User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
Last updated: Jun 16 2016 02:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Hawaii's GMO crop rules head to appeals court 16.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Honolulu • The fight over regulating genetically engineered crops and pesticides in three Hawaii counties will be back in a federal courtroom Wednesday as some agricultural giants look to protect their research farms from bans against modified food in paradise. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Honolulu on ordinances that seek to regulate or outlaw genetically modified products in Hawaii, Kauai and Maui counties. Agrichemical companies and trade associations sued ...
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Monsanto due diligence is next in Bayer deal push 15.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
First came the initial bid, then the rejection. Now, the next step in Bayer’s quest to buy Monsanto Co. and create the world’s largest agricultural company is likely to hinge on whether the U.S. seed giant will agree to open its books. Bayer made its $62 billion offer last month and Monsanto rejected the price as too low while also saying it was open to further discussions. In recent days, Bayer sent Monsanto a letter reiterating its $122-a-share proposal and seeking due diligence, a move rebuff...
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Colorado Agricultural Commission adapting to workload associated with rise of hemp and marijuana 9.6.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown told an audience in Steamboat Springs on June 8 he is determined to hold commercial marijuana growers to high standards when it comes to pesticide use and safeguarding public health. “One enormous thing on our plate has been pesticides on marijuana — we work on that non stop," Brown said during a public forum at the Bud Werner Memorial Library just before the Agricultural Commission convened a regular meeting here. “This thing is not going to go away, but at the end of the day, the Department of Agriculture’s job is to protect people. The manufacturers (of pesticides) haven’t developed (cautionary) labels for pesticides on marijuana and are probably not likely to,” because, with only a few states having legalized marijuana cultivation, it’s a niche industry. Brown said the Department of Agriculture has encountered resistance from growers regarding the use of pesticides, but progress is being made. The Denver Post reported in March that a state Department ...
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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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