User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
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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.
Stocks move higher; ConAgra Foods jumps on spinoff news 19.11.2015 Denver Post: Business
U.S. stocks veered higher in afternoon trading Wednesday after investors got a look at the minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting of ...
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Stocks open higher; ConAgra Foods jumps on spinoff news 18.11.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Stocks are opening higher as investors are encouraged by some corporate deal news. ConAgra Foods jumped 5 percent early Wednesday after announcing that it would spin off its frozen potatoes business.
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ConAgra transformation continues, spins off Lamb Weston 18.11.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
NEW YORK (AP) — ConAgra is spinning off its frozen potatoes business in an ongoing effort to intensify its focus on key name brand foods.
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Hickenlooper says pesticide-tainted pot must be destroyed 14.11.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Colorado’s governor ordered the destruction of marijuana treated with unapproved pesticides, his first action on the matter after months of product recalls and media warnings about unhealthy pesticides on pot.The executive order by Gov. John Hickenlooper called marijuana treated with certain pesticides a...
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Gov. John Hickenlooper issues executive order to declare tainted pot a threat to public safety 13.11.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday issued an executive order telling state agencies that any marijuana grown with unapproved pesticides is a threat to public safety and should be removed from commerce and destroyed.
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Colorado puts onus on industry to prove pesticides are safe on pot 18.10.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A federal law that permits pesticides to be used on crops threatened by an outbreak or infestation could be the solution for marijuana growers struggling with restrictions on the chemicals they can use.
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How Arrowrock Dam is supporting corporate farming 15.10.2015 Writers on the Range
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Cargill earnings bounce back 7.10.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Agricultural conglomerate Cargill Inc. said its fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 20 percent from a year earlier, as the company also bounced back from posting its first loss in 14 years in its
Colorado proposes stricter rules on pot pesticide use 6.10.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
State regulators have proposed rules that would further restrict which pesticides can be used to grow marijuana to those that are least harmful and are already allowed on crops intended for human consumption and ...
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Colorado yields to marijuana industry pressure on pesticides 4.10.2015 Denver Post: Local
State regulators have known since 2012 that marijuana was grown with potentially dangerous pesticides, but pressure from the industry and lack of guidance from federal authorities delayed their efforts to enact regulations, and they ultimately landed on a less restrictive approach than originally ...
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Colorado AG's office investigates marijuana companies using 'organic' 17.9.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's attorney general is investigating several marijuana businesses over concerns the word "organic" in their names or advertising might be misleading to ...
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Colorado launches pesticide probes of pot grows that tested positive 10.9.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
State agriculture officials have opened an investigation into a marijuana grow operation named in a report by The Denver Post about pesticide residues, and confirmed a second business named ...
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Months after marijuana holds, Post tests find pesticides in products 8.9.2015 Denver Post: Local
Nearly six months after the city of Denver began a crackdown on unapproved pesticides in marijuana products, a spot-check by The Denver Post found that the chemicals were still being sold ...
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Routt County CSU Extension: Is organic produce worth the price? 9.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
In the produce department, I am often faced with quandary: Should I spring for the organic or save some money and buy the conventionally grown fruits and vegetables? It’s a conversation I have with myself weekly, but for many, there is no debate — of course, you’d buy organic. They view the decision as a social statement that defines their relationship with their food and the environment. For them, buying organic is an obvious choice, yet I still struggle spending the extra money for organic carrots or broccoli. Maybe you do, too. While there may be a variety reasons for buying organic, I decided to focus on a specific part of the conventional vs. organic choice and review current research about the nutritional benefits of each. I’m not alone in my interest. According to the Economic Research Service of the USDA, in 2013, 81 percent of families reported they are purchasing organic products at least sometimes. The Organic Trade Association in 2013 reported that 41 percent of those organic-buying ...
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