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MEXICO CITY, Nov 12- After pioneering the cultivation of corn thousands of years ago, Mexico must overcome the weight of history to give the go-ahead to allow genetically modified strains into its fields.
BRUSSELS, Nov 6- The European Commission proposed on Wednesday that governments approve only the third ever genetically modified crop for cultivation in Europe, but took steps to avert an expected backlash from France and other GMO opponents.
Oct 24- DuPont said on Thursday it will spin off its titanium dioxide unit into a separately traded public company within 18 months, bowing to intense pressure from Wall Street to divest the volatile business.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A month before election day, environmentalists urged biotechnology companies and a food industry group to stop pouring money into a campaign against a proposed food-labeling law in Washington state. In that case, groups opposed to labeling, including Monsanto Co and PepsiCo, spent about $46 million on an advertising blitz.
GMO crop giant Monsanto has acquired Climate Corp., a leader in algorithm-based agricultural management, founded by former Google engineers.
Stocks eased off session lows but still closed in the red Wednesday, amid mounting worries that the ongoing budget battle in Washington could eventually lead to a failure to raise the country's debt ceiling.
*Monsanto's stock drops after fourth-quarter loss, lower outlook. *Blackberry shares hit 11- month low after restructuring costs revised.
*Monsanto's stock drops after fourth-quarter loss, lower outlook. The federal government, except for essential services, came to a halt on Tuesday after the Senate blocked a Republican-backed bill from the House of Representatives that would fund government agencies if the implementation of President Barack Obama's healthcare law was delayed.
Oct 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported a deeper quarterly loss on Wednesday as seed sales slipped, and announced the acquisition of a high-tech climate data firm that it touted as a "transformational" growth engine.
*Monsanto drops after fourth-quarter loss, lower outlook. NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as a partial government shutdown in Washington entered a second day, adding to concerns over how soon a political compromise would be reached.
Oct 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported a deeper quarterly loss on Wednesday as seed sales slipped, and its 2014 profit forecast fell short of Wall Street estimates.
Oct 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported a deeper quarterly loss on Wednesday as seed sales slipped, and issued a forecast for 2014 below Wall Street forecasts.
*Monsanto drops in premarket after fourth-quarter loss. NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as a partial government shutdown in Washington entered a second day, adding to concerns over how soon a political compromise would be reached.
Oct 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported a larger quarterly loss on Wednesday as seed sales slipped, but total sales rose and the company said it was positioned for strong growth in 2014.. Overall, the company lost $249 million, or 47 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss of $229 million, or 42 cents a share, a year earlier.
U.S. stock index futures declined Wednesday following a weaker-than-expected private-sector jobs report and as the impasse over the U.S. spending bill continued for a second day.
An exciting drama is coming next week. Without question, Wall Street will be watching.
Sept 17- The detection of a small amount of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer's non-GMO alfalfa crop constitutes a "commercial issue" only and does not warrant any government action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.
Sept 16- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is evaluating whether or not to take action in the case of a Washington state farmer whose alfalfa crop was contaminated with a genetically modified trait that some export customers will not accept, a spokesman said on Monday.
Sept 11- Agriculture officials in Washington state are testing samples of alfalfa after a farmer reported his hay was rejected for export because it tested positive for a genetically modified trait that was not supposed to be in his crop.
Not long ago, emerging markets were seen as economic stars. Now, they pose risks that could hit the bottom line of some multinationals.