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Aug 13, 2014

Farmers await EPA rule on controversial new weed killer

Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. Critics say more study is needed on... #Environmental Protection Agency #United States Department of Agriculture

Aug 28, 2014

Dow Philippines marks 50 years in chemical industry

Chemicals corporation Dow Philippines on Thursday marked its 50th anniversary since its founding in Manila in 1964... #Philippines #Manila

Aug 14, 2014

Stand up for policy, Liveris says

DOW Chemical chief executive Andrew Liveris has called on business leaders to “stand up and be counted” in public policy debates... #Philippines #Manila

Aug 23, 2014

Corporations Spy on Nonprofits With Impunity

Here's a dirty little secret you won't see in the daily papers: Corporations conduct espionage against U.S. nonprofit organizations without fear of being brought to justice. Yes, that means using a great array of spycraft and snoopery, including plan... #Mother Jones #GREENPEACE New Zealand #National Security Agency

Aug 23, 2014

Swelling rail rates provoke backlash

HOUSTON -- After CSX Corp. raised rates for shipping specialty gas by 41 percent over three years, Diversified CPC International Inc. had to shutter a production line near Chicago. "We kept cautioning the railroad and cautioning the railroad, but the... #Scott Jensen #Justin Long

Aug 14, 2014

Farmers await herbicide, seed rulings

WASHINGTON -- Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide -- and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. Critics ... #Environmental Protection Agency #United States Department of Agriculture