St. Louis-based agricultural giant Monsanto has its eyes on Syngenta, the world's largest producer of chemicals used on farms. If the deal went through the new company would control a large share of the market for global farm inputs. The potential deal has kicked off a lot of activity in the sector.
The fight over food containing genetically modified ingredients is at a fever pitch. The U.S. House recently passed a bill limiting labels for GMO food, but the policy debate is not over and includes a little science, lots of money and a food system under fire.
Attributed largely to health choices, poultry has surpassed beef as America’s top choice for meat. But there’s a down side to this bird boom: heightened chances of getting sick from salmonella poisoning.