China slashes U.S. corn imports

China has been increasing its ties in global markets and reducing its dependency on the U.S. food supply.

As the Wall Street Journal recently reported: "Five years ago, the U.S. supplied 97% of China’s corn import needs. In the first half of this year, it accounted for 3.8%."

A billionaire and a senator turn their attention to Monsanto, Syngenta

As news of a possible Monsanto-Syngenta merger keeps rolling out, multiple media outlets are reporting that two noteworthy figures have gotten involved with the process. Billionaire investor John Paulson of Paulson & Co. has took on a large number of shares in the Swiss chemical company Syngenta, according to reports from Bloomberg Business. The moves could signal support of a takeover.