The prospect of fewer, larger companies controlling so much of the basic food supply is giving some farmers and anti-trust advocates heartburn.
Supporters and opponents of several proposed mergers among agricultural seed and chemical companies are making their case to lawmakers in Washington.
Together, Bayer and Monsanto will create the largest crop supply company in the world.
The German pharmaceutical and crop chemical company’s most recent offer to acquire Monsanto was $65 million, a 2 percent increase on its previous offer.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plans to examine proposed mergers among agricultural chemical and seed companies in a September hearing.
A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.
Despite a "sweetened" deal totaling $64 billion, the agrochemical giant rejected the new "incomplete and financially inadequate" Bayer offer.
The European Commission voted to extend the sale of the product until the European Chemical Agency provides a new ruling in 2017.
An EU proposal to extend the sale of the chemical in Monsanto's Roundup has failed to garner enough support in the EU.
The agrochemical giant rejected Bayer's offer, but says it's open to further negotiations with the German pharmaceutical company.
Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. How a small seed company in Nebraska helps explain the transformation.
A chemical safety bill that the US House passed last year includes a provision that could help Monsanto get lawsuits dismissed.
Joshua Ploeg's pop-up vegan dinner parties. Save the milkweed, save the monarch butterflies. Turkish red onion salad. And, Clara Moore's shopping tips.
Imagine your fancy multi-vitamin goes generic. Then the local university adds in extra vitamins that are particularly important for people living in your area.
The October 3 deadline for EU member nations to opt out of GMOs has come and gone, with 19 nations saying no to cultivation within their borders.
What do you think of when you hear the terms "farmers market" and "organic?" Home brewing with some passionate amateurs. And, Daniel Orr's watermelon puree.
After months of negotiations, Monsanto announced on Wednesday that it would not try to purchase competitor Syngenta.
Tomatoes on Jeff Mease's farm make it onto plates at his restaurant Lennie's. Succotash with corn, peas. Living Roots doesn't want USDA organic certification.
In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.
Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.