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All of Monsanto's Problems Just Landed on Bayer

Chris Hughes
All of Monsanto's Problems Just Landed on Bayer

The true price of Bayer AG's purchase of Monsanto Co. is suddenly in doubt after the U.S. crop science behemoth lost a court case over claims its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. On Friday, a San Francisco state court hit Monsanto with $289 million in damages. The company, owned by Bayer since June but operating separately pending the completion of antitrust conditions, says the product is safe.