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Bayer/ Monsanto to Settle 125,000 Claims for $10.9 Billion

•, DailyMail

On Wednesday, Bayer AG agreed to pay up to $10.9 billion to settle thousands of US lawsuits claiming that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer

Between $8.8 billion to $9.6 billion will resolve the current Roundup litigation and $1.25 billion will be paid to resolved future litigation 

A chemical called glyphosate is the main ingredient and has been listed by the World Health Organization and California as cancerous

Hundreds have claimed that Roundup led to them each being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that starts in white blood cells 

Multiple plaintiffs in California have won cases in court and Bayer has been ordered to pay them millions of dollars