Bayer and Monsanto appeared to be out of the woods in regards to litigation until 2020 because they have delayed settlement negotiations within the USA. However, the conglomerate neglected to deal with litigation in Australia. In the Land Down Under, a farmer in the New South Wales filed a lawsuit against Bayer and Monsanto last week.
The farmer has been using the weed killer Roundup in his field for over 40 years. However, he was never notified by Monsanto that Roundup contains a carcinogen called glyphosate. Last year, he contracted non-Hodgkins lymphoma due to the cancer-causing chemical in Roundup.
Now, the lawsuits filed against Bayer and Monsanto have increased to 18,400 worldwide. However, their lawyers will have to go back to work with new litigation in Australia.