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  • Origin Agritech Gains Access to DuPont Non-GMO Corn Seed

    Chinese biotechnology company Origin Agritech Ltd. signed a definitive agreement with DuPont’s advanced seed and genetics unit to gain access to non-GMO corn seed products for sale to the United States market, a press release by Origin announced Jan. 3. The DuPont Pioneer business’...

  • Marsh Begins Term as ASTM International Board Chairman

    D. Thomas Marsh, president and CEO of Centrotrade Minerals and Metals Inc. in Chesapeake, VA, has started his term as 2017 chairman of the ASTM International board of directors. ASTM International’s board is made up of 25 leaders from a broad variety of companies, associations, and...

  • Hershey Names President and Chief Executive

    The Hershey Co.’s board of directors has appointed Michele Buck, currently the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer, as Hershey's next president and chief executive officer, effective March 1, 2017. Buck will succeed John P. Bilbrey, who previously...

  • Evonik to Acquire Air Products Inc. for $3.8 Billion

    Evonik Industries AG has completed the activities to acquire the specialty additives business (Performance Materials Div.) of Air Products Inc. for $3.8 billion by the end of the year as planned. The closing is scheduled for January 03, 2017. All relevant antitrust authorities have approved...

  • OSHA Fines Plastics Manufacturer $274K after Severe Injuries

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties of $274,934 to a New Philadelphia, OH plastics manufacturer after its investigation of a second debilitating injury suffered by an employee in less than 18 months. The agency...

  • FSMA Website, Workshops Launched by Penn State Extension

    Penn State Extension recently launched a new educational website on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and a series of workshops in 2017 aimed at food processors, growers, and other food industry stake holders. Passed by Congress in 2011, the federal regulations established practices that...

  • Clean Label Food Ingredients Market to Reach $47B in 2022

    The global market for clean label ingredients is projected to reach $47.10 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.60% from this year, a new report business insights firm Markets and Markets said. “The market is driven by the rise in clean label product launches...

  • EPA Amends Risk Management Program Rules for Chemical Plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule amending the agency’s Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations in an effort to improve process safety and bolster response efforts when release events occur, the EPA announced by press release Wednesday. “We think this...

  • Organic Personal Care Market to Hit $25B by 2025

    The market for organic and natural hair care, skin care, and cosmetic products is anticipated to reach $25.11 billion by 2025, propelled by changing views and rising use of organic personal care products, according to new report by Irish business insights firm Research and Markets. “Changing...

  • Engineer Crushed to Death by Equipment at Indian Sugar Plant

    An engineer was killed Tuesday after falling into a crushing machine conveyor belt at a cooperative sugar mill in Palacode, India, the Times of India reported Wednesday. The 48-year-old assistant engineer, identified by the Times as T Balu of Tirukkovilur, died after falling into a crushing...