Bayer in den USA erneut zu Schadenersatzzahlung verurteilt

Der dritte Glyphosat-Rechtsstreit in den USA hat für den deutschen DAX Konzern Bayer ein vernichtendes Urteil vor einem Gericht in Oakland gebracht. Die Übernahme von Monsanto hat im 3. Schadenersatzprozess wegen Krebserkrankungen nach Benutzung von Glyphosat eine Milliarden Schadenersatz Zahlung zur Folge.

Bayer veröffentlichte umgehend ein Statement zu dem Urteil der US-Richter.

Bayer is disappointed with the jury's decision and will appeal the verdict in this case, which conflicts directly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's interim registration review decision released just last month, the consensus among leading health regulators worldwide that glyphosate-based products can be used safely and that glyphosate is not carcinogenic, and the 40 years of extensive scientific research on which their favorable conclusions are based.

We have great sympathy for Mr. and Mrs. Pilliod, but the evidence in this case was clear that both have long histories of illnesses known to be substantial risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), most NHL has no known cause, and there is not reliable scientific evidence to conclude that glyphosate-based herbicides were the "but for" cause of their illnesses as the jury was required to find in this case.

Bayer geht im Statement auch auf das Glyphosat-Produkt Roundup™ ein

Glyphosate-based Roundup™ products have been used safely and successfully for over four decades worldwide and are a valuable tool to help farmers deliver crops to markets and practice sustainable farming by reducing soil tillage, soil erosion and carbon emissions. Regulatory authorities around the world consider glyphosate-based herbicides safe when used as directed. There is an extensive body of research on glyphosate and Bayer's glyphosate-based herbicides, including more than 800 rigorous studies submitted to EPA, European and other regulators in connection with the registration process, that confirms that these products are safe when used as directed. In addition, the largest and most recent epidemiologic study – the 2018 independent National Cancer Institute-supported long-term study that followed over 50,000 pesticide applicators for more than 20 years and was published after the IARC monograph – found no association between glyphosate-based herbicides and cancer.

Quelle und Details Bayer statement