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2012-03-30 12:53:09

The National Science Foundation has funded a study to determine past climates by studying tree rings. Environmental students from Arizona studied bristlecone pine trees to determine aspects about the Earth´s climates during the Paleo age. The study of tree growth rings to understand Earth´s past climate is called dendrochronology. As each year passes, trees add growth rings around their trunks. These dendrochronologists study these rings to gain all sorts of information not only...

2012-03-29 06:21:51

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Chevron Are Runners-Up in Facebook Balloting WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for April Fool's Day, Green America announced the winners of its online contest to determine the biggest "Corporate Fool": Agricultural and chemical giant Monsanto came in first, followed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chevron. To honor Monsanto as the nation's biggest corporate fool, a donation was made in the name of Monsanto CEO Hugh...

2012-03-28 06:21:36

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, prior to market open. Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8:30 a.m. central time (9:30 a.m. eastern time) in conjunction with the announcement of its results. The call will focus on the company's results for the second quarter and year-to-date as well as future expectations. The call may include a...

2012-03-15 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, March 16, 2012, Occupy Monsanto's agents of change with the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU), a group designed to protect America from genetically modified foods, will wear bio-hazmat suits when they visit Congress. The group will gather at Capitol South Metro station at noon on March 16 to highlight how chemical company Monsanto is contaminating our political process. The GCU opposes Monsanto's bid to increase spraying of food with...

2012-03-15 08:00:00

The Seed Production industry consists of large corporations that develop and supply genetically modified (GM) seeds to corn, soybean and cotton farmers. During the five years to 2012, the federal government´s energy mandates have spurred demand for ethanol, aiding revenue growth. In 2007, revenue jumped 16.4%, supporting the five-year estimated average increase of 8.7% from 2007 to 2012. Also, global shortages of key commodities like wheat and cotton drove the price of these crops up and...

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2012-03-12 10:26:26

The corn rootworm -- one of the most economically destructive insects of maize in the United States -- is threatening to become agriculture´s worst nightmare as biotech corn is continually losing its resistance to the damaging pests. The problem is so severe that a group of scientists wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warning that action needs to be taken to rid agriculture of the devastating insects. The problem was first made aware of last year, when...

2012-03-07 09:28:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative technology, local product advancements and a strong 2012 research pipeline have positioned DuPont's seed business, Pioneer Hi-Bred, for continued growth, Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler told attendees at the Goldman Sachs Agricultural Biotech Forum today. "Global trends like an expanding middle class and rapid urbanization in developing economies are driving the demand for food and require constant innovation, global science and local...

2012-03-01 13:00:00

Local Testing and Research Matches the Right Technologies and Traits with Grower Needs DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 DuPont significantly increased its new corn product offerings compared to last year with the release of 154 new Pioneer® brand hybrids and integrated refuge products, featuring 36 new genetic families, to better serve growers across North America for the 2012 planting season. “Our dedication to market-based innovations continues to maximize grower...

2012-03-01 09:44:00

MIAMI, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont's innovation and the ongoing, strong global food demand will deliver growth across its food and agriculture businesses, DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel told attendees at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Global Agriculture Conference today. "With a growing population, expanding middle class and rapid urbanization in developing economies, DuPont's Agriculture and Nutrition & Health businesses are equipped to deliver...

2012-02-27 08:58:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has officially dismissed a lawsuit brought by The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) and dozens of other plaintiff growers and organizations against Monsanto Company. OSGATA and plaintiffs in the case alleged that they did not want to grow crops containing Monsanto's biotechnology traits but feared a patent-infringement lawsuit in the event the company's traits happened to...