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As MNCs Retrench, Reigniting the Power of Global Brands

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In an era of diminishing profits for global corporations, brands are bulwarks against commoditization. They are not expenses. Strategic investment is ...

The Monsanto Merger Blues

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 09.19.2016 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Chemical giant Bayer has just announced its intention to purchase Monsanto, the world's leading seed and pesticide supplier.

The BBDO-Bayer Debacle: How Bad Was It?

Advertising Week | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By John Barker, CEO, BARKER Advertising, New York By now, most of the industry has heard or likely seen the Cannes Bronze Lion-winning scam ad from B...

Profits Before Producers? Consolidation in Ag Inputs is Troubling for Family Farmers

Roger Johnson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Roger Johnson

Agriculture has changed dramatically since the National Farmers Union was founded nearly 114 years ago, but arguably, one of the more concerning trend...

Bayer Offers To Buy Monsanto For $62 Billion

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business

By Ludwig Burger and Georgina Prodhan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer has offered to buy U.S. seeds company Monsanto...

Bayer Makes Big Move For Monsanto

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business

German drug and chemicals giant Bayer AG has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto Co, the world's biggest seed company, as high inventories...

5 Things You Need to Know This Week, May 13

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment

By Laura Woods, Contributor Here's a rundown of everything you need to know in business, entertainment and national news for this week. 1. Class...

Who Will Be the First Female CEO in Big Pharma?

Jessica Federer | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Jessica Federer

So now the only question is, who will be the first female CEO of a big Pharma company? I cannot wait to find out. And I will be waiting in line to give her my support to help deliver great results, and open more doors for more women in our industry, and in all industries.

C'mon, Yah Cowardly Lion: Courage to Be the Change

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

When Bayer, a $7 billion multinational pharmaceutical company, acquired a smaller $300 million diagnostic company, CEO Rolf Classon chose to call it a...

Christina Wilkie

Christie's Mansion Fund Collected Millions From Political Favor Seekers | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In January 2010, as newly elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) took office, there was a major change at the top of the Drumthwacke...

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

Andrea Brower | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Whether one is skeptical, hopeful, or a mix of both about the science and technology of genetic engineering, we must differentiate between what is good for Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer, and what is good for farmers and farmworkers.

Washingtonians Fight for GMO Labeling

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
C. Robert Gibson

This November, voters in Washington State will get to decide whether or not people should have the right to know if there are genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the food they buy when they vote on Initiative 522.

Corporate Colonialism: Pesticides, GMOs and Kauai Fights Back

Maggie Sergio | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Maggie Sergio

What has happened on Kauai after Bill #2491 was introduced on June 30 has been dramatic. It has opened my eyes to the practices of the biotech industry, and it has angered and saddened me.

The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Yes, this is turning into a mutant species horror movie. We, the people, are being biologically changed, by chemicals that disrupt our endocrine and neural development.

GMO & Pesticide Experiments in Hawaii: The Poisoning of Paradise

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Maggie Sergio

If action isn't taken quickly and soon, I am fearful of what the long term, unrestrained use of pesticides will do to the ecology of Hawaii. What the general public needs to know, is that GMO research in Hawaii requires the use of powerful restricted use pesticides.

Zach Carter

U.S. Pushing To End Cheap Drugs For Poorest Nations | Zach Carter | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is seeking to curb efforts to exempt the world's poorest countries from expansive trade rules that would substa...

Honeybees to EPA: Where Is Thy Sting?

OnEarth | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green

By Scott Dodd, OnEarth The list of fruits, vegetables, and field crops that rely on honeybees for pollination is truly astonishing: apples, avocados, ...

Christina Wilkie

Pesticide Lobby Spends Millions To Defend Chemicals Tied To Bee Deaths | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chemical pesticide lobby is waging a multi-million dollar battle to prevent regulation of chemicals linked to the dramatic escalatio...

Bee Pesticide Manufacturers Propose Plan To Aid Failing Colonies

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green

By Emma Thomasson ZURICH, March 28 (Reuters) - Syngenta and Bayer , top producers of the pesticides blamed for a sharp fall in bee po...

Coming Soon: When Touch Games Touch Back

Turnstyle | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology

By: Noah J. Nelson I didn't expect the coolest thing I'd see on the first day of E3 to be a pair of headphones. Scratch that. I didn't expect the c...

Zach Carter

Obama's Global Health Policy Undercuts Reform At Home | Zach Carter | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A few hours after the Supreme Court upheld his signature health care legislation last week, President Barack Obama approached a White Ho...

What Can Give You Economic Misery, an Embolism, and a Backyard Full of Elephants?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Although when it comes to the specific date of our mass death, Harold Camping might as well be talking Chinese nuclear development with Herman Cain, i...

Another Agribusiness Disaster on the Horizon

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

There's no reason for concern about the mass death of bees through Colony Collapse Disorder. No reason at all, unless you happen to be a living being who is planning to sustain life by eating food.

Seeds of Life: Seed Industry Structure (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Understanding the organizational structure of the seed industry may seem a pursuit into the arcane, and wonkish world of academics, and private seed breeders. This is certainly not the case.

Big-Pharma Backed Marijuana Spray Approved As Medicine, But Consumers Of The Natural Herb Still Face Jail

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

British health regulators have approved the sale and marketing of Sativex, an oral spray consisting of natural cannabis extracts as a treatment for symptoms of multiple sclerosis.