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MIT Researchers Found a Way to Make Pesticides Stick to Plants

When farmers spray their crops with pesticides and other treatments to help ensure their survival, 98 percent of those chemicals bounce right off the plants and end up in the groundwater as pollution. It’s a waste, and harmful to the environment, so researchers at MIT came up with a cheap but effective way to instead make those chemicals stick to crops.


Why Mondelez Is Ending Its Pursuit of Hershey

In the latest of a lengthening series of unconsummated merger attempts this year, candy and snacks giant Mondelez (NASDAQ: MDLZ) has formally withdrawn from its pursuit of Hershey (NYSE: HSY).  In a tersely worded statement on the matter, Mondelez only said: "Following additional discussions, and taking into account recent shareholder developments at Hershey, we determined that there is no actionable path forward toward an agreement." According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter," the decision was made following Hershey's rejection of a new, enhanced offer from the would-be acquirer amounting to $115 per share.