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  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    WAIALUA, Hawaii— You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. Kauai and Hawaii counties have moved in the past several months to regulate genetically modified organisms and the pesticides the farms use.

  • ZURICH, April 16- Syngenta AG, the world's largest maker of crop chemicals, expects weak emerging markets currencies to have a bigger hit on full-year earnings than previously assumed, it said on Wednesday, as it posted higher first-quarter sales.

  • BRUSSELS, April 7- A pioneering European Union survey into the impact of pests and diseases on honey bees found death rates were lower than feared, in part countering concerns about the collapse of colonies of the crop-pollinating insects. A lot of it seems very encouraging, "said Tom Breeze, a specialist in bees at the University of Reading in Britain said.

  • *China has rejected total of 908,800 T of US corn in 5 mths. BEIJING, March 25- China has turned away more U.S. corn after detecting an unapproved genetically-modified strain in shipments, with buyers waiting for sales from the country's huge state reserves or shifting to cheap grain from Ukraine.

  • INDIANAPOLIS, March 10- Dan Kittle has spent more than a decade waiting for this day.

  • BEIJING, March 10- Chinese research funding into genetically-modified organisms has fallen by 80 percent over the last four years, a member of a parliamentary advisory body said, as Beijing faces public unease over a technology it has been promoting to boost food security.

  • BEIJING, March 5- China's process to approve Syngenta's MIR162 genetically modified corn is underway after the firm submitted additional material to authorities in November and should go through quickly, Vice Agriculture Minister Niu Dun said. Syngenta has been waiting for Chinese approval of its MIR162 corn since submitting an application in March 2010.

  • SAO DESIDERIO, Brazil, Feb 27- Brazilian farmers are battling a voracious caterpillar that likely arrived from Asia, challenging the agricultural superpower's widely touted mastery of tropical farming just as it is on the verge of becoming the world's top soybean producer.

  • BEIJING, Feb 27- China's approval process for GMO grains has become "overly political", "unpredictable and nontransparent", an American industry group said on Thursday, in the strongest criticism of Beijing's biotech policy since China began rejecting thousands of tonnes of genetically modified corn last year.

  • *Gavilon, in deal with Syngenta, to accept crops with trait. CHICAGO, Feb 21- Archer Daniels Midland Co, one of the world's top grain traders, said on Friday it will not accept crops containing a new genetically modified Syngenta AG corn trait until major importers approve the strain.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 13- Bunge Ltd, one of the world's top grain traders, signaled on Thursday that it will refuse to handle corn containing a new genetically modified Syngenta AG trait unless it is cleared by China.

  • Feb 13- The growth of biotech crops in the United States appears to have hit a plateau, but farmers are accelerating plantings of genetically modified corn and rice in Asia, notably China, although it still remains a much smaller market, according to an industry report issued Thursday.

  • ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Feb 7- Syngenta AG, the world's largest crop chemicals company, has commitments to sell its entire supply of a genetically modified corn variety that is not approved by China, U.S.

  • ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Feb 7- The world's largest crop chemicals company, Syngenta AG, has commitments to sell its full supply of a genetically modified corn variety known as Agrisure Viptera or MIR 162 for the 2014 growing season, U.S.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 5- Syngenta AG, under pressure from U.S. grain exporters to suspend sales of seeds containing a new genetically modified corn trait that is not approved in China, said on Wednesday it has already "sold out" of the product.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 percent. LONDON, Feb 5- European stocks inched up on Wednesday after a steep two-week sell-off, but concerns about global growth and emerging market currencies kept investors on edge.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- European stocks inched up on Wednesday after a steep two-week sell-off, but concerns about global growth and emerging market currencies kept investors on edge. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,272.81 points by 1534 GMT, taking a breather after a 6 percent slide over the past two weeks.

  • Europe shares halt 2-week selloff in technical rebound Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. PARIS, Feb 5- European stocks inched up in early trade on Wednesday, halting a two-week selloff, although concerns about global growth and emerging market currencies kept investors on edge.

  • European shares halt sell-off; Swatch jumps Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. PARIS, Feb 5- European stocks inched up in early trade on Wednesday, halting a two-week selloff, but underlying worries about global growth and emerging market currencies kept investors on edge.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- European shares slipped for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, with concerns about earnings and the pace of global economic recovery prompting investors to further trim their equity exposure.

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