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  • Brazil approves new pesticide to combat coffee beetle Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, July 18- Brazil's government approved the use of pesticides with the active ingredient cyantraniliprole to fight the coffee borer beetle, a note published in the country's Official Gazette said on Friday.

  • BEIJING, July 2- China is expected to scrap its corn stockpiling scheme by as early as next year as it battles to reduce mammoth state reserves that account for more than half of global stocks. "Corn will be next after cotton and soybeans.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report that the Swiss crop chemical maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co to create the world's largest agrochemical company.

  • European shares drift lower, Belgium's Colruyt knocked Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    *Colruyt down; warns of tough year ahead after profit fall. *Syngenta surges on report of Monsanto bid interest. LONDON, June 24- European shares lost ground on Tuesday, with Belgian retailer Colruyt among the biggest fallers on downbeat earnings, while the broader market was unable to gain traction from new signs of corporate takeover activity.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report the Swiss crop chemicals maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co. to create the world's largest agrochemicals company.

  • European shares drift lower, Colruyt knocked Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    *Colruyt down; warns of tough year ahead after profit fall. *Syngenta surges on report of Monsanto bid interest. LONDON, June 24- European shares retreated after a firmer start on Tuesday, with Colruyt among the biggest fallers on downbeat earnings, while the broader market was unable to gain traction from new signs of corporate takeover activity.

  • LONDON, June 24- European stocks fell on Tuesday after a survey found German business morale was flagging, raising concern over growth in Europe's largest economy. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading shares dropped 0.2 percent to 1385 points, Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 9912 points and France's CAC 40 was up 0.1 percent at 4520 points.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, and Basel- based Syngenta had held preliminary talks about combining, partly to allow the U.S. company to benefit from lower Swiss holding taxes, according to a report from Bloomberg.

  • LONDON, June 24- European stocks and major currency and bond markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, underpinned by manufacturing data from China, Japan and the United States the previous day but unnerved by growing signs of economic weakness in Europe.

  • Syngenta surge lifts European shares Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    *Syngenta surges on report of Monsanto bid interest. LONDON, June 24- European shares rose on Tuesday, buoyed by new signs of corporate takeover activity, with agrochemicals company Syngenta surging on a media report that peer Monsanto had considered buying it. Swiss group Syngenta rose 5.7 percent following a Bloomberg report that Monsanto may bid.

  • Syngenta surges as European shares edge higher Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    LONDON, June 24- European shares rose on Tuesday, buoyed by new signs of corporate takeover activity with agrochemicals company Syngenta surging on a media report that peer Monsanto had considered buying it. Swiss group Syngenta rose 5.7 percent following a Bloomberg report that Monsanto had considered buying it.

  • BEIJING, June 9- China has stopped issuing permits for imports of distillers dried grains from top exporter the United States on concerns they might contain an unapproved genetically-modified organism, traders said, sending U.S. prices tumbling.

  • BEIJING, June 9- Quarantine authorities in China have stopped issuing permits for the import of distillers dried grains from top exporter the United States due to the presence in some shipments of an unapproved genetically-modified organism, traders said.

  • PARIS, April 25- The chief executive of commodities giant Louis Dreyfus is stepping down in a surprise move after just one year, leaving the group to seek a new CEO as it overhauls corporate structure to more closely resemble a public company.

  • 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.