Bayer Inks $2B Deal To Cover Future Roundup Cancer Claims

By Emily Field (February 3, 2021, 1:27 PM EST) -- Bayer AG on Wednesday said that it reached a settlement of up to $2 billion to resolve potential future claims that Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.

Bayer AG said Wednesday it has reached a $2 billion settlement to resolve future claims that Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. (AP Photo/Haven Daley) The deal includes a fund to compensate qualified consumers in an initial four-year program, as well as notice and diagnostic assistance and free legal aid for those who have been exposed to Roundup, according to the proposed settlement. Monsanto will also ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for permission to...

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