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Monsanto, BASF Hit With Class Action Over Herbicide Safety

Law360, New York (July 21, 2017, 6:04 PM EDT) -- Chemical giants Monsanto Company and BASF Corp. have manufactured a defective herbicide that has damaged soybeans and other crops not genetically modified to withstand it, forcing the state to ban the herbicide and causing farmers substantial harm, according to a proposed class action filed Thursday in Arkansas state court.

The Arkansas farmers who filed the suit, which was removed to federal court Thursday, said Monsanto and BASF knowingly misrepresented the safety of the herbicide Dicamba. The herbicide caused “significant harm” to the soybean crop in Arkansas...
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