St. Louis, MO – A 22-year veteran of St. Louis-based Monsanto is the new president and CEO of the biotech company.
Hugh Grant replaces Hendrik Verfaille, who resigned in December, citing the company's poor financial performance over the previous two years.
Monsanto makes the herbicide RoundUp, and also makes genetically altered seeds that can tolerate RoundUp and resist insects. Those seeds include cotton, corn, soybean and canola. Monsanto also produces Asgrow, Hartz and DeKalb seeds.
St. Louis, Mo. – African-American drivers in Missouri were 40-percent more likely to be stopped by law enforcement in 2002 than white drivers. That's according to a state-mandated report issued Friday by the office of Attorney General Jay Nixon.
In 2001, blacks were only 35-percent more likely to be pulled over than whites.
Statistician Scott Decker with the University of Missouri-St. Louis says despite the five-percent increase this year, it's too early to call it a trend.