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  1. April 20, 2015

    Investors fight for greater say on boards

    A campaign to win shareholders a greater say over who sits on corporate boards has exposed a rift between some of the...

  2. March 24, 2015

    Monsanto rejects claim weedkiller contains ‘probable carcinogen’

    Monsanto has called for the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency to retract a report that found that glyphosate, the...

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  1. March 20, 2015

    New study points to link between weedkiller glyphosate and cancer

    The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller a “probable carcinogen”...

  2. January 28, 2015

    Europe cannot ignore GM and the next green revolution

    The European Parliament voted this month to let member states make their own decisions on whether to ban the growing of...

  3. January 13, 2015

    EU gives member states power to block GM crops

    The EU has sought to resolve years of acrimony over the status of genetically modified crops by giving each of its 28 member...

  4. January 5, 2015

    Companies diary: January 5 — January 9

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  5. September 17, 2014

    Nelson Peltz calls for DuPont break-up

    Trian, the activist investment fund led by Nelson Peltz, has accused US chemicals group DuPont of “destroying shareholder...

  6. June 27, 2014

    DuPont falls on trimmed profit outlook

    DuPont, one of the largest US chemicals companies, was under pressure on Friday after the company trimmed its profit outlook...

  7. June 25, 2014

    US refiners hit by Pioneer’s export move

    US oil refiners fell by their greatest rate in more than two and a half years after a Texas company was given permission to...

  8. June 25, 2014

    Monsanto lifts full-year earnings guidance

    Monsanto shares rose more than 5 per cent as the world’s largest maker of genetically-modified seeds maintained its bullish...

  9. April 3, 2014

    Industry challenges tech groups over patents

    The heavyweights of industrial America have turned on Silicon Valley in a battle over patents by attacking reform...

  10. March 14, 2014

    Hi-tech is hot but take care not to get burnt

    News this week overflowed with evidence that the appetite for groovy sounding technology companies is rising to heights not...

  11. February 26, 2014

    Battle over food labelling centres on GM ingredients

    It has pitted the likes of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, singer Pharrell Williams as well as US organic soap maker Dr Bronner’s...

  12. February 26, 2014

    Monsanto at centre of intensifying debate on food

    Satan or saviour, sinner or saint? There are few companies that polarise opinion more than Monsanto, the US genetically...

  13. January 24, 2014

    Purple tomato juice from Canadian GM crop heads for trial in UK

    Two thousand litres of purple tomato juice, pressed from genetically modified fruit grown in Canada, are heading for Britain...

  14. November 4, 2013

    Debt sale rush ahead of holiday season

    Sales of investment-grade debt this week may surpass the $25bn mark as global corporations attempt to raise this year’s...

  15. FT Tech Hub

    October 2, 2013

    With Climate Corp deal, big data comes of age

    Step into the San Francisco offices of Climate Corporation, and the first thing you see is a giant suspended globe. It is a...

  16. October 2, 2013

    Monsanto: seeds of doubt

    It is nice to have something to distract investors from weak quarterly earnings. The bad news for Monsanto is that its...

  17. October 2, 2013

    Monsanto falls on fourth-quarter loss

    Monsanto shares fell on Wednesday as the world’s largest seed company reported a fourth-quarter loss that was wider than...

  18. October 2, 2013

    Monsanto buys Climate Corporation for $930m

    Monsanto, the agricultural products company, is looking to take advantage of the data surrounding more extreme weather...

  19. September 19, 2013

    Syngenta unveils seven-year plan to boost yields

    Syngenta, the world’s largest agricultural chemicals company by sales, is to call on farmers to use less pesticide and...

  20. August 29, 2013

    Brazil’s booming farms reap benefit of weak currency

    Carlos Piassi remembers the reaction from other farmers when he started planting a second annual crop at his farm near...

  21. August 23, 2013

    Big Ag provides food for thought

    I’ve long been fascinated by the agricultural technology sector – or Big Ag as US investors call it, but never taken the...

  22. August 6, 2013

    Materials sector leads US stocks lower

    The materials sector led a sell-off in US equities on Tuesday, as investors fled growth-focused stocks including Monsanto...

  23. July 21, 2013

    Seeds of doubt

    Monsanto, the US agricultural group, has abandoned its decade-long bid for permission to grow a range of genetically...

  24. July 17, 2013

    Monsanto to drop applications to grow GM crops in EU

    Monsanto, the US agribusiness, will withdraw applications to grow genetically modified crops in the EU in an acknowledgment...

  25. June 26, 2013

    Monsanto bullish despite weak seed sales

    Monsanto, the agricultural products company, reported a 3 per cent fall in third-quarter earnings as higher weed killer...

  26. June 25, 2013

    Carnival chief executive steps down

    Micky Arison is stepping down as chief executive of cruise operator Carnival, following a series of technical problems with...

  27. June 21, 2013

    Monsanto says rogue GM wheat points to sabotage

    Monsanto has said that rigorous testing of US wheat supplies reinforces its belief that the appearance of unauthorised...

  28. June 19, 2013

    World Food Prize to Monsanto exec

    A top Monsanto executive has won the prestigious World Food Prize along with two other plant biotechnology scientists,...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2013

    Ukraine: $40m DuPont seed plant to boost quality and yields

    Ukraine’s vast potential to feed a hungry world has long been held back by outdated farming techniques – including the use...

  30. June 14, 2013

    Agricultural groups explore impact of ruling

    Agricultural biotechnology companies were confident that they had been spared too harsh a blow in Thursday’s Supreme Court...

  31. June 13, 2013

    Human genes cannot be patented, says Supreme Court

    Companies cannot patent specific pieces of DNA, the US Supreme Court declared on Thursday, in a mixed decision that also...

  32. June 13, 2013

    Biotechnology

    It can trace its roots to Europe’s apothecaries in the Middle Ages and the 19th-century dye and bulk chemical producers of...

  33. June 7, 2013

    Walmart helps turn S&P 500 positive for week

    Walmart investors were buoyed by news of a fresh share buyback programme, as the S&P 500 surged ahead after a strong jobs...

  34. June 6, 2013

    Yum rises as S&P 500 returns gains

    Shares in restaurant group Yum Brands challenged year highs on positive news about revenue from China as US stocks rallied...

  35. June 5, 2013

    Materials losses send US stocks lower

    The materials sector continued a difficult 2013 as all three major US stock indices lost more than 1 per cent after US data...

  36. May 31, 2013

    EU urges tests of US wheat imports

    The European Commission has urged member states to test some US wheat shipments after unauthorised genetically modified...

  37. April 24, 2013

    Brazil’s CTC acquires taste for GM sugar

    For many, the village of Monte Alegre in the heart of Brazil’s southern sugar-growing region offers a quintessential image...

  38. April 23, 2013

    DuPont profit more than doubles

    DuPont has reported a more than doubling of its first-quarter profits, boosted by the completion of the near-$5bn sale of...

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