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EU Bee Protection Ban On Pesticides Fails To Pass
2013-03-17 08:08:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online European Union (EU) nations have failed to agree on proposals that would have banned three pesticides reportedly linked to the decline of the global bee population. According to the BBC, a recent report from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has concluded the substances in question posed a “high acute risk” to the pollinating insects. The EU´s executive body, the European Commission, had been...

2013-03-15 12:21:51

BASEL, Switzerland, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta today responded to the failure of the European Commission to win support for an EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. A majority of Member States refused to support the proposal to restrict their use on all bee attractive crops. The Commission must now decide whether to appeal the decision or amend its proposal. Syngenta Chief Operating Officer, John Atkin, said: "We are pleased that EU Member States did not...

2013-03-05 04:21:23

Leading agriculture innovator implements Thomson IP Manager software, patent payments and services BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a partnership to provide Syngenta, a leading agricultural company, with an integrated, enterprise-wide asset management solution. The partnership aims to...

2013-03-01 23:00:02

New mode of action for effective soybean weed control expected to launch between 2015 and 2020 as a new tool to prevent and manage weed resistance. Monheim, Germany (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 Bayer CropScience and Syngenta have submitted applications for the approval of a new herbicide-tolerance soybean trait in various countries. It is now under review by regulatory authorities in the United States and Canada as well as key soybean-importing countries, including the European Union. The launch...

2013-02-28 00:22:59

- Approval sets new standard for corn rootworm control BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has fully deregulated Agrisure(®) Duracade(TM), enabling launch in the US for the 2014 planting season. Agrisure Duracade expresses a unique protein to control corn rootworm. It has a different mode of action to Syngenta's existing Agrisure(®) RW trait. When combined these traits...

2013-02-15 00:22:13

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced that the 2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The document is available on the Syngenta website at www.syngenta.com in the Investor Relations section; hard copies of the audited financial statements are available to shareholders free of charge upon request. Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 27,000 employees in over 90...

2013-02-15 00:20:15

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta today requested that the European Commission retract its proposal to restrict the use of neonicotinoid technology after revealing that the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) report on the risks to bees from their use was fundamentally flawed. Syngenta submitted a response to the EFSA report in January. This showed that EFSA failed to consider key information proving the safety of thiamethoxam seed treatment for use on crops...

2013-02-06 04:20:16

LONDON, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Mack, Chief Executive of Swiss agri-business Syngenta, is interviewed on the full year results for 2012. Mr Mack comments on the performance of the company as well as giving an update on the business integration and discussing the outlook. The interview is available now on http://video.merchantcantos.com. MerchantCantos produces in-depth interviews, documentaries and webcasts with senior company executives. If you would...

2013-02-06 00:21:26

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that the Board will propose the election of two new directors, Eleni Gabre-Madhin and Eveline Saupper, at the Annual General Meeting on April 23, 2013. In addition to the Chairman, Martin Taylor, three current directors - Peggy Bruzelius, Peter Thompson and Felix Weber - will retire on the same date, having completed their terms of office. The Board will also propose the re-election of Michael Mack and of Jacques...

2013-02-06 00:20:59

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Annual capacity to be quadrupled Driven by grower demand for leading corn hybrids Enabling expansion of integrated corn solutions Syngenta today announced plans to invest $77 million in the expansion of its corn seed production facility in Formosa, Brazil. Annual capacity will be quadrupled to 1.6 million bags by 2015. Corn production in Brazil is expected to almost double by 2020, spurred by growth in the pork and poultry sectors....