monsanto http://kbia.org en Mississippi farmers denied new trial in Monsanto suit http://kbia.org/post/mississippi-farmers-denied-new-trial-monsanto-suit <p>A federal judge has denied a motion for a new trial from a north Mississippi company sued by Missouri-based Monsanto for saving seeds from one harvest and planting them the following season.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Michael Mills ruled this week that Mitchell and Eddie Scruggs owe Monsanto Co. $6.3 million damages as a jury found in 2010. Prejudgment interest dating back to 2000 has increased the amount to $8.9 million.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:23:37 +0000 Associated Press 44313 at http://kbia.org Mississippi farmers denied new trial in Monsanto suit Monsanto breaking ground on Chesterfield project http://kbia.org/post/monsanto-breaking-ground-chesterfield-project <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A $400 million expansion announced by&nbsp;<font color="red">Monsanto</font>&nbsp;in April is starting in earnest with a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Chesterfield research center site.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The agricultural products company says it expects to bring 675 new jobs to the region over the next three years.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:47:12 +0000 Associated Press 42500 at http://kbia.org Monsanto breaking ground on Chesterfield project Agribusiness giant Monsanto takes loss in 4th quarter http://kbia.org/post/agribusiness-giant-monsanto-takes-loss-4th-quarter <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Monsanto says its financial loss widened in the agribusiness giant&#39;s fiscal fourth quarter as sales of biotech seeds dropped.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:17:28 +0000 Associated Press 41520 at http://kbia.org Agribusiness giant Monsanto takes loss in 4th quarter How secure is the Fort Knox of seeds? http://kbia.org/post/how-secure-fort-knox-seeds <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:17:54 +0000 Luke Runyon 38064 at http://kbia.org How secure is the Fort Knox of seeds? Monsanto subsidiary will face jury about use of toxic chemicals in everyday products http://kbia.org/post/monsanto-subsidiary-will-face-jury-about-use-toxic-chemicals-everyday-products <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Missouri state appeals court has ruled that a jury should decide whether a former subsidiary of Monsanto that manufactured toxic chemicals is responsible for illnesses caused by the widespread use of those chemicals in everyday products.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:46:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37599 at http://kbia.org Monsanto subsidiary will face jury about use of toxic chemicals in everyday products Who wants biotech wheat? http://kbia.org/post/who-wants-biotech-wheat <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Many farmers say they would like to grow genetically engineered wheat to help them feed a hungry world, but it’s not what everyone’s hungry for. And now, with the mysterious appearance of Roundup Ready wheat<a href="http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2013/05/ge_wheat_detection.shtml"> in a farmer’s field in Oregon</a> a few weeks ago, consumer resistance may grow even stronger.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:37:27 +0000 Grant Gerlock 36457 at http://kbia.org Who wants biotech wheat? Monsanto researcher to share world food prize http://kbia.org/post/monsanto-researcher-share-world-food-prize <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201104/monsantosign.jpg" alt="" /><p>A Monsanto researcher is one of the winners of the 2013 <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/">World Food Prize</a>.<p>Monsanto <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/robert-fraley-bio.aspx">Chief Technology Officer Robert Fraley</a> will share the international honor with <a href="http://www.syngentabiotech.com/biotech/mary_dell_chilton.aspx">Mary-Dell Chilton</a> of Syngenta and Belgian plant scientist Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:24:04 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35785 at http://kbia.org Sturgeon farmer donates $5,000 she won from Monsanto Fund http://kbia.org/post/sturgeon-farmer-donates-5000-she-won-monsanto-fund <p>The Boone County Fire Department and the food pantry in Sturgeon both received unexpected $2,500 donations this week.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:51:48 +0000 Chris Long 32737 at http://kbia.org Sturgeon farmer donates $5,000 she won from Monsanto Fund Monsanto plans $400M expansion in Chesterfield http://kbia.org/post/monsanto-plans-400m-expansion-chesterfield <p>Monsanto Co. plans a $400 million expansion at its suburban St. Louis research center that could add 675 jobs over the next three years.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:12:11 +0000 Associated Press 32518 at http://kbia.org Monsanto plans $400M expansion in Chesterfield Seed companies fight to maintain independence http://kbia.org/post/seed-companies-fight-maintain-independence <p></p><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The window in Tom Burrus’ office gives him a good look at the wide expanse of Illinois River bottomland where his company produces seed corn for farmers across Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:35:40 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 32305 at http://kbia.org Seed companies fight to maintain independence The science behind genetically modified seeds http://kbia.org/post/science-behind-genetically-modified-seeds <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, we’ll hear from Harvest Public Media’s Science of the Seed Series.</span></p><p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:58:38 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 29370 at http://kbia.org The science behind genetically modified seeds GM seeds and a new Columbia housing ordinance http://kbia.org/post/gm-seeds-and-new-columbia-housing-ordinance <p></p><p>Coming up we’ll kick off a three-part series from Harvest Public Media on the Science of the Seed. For the introductory report, Amy Mayer explores the origins of gene transformation.</p><p>But let’s first start in Columbia where as of February, landlords are required to maintain a list of all tenants. It’s part of a new occupancy limitation disclosure ordinance recently passed by the City Council. KBIA’s Andrew Yost reports that the ordinance deals with several overcrowding issues concerning neighbors.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:52:43 +0000 Kristofor Husted 29217 at http://kbia.org GM seeds and a new Columbia housing ordinance The seeds of genetic modification http://kbia.org/post/seeds-genetic-modification <p></p><p>The vast majority of the corn and soybeans in United States grow from seeds that have been genetically modified. The technology is barely 30 years old and the <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/blog/1605/finding-scientific-consensus-gm-food-mark-lynas/5">controversy surrounding it</a> somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?</p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:13:58 +0000 Amy Mayer 29211 at http://kbia.org The seeds of genetic modification Debugging the Monsanto corn issue http://kbia.org/post/debugging-monsanto-corn-issue <p>This week: Rootworm is causing a headache for some farmers who thought they already had a fix for that problem. Plus, a university of Missouri study takes a look at the impact economic strains have on middle class families. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:41:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 6088 at http://kbia.org Debugging the Monsanto corn issue