Roundup stays for farmers but not for lawn/garden use
Bayer says it’s committed to ensuring access to glyphosate for its farmer customers but will replace all U.S. lawn and garden glyphosate-products with NON-glyphosate-based formulations to mitigate any future litigation risk.
Bayer says it is putting aside more than $4.5 Billion dollars for future lawsuits about Roundup but stresses the product will remain available for farmers.
This spring, a judge rejected Bayer’s plan to limit the cost of settlements in claims that its glyphosate product cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
In a call with investors (this morning), Bayer officials say they will file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the lower court ruling in favor of Roundup user Edwin Hardeman.
If the ruling is in Bayer’s favor, they say it would end Roundup litigation. But, if it does not, Bayer says it will have the set aside amount for future cases.
Bayer says their case has only gotten stronger about the safety of Roundup since the litigation began when the product was owned by Monsanto.