Despite Monsanto Trial Verdict, World Still Needs Pesticides

Despite Monsanto Trial Verdict, World Still Needs Pesticides

Monday, August 13, 2018

It may seem like Judgment Day has come for glyphosate, with a California jury slapping $289 million in damages on Monsanto Co. in a cancer trial, and a federal judge in Brazil halting use of the herbicide over health concerns -- all in the space of a week.

Dramatic headlines are par for the course for Monsanto, a company that activists have targeted for decades and which Germany’s Bayer AG just bought for $66 billion...

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