German pharma giant Bayer has lost another lawsuit related to the weed-killer Roundup, produced by recently acquired Monsanto. Bayer will have to pay two billion dollars in fines and millions in punitive damages to the plaintiffs, an elderly couple from California. Bayer disputes that Roundup was the cause of the couples’ cancer and that both had a long history of illness. The company wants to appeal the verdict. It was the third consecutive verdict against Bayer since its 63 billion dollar takeover of Monsanto. Bayer is currently facing another 13,400 claims.
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