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2012-09-12 14:23:27

9 Arrests Made at GMO Seed Distribution Plant OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, September 12 activists calling themselves the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) shut down shipping and receiving access points at Monsanto's Oxnard seed distribution facility located at 2700 Camino Del Sol. By peacefully blockading the exit and access points the group effectively shut down the distribution of genetically engineered (GMO) seeds for a day. Monsanto is...

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2012-09-11 22:28:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Pinyon Pine trees of the American southwest are dying off in large numbers, and many researchers have already guessed what is to blame: the heat. Well, and pine beetles. While it may seem like common sense to blame the death of thousands of trees and other forms of vegetation on extreme heat and dry conditions, some researchers at the University of Arizona are looking past the cause and into the effect. Namely, what...

2012-09-05 10:21:23

Monsanto's pro-labeling ads highlight growing credibility problem amongst opponents of California's food labeling measure OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the California Right to Know Campaign: The biggest funder of the campaign against Proposition 37 ran ads supporting labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) in Europe back in the 1990s, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The paper reports that St. Louis-based...

2012-09-05 02:24:42

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. farmers in the Corn-Growing Area now have another single-bag option for managing above- and below-ground pests. Monsanto's Genuity VT Triple PRO RIB Complete has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, completing federal regulatory authorization in the United States. Commercialization is pending individual state authorizations and notifications, as required. With this approval, all of the products in...

2012-08-31 10:20:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has lifted a drought watch declaration for 15 counties in western Pennsylvania, based on recommendations from the Pennsylvania Drought Task Force. "Rainfall over the last six weeks helped out the situation immensely in these counties," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "We've seen improved stream-flows and soil moisture, and while some groundwater levels are still...

2012-08-30 10:22:40

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Brett Begemann, president and chief commercial officer, and Kerry Preete, executive vice president of global strategy, will address investors with separate presentations next month. At 8:30 a.m. central time (CT) Thursday, Sept. 6, Preete will address investors at the UBS Best of Americas 2012 Conference in London. At 11 a.m. central time (CT) Wednesday, Sept. 12, Begemann will present at the Credit Suisse Chemical...

2012-08-28 06:23:25

BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto announced today at the Farm Progress Show that 176 school districts in 35 states have been selected to receive grants of up to $25,000. The America's Farmers Grow Rural Education(SM) program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will invest $2.3 million in rural schools across the United States during the 2012-2013 school year. "School districts were innovative and creative in their applications," said Deborah Patterson, Monsanto Fund...

2012-08-27 06:22:04

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expanding network of concerned individuals known as Occupy Monsanto has emerged over the past 8 months staging numerous protests at companies connected to the global trade of genetically engineered foods, also known as GMOs. The network announced today that on September 17, 2012 protests will begin for an entire week in St. Louis, home of the Monsanto Corporation, and across the US including California where voters will decide if they...

2012-08-27 06:21:52

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This coming planting season, farmers in four Midwestern states will participate in Monsanto's Ground Breakers testing program for FieldScripts, the company's first product from the Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) platform. FieldScripts is designed to provide farmers with a valuable new approach to boost on-farm productivity while also supporting more sustainable agriculture systems for our growing world. Monsanto's IFS Commercial Lead John Raines...

Drought Is Sweet News For Wineries
2012-08-27 05:49:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While drought conditions throughout much of the United States are hampering corn and soybean crops, thus all but ensuring that Americans will be paying more for products relying on those grains as ingredients, there might be some benefit to the lack of rain after all -- to oenophiles, at least. According to CNN reporter Athena Jones, while corn yields could reach their lowest levels in more than 15 years, the dry conditions can...