Bayer AG

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Group.png Bayer AG  
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Logo der Bayer AG.svg
MottoScience for a better life
FounderFriedrich Bayer
HeadquartersLeverkusen, Germany
LeaderBayer/CEO
SubgroupsMonsanto
Staff115,200
Owner of Monsanto

Bayer AG is a pharmaceutical company. As a major player in 4 controversial sectors (Healthcare (pharmaceuticals), Agriculture (seeds and agro-chemicals), Polymers (plastics, synthetic rubber, coatings) and Chemicals (chemical raw materials and specialized chemicals)) for over 125 years Bayer has a distinguished history of corporate crimes ranging from the manufacture and sale of controversial drugs (Heroin, Ciproxin and Baycol), the development of chemical warfare agents and poisons (Chlorine Gas, Zyklon B and VX), the use of forced labour during WW2, and numerous cases of poisoning, side-effects and environmental pollution connected to its chemical and pharmaceutical products.

Lawsuits

Contamination

In 2003, thousands of hemophiliacs filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against Bayer and several other companies, claiming they knowingly sold blood contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C. [1]

Glyphosate

In August 2019, Bayer was reported to be seeking to settle all 18,000 cancer lawsuits relating to Glyphosate in the US for $8 billion.[2]


 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
File:Glyphosate Worse than We Could Imagine Engdahl.pdfarticle27 April 2019William EngdahlThis article summarizes some recent developments about Glyphosate (Bayer/Monsanto).


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