Bayer deplores 'unethical behaviour' alleged in Monsanto revelations

German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer has distanced itself from practices alleged in French media reports that US firm Monsanto, which it bought last year for 63 billion dollars, built up a file of some 200 names including journalists and lawmakers in the hope of influencing their positions on pesticides, and notably its weed-killing product Roundup, a systemic, broad-spectrum glyphosate-based herbicide which US courts have found is responsible for causing cancers.   

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German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer has said it does not accept “unethical behaviour” in reaction to a French investigation into a suspected file assembled by the German company’s seed-making unit Monsanto to influence various personalities in France, reports Reuters.