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Explainer: What are the obstacles to Bayer settling Roundup lawsuits?

22 Aug 2019

Bayer AG is in mediation to potentially settle thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming that the company's Roundup weed killer causes cancer, but some legal experts said the cases raises novel questions that may prevent an easy settlement.

Smithfield Foods launches plant-based meat products in growing trend

13 Aug 2019

(This Aug. 12 story corrects company statement to make it that products will be available in September, not next week in second paragraph)

Automakers warm up to friendly hackers at cybersecurity conference

11 Aug 2019

LAS VEGAS At a conference where hackers can try their hand at picking locks and discover cyber vulnerabilities in a makeshift hospital, they can also endeavour to break into the control units of cars and take over driving functions.

Bayer sees potential future business in plant-based meat market

01 Aug 2019

A Bayer executive on Thursday said the company was closely watching the plant-based meat market which has seen booming demand in recent years, adding that Bayer could potentially enter the market as an alternative protein source provider.

Shares in plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat slide on stock offering

30 Jul 2019

Shares in meat alternatives company Beyond Meat slid on Tuesday, a day after the company known for its pea-based burgers and sausages announced a stock offering plan to raise capital just three months after going public.

UPDATE 1-Shares in plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat slide on stock offering

30 Jul 2019

July 30 Shares in meat alternatives company Beyond Meat slid on Tuesday, a day after the company known for its pea-based burgers and sausages announced a stock offering plan to raise capital just three months after going public.

Beyond Meat shares crumble on stock offering surprise, demand for meatless burgers soars

30 Jul 2019

Beyond Meat Inc's shares tumbled on Monday on plans for another stock offering just three months after its IPO while demand for its plant-based burgers and sausages prompted an increase in its full-year sales forecast. | Video

New auto safety technology leaves insurers in the dark

26 Jul 2019

RUCKERSVILLE, Va. Automakers are accelerating the rollout of technology designed to avoid crashes, but insurance companies are waving a caution flag at consumers eyeing discounts for buying collision-avoiding brakes or automated cruise control. | Video

In Roundup case, U.S. judge cuts $2 billion verdict against Bayer to $86 million

26 Jul 2019

A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion (£1.6 billion) jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer, Roundup, for their cancer to $86.7 million.

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