The German government has joined Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, and Malta in recognising the need to phase out glyphosate-based weed killers by 2023.

The decision announced on 4 September is a major blow to the German chemical giant Bayer, which took over Monsanto in 2018 for €54 billion and has since seen its stock value tumble.

Bayer has already been exposed to multi-billion-dollar litigation costs in the US due to one of Monsanto’s best-selling products - ...


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