Archive for July, 2016

Africa’s Top Cotton Grower Looks to Bayer After Monsanto Ban

Sunday, July 31st, 2016:

Burkina Faso has asked Bayer CropScience to help produce genetically modified cotton even as the government decided to stop planting a variety introduced by Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company. Africa's biggest producer will only grow conventional cotton this season but doesn't rule out a return to genetically modified cotton, according to Wilfried Yameogo, managing director of state-controlled Sofitex, the largest buyer in the West African nation.

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Google keeps Wall St buoyant

Sunday, July 31st, 2016:

US stocks ended slightly higher on Saturday, helped by better-than-expected quarterly results from Google's parent Alphabet and retailer Amazon and a modest recovery in oil prices. However, the gains were held back by disappointing results from Exxon Mobil as well as news out of the Bank of Japan, which did not announce as much stimulus as many had hoped.

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USDA confirms unapproved GMO wheat found in Washington state

Saturday, July 30th, 2016:

Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co., and never approved by federal regulators, has been found growing in a Washington state farm field, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The discovery of 22 unapproved genetically modified wheat plants has prompted an investigation by federal and state investigators - the third such discovery in three years.

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Our Views: Megaprojects in petrochemical industry welcome here

Saturday, July 30th, 2016:

We don't win them all, but Louisiana has enormous advantages in the competition recently revealed for another big expansion of the Mississippi River petrochemical complex. Our friends in Texas are also eager for the investment and jobs of the new project, described as a "world-scale" petrochemical complex to be built by ExxonMobil Chemical Co.

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Companies agree to $28.6M marsh cleanup in coastal Georgia

Saturday, July 30th, 2016:

Federal authorities say Honeywell International and Georgia Power will spend $28.6 million to clean up 760 acres of saltwater marsh at a polluted industrial site on the Georgia coast. The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday an agreement for the next phase of environmental cleanup at the former LCP Chemicals industrial site in Brunswick, which landed on the federal Superfund list of hazardous waste sites in 1996.

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Dow records strong results as it preps for DuPont merger

Saturday, July 30th, 2016:

The Dow Chemical Company is holding up its end of the DowDuPont merger bargain by turning in a strong second quarter financial performance. In the dietary ingredients and food ingredients realm, Dow has a wide array of products, including Methocel line of texturizers and the Wellence line of oil reduction solutions.

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