Monsanto kept 'watch lists' in seven countries

2019-05-21 19:12

Bayer says US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto kept lists of key pro- or anti-pesticides figures in at least seven EU countries.

Trumps crows victory | May offers to quit; WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-03-28 07:00

Trump: 'We're very happy' about Mueller report | EXPLAINER: UK PM May vows to quit in Brexit deal bribe; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

Bayer to ditch Monsanto name after mega-merger

2018-06-04 15:58

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will discard the name Monsanto when it takes over the controversial US seeds and pesticides producer this week, the group said Monday.

France declares war on pesticides

2017-09-25 19:04

France is planning to cut back on use of all pesticides,though it rowed back on an announcement of an outright ban on controversial chemical glyphosate.

Bayer chief: No Monsanto GM crops in Europe

2016-10-10 11:59

German chemicals firm Bayer says it would not introduce genetically modified crops in Europe after its gigantic takeover of US seed and pesticide producer Monsanto.

Bayer could launch hostile bid for Monsanto: report

2016-08-16 10:05

German chemicals giant Bayer may launch a hostile takeover bid for US seed and pesticide maker Monsanto if its latest friendly offer falls through, a source said.

Bayer to secure $63bn in financing Monsanto bid

2016-06-03 09:02

Bayer has secured about $63bn in financing for its proposed acquisition of Monsanto,a deal that would make it the world's top supplier of farm chemicals and seeds.

Rejected Bayer confident it can meet Monsanto deal demands

2016-05-25 06:56

Bayer, whose $62bn takeover bid was rejected earlier by Monsanto, says it’s confident it can overcome the seed company’s concerns about the regulatory and financing risks.

Bayer offers R670bn cash to buy Monsanto

2016-05-23 08:00

Bayer has offered to acquire Monsanto in an unsolicited bid worth about $62bn (R670bn) to create the world’s biggest supplier of farm chemicals and genetically modified seeds.

NGOs sue Monsanto, EU food safety watchdog over pesticide

2016-03-02 18:30

A group of European NGOs have sued agri-giant Monsanto and the EU's food safety watchdog for allegedly distorting scientific data on the carcinogenic effects of controversial weedkiller glyphosate.


WATCH: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $2bn to couple

2019-05-14 10:01

A jury has ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay a combined $2.055bn to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancer.

Tomato grower takes on Monsanto over weedkiller

2018-08-26 16:03

A tomato farmer has joined thousands of people who are taking legal action against Monsanto for failing to warn users about the risks of using glyphosate.

Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state's herbicide ban

2017-11-18 22:15

A major agribusiness company is asking an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban a herbicide that has drawn complaints from farmers across several US states.

Competition watchdog approves Bayer-Monsanto marriage with conditions

2017-05-07 13:31

The Competition Commission has approved, with conditions, a merger in which chemicals and pharmaceuticals company Bayer intends to acquire seeds and biotechnology giant Monsanto.

Bayer buys Monsanto for record $66bn after months-long pursuit

2016-09-14 16:11

German chemicals giant Bayer has agreed to buy the controversial US seeds and pesticides firm Monsanto for $66bn, in a deal that triggered immediate criticism from environmentalists.

Monsanto: Bayer's raised takeover bid 'insufficient'

2016-07-19 14:58

US agricultural giant Monsanto says a raised takeover bid from Germany's Bayer was "insufficient," but that it remains open to talks to seal the transaction.

Fitch warns of Bayer downgrade on Monsanto bid

2016-05-25 13:27

Credit rating agency Fitch has said it would likely downgrade Bayer if its goes ahead with plans to buy US agrochemicals firm Monsanto for $62bn.

Monsanto trading below Bayer offer shows regulatory anxiety

2016-05-24 10:54

Monsanto shares have closed 13% below Bayer’s all-cash offer amid concern that regulators may complicate the proposed $62bn takeover.

Bayer shares slide on Monsanto bid talks

2016-05-19 10:36

Shares in Bayer have slid by 7% at the start of trade after the chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant said it was in merger talks with Monsanto.

Monsanto to pay $80m for accounting violations

2016-02-10 17:15

Monsanto will pay an $80m penalty to settle charges it misstated earnings by failing to accurately count rebate costs for a best-selling weed killer.

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