Bayer CEO Werner Baumann's $63 billion gamble on purchasing Monsanto continues to spiral downward. Not only is Bayer facing more than 43,000 glyphosate claims from Roundup users afflicted with cancer, but now, a small army of farmers are lining up to sue the company over dicamba, another Monsanto herbicide that has been destroying food crops.
After more than four decades, the exponentially growing use of Monsanto's Roundup has caused the evolution of “superweeds” that are no longer affected by the controversial herbicide's active ingredient, glyphosate.
As Arkansas Prepares to Ban Dicamba, Monsanto Pushes Back, Claiming Scientific Evidence is “Tainted”
Last week, the Arkansas Plant Board Pesticide Committee took a major step toward restricting use of dicamba, adopting a recommendation that the herbicide be banned early next year. Although such a ban would be temporary and still requires a vote from the full board as well as approval from the state lawmakers and the governor, Monsanto is already gearing up to fight any proposal that would put a dent in company profits.