Bayer have announced that they will no longer sell glyphosate-based herbicides to U.S. gardeners as of 2023, following the costly litigation battle over their cancer causing weedkiller Roundup.
Bayer Monsanto stated Thursday that “the company and its partners will replace its glyphosate-based products in the U.S. residential Lawn & Garden market with new formulations that rely on alternative active ingredients beginning in 2023, subject to a timely review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state counterparts…..”
“As the vast majority of claims in the litigation come from Lawn & Garden market users, this action largely eliminates the primary source of future claims beyond an assumed latency period. There will be no change in the availability of the company’s glyphosate formulations in the U.S. professional and agricultural markets,” Bayer continued.
Sustainable Pulse and Detox Project Director, Henry Rowlands, commented on Bayer’s announcement; “It is a great victory in a small battle for the removal of glyphosate from the Lawn & Garden market, however this is just part of a much larger War. We must all remember that this will not stop glyphosate being sprayed in parks, schools and on our food crops in ever greater amounts across the U.S. and the world. It is time to phase the chemical out globally and to replace it with safe alternatives.”
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In the company’s announcement on Thursday they also revealed an extra provision of $4.5 Billion adding on to their previous agreement of $10.9 Billion to sufferers of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is caused by the use of their Roundup weedkiller; “Bayer is also prepared …….to manage anticipated claims, through settlement and litigation, to ultimately bring an end to this litigation. For this second scenario, the company posts an additional provision of a gross amount of 4.5 billion U.S. dollars (3.8 billion euros), i.e. before tax and discounting in the second quarter 2021, reflecting the company’s potential long-term exposure.”
“Moreover, the company will engage in discussions with EPA about Roundup™ labels with the goal of providing more information to users about the science as an additional element towards ensuring even more informed purchasing and application decisions,” Bayer concluded.
Excellent work. Thank you!! Please address the glyphosate being poured into Lakes and rivers. Children ingest this poisoned water while swimming. Parents are not even aware the water is poisoned. The DOE does a very poor job of notifying the public when the waters are sprayed with Glyphosate.
Julie thank you for sharing and trying to illuminate the dark corners of ‘USDA APPROVED|FDA APPROVED’ big AG field and crop management herbicides and pesticides. Awareness is non-existent, yet social media could be used to really put pressure upon the offending groups to get their ‘crap’ together and out of my Great Lakes. It is so hard to find a single person that is aware that most things they put in their mouth have roundup as virtually an ingredient. It’s time. I’m starting to work with various land conservancies to simply buy up this farmland and revert it back to ‘the wild’. Fortunately we can go forward and improve our environment, but we need herd-level buy-in. Using social media could spark up a fire, I think. So if you have a social media account, post everything you can about the actual state of our waters and soils, and report in living color via videos and pictures of in-process ‘bad’ stuff like runoff, algal blooms, close-ups (be careful) of a CAFO’s ‘barnyard’, and the 1,000 cows crammed together never turned out to eat real grass. All we have to do is something, as most people don’t do anything.