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December 3, 2010
A U.S. District judge in San Francisco has ruled that genetically modified (GM) sugar beets seedlings planted by four seed companies in September be destroyed, saying the USDA issued permits to grow the crops despite a prior ruling revoking USDA's approval of GM sugar beets and without conducting an environmental review....
November 23, 2010
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Dow AgroSciences in its suit against DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business over packaging Dow  says did not properly display the Pioneer brand...
November 22, 2010
The European Commission has cleared Syngenta’s acquisition of Monsanto’s global sunflower seeds business. The deal combines two leading sunflower seed suppliers in Europe, with...
October 14, 2010
Monsanto says it has received regulatory approval in Argentina for its Genuity VT Triple Pro corn, the first Genuity trait to be launched in South America, as well as approval from Brazil's National Technical Biosafety Committee (CTNBio) to sell its Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield (BtRR2Y) soybeans in Brazil....
October 12, 2010
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned key portions of the state of Ohio’s labelling requirements for milk produced from cows free of recombinant bovine growth hormone...
September 7, 2010
BASF says it has informed the European Commission that it found “extremely small” quantities of its Amadea genetically engineered potato plants – which have yet to be...
August 20, 2010
Monsanto says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds. The approval by...
August 16, 2010
A federal judge has thrown out the USDA’s 2005 approval of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets, saying officials did not conduct an adequate environmental impact assessment...
August 16, 2010
A federal judge has thrown out the USDA’s 2005 approval of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets, saying officials did not conduct an adequate environmental impact assessment. The...
August 4, 2010
DuPont says the European Commission has approved imports into the EU of food and feed products containing Herculex maize, a stacked trait corn jointly developed by DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business and Dow Chemical....
August 2, 2010
DuPont says the European Commission has approved imports into the EU of food and feed products containing Herculex maize, a stacked trait corn jointly developed by DuPont’s Pioneer...
July 19, 2010
The European Commission has announced proposals to give European Union (EU) member states the power to restrict or ban cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. The commission...
July 8, 2010
The U.S. EPA says it has fined Monsanto $2.5 million for selling genetically engineered cotton in restricted Texas counties without the proper planting restriction labels and growing...
July 7, 2010
The two firms say they have expanded their joint development deal to include wheat, and will increase their combined financial investment by up to $1 billion....
July 2, 2010
Monsanto says it has submitted a refuge-in-the-bag option for its Genuity VT Double PRO corn for registration with the U.S. EPA. If approved, the corn would also reduce refuge...
June 29, 2010
If approved, the corn would also reduce refuge requirements to 5%, from average refuges that range between 20%-50%, generating significant yield benefits for farmers, Monsanto says....
June 22, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling in a landmark biotechnology case that has barred planting of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa since 2007. The ruling is a legal victory for Monsanto, which had appealed the lower court’s injunction preventing the company from selling the GM alfalfa. The case is important to Monsanto and other biotechnology firms because judicial reversal of USDA approvals could have dissuaded growers from using GM seeds if they are concerned approved traits could be rescinded years later, attorneys say. The high court’s decision also could affect a similar challenge related to GM sugar beets.


June 7, 2010
Monsanto says it has entered into a licensing deal with Dow AgroSciences that expands Dow’s access to Monsanto’s second-generation herbicide-tolerance trait, Roundup Ready 2, in...
May 10, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments recently in a landmark biotechnology case that attorneys say will influence grower acceptance of genetically modified (GM) crops. The high court...
May 10, 2010
DuPont says it has received EPA approval for its Optimum AcreMax 1 refuge-in-a-bag corn hybrid seeds. It is the first EPA approval for an “in-the-bag” solution to fulfill EPA’s...
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