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Oct 15, 2014

EPA approves Dow’s Enlist herbicide for GMO soy, corn

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Wednesday to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.

EPA said it was applying “first-time-ever restrictions” on its approval of the herbicide, called Enlist Duo, which is designed to be used with new genetically modified crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical.

Oct 9, 2014

St. Louis braces for weekend of protests over Michael Brown killing

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – The St. Louis area was bracing for more racial unrest tied to the police killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and anger over another police killing of a black teenager Wednesday night was expected to add fuel to the fire.

Several civil rights organizations and protest groups, including one calling itself Hands Up United, planned to mark the weekend with marches and rallies in St. Louis and the suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, where Brown was killed two months ago Thursday.

Oct 8, 2014

Dogs, hogs and dairy cows: ‘Animal pharm’ catches Wall Street’s attention

By Carey Gillam

OVERLAND PARK Kan. (Reuters) – Cancer drugs for cats, pain relief for dogs, diarrhea drugs for hogs and hormones for dairy cattle: The “animal pharm” industry is increasingly drawing the interest of Wall Street investors.

One of the newest companies to market in the emerging sector, California-based Jaguar Animal Health, notified the Securities and Exchange Commission in late August of intent to launch an initial public offering valued up to $70 million for development of gastrointestinal products for pets and livestock.

Oct 8, 2014

Monsanto reports smaller loss, forecasts profit below estimates

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Monsanto Co (MON.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the world’s largest seed company, reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss on Wednesday and said it sees continued growth in the new fiscal year on sales of corn and soybean seeds.

Monsanto, known for its genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops as well as the popular Roundup herbicide, forecast earnings in a range of $5.75 to $6.00 per share for the 2015 year. Analysts were expecting $6.03.

Oct 8, 2014

Monsanto reports smaller 4th-quarter loss; corn sales up

8 (Reuters) – Monsanto Co, the world’s largest
seed company, reported a narrower loss for the fourth quarter on
Wednesday, and said gains in corn and soybean sales helped it
outperform its own forecast for the year.

“We’re confident in our ability to deliver the targets we’ve
set in both the near term and over the longer term,” said
Monsanto Chief Executive Hugh Grant in a statement.

Oct 7, 2014

U.S. foods labeled ‘natural’ often contain GMOs, group reports

Oct 7 (Reuters) – A majority of U.S. packaged foods labeled
as “natural” and tested by Consumer Reports actually contained a
substantial level of genetically modified ingredients, according
to a report issued Tuesday by the non-profit product testing
group.

Consumers are being misled by the “natural” label, said
Urvashi Rangan, executive director of Consumer Reports Food
Safety and Sustainability.

Oct 6, 2014

Parents of dead Missouri teenager renew call for special prosecutor

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot dead in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday asked Missouri’s governor to reconsider his decision not to appoint a special prosecutor in the case, according to the family’s attorney.

In a letter addressed to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, lawyers representing Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. said there were “compelling and rising concerns of conflict that now exist” between St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch and the Ferguson Police Department.

Oct 2, 2014

Japan, South Korea can stop GMO testing -wheat group official

2 (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea are continuing to
test the U.S. wheat they buy to make sure the grain is not
contaminated with an experimental version developed by Monsanto
Co, but could soon stop the practice, the head of a U.S.
wheat association said on Thursday.

The two countries, which are among the top purchasers of
U.S. wheat, have been sampling and testing all the U.S. wheat
they have purchased since last year, when news broke that a
farmer in Oregon had found Monsanto’s unapproved biotech wheat
growing in his field, according to U.S. Wheat Associates, which
markets American wheat to international buyers.

Oct 2, 2014

New claims cite illegal actions by Missouri police in race protest

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Four more people caught up in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed the police killing of a black teenager, have joined a lawsuit alleging illegal assaults and detentions by “rogue” police officers.

The amended complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, seeks approximately $60 million and claims police used “wanton and excessive force” as they dealt with protests after the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Sep 29, 2014

Missouri man alleging sexual abuse by priest seeks $10 million from diocese

By Carey Gillam

INDEPENDENCE Mo. (Reuters) – It has been 30 years, but Kansas City’s Catholic diocese still should pay a heavy price for allowing a now-dead priest to repeatedly sexually abuse a former altar boy, a lawyer for the alleged victim said in court Monday, kicking off a $10 million lawsuit against the diocese.

Jon David Couzens, then age 10, said he was molested 20 times over two years in the early 1980s by Monsignor Thomas O’Brien, who died in 2013. Couzens was deeply involved in Catholic school and church activities.

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