The Associated Press
Global food security and sovereignty could be threatened as China moves closer to embracing GM food
Senator Chuck Grassley and other U.S. lawmakers are pushing for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have a formal role in weighing ChemChina's planned take over of Switzerland's Syngenta (SYNN.S), the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
The break fee Swiss group Syngenta (SYNN.S) would have to pay should it back out of an agreed takeover by ChemChina has been cut to $848 million from the $1.5 billion first envisaged, a prospectus for the $43 billion deal published on Tuesday showed.
Abdullah Saeed Qureshi
Feb 12 ChemChina's $43 billion acquisition of Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta AG could help dissipate fears of genetically modified crops in China and lead to their greater acceptance, a senior Syngenta executive said on Friday.
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, February 04 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has placed China National Bluestar (Group) Co, Ltd's (Bluestar) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating of 'BBB+' on Rating Watch Positive (RWP).
By: Diane Bartz
State-owned China National Chemical Corp [CNNCC.UL], which plans to buy Swiss seeds and pesticide maker Syngenta, will promptly start preparations for what could be a lengthy U.S. national security review, as the House Agriculture Committee chairman said he would monitor the deal.
By: Dominique Patton
By: Jonathan Browning