The acquisition is just the latest in a pattern of agribusiness giants seeking to expand their biological capabilities. The market is currently valued at about $2 billion with a projected growth rate of 10 to 15 percent, according to Reuters.
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Most of the traces accumulated at very low levels, according to the DEQ report, although some sites reflected totals in excess of state limits or other benchmarks for human health and the environment.
Critics alleged industry groups could seek evaluations of less risky substances in an effort to halt probes into more dangerous chemicals.
The same report also details how two of the top officials now overseeing supplement regulation at the FDA are former leaders of the supplement industry’s largest trade and lobbying group.
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The report conceded that the recent crude price decline sharply curtailed the market, but said the underlying conditions that fostered growth in previous years would spark a rebound.
The U.S. led the world in petroleum and natural gas production for a third consecutive year in 2014, according to a new report from the federal Energy Information Administration.
“When toxic flame retardants burn — and they do burn — it creates a serious health risk for fire fighters,” said Harold Schaitberger, general president of the International Association of Fire.
Researchers said the findings raised concerns about the chemicals' effects on aquatic wildlife.
The change comes as McDonald's fights to hold onto customers amid the growing popularity of places like Chipotle that position themselves as more wholesome alternatives to traditional fast-food.
Dow and Olin said the new transaction would double Olin's scale and create "an industry leader with revenues approaching $7 billion."
Federal officials say the chemicals released are hazardous and can pose serious health risks to workers and the community.
The company's executives have criticized "60 Minutes," saying that the television program "distorted the facts" and used a test for its report that was not a "real-world" test.
The acquisition would give China the intellectual property of the world's fifth-largest tire maker, while giving Pirelli greater access to the world's largest auto market amid potential competition in Asia from Michelin and Continental.
Public pressure on drug manufacturers coupled with some companies’ opposition to the practice has cut off supplies, leading to shortages of the drugs used in lethal injections.
An FBI affidavit says Freedom knew about critical flaws at its Charleston plant but never dealt with them. Federal investigators have said holes in a corroded tank's floor and roof likely helped cause the spill.
While a crew worked Sunday to clean up the scene in Central Texas where the derailment of about a dozen train cars resulted in an industrial solvent leaking from one tanker, a train jumped its tracks in northern Colorado, dumping coal from more than two dozen cars.
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The U.S. acquired 30,600 tons of mustard and nerve agents, but it never used them in war. Nearly 90 percent of its original stockpile has already been destroyed.
“Carbon dioxide is 15 percent of the gas coming off a power plant, so a carbon-capture unit is going to be big.”
"There are many molecules in nature with some extraordinary natural properties that are incredibly hard to make and just aren't available to be purchased in a catalog."
This recent move will make it the first company in the U.S. to power a manufacturing plant with renewable energy on such a grand scale.
On Tuesday, a pair of Senators introduced a major reform bill that would overhaul the 39-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act. The bill —called the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century — was introduced...