ByJohnathan Hettinger & Robert Holly/Big-AgWatch.org |
While new administration officials have cast doubts about climate change, the world’s largest agribusiness companies — which have billions of dollars invested in the health of the planet — have not. Here is a comprehensive guide to what some of the world’s biggest agricultural companies are doing related to climate change based on a review of news reports, SEC documents, their own websites and reports, and publicly available data.
The European Union’s antitrust review agency is set to approve the $43 billion deal between state-owned ChemChina and Swiss agrichemicals firm Syngenta, Reuters reported Thursday, citing “two people familiar with the matter.”
Calling 2016 a “banner year” for Monsanto’s The Climate Corporation, company executives announced during a special conference call held last week that the digital ag platform had more than 100 million total farmland acres enrolled in its services.
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting relocated to Champaign, Illinois, in 2012 to turn its investigative lens to one focus — agribusiness and its related issues. Below are five ways we’ve done that. If you like what you read, then please donate today to support our nonprofit, non-partisan journalism.
German life-sciences corporation Bayer and St. Louis-based seeds giant Monsanto are trying to merge in a deal that would reshape agribusiness around the globe. The U.S. cotton industry might be standing in their way.