Given the friendly signals the new Trump White House has been sending corporations across the U. S. since last November, it had to be reasonable for the executives of Quality Egg LLC, to believe with a new sheriff in town the Responsible Corporate Office doctrine would be abolished and they would skirt jail time.
But, as Dave Dickey writes, the two men behind who plead guilty to selling contaminated eggs that led to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak in 2010 and to the largest recall of shell eggs in U.S. history should take their lumps, serve the three month jail sentence and become the poster CEOs for any other corporation’s chief that thinks cutting corners in the workplace is OK.
The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, announced on Monday that it has terminated an 18-month-old agreement to sell its Precision Planting LLC business to equipment manufacturer Deere & Company.
President Donald Trump’s pick for the country’s top antitrust position — and key regulator for the $66 billion deal between Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. — is expected to give his confirmation testimony on Wednesday.
The first of several thousand lawsuits alleging that Syngenta cost U.S. farmers billions of dollars by releasing a variety of genetically engineered corn seed without Chinese import approval has officially gone to court.
A mock international tribunal held in the Netherlands and put together by activist groups has concluded that the St. Louis-based seed company Monsanto has “engaged in practices that have impinged on the basic human right to a healthy environment.”
Commodities trader Archer Daniels Midland recently announced it has begun operations at a carbon capture and storage project in central Illinois capable of storing more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.
Two environmental groups filed a complaint against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday for its controversial decision to not ban a pesticide linked to neurological, developmental and autoimmune disorders.