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Jul 2, 2015

White House directs GMO regulators to update, improve oversight

July 2 (Reuters) – The White House on Thursday directed the
three U.S. agencies that oversee biotech crop products to
improve and modernize their regulatory “framework” to boost
public confidence in a system that critics call a failure.

The order, announced in a statement by President Barack
Obama’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, followed
demands by consumers, food-related organizations and businesses
for tighter U.S. regulation of genetically modified (GMO) crops,
amid a nationwide debate over whether they should be labeled.

Jul 2, 2015

At least one dead after flooding, tornados hit Missouri

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Missouri officials on Thursday said one person was dead and at least two more were missing after heavy rains, high winds and tornadoes raged across the state overnight.

Emergency crews found the body of one person who appeared to have been swept from their vehicle in flash flooding south of St. Louis, Missouri Highway Patrol spokesman Al Nothum said. Crews were still searching for at least two more people missing after their vehicles were found in the waters, he said.

Jun 30, 2015

DOJ cites missteps by police during Ferguson unrest: newspaper

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Police responding to race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer made a series of missteps, including antagonizing crowds with attack dogs and military-style tactics, according to a U.S. report obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Justice Department report is a summary of a longer report due this week, and reviews the actions of the police departments in Ferguson, St. Louis, and St. Louis County, along with the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Post-Dispatch said.

Jun 24, 2015

Monsanto to invest more than $1 bln in dicamba herbicide production

June 24 (Reuters) – Monsanto Co’s efforts to expand
its agrichemical interests beyond what has long been its
bread-and-butter glyphosate herbicide business were underscored
on Wednesday by news the company plans to invest potentially
more than $1 billion in a production facility for an alternative
herbicide.

Monsanto officials expect to spend the money over the next
three to five years expanding a plant in Luling, Louisiana, to
produce the weed-killing agent called dicamba. Luling has been a
key location for glyphosate production for years.

Jun 24, 2015

Monsanto beats with third-quarter profit, says still wants Syngenta

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Monsanto Co (MON.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the world’s largest seed company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter on Wednesday but warned of market challenges ahead, and said it continues to pursue the acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG (SYNN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Monsanto, known for its genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops as well as its popular Roundup herbicide, said for the quarter it made $1.14 billion, or $2.39 a share, up from $858 million, or $1.62 a share, a year earlier.

Jun 24, 2015

Monsanto beats with 3rd qtr profit, says still wants Syngenta

June 24 (Reuters) – Monsanto Co, the world’s largest
seed company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the
third quarter on Wednesday but warned of market challenges
ahead, and said it continues to pursue the acquisition of Swiss
rival Syngenta AG.

Monsanto, known for its genetically engineered corn,
soybeans and other crops as well as its popular Roundup
herbicide, said for the quarter it made $1.14 billion, or $2.39
a share, up from $858 million, or $1.62 a share, a year earlier.
Analysts, on average, were expecting $2.07 a share, according to
a survey by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Jun 22, 2015

WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide ‘possibly’ causes cancer in humans

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A widely used farm chemical used as a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences “possibly” causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined.

The classification of the weed killer, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4-D, was made by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Jun 22, 2015

Groups urge tighter controls as U.S. considers GMO crop regulation

June 22 (Reuters) – Dozens of consumer and food groups and
businesses asked the U.S. government on Monday for tighter
regulation of genetically engineered crops, calling the current
system a “failure.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said it was
considering changes to the way it regulates biotech crops and
set a public comment period that expired Monday.

Jun 22, 2015

Tighter controls urged as USDA eyes regulation of GMO crops

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Dozens of consumer and food groups and businesses filed recommendations with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday seeking tighter regulation of genetically engineered crops and calling the current system a “failure.”

The USDA has said it is considering changes to the way it regulates biotech crops and set a public comment period that expires today.

Jun 21, 2015

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of New Orleans policeman

By Suzannah Gonzales and Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – New Orleans police said on Sunday they had arrested the man suspected of shooting dead a city police officer who was transporting him to jail a day earlier.

Police said Travis Boys, 33, who was handcuffed, managed to grab a gun and fatally shoot Officer Daryle Holloway before escaping the police cruiser which crashed into a utility pole.

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