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  • Nature center defends $5,000 gift from Monsanto Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    MYSTIC, Conn.— A $5,000 donation from seed giant Monsanto Co. to a nature center in Mystic has drawn criticism from activists who oppose genetically modified food. The Day of New London reports that Bob Burns, an organic farmer who leads a New London effort against genetically-modified organisms, says he's suspicious of why Monsanto is donating money.

  • Sept 26- U.S. wheat exports should not be hurt by the second discovery of experimental Monsanto Co. genetically modified wheat growing in a U.S. state where it was not approved, industry leaders said on Friday, because the wheat is not believed to be in commercial channels.

  • Sept 26- Monsanto Co's experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a decade ago.

  • Sept 26- Monsanto Co's experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a decade ago.

  • USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    USDA said Friday that the incident is on a smaller scale than a similar finding in Oregon last year that prompted several Asian countries to temporarily ban U.S. wheat imports. The herbicide-resistant wheat was found on one to three acres in Montana, while the genetically engineered plants found in Oregon were spread over more than 100 acres.

  • NutraSweet to stop making aspartame Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— NutraSweet says it will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame as a result of foreign competition. The NutraSweet Company was sold to the private equity firm J.W. Childs by Monsanto in 2000. At the same time, Monsanto sold the retail face of aspartame, Equal, to Merisant.

  • "We sure are aware of the concerns that have been expressed," said Dow AgroSciences President Tim Hassinger in an interview.

  • Sept 17- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.

  • *DuPont shares up 4 pct. Sept 17- Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP urged DuPont to separate its high-growth businesses from the more cyclical ones, blaming the company's conglomerate structure for its "underperformance."

  • Sept 3- Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

  • Sept 3- Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

  • Aug 6- U.S. regulators on Tuesday said they are leaning toward approval of a new line of herbicide-tolerant crops developed by Monsanto Co even though they could increase problematic weed resistance for farmers. St. Louis- based Monsanto, said the APHIS move was "a noteworthy sign of progress."

  • Monsanto Co., Dow Chemical and other GMO crop backers last summer kicked off an interactive website, called GMO Answers, as the centerpiece of a broad effort to win over consumers.

  • Monsanto Co., Dow Chemical and other GMO crop backers last summer kicked off an interactive website, called GMO Answers, as the centerpiece of a broad effort to win over consumers.

  • Investing in climate change: A 25-stock index Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    Hurricane whips palm trees

    Motif Investing has created a 25-stock index to give investors an opportunity to invest in climate change, explains co-founder Hardeep Walia.

  • July 22- DuPont, the world's second-largest seed maker, said its agriculture business would not improve in the current quarter as it struggles to cope with farmers' preference for soybean rather than corn, the mainstay of the business.

  • July 22- Chemicals maker DuPont forecast lower-than-expected operating earnings for the current quarter and warned of a loss in its agriculture unit as weak farm sales constrain both profit and revenue. DuPont has made a big push into agriculture, energy and specialty materials to insulate itself from more volatile businesses.

  • Hedge fund manager Cooperman says market gains will slow Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 16- Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, who has forecast that the Standard& Poor's 500 stock index will hit 2000 this year, cautioned on Wednesday that gains will be slower as the market is more fairly valued now.

  • Larry Robbins: Companies should borrow big Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    Larry Robbins, Founder, Portfolio Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Glenview Capital Management

    Larry Robbins' big idea for companies is debt—loads of debt at a time when rates are still low but ready to rise.

  • She and her brother, Mo Hailong, who also goes by the name Robert Mo, worked together and with several others from China to steal the valuable corn seed from Iowa and Illinois, according to law enforcement officials. Mo Yun was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles, while Mo Hailong was indicted and arrested in December.