CROPS NEWS
Wed Jan 30, 2013 01:53 PM CST

(Dow Jones) -- Monsanto Co. has found fertile ground in genetically modified crops and a global agricultural boom, but the world's largest seed maker also harvests its share of controversy.

To critics, it is a proponent of risky food and a symbol of a food system dominated by a few giant companies at the expense of small farmers. An attempted price increase in 2010 set off a backlash among farmers, and some investors have questioned the long-term viability of Monsanto's products as some weeds have proven resistant to its top herbicide and some bugs have penetrated its genetically modified corn.

...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Inputs Outlook - 2
USDA OKs New Monsanto Soy, Cotton Seeds
DuPont, Monsanto Settle Patent Lawsuits
Amazon Deforestation and Ag-4
Population Potential
Neonic Battles