Monsanto

Second US jury rules Roundup caused man’s cancer

Second US jury rules Roundup caused man’s cancer

A second trial into Monsanto’s Roundup product in the US has found that the herbicide was the cause of a...

March 20, 2019

Bayer appeals $289 million glyphosate verdict

Bayer appeals $289 million glyphosate verdict

Bayer – the new owner of Monsanto and the glyphosate weedkiller – asked a California judge to throw out a...

September 20, 2018

BASF completes its acquisition of Bayer’s vegetable seeds business

BASF completes its acquisition of Bayer’s vegetable seeds business

Global chemistry firm BASF has completed the acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business following a €7.6 billion deal between the...

August 16, 2018

Roundup: Calls for a limit to UK glyphosate use

Roundup: Calls for a limit to UK glyphosate use

British organic charity, the Soil Association, has called for a limit to be imposed on the use of Roundup in...

August 14, 2018

Monsanto drops proposed deal to sell planting division to John Deere

Monsanto drops proposed deal to sell planting division to John Deere

Reuters is reporting that Monsanto has scrapped a proposed deal to sell its Precision Planting farm equipment division to Deere & Co...

May 2, 2017

What implications will major agri-chemical mergers have on farming?

What implications will major agri-chemical mergers have on farming?

Over the past two years, four major mergers and acquisitions deals have been announced in the farm inputs sector, representing...

December 27, 2016

Monsanto shareowners approve Bayer merger

Monsanto shareowners approve Bayer merger

Monsanto has announced that shareowners of the company have approved the merger of Monsanto with Bayer Aktiengesellschaf (AG). The proposed...

December 14, 2016

Monsanto to acquire European farm software company

Monsanto to acquire European farm software company

Climate Corporation, a subsidiary to Monsanto, has agreed a deal to purchase a European farm data company. VitalFields is an Estonian...

November 25, 2016

‘No competition will be lost’ as a result of John Deere and Monsanto deal

‘No competition will be lost’ as a result of John Deere and Monsanto deal

No competition will be lost as a result of John Deere’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto’s Precision Planting LLC, according to...

October 17, 2016

Chinese takeover of Syngenta awaits EU clearance

Chinese takeover of Syngenta awaits EU clearance

Chinese state-owned Chemchina has sought approval from the European Commission for its $43 billion takeover of Swiss Company Syngenta. The Chinese...

September 27, 2016

Monsanto agrees to $128 per share takeover offer from Bayer

Monsanto agrees to $128 per share takeover offer from Bayer

Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for US$128...

September 14, 2016

Bayer increases takeover offer for Monsanto, negotiations at ‘advanced’ stage

Bayer increases takeover offer for Monsanto, negotiations at ‘advanced’ stage

Monsanto has confirmed that it has received an updated non-binding proposal for a potential acquisition of the company from Bayer for...

September 6, 2016

John Deere and Monsanto deal stalls over competition issues

John Deere and Monsanto deal stalls over competition issues

The US Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit seeking to block John Deere’s (Deere and Co) proposed acquisition...

September 2, 2016

New rules around the use of glyphosate to come into effect in two weeks

New rules around the use of glyphosate to come into effect in two weeks

New rules which restrict the conditions around the use of glyphosate in the European Union are to come into effect in...

August 8, 2016

A ‘milestone’ for Monsanto as Commission approves 3 soybean GMOs

A ‘milestone’ for Monsanto as Commission approves 3 soybean GMOs

Three genetically modified organisms (GMOs) soybean varieties for food/feed uses have been approved by the European Commission and Monsanto has...

July 25, 2016

France to vote against glyphosate renewal this Friday

France to vote against glyphosate renewal this Friday

Ahead of this Friday’s vote on glyphosate, the French Minister for the Environment, Segolene Royal has said that France will...

June 23, 2016

Monsanto rejects $62 billion takeover by Bayer

Monsanto rejects $62 billion takeover by Bayer

Monsanto has announced that its Board of Directors unanimously views the reported $62 billion takeover Bayer AG proposal as incomplete...

May 25, 2016

Bayer puts $62 billion ‘all cash’ offer to Monsanto

Bayer puts $62 billion ‘all cash’ offer to Monsanto

Following further market speculation and stakeholder inquiries, German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer has publicly disclosed the details of...

May 23, 2016