Bayer faces lawsuit horror as US cases double in three months

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated November 1 2019 - 3:16am, first published October 31 2019 - 8:00am
The controversy surrounding Roundup continues with over 42,000 lawsuits filed against Bayer in the US alone.

THE SCALE of the legal mess crop protection giant Bayer inherited upon its purchase of Monsanto was laid bare this week as the German-based business revealed there were over 42,000 lawsuits in the US alone alleging the herbicide Roundup has caused cancer.


Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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