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Dow and DuPont subject to antitrust concerns

The mega-merger between chemicals and seeds producer DuPont and chemical corporation Dow is now expected to close later than anticipated. The $130bn deal has encountered a roadblock as the companies face further regulatory approvals, which means that this is now the second occasion the deal’s completion date has been pushed back. 353 more words


One of the food world's most controversial mergers just got the biggest cheerleader of all: Warren Buffett

The second-richest person on the planet has signaled support for the controversial $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced yesterday that it had purchased 8 million shares—valued at more than $800 million—in Monsanto in the fourth quarter, after the proposed acquisition was announced in September 2016. 219 more words

Syngenta says US extends ChemChina deal antitrust review

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Syngenta AG said the US has asked for more time to review its US$43 billion takeover by China National Chemical Corp, adding that it doesn’t expect the protracted scrutiny to delay the companies’ goal to close the deal in the first half. 846 more words

Money Matters

China Buys Technology and Resources, Mines Sea Bottom and Moon

For further economic development, China needs technology and resources; therefore, China is spending billions of dollars to obtain them from abroad.

In its report “EU set to approve ChemChina’s $43 bln bid for Syngenta: sources” on February 3, Reuters says, “ChemChina is set to secure conditional EU antitrust approval for its $43 billion bid for Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta (SYNN.S), the largest foreign acquisition by a Chinese company, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.” 372 more words

The future of small farms in a rapidly changing world

On 24-25 January 2017, CABI and the Syngenta foundation for sustainable agriculture hosted a conference at the Syngenta conference centre in Basel, Switzerland. The conference, entitled “The Future of Small Farms”, covered a broad range of topics aimed at assessing the state of agricultural policy in developing economies and emerging markets, and its influence on smallholder farmers around the world. 297 more words



If you’ve been following the GMO issue, or more precisely, what I’ve been calling “GMO geopolitics” over the last few years, then 2016 did not end on an “upbeat” note for Mon(ster)santo, or as I also like to call the GMO “agribusiness ‘community'”, IG Farbensanto. 1,632 more words


China and the Butterfly Effect

By F. William Engdahl and cross-posted from New Eastern Outlook

Sometimes small victories or positive actions are almost as important as major international ones as they can give a new quality of impulse to many related developments, what physicists call the “butterfly effect.” To be more precise, a butterfly effect says that “a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state,” or that small causes may have large effects. 446 more words

The Great Game