a cancer risk to humans at the levels at which humans are currently exposed."

Fast Facts on Glyphosate and Glyphosate-Based Herbicides

  • Long history of safe use: For more than 40 years, farmers – as well as governments, gardeners, and other users – have depended on glyphosate as an efficient and cost-effective tool that can be used safely to control weeds.

  • Conservation benefits: Glyphosate-based herbicides help farmers deliver crops to markets while promoting sustainable farming by reducing soil tillage, soil erosion and carbon emissions.

  • Extensive scientific backing: There is an extensive body of research on glyphosate and Monsanto/Bayer’s glyphosate-based herbicides, including more than 800 rigorous studies submitted to EPA, European and other regulators in connection with the registration process, that confirms that these products are safe when used as directed.
  • Not carcinogenic: The largest epidemiology study – the 2018 independent National Cancer Institute-supported long-term study that followed over 50,000 pesticide applicators for more than 20 years – found no association between glyphosate-based herbicides and cancer. Additionally, EPA’s 2017 cancer risk assessment examined more than 100 studies the agency considered relevant and concluded that glyphosate is ‘not likely to be carcinogenic to humans,’ its most favorable rating.

  • Favorable conclusions of regulators and international agencies around the world: The conclusions of leading regulators and agencies around the world, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), European Food Safety Authorities (EFSA), European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), German BfR, and Australian, Canadian, Korean, New Zealand and Japanese regulatory authorities, as well as the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR), continue to support the safety of glyphosate‐based products when used as directed and that glyphosate is not carcinogenic.

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