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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...

2010-08-11 07:00:00

GOTHENBURG, Neb., Aug. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gathering today with investors at a virtual oasis for drought tolerance in America, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) executives will highlight promising early indicators for its Genuity® SmartStax(TM) corn and Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans. The company's fifth summer field event for investors starts today at Monsanto's Water Utilization Learning Center in Gothenburg,...

2010-07-30 12:30:00

BRUSSELS, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The European Commission announced that it has granted import, food, feed and processing approvals for biotechnology maize products jointly developed by DuPont (NYSE: DD) business Pioneer Hi-Bred and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Maize products containing the Herculex® I insect protection and the Herculex® RW trait stack (also known as 1507x59122 stack or as...

2010-07-26 13:27:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has received a letter signed by 75 Members of Congress urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow limited planting of Roundup Ready® alfalfa. The bipartisan group supports action by USDA that would allow farmers to plant seed that's being held in inventory while the Department completes an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to the product. The letter was supported by a...

2010-07-13 11:32:00

ST. LOUIS, July 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) has taken an important step toward commercializing a new soybean product that will provide growers with a highly effective and economical weed control package on a soybean platform with higher yield opportunity. The company announced today that it recently completed regulatory submission to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for dicamba-tolerant soybeans. Monsanto expects to complete regulatory submission to...

2010-06-30 11:38:00

ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announces the launch of a new encapsulated formulation of acetochlor designed for cotton and soybean acres in 2010 has proven successful. The new product was used as MON 63410 Herbicide by farmers this season and will be available widely for 2011 as Warrant(TM) Herbicide. "Farmers and our retail customers in the Cotton Belt and the Midwest have provided great feedback on Warrant's control of tough weeds...

2010-06-30 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced its third-quarter financial results and highlighted some of the actions in progress to generate expected annual earnings growth percentages in the mid-teens. With its earnings results for the quarter and year-to-date in line with adjustments the company announced last month, company executives said the business is strong and well-positioned for future growth. ($ in millions)...

2010-06-29 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Responding to U.S. corn farmers' requests to simplify insect resistance management, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has submitted for registration to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a 5 percent refuge-in-the-bag (RIB) option for Genuity® VT Double PRO(TM) corn. Upon registration, a RIB option for Genuity VT Double PRO corn would provide farmers in the U.S. Corn Belt with the convenience of...

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2010-06-22 11:35:09

A few sturdy species of weed are proving to be a fair fight for Roundup weed killer. At least 10 weed species are withstanding the blow of Roundup in at least 22 states.  Some of the species, such as Palmer amaranth in Arkansas and water hemp and marestail in Illinois, grow fast and big, producing tens of thousands of seeds. "It's getting to be a big deal," Mike Plumer told the Associated Press (AP). Plumer, a 61-year-old farmer and University of Illinois agronomist who grows soybeans...

2010-06-21 15:55:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Supreme Court found that a lower court was in error when it placed a nationwide ban on the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa seeds. In a 7-1 vote, the court reversed a federal appeals court ruling that prohibited the selling of Roundup Ready® alfalfa seeds, which are resistant to the popular weed killer Roundup®. Justice Stephen Breyer did not participate in the case. The Supreme Court ruling is...


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Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

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