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Costly cancer lawsuits may spur search to replace world’s most common weed killer

Science Magazine | By Erik Stokstad “Total fear and shock.” That’s how Andrew Kniss, a weed scientist at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, describes the reaction of farmers to recent courtroom defeats suffered by a leading manufacturer of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide. Agricultural researchers are also worried, he says. They fear […]

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Roundup Is Losing in Court But Farms Aren’t About to Give It Up

Bloomberg | By Lydia Mulvany
While the world’s No. 1 weedkiller has been losing in court of late, it’s still the big winner in the agricultural world. No matter what happens with the 11,000-plus lawsuits plaintiffs have filed alleging the chemical in Roundup caused them cancer, farmers around the world are still going to keep using it, said Christopher Perrella, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence.

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Despite Rulings, Farmers Remain Loyal to Roundup

Wall Street Journal | By Jacob Bunge
Farmers are standing by Bayer AG’s BAYRY -2.56% Roundup herbicide despite rulings from two juries that the world’s most widely used weedkiller caused cancer in plaintiffs. The chemical, used on the vast majority of corn, soybean and cotton acres planted in the U.S., remains prized by farmers for its low cost and effectiveness.