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Bayer agrees to pay U.S. plaintiffs in glyphosate dispute two billion dollars
Bayer agrees to pay U.S. plaintiffs in glyphosate dispute two billion dollars
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Bayer has reached a compromise on a crucial part of its multibillion-dollar glyphosate settlement with U.S. plaintiffs. The agribusiness group announced Wednesday a breakthrough in negotiations over how to handle future lawsuits alleging cancer risks from Roundup, a weedkiller containing glyphosate. It said a formal agreement had been reached with plaintiffs' lawyers that included a commitment of up to two billion dollars (1.7 billion euros).