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Austria's ban on weedkiller glyphosate hits roadblock

Dec. 9, 2019 8:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian ban on the weedkiller glyphosate, a substance that has long been disputed in Europe and beyond, can't take effect on Jan. 1 as supporters hoped, the government said Monday. The country's lawmakers voted in July to ban the herbicide, best known as an ingredient in Roundup. But...

Monsanto pleads guilty to illegal pesticide use in Hawaii

Nov. 21, 2019 10:13 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Agrochemicals company Monsanto on Thursday pleaded guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on research crops on the Hawaii island of Maui in 2014, prosecutors said. Monsanto, now owned by the pharmaceutical company Bayer of Germany, has also agreed to pay $10 million for charges it unlawfully...

Chinese man who worked at Monsanto faces espionage charge

Nov. 21, 2019 6:19 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a 42-year-old Chinese national who worked at Monsanto in St. Louis stole important proprietary property and tried to take it to China. Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that Haitao Xiang, formerly of Chesterfield, was indicted by a federal grand jury on eight charges,...

Simplot proposing east Idaho phosphate mine with 5 open pits

Nov. 11, 2019 7:35 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal land managers have released a final plan for a phosphate mine with five open pits as well as reclamation work in eastern Idaho proposed by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service released the jointly-prepared final...

Thailand to seek talks with US on trade privileges loss

Oct. 28, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood, officials said Monday. Keerati Rushchano, acting director-general of the Commerce Ministry's Foreign Trade Department, said his...

Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Oct. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained...