Monsanto has just been ordered to pay $289m in damages to a man who alleged its glyphosate-based herbicide caused his cancer (a ruling it is appealing). But what, if anything, does this verdict mean for food companies manufacturing products containing...
A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Monsanto by organic farmers and seed companies— but stressed that Monsanto has in turn given binding promises that it will not sue farmers whose crops have been inadvertently contaminated with...
The Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto aiming to prohibit the biotech seed giant from suing farmers if their non-GM crops should become contaminated with patented seed.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter of no objection that Monsanto’s ‘nutritionally improved’ soybeans are generally recognized as safe (GRAS), enabling food makers to test the soy oil.
Consumption of genetically modified corn may lead to infertility, according to a new study commissioned by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, and carried out by Veterinary University Vienna.
Agro-chemical giant Monsanto has ended a long-running dispute with
Syngenta over soy and corn seeds by entering into a licensing
agreement that will allow its Swiss rival to use its technology in
its soy seed activities.
Monsanto says it is poised for major growth over the next five
years irrespective of commodity prices and other issues that are
affecting the financial results of other companies in the
Biotechnology companies Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences have teamed
up to launch what they claim to be the industry's first eight-gene
stacked combination in corn, which the firms say will further
expand their presence in the GM...
Agro-firms Monsanto and Bayer CropSciences have entered into a
series of new agreements, which could result in crops that contain
two of the leading herbicide technologies - Roundup Ready and
Europe is edging slowly towards GM acceptance, according to
Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, who underscored the continent's strategic
importance and said his company is laying the groundwork should a
policy-change come to pass.
Biotechnology firms Monsanto and BASF have entered into a research
and development agreement that aims to pool the companies'
resources in an effort to bring a greater number of traits to the
market at a faster speed.
News that a variety of GM corn produced signs of liver and kidney
toxicity in rats should be a wake-up call for better testing and
more transparency from biotechs, if GMOs are to be accepted by
increasingly sceptical consumers.
Leading US biotechnology firm Monsanto has announced that it will
provide free access to some of its soybean breeding technology, a
move it expects will help identify pest resistant soybeans and
Biotech giant Monsanto is to develop new versions of its reduced
trans-fat Vistive soybean with the aim of improving shelf life and
flavor of soy oil, lowering saturated fat content and enhancing the
bean with Omega-3.
Biotech giant Monsanto has lost millions in international royalty
payments and is trailing its major competitor, Pioneer, in US
department of agriculture genetically modified (GM)-crop field
trials, according to a Canadian pressure...
Biotech giant Monsanto announced a smaller net loss for the first
quarter of 2005 than the same period last year thanks mainly to
increasing seed sales, but legal problems are still proving
expensive for the company.
If the biotech industry had first launched foodstuffs bursting with
health benefits for the consumer it is likely that shoppers might
have more readily accepted genetically modified foods, so claims
the former head of the US Food...
US biotech crop pioneer Monsanto is to suspend the introduction of
the world's first biotech wheat, amid public outcry at the possible
risks of genetically modified crops and at Monsanto's aggressive
marketing tactics, writes...