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Bayer says number of glyphosate plaintiffs jumps to 42,700

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Bayer says number of glyphosate plaintiffs jumps to 42,700
Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news conference of the German drugmaker in Leverkusen, Germany February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Files   -   Copyright  WOLFGANG RATTAY(Reuters)
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s Bayer <BAYGn.DE> said on Wednesday that the number of U.S. plaintiffs blaming its glyphosate-based weedkillers for their cancer mushroomed to 42,700 from 18,400 in July.

Third-quarter adjusted core earnings for the group rose 7.5%to 2.3 billion euros ($2.6 billion), helped by higher sales of crop protection chemicals, seeds and consumer healthcare products, it added.

(Reporting by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Tassilo Hummel)

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