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Food fraud costs the industry around €30-billion a year globally. With the number of cooperation requests by the EU Food Fraud Network jumping 30% in 2018, counterfeiters continue to pose a major threat to food innovation and consequently economic... Read more

Shares in German chemical giant Bayer have rocketed by as much as 11% following a report that the company has proposed to pay up to $8-billion (£6.59-billion) to settle more than 18,000 US lawsuits related to its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup. Read more

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer welcomed a US judge's call to cut a $2-billion damages payout awarded by a jury to a couple in California after having found that the Monsanto produced glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup had been the cause of... Read more

Climate change isn’t often out of the news. Alongside the current focus on the damaging effects on plastic in or seas, it’s not easy to ignore the damage done to the planet by globalisation, industry and the way that we live. Read more

Technology giant Bosch has accepted a fine €90-million for lapses in supervisory duties that allow car manufacturers to engage in emissions cheating, according to a statement by German prosecutors in Stuttgart... Read more

The federal court in Belém, Brazil has lifted the production embargo on the Alunorte alumina refinery, thus allowing the Norwegian aluminium manufacturer, Norsk Hydro, to resume full production after a long legal dispute... Read more

A jury in California has ruled that Bayer-owned chemicals company Monsanto must pay $2-billion in damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, an elderly couple both suffering with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a consequence of exposure to the glyphosate... Read more

Executives at Volkswagen are preparing for an investor revolt following the news that three influential advisory groups are urging shareholders to cast their votes against all but one of the company's board members at the upcoming annual general... Read more

In what was an unprecedented show of anger following the losses around the acquisition of Monsanto, shareholders at Bayer have delivered an unprecedented vote of no confidence in the CEO, Werner Baumann, and the company's top management executives. Read more

Multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has announced a raft of measures aimed at offsetting carbon emissions created by the consumption of the fossil fuels the company produces. The company will invest $300-million over a three year period in... Read more

The European Union has launched two World Trade Organization disputes against India and Turkey, respectively targeting unlawful import duties on ICT products and pharmaceuticals. Large economic interests and important legal principles are at stake... Read more

The CEO of the German chemical giant Bayer has insisted that the $63-billion (€55.6-billion) takeover of the American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto in 2018 was a "good idea" despite the huge legal costs that... Read more

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