The American Farm Bureau is drawing up a code of conduct, but farmers are concerned the data on their individual farms might be misused, sold or leaked to rival farmers. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Monsanto is facing public ire again. By recently acquiring a Silicon Valley start-up called Climate Corporation for $1 billion, Monsanto gained access(...)

Monsanto, known for its  enetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops,  also announced authorisation of a $10 billion share repurchase. Photograph: REuters

Monsanto reported a 6 per cent drop in quarterly profit yesterday, but shares jumped more than 5 per cent as the world’s largest seed company beat for(...)

Stock markets fell sharply in Europe as Middle East crisis intensifies. Photograph: EPA

European stocks fell sharply as violence in the Middle East escalated and a report showed the US economy shrank in the first quarter by the most sinc(...)

BMW climbed 2.8 per cent to €94.10. UBS upgraded the car maker to buy from neutral, saying its investments in electric-car models confer a competitive advantage over rivals.  Photograph: Fred Rollison/Bloomberg News

The Iseq followed the bulk of European exchanges downwards today, losing 0.5 per cent. European stocks declined for a third day overall, as data sh(...)

Monsanto’s DeKalb brand seed corn sits at the Crop Production Services warehouse in Illinois. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Aaron Kirchfeld, Andrew Noel in London and Patrick Winters in Zurich The desire to avoid US corporate taxes has now spread to agricultural giants – as(...)

Out Wednesday: US GDP figures. photograph: kevin p casey/bloomberg
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Monsanto develops genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops and sells the Roundup herbicide.

Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings as higher herbicide sales offset a decline in its cor(...)

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