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Bayer facing possible growing legal costs, consumer backlash after Roundup jury award
It’s been a rough day for Monsanto, the maker of the weedkiller Roundup. On Friday a jury awarded a California groundskeeper $289.2 million, concluding that exposure to Roundup caused his cancer. On Monday stock in Bayer, the company that acquired Monsanto earlier this year, tumbled 10 percent. Click the audio player above to hear the […]
What’s behind Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto?
A whopping $66 billion deal in the agribusiness space just won the approval of antitrust regulators in Washington, D.C. That clears the way for German behemoth Bayer to acquire St. Louis-based Monsanto. Monsanto has for years ridden the success of the herbicide Roundup and seeds that are tolerant of the chemical. But now Monsanto— and […]
Minecraft has real-world life lessons to teach us
Max Brooks talks about his new book "Minecraft: The Island" and what he learned from playing the online game.
Who owns the seeds bought by farmers and gardeners?
As companies like Monsanto and DuPont gain patent rights to seeds, one group of plant breeders is trying to create an alternate open access seed market.
Foreign earnings bolster Monsanto results
Monsanto’s earning reports beat expectations today. The agricultural giant has enjoyed solid growth over the first half of the year, with operating earnings up more than 50 percent year on year. The company’s planned acquisition by German agricultural giant Bayer is also on investors’ minds. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
How does an agriculture giant like Monsanto respond to climate change?
Monsanto will report earnings today. One of the biggest factors for the agricultural giant’s business is how it responds to climate change. The company has invested in things like weather analysis and biotech to help farmers grow crops in the face of changing weather patterns. But climate change is an issue for Monsanto, too. Click […]
Monsanto in uncertain marriage
Monsanto and Bayer want to merge. But it's not a done deal.
The latest bumper crop in agriculture: mergers
Bayer AG and Monsanto are the latest agribusiness giants tying the knot.
Monsanto loss grows amid commodities slump
Lower prices pinch everyone from farmers to agribusiness giants.