Monsanto Co. News

Virginia Attorney Charged in Extortion Plot Over Roundup

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia attorney involved in litigation against Monsanto Co. over health risks associated with Roundup weed killer has been charged by federal prosecutors for allegedly trying to extort $200 million from an unnamed company. Timothy Litzenburg, of …

Judge Orders Bayer to Pursue Talks in Roundup Cancer Litigation

A U.S. judge ordered Bayer AG to pursue mediation with plaintiffs claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, asking the company to try to settle lawsuits that have wreaked havoc on its share price. More than 11,200 people have sued …

Herbicides Getting Close Attention as Resistant Weeds Spread Across U.S.

Concerns about the world’s most popular herbicide continue to mount, as U.S. agricultural experts note spreading weed resistance to glyphosate. As the key ingredient in Monsanto Co’s Roundup herbicide products as well as about 700 other products, glyphosate is widely …

Attempt to Mediate West Virginia Monsanto Suit Fails

Another attempt to resolve a West Virginia class-action pollution lawsuit against Monsanto Co. has failed. Media outlets report that several hundred plaintiffs attended a court-ordered mediation Tuesday at a Charleston hotel. No settlement was reached. An earlier mediation in October …