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Chemical Manufacturers Call for WHO Cancer Agency Reform

Chemical Manufacturers Call for WHO Cancer Agency Reform

The American Chemistry Council says the World Health Organization’s “sensationalist studies” about chemical safety are misleading policy makers and consumers, hurting farmers and manufacturers, and resulting in retailers unnecessarily phasing out certain substances.

Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Commodity crop production in the US continues to demonstrate improved environmental outcomes in energy use efficiency, irrigation water use efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, land use efficiency and soil conservation, according to a Field to Market report.

Why Food, Ag Giants Say Healthy Soil Improves the Bottom Line

Major food and agriculture companies have launched a partnership that aims to help farmers improve their bottom line while conserving natural resources through sustainable agriculture practices.

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Monsanto, Novozymes Product Increases Crop Yields Using Microbes

Monsanto’s partnership with biochemical firm Novozymes has produced a corn inoculant product that can increase farmers’ yields, the companies say. The companies say they will launch the new product in the US in 2017. The partnership, called the BioAg Alliance, formed in 2013 and aims to improve crop harvests through … Read more »

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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 »

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Monsanto Pledges Carbon Neutral Footprint by 2021

Monsanto says it will make its operations carbon neutral by 2021 by working with farmers to cut emissions and a program targeted across its seed and crop protection operations. The company says its efforts will focus on several areas: Seed Production Monsanto will drive carbon neutral crop production in its … Read more »

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Monsanto Faces Another Chemical Cleanup Lawsuit

The city of Oakland, California, is the latest city suing Monsanto to force the company to pay to clean up harmful chemicals in storm drain runoff. The lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in San Francisco, seeks to hold Monsanto accountable for its long-standing contamination of Oakland’s storm water … Read more »

Cal EPA to Label Monsanto’s Roundup ‘Carcinogenic’

The California EPA plans to label the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup a chemical “known to cause cancer.” According to a notice of intent published by the California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, will soon likely be required to carry a warning under … Read more »

Monsanto Hit With Another Lawsuit Alleging Environmental Pollution

Monsanto is facing another lawsuit alleging that it knowingly sold harmful chemicals that polluted the environment. The city of Spokane, Washington, is suing the agrochemical giant, the Spokesman-Review reports. The lawsuit doesn’t state a specific amount for monetary damages. It alleges that Monsanto is responsible for the high levels of … Read more »