By Jef Feeley Yet another popular weed killer used by American farmers for decades is bec...

Popular weed killer could cause billions in claims – Wallace’s Farmer

By Jef Feeley Yet another popular weed killer used by American farmers for decades is becoming a costly liability for the companies behind the chemical. Over the past seven months, new lawsuits have been filed almost every day claiming farmers or field workers contracted Parkinson’s disease from their exposure to Paraquat, a highly toxic herbicide developed by Syngenta AG and sold in the U.S. by Chevron Corp. The surge in complaints comes as another company, Bayer AG, has set aside as much as $16 billion to resolve thousands of current cases and prepare for future suits tied to Roundup, the best-selling U.S. weed …

 

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