BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion.

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

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EU pesticide debate needs more 'independent expertise': Macron.

PARIS (Reuters) - France and the European Union need independent scientific experts to guide them on divisive environmental issues such as pesticides, French President Emmanuel Macron said, criticizing some research as prone to lobbying pressures.

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Weed killer for breakfast.

For many people, a toasted bagel topped with honey might sound like a healthy breakfast choice. Others might prefer a bowl of oatmeal or cornflakes or a hot plate of scrambled eggs. Few would likely welcome a dose of weed killer that has been linked to cancer in their morning meal.

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Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Ben & Jerry’s has moved to cut all glyphosate-tainted ingredients from its production chain and introduce an “organic dairy” line next year, after a new survey found widespread traces of the controversial substance in its European ice-creams.

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Reporting on the world’s most controversial farm chemical.

Want to start a fight at a state fair, agriculture show, or meeting of the European Commission? Get farmers, consumers, and politicians discussing Monsanto, genetic engineering, and pesticide use.

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AP govt seeks legitimizing cultivation of herbicide-tolerant GM cotton.

In a move that seeks to legitimise the cultivation of Roundup Ready Flex or Glycel BT hybrid cotton (BG II RRF), Andhra Pradesh government has set up a panel to study the efficacy of the seed in the fields based on a representation from local farmers.

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Farmers fear ‘political’ court ruling on plant breeding techniques.

Farmers fear ‘political’ court ruling on plant breeding techniques

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Activists warn of algae escape.

By Melody M. Bomgardner

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The plan to feed all Russians hinges on homemade seeds.

Russia has transformed its agriculture industry since the Soviet era as imports of foreign capital, equipment and technology helped farmers create one of the world’s biggest crop producers. Now the country is targeting the next step in bolstering its agricultural muscle -- seeds.

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From algae to yeast: The quest to find an alternative to palm oil.

Algae growing in a bioreactor created by SPACE10 and exhibited at CHART art fair in Copenhagen. Photograph: Niklas Adrian Vindelev

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Drowning in grain: How Big Ag sowed seeds of a profit-slashing glut.

SPECIAL REPORT-Drowning in grain: How Big Ag sowed seeds of a profit-slashing glut

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Why we should make room for debate about high-tech meat.

Why We Should Make Room for Debate about High-Tech Meat

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