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Texas Grape Growers Sue over Damage from Cotton Herbicide

Wine grape growers in Texas and surrounding states have filed a lawsuit against drug maker Bayer-Monsanto and chemical giant BASF for the damage their cotton herbicide has caused to vineyards. Attorneys for the grape growers say cotton seed systems created …

Group of German Companies – Including BASF, Siemens, Roche – Hit by Cyber Attacks

German blue-chip companies BASF, Siemens, Henkel along with a host of others said on Wednesday they had been victims of cyber attacks, confirming a German media report which said the likely culprit was a state-backed Chinese group. Public broadcaster ARD …

Chemical Multinationals Must Stop Cutting Corners in Sourcing: Report on China Blast

A prominent Chinese environmental group has called on chemicals multinationals to stop “cutting corners” by outsourcing business to Chinese suppliers that violate safety regulations after an investigation into a deadly explosion at a factory in March. In a new study, …

Arkansas Board Stands by Plan to Limit Controversial Dicamba Herbicide

Arkansas agricultural regulators stuck with a proposal on Wednesday to prohibit sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April, despite a lawsuit over the plan by manufacturer Monsanto Co. The state’s plant board decided to move forward with a ban …

Arkansas Task Force: State Should Bar Dicamba Herbicide Next Year

An Arkansas task force has advised the state to bar sprayings after April 15 next year of agricultural herbicides containing the chemical dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt, a state spokeswoman said. The …

Allianz Teams with Volkswagen, Bayer and BASF in Anti-Hacking Venture

The German car giant that gave the world the Beetle may soon help you fend off cyber criminals. Volkswagen AG teamed with insurer Allianz SE, medical company Bayer AG and chemicals producer BASF SE to sell information-technology security services to …