A US judge has slashed an US$80.3M damages award against German chemicals group Bayer to US$25.3M, in a case where a jury ruled the company’s glyphosate weedkiller as a “substantial factor” in causing a man’s cancer, Reuters reported.
Spanish olive oil processing firm Deoleo has signed an agreement with some of the country’s leading cooperatives in an effort to achieve 100% sustainability for 80% of its olive oil by 2023, World Grain reported on 12 June.
The state of Louisiana and its governor John Bel Edwards have committed US$20M to complete a rail project for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge which will allow grain, soyabeans, corn and other commodities to be transferred more efficiently from farmers to export vessels.
Finnish renewable diesel producer Neste and chemicals giant LyondellBasell have successfully produced bio-based polypropylene and low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale, the companies announced on 18 June.
Genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants resistant to Roundup glyphosate weed killer have been discovered in an unplanted agricultural field in the US state of Washington, World Grain reported on 10 June.