Since Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018 for $63 billion, they’ve been grappling with lawsuits alleging their (formerly Monsanto’s) glyphosate-containing Roundup caused health problems, including cancer. Approximately 18,400 U.S. lawsuits from individuals alleging that glyphosate caused them to develop cancer have already been filed,1 but Bayer expects this to rise sharply.

In a written statement shared by Reuters, Bayer said, "With the substantial increase in plaintiff advertising this year, we expect to see a significant surge in the number of plaintiff filings over the third quarter."

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