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Bayer facing possible growing legal costs, consumer backlash after Roundup jury award

Scott Tong Aug 13, 2018
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Bottles of Monsanto's Roundup are seen for sale June 19, 2018 at a retail store in Glendale, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Bayer facing possible growing legal costs, consumer backlash after Roundup jury award

Scott Tong Aug 13, 2018
Bottles of Monsanto's Roundup are seen for sale June 19, 2018 at a retail store in Glendale, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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It’s been a rough day for Monsanto, the maker of the weedkiller Roundup. On Friday a jury awarded a California groundskeeper $289.2 million, concluding that exposure to Roundup caused his cancer. On Monday stock in Bayer, the company that acquired Monsanto earlier this year, tumbled 10 percent.

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