Bayer receives US antitrust approval for US$66bn Monsanto bid

USA - Bayer’s US$66 billion takeover bid for the US based agrochemical and biotechnology corporation, Monsanto, has cleared the last major regulation hurdle by receiving US antitrust approval to form one of the largest agri-chemical conglomerates in the world. CNBC reported that the approval by the Justice Department was granted on condition that Bayer agreed…

Flour Mills Nigeria enters partnership with DowDuPont for maize hybrid development

NIGERIA - Flour Mills of Nigeria PLC, one of Nigeria’s leading food and agro-allied companies and Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont have entered into partnership for maize hybrid seed development in Nigeria. According to the company, this move reiterates the commitment of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN) to be a catalyst in the…

DowDuPont announces its Executive Chairman’s exit from the company

USA - DowDuPont has announced that Andrew N. Liveris will be transitioning out of the role as Executive Chairman, and then retiring as the Materials Science Division of the company progresses on its succession process. Mr. Liveris informed the Board that he will no longer serve as Executive Chairman of DowDuPont effective April 1, 2018.…

DuPont relocates, expands Australian blending plant to meet regional growth

AUSTRALIA - DuPont Nutrition & Health, one of the world’s leading food ingredient suppliers, has relocated its existing production site in New South Wales, Australia. The expansion project and relocation from Botany to Erskine Park, show DuPont Nutrition & Health’s continued commitment to meet the increasing demands from the food industry. According to the company,…