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Bayer-Monsanto merger a "marriage made in hell", say activists

Environmental group Friends of the Earth staged protest action outside the European Commission on Thursday (March 30) against the planned merger of German drug and crop chemical maker Bayer and US see

Environmental group Friends of the Earth staged protest action outside the European Commission on Thursday (March 30) against the planned merger of German drug and crop chemical maker Bayer and US see

Europe

Bayer-Monsanto merger is 'marriage made in hell,' say activists

Environmental campaigners have turned out in Brussels to demand the EU blocks a deal that would create the world’s biggest seeds and pesticides company.

Environmental campaigners have turned out in Brussels to demand the EU blocks a deal that would create the world’s biggest seeds and pesticides company.

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How to make toast without increasing cancer risk

When cooking bread to make toast, or when frying, baking or roasting, strive for a slightly golden colour rather than a deep brown.

When cooking bread to make toast, or when frying, baking or roasting, strive for a slightly golden colour rather than a deep brown.

Business

ChemChina, Syngenta work to appease EU competition watchdog

ChemChina and the Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngentahave responded to concerns by the EU's competition regulator over their merger.

ChemChina and the Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngentahave responded to concerns by the EU's competition regulator over their merger.

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Two in hospital after "chemical incident" at London City airport

London City Airport evacuated on Friday afternoon and more than two dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties after "chemical incident."

London City Airport evacuated on Friday afternoon and more than two dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties after "chemical incident."

Business

Sinochem and ChemChina merger on the cards say sources

Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.

Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.

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Amnesty accuses Sudanese government of war crimes

The leading human rights group has accused the government of Sudan of carrying out at least 30 chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January.

The leading human rights group has accused the government of Sudan of carrying out at least 30 chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January.

Business

Bayer to buy Monsanto in latest agrochemicals consolidation

A huge merger has been announced in the agriculture world as German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over US seeds firm Monsanto.

A huge merger has been announced in the agriculture world as German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over US seeds firm Monsanto.

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Gas allegedly used by Syrian government forces in latest Aleppo bombing

Medical sources in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo say that President Assad’s forces may have again used chlorine bombs in a gas attack on a rebel-held residential…

Medical sources in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo say that President Assad’s forces may have again used chlorine bombs in a gas attack on a rebel-held residential…

Business

Bayer raises bid price for Monsanto

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

Business

ChemChina Syngenta takeover moves closer with US government approval

ChemChina's takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta has moved a step closer with approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US

ChemChina's takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta has moved a step closer with approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US

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Europe in the grip of a weedkiller war

Farmers need to control weeds to ensure good harvests, but are they poisoning us in the process? And are we letting companies put dangerous products that may cause cancer into our food and cosmetics?

Farmers need to control weeds to ensure good harvests, but are they poisoning us in the process? And are we letting companies put dangerous products that may cause cancer into our food and cosmetics?

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Toxic chemicals in cosmetics?

Whether they are bought from the chemist or the supermarket, and whether or not they feature the mention “hypoallergenic,” “paraben free” or “dermatologically tested,” many cosmetics contain chemical

Whether they are bought from the chemist or the supermarket, and whether or not they feature the mention “hypoallergenic,” “paraben free” or “dermatologically tested,” many cosmetics contain chemical

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The European battle over the herbicide known as glyphosate

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.

Business

Bayer 'confident' Monsanto offer will be accepted

Germany's Bayer has offered to buy US seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion (55 billion euros) in cash trying to gain the top spot in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.

Germany's Bayer has offered to buy US seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion (55 billion euros) in cash trying to gain the top spot in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.

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Pfizer blocks drugs sales for use in lethal injections in US prisons

Drug companies are saying No to death row. The latest pharmaceuticals giant to restrict sales of drugs used in lethal injections to US prisons is

Drug companies are saying No to death row. The latest pharmaceuticals giant to restrict sales of drugs used in lethal injections to US prisons is

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Death toll from Mexico plant blast rises

Wednesday's explosion at a petrochemical plant in Mexico killed at least 13 people and injured more than 130.

Wednesday's explosion at a petrochemical plant in Mexico killed at least 13 people and injured more than 130.