posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday.
posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:25 PM
The rise in what were once considered rare health problems in Argentina appears to correspond with the introduction of genetically engineered crops.
posted on October 18, 2013 at 5:32 PM
The United Nations estimates that there are 842 million undernourished people in the world today. While the number has declined slightly in recent years, more than 20,000 people die every day due to hunger.
posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM
A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and...
posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:11 PM
Monsanto Co. said a genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer last month was likely the result of an accident or deliberate mixing of seeds.
posted on May 31, 2013 at 1:57 PM
Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities.
posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings this week which favored Monsanto and protection of its patented Roundup Ready seeds. For several years the agri-business giant has disputed the actions of an Indiana soybean farmer
posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:32 AM
(AP) Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co. agreed to cross-license seed technologies to produce new versions of genetically modified corn as crop-killing weeds and bugs show increasing resistance to older technologies.
Monsanto, the world’s...
posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Monsanto reported Wednesday that its income increased 22 percent in the agriculture products company's second quarter on strong sales of biotech seeds, particularly in Brazil and other emerging markets.
The company boosted its...
posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM
The world’s largest seed companies, DuPont and Monsanto, announced technology licensing agreements Tuesday which will expand the sphere of products available to farmers.
posted on February 22, 2013 at 6:40 PM
The Supreme Court hears arguments in a patent infringement case involving Monsanto. Officials gaze into the crystal ball at the Agriculture Department’s annual Outlook Forum. And undaunted by weakness in the broader economy, rural land values...
posted on February 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for the Monsanto v Vernon Hugh Bowman's seed saving case this week.
posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM
The nation's largest agribusinesses and biotech companies are pouring big money into the fight against the country's first-ever initiative that would require special labels on foods made with genetically modified ingredients.
posted on May 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Philanthropist Bill Gates is a proponent of high-tech solutions for boosting agricultural productivity, including genetic modification in plant breeding as a way to fight starvation and malnutrition. Some point to glyphosate-resistant weeds as...
posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Monsanto Co. said Wednesday that a strong and early U.S. seed selling season drove its fiscal second quarter net income up 19 percent. The U.S. agricultural giant raised its earnings outlook for the full year.