Glyphosate and the consequences: more lawsuits against Bayer

80,000 complaints are now against Bayer. The lawyer for the plaintiff expects to see a comparison, possibly within a month. Sick by glyphosate? The plaintiffs

Glyphosate and the consequences: more lawsuits against Bayer

80,000 complaints are now against Bayer. The lawyer for the plaintiff expects to see a comparison, possibly within a month.

Sick by glyphosate? The plaintiffs say the interior photo: Berg/dpa

NEW YORK dpa/taz | The US wave of lawsuits against Bayer for alleged cancer dangers of weed killers with the active ingredient glyphosate, has once again risen dramatically. The number of complaints had now increased to 75,000 up to 85,000 or even more, said the in the legal conflict between the parties to the dispute mediator Mediator Ken Feinberg, the financial service Bloomberg on Thursday. Bayer himself had given the number to the last in October with approximately 42.700, which had already been more than a doubling compared with July.

star lawyer Feinberg, who was obliged in June, as a negotiator, but a rapid comparison is possible. He was "cautiously optimistic" that within a month an agreement could be achieved. To not wanted to the terms of a possible settlement Feinberg speak. Bayer had brought to 2018 with the 60-billion-Dollar purchase of U.S. seed giant Monsanto's huge legal risks in the house. The first three U.S.-processes to the cancer hazards of Monsanto lost products.

glyphosate is the active ingredient of the world's best-selling Pesticide. In Europe is being discussed to ban the substance. The poison kills so many non-GM crops and therefore food for birds and insects. Therefore, it is important for environmentalists:the interior as a threat to biodiversity.

at the beginning of the week, beekeepers were:inside the Federal Ministry of Economics against the use of glyphosate demonstrates. Because the substance also passes into the honey – for the but limits apply. As a beekeeper few reported that it must destroy harvest the honey of the season – four tons, because in the case of a measurement by up to 152-fold excess of the limit value was found.

Updated Date: 17 January 2020, 12:00

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