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Dow/DuPont merger progresses in South Africa

South Africa’s Competition Commission has recommended the conditional approval of the proposed merger between Dow AgroSciences parent company Dow Chemical and DuPont.
M&A Dow AgroSciences DuPont

US EPA faces revised ESA pesticide "mega" suit

US environmentalists have filed a revised version of the pesticide "mega-suit" alleging that the EPA has repeatedly ignored its responsibility to protect endangered species from legal pesticide uses.

United States EPA Policy & Regulation

US enviros lose round one of chlorpyrifos fight

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a plea by environmentalists to reverse the EPA's decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Legal EPA

France publishes lists of products containing suspected EDs

France has published lists of authorised agrochemical products and biocides that are likely to contain endocrine disrupting substances.

France EU European Commission

Brazil Cade calls for Bayer/Monsanto deal impact study

The Brazilian competition authority, the Cade, has called for a Brazilian market impact study on the proposed Bayer takeover of Monsanto.
M&A Brazil Bayer CropScience

EU aims for autumn vote on glyphosate

The European Commission hopes that discussions with EU member states on the herbicide, glyphosate, will be finalised in the autumn so that it can hold a vote on its proposed ten-year renewal of the active ingredient’s approval.

EU European Commission Policy & Regulation
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Dow/DuPont merger progresses in South Africa

South Africa’s Competition Commission has recommended the conditional approval of the proposed merger between Dow AgroSciences parent company Dow Chemical and DuPont.
M&A Dow AgroSciences DuPont

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Cellectis/Calyxt cut IPO value

The French genomics company, Cellectis, and its US plant science subsidiary, Calyxt (New Brighton, Minnesota), have nearly halved the amount to be raised from the initial public offering (IPO) for Calyxt on the US Nasdaq stock exchange.

Investments

AkzoNobel

Dutch chemical company AkzoNobel has appointed Thierry Vanlancker as chief executive officer with immediate effect.

People

Andermatt Biocontrol

Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol has appointed Dr Andrew Brown as managing director of its newly established UK subsidiary, Andermatt Biocontrol UK.
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US enviros lose round one of chlorpyrifos fight

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a plea by environmentalists to reverse the EPA's decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Legal EPA

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BASF to debut chlorfenapyr-based mosquito net

BASF is preparing to launch the chlorfenapyr insecticide-treated mosquito net, Interceptor G2, following its recommendation by the UN WHO.
International WHO

Last week for sending Agrow Awards applications

There is just one week to go before the deadline of July 18th for applying to one of the 16 categories in Agrow Awards 2017. 
Commercial International

Brazil transposes Mercosul rules into law

Brazilian authorities have transposed Mercosul rules on pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs) into Brazilian law.

Brazil South America
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Syngenta gets Chinese import OK for Duracade maize

Syngenta has received Chinese import approval for its genetically modified insect-resistant Agrisure Duracade (5307) maize for use in food and feed.
China Syngenta Input Traits

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Bayer gets Italian Serenade Max use extension

Italy has granted an exceptional use extension for Bayer Crop Science division’s foliar biofungicide/bactericide, Serenade Max (Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713).

Italy Bayer CropScience

Canada approves Bio-Ferm’s Botector

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Austrian company Bio-Ferm’s biofungicide, Botector (Aureobasidium pullulans strain DSM 14940 + A pullulans strain DSM 14941).

Canada PMRA

US FDA OKs Arcadia’s WUE trait

The US plant biotechnology company, Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, California), has received a positive early food safety evaluation (EFSE) from the US Food and Drug Administration for its water use efficiency (WUE) trait. 
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