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Bayer-Monsanto merger would impact many 24.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Frankfurt, Germany • Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers. The deal would create a global giant in agriculture technology touching much of global food production through the development of seeds and pesticides. Here’s a look at the deal and what it would mean for farmers, workers, consumers and investors. ——— Q: Who wants to buy whom? A: Bayer is offering to acquire Monsanto, which...
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Bayer's Monsanto deal faces German backlash 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Bayer’s proposed mega deal to buy Monsanto is likely to create a mega public relations challenge for the German company at home. Bayer faces a backlash against Germany’s biggest planned acquisition because of two products from the St. Louis-based company that are widely detested in the country: genetically modified seeds and the weedkiller Roundup, which uses a compound called glyphosate that some believe can cause cancer. “Germans view Monsanto as the main example of American corporate evil,” s...
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Fish killed after disease found at 2 Colorado hatcheries 17.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Managers have killed fish at two Colorado hatcheries because of a bacterial kidney ...
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Bayer seen divesting assets in pursuit of $43 billion Monsanto 13.5.2016 Denver Post: Business
Bayer's exploration of a potential bid for Monsanto triggered speculation that the German company might need to sell some assets to help fund its quest to create the world's largest supplier ...
Colorado pot industry steps up pesticide fight against regulators 2.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado marijuana industry is stepping up its fight against the state's efforts to regulate the application of pesticides on cannabis.
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Cargill Meat Solutions workers in Fort Morgan reject contract proposal 16.4.2016 Denver Post: Business
Workers at the Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Fort Morgan have rejected a new contract proposal they say included "drastically slashed health care benefits" and "inadequate wage ...
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Monsanto misses forecast on low seed sales 6.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Monsanto Co. reported weaker-than-expected earnings Wednesday as the company offered price discounts to try and revive flagging sales of its biotech-enhanced seeds. Monsanto has struggled with falling prices for crops like corn, soy beans and wheat, which have reduced farmers’ spending on Monsanto’s genetically enhanced seeds. At the same time, the strong dollar has made its products, including chemical weed killer, more expensive overseas. The St. Louis-based company reported a second-quarter p...
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Tycoon behind Syngenta bid China's most aggressive dealmaker 27.3.2016 Durango Herald
The tycoon who is offering $43 billion for Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta keeps a low profile but is China's most aggressive dealmaker
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Colorado issues massive recall of pesticide-tainted marijuana 17.3.2016 Denver Post: Local
State marijuana regulators Thursday announced a massive recall of retail pot treated with unapproved pesticides by MGI Inc. in Denver, whose cultivation facilities operate under the name ...
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Cargill to cut 20 percent of antibiotics use in beef cattle 15.3.2016 Denver Post: Food
WICHITA, Kan. — Cargill Meat Solutions will eliminate 20 percent of shared-class antibiotics currently in use at its four feed yards in Texas, Kansas and Colorado, according to a news release.
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Colorado rancher jail-bound for spraying mosquitoes to protect wife 8.3.2016 Denver Post: Local
An 81-year-old Colorado rancher who waged war on mosquitoes after his wife nearly died from West Nile virus has launched a last-minute fight against going to jail this week for ...
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Colorado issues fourth pesticide-pot recall in less than a week 25.2.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
For the fourth time in less than a week state marijuana regulators have issued a health advisory and recall of pot over concerns it is contaminated with potentially dangerous pesticides not approved for use on the crop.
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Colorado officials issued warning, recall on local pot over pesticides 24.2.2016 Denver Post: Local
State health and agriculture officials issued a health and safety advisory on pesticide-laced marijuana cultivated by a Colorado ...
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Colorado holds marijuana from two grows over pesticide worries 20.2.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado marijuana regulators Friday announced they have put a large but undisclosed number of plants and products on hold from two cultivation facilities over concerns they were treated ...
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Hawaii's last sugar plantation to stop growing sugar 7.1.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's last sugar plantation is getting out of the sugar-growing business. Alexander & Baldwin Inc.
Agricultural giant Monsanto to cut another 1,000 jobs 7.1.2016 Denver Post: Business
WASHINGTON — Monsanto said Wednesday it will eliminate another 1,000 jobs as it expands a cost-cutting plan designed to deal with falling sales of biotech-corn seeds and other ...
AP: Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves 14.12.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten.
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DuPont, Dow Chemical seek merger, then 3-way split 12.12.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dow Chemical and DuPont are merging to form a company valued at about $130 billion as they try to counter falling commodities prices and weakness in some key markets that have pressured their giant agriculture and chemicals businesses.
DuPont, DuPont seek merger, then 3-way split 11.12.2015 Denver Post: Business
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dow Chemical and the DuPont Co. announced Friday that they are merging in a $130 billion chemical industry ...
Monsanto pledges to be carbon neutral by 2021 1.12.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use its products to help them reduce carbon emissions, the company's CEO told The Associated Press.
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