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  • How to ensure the world’s food supply

    Greg Page is chairman and chief executive of Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.

    "In America’s heartland, farmers are making the agonizing...

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  • Scientists wins $10m Gates grant for self-fertilising cereals

    "British scientists have secured a $10m grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop genetically modified corn, wheat, and rice that requires no fertiliser.
    The work at the John Innes Centre (JIC) in Norwich is aiming...

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  • Worst drought since 1956 threatens world food crisis

    A month of scorching temperatures across the country's midwest has sent corn and soybean prices to record highs, while wheat prices have reached levels not seen since the last food crisis in 2008.

    The severest drought since 1956 in...

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  • Potash Producers Must Face Buyers’ U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit

    Potash Corp. (POT)of Saskatchewan Inc.and six other producers of the fertilizer must face an antitrust lawsuit by buyers, a U.S. appeals court said in reversing an earlier ruling in the same court.
    The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago, in...

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  • Lawsuit filed over fertilizer pollution

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Environmental Protection Agency for not doing enough to keep fertilizer pollution out of waterways. The Iowa Environmental Council has joined other groups in suing the EPA over its inability to set...

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