Monsanto

Monsanto had a deal-making VC arm that put it on the front lines of food tech — but the $66 billion Bayer acquisition may have killed it

Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino<p><b>Monsanto had an under-the-radar venture-capital arm that fueled much of its innovation in the food tech space.</b>• <b><br>But after</b> …

Venture Capital

Jury selection set to begin in Monsanto cancer trial

Lee Johnson's attorneys claim the company's popular herbicide, Roundup, causes cancer and their client contracted the disease after working with the …

Cancer

Life After the Monsanto Sale

Former CEO Hugh Grant discusses his future, the promise of innovation in agriculture and the combination of disparate corporate cultures<p>After nearly 40 years at Monsanto Co., the company that spread genetically engineered seed across the U.S. heartland and beyond, now-former chief executive Hugh …

Hugh Grant

Monsanto faces first US trial over Roundup cancer link

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) -<p>In the first trial of its kind, a Californian dying of cancer is suing US agrochemical giant Monsanto, claiming its popular herbicide Roundup caused his disease -- a case that could have sweeping ramifications.<p>The stakes are high for Monsanto, which could face massive losses …

Glyphosate

Lobby register reform must deliver strong data checks and enforcement

If an organisation breaks EU lobby rules, it should not be able to continue accessing policy-makers in Brussels. That requires a comprehensive “no …

Europe

The Bayer Takeover of Monsanto Creates a Mega-Merger of Food, Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals

<b>The Agrochemical Consolidation</b><p>Monsanto has officially been bought by Bayer, and they are ending the use of the name Monsanto (1, 2, 3, 4). From now …

Agriculture

Monsanto: You can run, but you can't hide!

The name "Monsanto" may be going away, now that the biotech giant has been aquired by chemical giant, Bayer. But we aren't going anywhere.<p><b>Your</b> …

Agriculture

Monsanto Faces Man Dying of Cancer in Roundup Trial

Lee Johnson’s doctors didn’t think he’d live long enough to testify in court that exposure to Monsanto Co.’s Roundup weed killer caused his deadly …

San Francisco

Man vs. Monsanto: First Trial Over Roundup Cancer Claims Set to Begin

By Carey Gillam<p>Dewayne "Lee" Johnson has led what many might call an unremarkable life. The 46-year-old father and husband spent several years …

Glyphosate

Bayer's Bond Sale Targets Monsanto Acquisition Funds

Bayer AG launched Europe's second-largest corporate bond sale this year, putting the company on track to complete a two-day, $21 billion fundraising …

Bayer

Monsanto faces its first trial over allegations Roundup ingredient caused cancer

In the first case of its kind to reach trial, a California man dying of cancer is suing Monsanto, the maker of popular weed killer Roundup. Dewayne …

World Health Organization

[$$] Bond investors fail to blink as megadeals fan leverage

Bond investors have been less demanding. The heavy demand came despite the Monsanto acquisition lifting Bayer’s leverage to a level that investors …

Investing

Monsanto, You Can Run But You Can't Hide

• The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the merger of Monsanto and Bayer, which means just three companies now dominate the global seed and …

Agriculture

Trial begins for man alleging Roundup weed killer caused his cancer

A California man is the first of hundreds of plaintiffs to see his day in court with Monsanto in a lawsuit alleging that its weed killing product …

Glyphosate

Terminally ill man to testify against Roundup in major trial over weed killer's links to cancer 

Cancer-suffering groundsman, 46, who has months to live will testify against Roundup in first ever trial over the weedkiller's links to cancer<p><b>In</b> …

Cancer

Judge hears case about RoundUp ingredient alleged to cause cancer

The trial for the first of thousands of lawsuits against Monsanto alleging it's weed killer Roundup causes cancer is getting underway in<br>San Francisco.<p>…

San Francisco

Bayer selling $15bn of US bonds to fund Monsanto deal | Financial Times

Bayer is offering at least $15bn of bonds in an oversubscribed sale on Monday to fund its purchase of Monsanto, according to three people with …

Selling

Report on Roundup ingredient in dispute

<b>(CNN) —</b> On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body.<p>Doctors have said they didn't expect him to live to see this day. But Monday marks a milestone: Johnson, 46,is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against agrochemical …

Glyphosate

Disappearing Act

What’s the first thing Bayer did after the U.S. approved the Bayer-Monsanto buyout?<p><b>The German chemical giant announced that the name “Monsanto” will</b> …

Agriculture

Japan Halts Sale Of Canadian Wheat After Unapproved Monsanto Strain Found

A weed killer-resistant strain of wheat, not approved for sale in Canada, was found in Alberta.<p>Japan's government says it has halted sales of …

Canadian News

Fed. judge says not enough evidence to enforce California glyphosate warning | Reuters

A federal judge denied a request by California’s attorney general to amend an earlier decision that blocked the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the popular weed killer glyphosate, saying the weight of the evidence did not support such statements.<p>The decision by U.S. …

Glyphosate

Bayer begins Rs 1.3,000 cr open offer to buy Monsanto India

<b>New Delhi:</b> German chemicals and pharma major Bayer group has launched the process for over Rs 1,300 crore open offer to acquire up to 26 per cent …

India

Monsanto awards $500,000 grant for new geospatial technology center at T-Rex incubator downtown

Through tech-focused subsidiaries like The Climate Corporation, Monsanto has increasingly touted the potential of applying geospatial technology to …

St. Louis

India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking arrest

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Many Indian farmers are openly sowing an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds developed by Monsanto, as the government sits on the sidelines for fear of antagonizing a big voting bloc ahead of an election next year.<p>India approved the first GM cotton seed …

World News

Beekeepers file a complaint against Bayer after glyphosate was discovered in honey

Beekeepers in France aren’t happy with Bayer. Agence France Presse reported (AFP) a beekeeping cooperative in the northern part of the country filed …

Agriculture

Monsanto name will go away, but controversy will continue

The world’s anti-GMO activists won’t have Monsanto to kick around much longer.<p>Bayer, which bought the agricultural company last week, will retire the …

St. Louis

Monsanto name will disappear, not its products

The famous maker of Roundup has been purchased by Bayer.<p>"What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."<p>This well-known quote by …

Agriculture

Missouri museum honoring Churchill gets 1 of his paintings

The latest addition to the National Churchill Museum in Missouri is a testament to the longtime British prime minister's artistic, rather than …

Museums

Warren Buffett's Cash "Problem" Just Got $2.4 Billion Worse

Thanks to a big merger that just closed, Berkshire Hathaway’s stockpile of cash is getting even bigger.<p><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), …

Investing

Executive Onboarding Note: Cultural Issues In Combining Monsanto And Bayer

This week marks the end of Monsanto. After 116 years of existence, two years of due diligence and clearing regulatory hurdles its brand is disappearing into the bowels of Bayer. While the brand name goes away, its history, products and culture will linger. Bayer can’t change Monsanto’s history. It …

Entrepreneurship