When the bartender lines up shot glasses in the snug bar at Oaklands Country Manor, you suspect things may get a little hectic. But the pale brown shooter contains no alcohol — it is a pungent mix of garlic, ginger and chilli.
Shares of Bayer plunged by the most in almost seven years on concern about the potential costs of a protracted legal battle over Roundup weed killer, the cornerstone product of newly acquired Monsanto.
Berlin — Monsanto’s German owners insisted on Saturday that weedkiller Roundup was "safe", rejecting a California jury’s decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290m for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that it might cause cancer.
São Paulo — A Brazilian judge has ordered local units of Monsanto to put royalties related to a genetically modified (GM) soy-seed technology into an escrow account, in a decision likely to hinder the US seed company’s ability to collect royalties from the business.