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BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion.

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

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Farmers fear ‘political’ court ruling on plant breeding techniques.

EU farmers have expressed concerns about an ongoing court case on plant breeding techniques, saying it might end up being a “political” decision that does not take into account scientific and economic arguments.

Farmers fear ‘political’ court ruling on plant breeding techniques

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The plan to feed all Russians hinges on homemade seeds.

Russia has transformed its agriculture industry since the Soviet era as imports of foreign capital, equipment and technology helped farmers create one of the world’s biggest crop producers. Now the country is targeting the next step in bolstering its agricultural muscle -- seeds.

Russia has transformed its agriculture industry since the Soviet era as imports of foreign capital, equipment and technology helped farmers create one of the world’s biggest crop producers. Now the country is targeting the next step in bolstering its agricultural muscle -- seeds.

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Drowning in grain: How Big Ag sowed seeds of a profit-slashing glut.
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Drowning in grain: How Big Ag sowed seeds of a profit-slashing glut.

Abundant supplies have helped lower food prices across the world, but the benefit to consumers and impoverished nations is muted by several factors.

SPECIAL REPORT-Drowning in grain: How Big Ag sowed seeds of a profit-slashing glut

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Why we should make room for debate about high-tech meat.

The burgeoning alternative protein industry is drawing new lines and making interesting bedfellows—all the more reason to stay engaged in the conversation.

Why We Should Make Room for Debate about High-Tech Meat

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What Germany’s election results mean for science.

A new coalition could face battles over gene editing and climate regulations.

A new coalition could face battles over gene editing and climate regulations.

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Farmer wants a revolution: 'How is this not genocide?'

Health comes from the ground up, Charles Massy says – yet chemicals used in agriculture are ‘causing millions of deaths’. Susan Chenery meets the writer intent on changing everything about the way we grow, eat and think about food.

The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds run long and vertical under its ancient bark. Standing in front of the homestead, it nestles in a dip on high tableland from which there is a clear view across miles and miles of rolling plains to the coastal range of south-east Australia.

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