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The Battle for Biodiversity: Monsanto and Farmers Clash

  • 28 mars 2011

Two weeks ago, Monsanto announced the latest genetically engineered crop it hopes to bring to market: a soybean rejiggered to resist the herbicide dicamba. The new product, says Monsanto, will aid in weed control and "deliver peace of mind for…

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Food companies on quest for the next generation of healthy

  • 21 mars 2011

For decades, packaged-food companies have been reducing fat and calories in their products. More recently the industry undertook a broad-based effort to eliminate trans fats, and even high-fructose corn syrup. But today, big food is at a crossroads. The companies…

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Asian tech companies chip in relief to Japan quake victims

  • 16 mars 2011

Technology companies across Asia have found ways to help people in Japan left devastated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake last Friday, the 7-meter tsunami it spawned, and displacement caused by troubles at a nuclear power plant there. China's Alibaba.com, for example,…

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Coke, Colgate, DuPont and Others Form Environmental Packaging Lobby Group

  • 9 mars 2011

Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, DuPont, Dow Chemical and Kellogg’s are among the major U.S. corporations that have created a trade organization to represent the packaging industry and coordinate the sector’s environmental efforts. The American Institution for Packaging and the Environment (Ameripen) will…

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OGM, un marché ouvert pour les leaders

  • 2 mars 2011

Les semences génétiquement modifiées passent au stade de l’exploitation à  grande échelle dans plusieurs pays. L’américain Monsanto et le suisse Syngenta sont les premiers à  en bénéficier. Le débat sur les OGM est-il encore d’actualité ? Les biotechnologies sont désormais soutenues…

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