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The weed-killing chemical in a Monsanto lawsuit was found in beer and wine. Here’s how worried you should be.

A new report suggests that certain beers and wines contain traces of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that's been linked to cancer.
A woman uses Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller spray.

A jury says that a common weed-killer chemical at the heart of an $80 million lawsuit contributed to a man’s cancer

A federal jury says that Roundup was a "substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer.

Bayer plunges after jury finds its Roundup weedkiller caused cancer

Bayer's shares plunged 10% after a second jury found its Roundup weedkiller caused cancer.
A tray containing cancer cells sits on an optical microscope in the Nanomedicine Lab at UCL's School of Pharmacy in London.

The FDA just approved a drug that targets cancers based on DNA, rather than where the tumor is in your body

The FDA just approved a new cancer treatment in an unconventional way: not by tumor type, but rather by the genetic mutation the drug targets.
A woman uses a Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, France.

A judge has slashed the amount Monsanto has to pay in a lawsuit over a common weed-killer chemical’s cancer risk

A judge reduced the amount Monsanto was ordered to pay to a plaintiff who alleged that his cancer was the result of using Roundup, the company's herbicide. The latest news does not mean that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — causes cancer.

A startup with ties to Bayer has inked a $122 million deal to make lab-grown marijuana — and it’s eyeing the pharma industry

Boston-based startup Ginkgo Bioworks will use Cronos' labs to produce synthetic marijuana compounds, many of which "have the potential to be valuable in a range of pharmaceutical applications."

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer plunges 11% after landmark $289 million weedkiller cancer ruling

Bayer-owned agriculture firm Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million to a groundskeeper who alleged that the ingredients of a weedkiller produced by the company caused him to develop cancer.
A view of me in the suit.

I tried out an ‘aging suit’ that mimics what it feels like to be 80 years old — here’s what it was like

We tried out a suit that's made to feel like you're in your 80s physically by limiting vision and mobility. Here's what it was like.

After a $66 billion merger, Monsanto is disappearing — sort of

The German drugmaker and chemical company Bayer has finalized a $66 billion blockbuster deal to gobble up the agricultural behemoth Monsanto, but you wouldn't know it by the company's new name. On Monday, Bayer said it was dropping Monsanto's 117-year-old title.

The $66 billion Bayer-Monsanto merger just got a major green light — but farmers are terrified

Bayer has won approval in the US to buy agricultural giant Monsanto. But many farmers are worried about what the consolidation might mean for them.