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2011-02-25 11:05:29

A newly discovered pathogen, connected to the use of glyphosate, appears to "...significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings," claims plant pathologist and retired Purdue University professor Don Huber in a letter to US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Reuters reports. Huber claims the pathogen appears to be connected to use of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.'s popular herbicide Roundup. Huber is a long-standing critic of genetically modified...

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2010-08-15 06:22:17

Monsanto Co. has been dealt a major setback as a federal judge on Friday banned the planting of genetically engineered sugar beets by the biotech giant. Reuters reports that US District Judge Jeffrey White ruled that the US Department of Agriculture's approval of Monsanto's genetically altered sugar beets was without adequate environmental study. Sugar beets account for more than half of the country's sugar supply. But traditional sugar beet seeds remain widely available and environmental...

2009-06-18 08:48:00

CHICAGO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest "Mad About Options" clip analyzes Cramer's take on Monsanto Co. (MON). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090323/AQM046LOGO) "Mad About Options" co-hosts, Carrie Long and www.ONN.tv 's Chief Investment Strategist Jud Pyle, outline option strategies that option investors can use if they agree or disagree with the Mad Money host's statements. This video can be found on www.ONN.tv (http://www.onn.tv) under the "Mad About Options" tab...

2009-06-01 12:28:00

CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's "Sidewinder: Option Volume V. Open Interest" video, hosted by www.ONN.tv's Chief Investment Strategist Jud Pyle, covers notable options trading activity from: Monsanto Co. (MON) Lorillard Inc. (LO) SunTrust Banks Inc. (STI) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090323/AQM046LOGO) Recorded live from downtown Chicago, the Sidewinder Report is a daily look at notable options activity and unusual price action. This video can be found on...

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2009-01-08 07:25:00

Fields of high rising corn with stalks stretched towards the sunlight could still be possible with little to no rain, according to a company who filed for U.S. regulatory approval for what could be the world's first drought-tolerant corn. Monsanto Co. said Wednesday agricultural companies worldwide are racing to roll out improved produce amid fears of global warming and the needs of a growing population.Monsanto said it is working with German-based BASF on the project, it submitted its...

2008-09-08 03:00:12

By Anonymous Monsanto Co. and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have established the Monsanto Fellows in Plant Breeding Fund to finance graduate fellowship students pursuing doctoral degrees in plant breeding at the university's Plant Breeding Center. "These funds will allow us to markedly increase the number of graduate students being trained in plant breeding," stated Bob Hoeft, head of the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. "This comes at a crucial...

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2006-10-31 07:55:00

ST. LOUIS -- Monsanto Co. (MON) scientist Bill Johnson is trying to breed the perfect pumpkin peduncle. Stout and dark green, the modern-day peduncle, known as a stem outside the plant breeding world, is the result of decades of intensive breeding, Johnson said. The goal: making the perfect jack-o'-lantern lid. "If you look at the really old (pumpkin) varieties, their peduncles were really lame compared to the peduncles that are out there now," Johnson said. Better known around the world for...

2006-02-16 14:20:57

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A coalition of farmers, consumers and environmental activists on Thursday sued the U.S. government over its approval of a biotech alfalfa that critics say will spell havoc for farmers and the environment." Opening another front in the battle over genetically modified crops, the lawsuit contends that the U.S. Department of Agriculture improperly is allowing Monsanto Co. to sell an herbicide-resistant alfalfa seed while failing to...

2006-01-04 12:26:11

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - More than 500 General Electric Co. employees have sued Monsanto Co. and two related companies, claiming they were exposed to toxic chemicals manufactured for decades by Monsanto, the company said Wednesday. The product liability suit names Monsanto, Pharmacia, which is now owned by Pfizer Inc., and bankrupt Solutia Inc. and was filed in mid-December by 590 current employees of a General Electric plant in Schenectady, New York, said...


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