Work from the series Markings: ox mountain sheep wool, Co Sligo, and branding fluid; by Brigitta Varadi and Noel Ruane

What if we’re wrong about climate change? What has art got to say about it, and how can it help? With COP21, the next conference on the subject, due i(...)

Fyffes gave up Tuesday’s gains, closing down nearly 2 per cent at €1.49

European shares crept higher yesterday as expectations of a positive close to the year and continued central bank support before an ECB meeting tod(...)

Bayer chief executive Marijn Dekkers: would not comment on targets but said seeds was an area where the company was keen to strengthen. Photograph: Oliver Berg/AFP/Getty Images

Bayer says it is interested in acquisitions and partnerships in crop science after the partial disposal of its plastics business increased the group’s(...)

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop  was the subject of a keynote speech at SXSW Eco

South By SouthWest (SXSW) is the poster child for successful conference expansion. Starting with just music and film back in 1987, which takes place (...)

Paddy Power rose by 19.5 per cent to €93 a share on foot of its announcement of a merger with UK betting exchange Betfair

European shares ended nearly two per cent lower yesterday after a volatile session, hit by a late drop in Syngenta after Monsanto dropped its offer (...)

Monsanto has made an increased takeover offer to Syngenta, seeking to draw the Swiss pesticide producer to the negotiating table. Photo: Reuters

Monsanto has made an increased takeover offer to Syngenta, seeking to draw the Swiss pesticide producer to the negotiating table after its earlier app(...)

Three of Europe’s main bottlers of Coca-Cola products are to combine in a $27bn deal to simplify manufacturing at the world’s largest drink maker as it seeks to cut costs at a time when consumers are shifting away from its fizzy drinks. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

An Obama administration crackdown to stop US businesses pursuing takeovers that let them escape the country’s high corporate tax regime was dealt a s(...)

If Monsanto does not merge with Syngenta, its may seek alternative ways to help expand its portfolio of herbicides and agricultural chemicals

Any hostile bid by Monsanto for Swiss rival Syngenta is some way off, the US seed company’s president and chief operating officer has adding he was f(...)

Misguided?: an anti-GM protester at Rothamsted Research in 2012. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

Few scientific avenues are as controversial in the public mind as genetic modification of crops. Many scientists are allured by the potential to in(...)

Muufri’s  chief technology officer warns that moves to increase milk production in order to satisfy global demand could lead to a sharp deterioration in quality

Irish farmers run the risk of ruining the country’s reputation as a premium dairy producer by ramping up milk production too quickly. That’s ac(...)