Monthly archives: September, 2016

Potash Corp. and Agrium to Merge, Creating Fertilizer Giant Monopoly

Potash Corp. and Agrium to Merge, Creating Fertilizer Giant Jen Skerritt jenskerritt Simon Casey sjcasey September 12, 2016 — 4:11 AM MDT Updated on September 12, 2016 — 1:15 PM MDT Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc., Canada’s largest fertilizer producers, agreed to an all-share merger to create the world’s largest crop-nutrient supplier



ETC Analysis: The Monsanto–Bayer tie-up is just one of seven Mega-Mergers and Big Data Domination Threaten Seeds, Food Security

News Release: Thursday September 15, 2016 The Monsanto–Bayer tie-up is just one of seven Mega-Mergers and Big Data Domination Threaten Seeds, Food Security Policymakers could still block the agribiz mergers; peasants and farmers will continue the fight for seeds and rights Wednesday’s confirmation that Monsanto and Bayer have agreed to a $66 billion merger is



NCBA Files to Keep Up the Cover-Up of Abuses of Beef Checkoff Funds

September 15, 2016 For Immediate Release: NCBA Files to Keep Up the Cover-Up of Abuses of Beef Checkoff Funds On Tuesday, in a desperate move to conceal the truth about how cattlemen’s Beef Checkoff funds have been spent, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) filed a late claim to intervene in a case that has



Fresh Brazilian Beef Soon to Enter U.S. Market

UPDATE 1-Brazil’s Minerva cleared to ship fresh beef to United States (Adds details on negotiations and JBS) Brazilian meat packer Minerva SA said in a filing on Wednesday that it had received authorization from the Agriculture Ministry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for two of its plants to begin shipping fresh beef to the



Food & Power: With SABMiller Deal Complete, ABI Takes Aim at Craft Brewers

Did someone forward you this newsletter? Get your own copy by subscribing here. With SABMiller Deal Complete, ABI Takes Aim at Craft Brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev is angling to control every shelf of your local beer store, and they’re doing it behind the scenes. That may seem surprising, given that the Belgian company has made headlines



Bayer clinches Monsanto with improved $66 billion bid

Bayer clinches Monsanto with improved $66 billion bid Bayer buys Monsanto for $66 bln. By Greg Roumeliotis and Ludwig Burger (Story refiles to change day of Potash/Agrium deal in paragraph 21 of September 14th story to Monday from Tuesday) By Greg Roumeliotis and Ludwig Burger German drug and crop chemical maker Bayer clinched a $66



R-CALF – Beef Checkoff Battle Heats Up in Federal Court

Beef Checkoff Battle Heats Up in Federal Court Billings, Mont. – A flurry of motions were filed recently in the lawsuit filed by R-CALF USA against the national beef checkoff program (Beef Checkoff). The group’s lawsuit was filed May 2 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. The initial complaint alleges the



Brazil’s JBS Names José Batista Júnior Interim CEO

Brazil’s JBS Names José Batista Júnior Interim CEO Brazilian meatpacker replaces its top two executives By Luciana Magalhães and Jeffrey T. Lewis Updated Sept. 13, 2016 11:20 a.m. ET SÃO PAULO—Brazilian meatpacker JBS SAreplaced its top two executives Tuesday as it scrambles to reassure investors that a fraud investigation at a related company won’t disrupt



Command and Control – In Theaters! – Kenner also produced Food Inc. and Merchants of Doubt

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How the sugar industry shifted blame to fat, By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat By ANAHAD O’CONNOR SEPT. 12, 2016 Credit iStock The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by