If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now
corn farmer

Bayer, DuPont Back $15 Million Ag-Tech Fund

As part of a $15 million effort to make agriculture more productive and sustainable, Bayer and DuPont have partnered with ag-tech venture capital firm Finistere Ventures, Cloud Break Advisors to launch an ag-tech accelerator fund.

soybeans

EPA Moves to Ban Bayer Pesticide

After Bayer CropScience and Nichino America refused to voluntarily pull their insecticides containing flubendiamide off the market, the EPA has moved to ban sales of the commercial pest control products. Flubendiamide is used on more than 200 crops, including soybeans, almonds, tobacco, peanuts, cotton, lettuce, alfalfa, tomatoes, watermelon and bell … Read more »

soybeans

Bayer Refuses EPA’s Request to Pull Pesticide in US

Bayer Crop Science says it has refused a request by the EPA to pull its Belt pesticide off the market in the US. The chemical company says the EPA is exaggerating the environmental risk posed by flubendiamide, the pesticide’s active ingredient, and says it will seek a review of the … Read more »

dow chemical logo

DuPont, Dow Strike $130 Billion Merger Deal, Create Chemical Giant

Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical have agreed to merge, forming a $130 billion company that will then split into three companies. The new DowDuPont will separate into three companies “as soon as feasible,” which the companies say they expect to take 18 to 24 months following the closing of … Read more »

Bayer

Bayer Fined $5.6M for Deadly Chemical Explosion

Bayer CropScience has agreed to pay $5.6 million to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its facility in Institute, West Virginia, where an explosion killed two people in 2008. Under the settlement with the US government, Bayer committed to spending $4.23 million to improve emergency preparedness and … Read more »

DuPont Leads Chemical Firms Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy

DuPont Leads Chemical Firms Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy

DuPont leads the chemical industry in preparing for a low-carbon economy, according to CDP’s latest quarterly sector research report. The report ranks companies in one of the highest-emitting sectors: diversified chemicals, based on a number of emissions-related metrics which in aggregate could have a material impact on company performance. The … Read more »

Impranil eco

Bayer Launches Bio-Based Polyurethanes for Textile Coating

Bayer MaterialScience is introducing a range of waterborne, bio-based polyurethane (PU) dispersions under the Impranil eco name for apparel, footwear and automotive applications. With a renewable content that reaches as high as 65 percent, this product class contributes to a further reduction of CO2 emissions, thus further improving the sustainability … Read more »

EPA to Bayer, Dow, DuPont: Label Pesticides Correctly

The EPA has reached three settlements with Bayer CropScience, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Dow AgroSciences resolving the agency’s allegations that the companies or their agents distributed and sold pesticide products that lacked required labels or were missing critical information on the labels. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide … Read more »

Companies Ready for Carbon Pricing

Companies Ready for Carbon Pricing

Dow Chemical Company, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and ExxonMobil are among the 29 major public companies in the US — and 150 globally — that are incorporating an internal carbon price into their business decisions, according to a CDP report. The prices disclosed, ranging from $6 to $80 a metric ton, … Read more »

GE, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike Cut from DJSI World

GE, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike Cut from DJSI World

Amgen, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and GlaxoSmithKline are among the new additions to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World. Meanwhile Bank of America, General Electric, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Nike are among the companies to get cut from the DJSI World this year. These companies did, however, make the North American … Read more »