How the Biden Administration can accelerate prosperity by fixing agricultural-biotech regulations

How the Biden Administration can accelerate prosperity by fixing agricultural-biotech regulations

The Biden administration has a rare opportunity to accelerate agricultural innovation and spur broad and lasting economic growth by taking ...
US intelligence report predicts greater global role for biotechnology

US intelligence report predicts greater global role for biotechnology

Biotechnology could potentially account for about 20 percent of the global economy by 2040, with agricultural and manufacturing uses the ...
Market for CRISPR-edited crops will be limited by hazy global regulatory environment and societal ambivalence

Market for CRISPR-edited crops will be limited by hazy global regulatory environment and societal ambivalence

New breeding techniques pioneered by genome editing have gained substantial traction within the last decade, revolutionizing the plant breeding field ...
Overwhelming majority of Europeans support compulsory labeling of GM-derived food, claims study commissioned by EU Green group

Overwhelming majority of Europeans support compulsory labeling of GM-derived food, claims study commissioned by EU Green group

[A] report, commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and carried out by the polling organisation Ipsos, surveyed ...
International science denial: Top-5 activist groups spreading anti-GMO myths in Latin America

International science denial: Top-5 activist groups spreading anti-GMO myths in Latin America

The United States and Europe are home to some of the most influential anti-biotechnology advocacy groups in the world. They ...
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Viewpoint: Spend $83,000 on organic food to prevent cancer? Here’s why you should save your money

The alternative health advocates at Natural News recommend you spend an additional $83,000 on organic food to avoid cancer and ...
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‘Let the government arrest us’: India’s farmers will plant more illegal glyphosate-tolerant cotton to protest GM crop restrictions

It is illegal to grow [herbicide-tolerant Bt (HTBt)] cotton in India since the Government has not cleared it for commercial ...
Changing course, Health Canada finds neonicotinoid pesticides ‘not a threat’ to aquatic insects

Changing course, Health Canada finds neonicotinoid pesticides ‘not a threat’ to aquatic insects

In 2018, Health Canada proposed to phase out all agricultural uses of thiamethoxam, a Syngenta product, and clothianidin, a Bayer ...
Gene-edited crops ‘safe for human consumption and the environment,’ Health Canada finds

Gene-edited crops ‘safe for human consumption and the environment,’ Health Canada finds

Health Canada is proposing new rules to deal with plant breeding innovation, including gene-edited crops. To develop the new guidelines, ...
Europe could become an ‘agricultural museum’ unless it embraces crop gene editing, officials warn

Europe could become an ‘agricultural museum’ unless it embraces crop gene editing, officials warn

Speaking during the AGRI Committee debate, right-wing MEP Mazaly Aguilar raised a concern that, by imposing new restrictions on the ...
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Opposition to crop biotechnology fuels ‘global trade concerns,’ Congressional Research Service finds

When foods containing GE ingredients were first introduced in the 1990s, some members of the public called for banning them ...
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Viewpoint: India's 'retreat' from GM crops in the face of dogmatic opposition will harm its farmers

Viewpoint: India’s ‘retreat’ from GM crops in the face of dogmatic opposition will harm its farmers

In deciding to consider proposals for GM crop field trials only upon the recommendation of state governments, [the Indian government] ...
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Podcast: This GMO ‘almost’ wiped out all life; Here comes AquaBounty salmon; Pregnancy, chemicals and junk science

Did you hear about the genetically engineered microbe that almost wiped out all life? It got widespread attention in the ...
Viewpoint: ‘Science-based trade’ — Why the US should dispute Mexico’s glyphosate, GM corn bans at the WTO

Viewpoint: ‘Science-based trade’ — Why the US should dispute Mexico’s glyphosate, GM corn bans at the WTO

Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, issued a decree that has U.S. agriculture worried. The decree bans glyphosate, a herbicide, ...
UK sugar beet farmers could be growing gene-edited, disease-resistant crops within 5 years

UK sugar beet farmers could be growing gene-edited, disease-resistant crops within 5 years

[British Sugar] is investigating gene-edited beet seed as a long-term solution to [virus yellows] disease, which devastated crops across eastern ...
Following glyphosate ban, Belgian gardeners find ‘eco-friendly’ weedkillers mostly ineffective

Following glyphosate ban, Belgian gardeners find ‘eco-friendly’ weedkillers mostly ineffective

The majority of weed-killing products on the market today were rated “weak” or “bad,” according to results from the Belgian ...
Anti-GMO groups struggle to preserve Europe's stringent crop gene-editing rules in post-Brexit UK

Anti-GMO groups struggle to preserve Europe’s stringent crop gene-editing rules in post-Brexit UK

Following its political and economic divorce from the European Union, the UK has been forced to tackle an incendiary question: ...
EU should speed its adoption of CRISPR crops to keep up with global competition, officials say

EU should speed its adoption of CRISPR crops to keep up with global competition, officials say

Using genome editing technologies in plants could help the EU ensure food security and reduce the impact of current agriculture ...
Viewpoint: Skeptical of pesticides? That's because you don't know what life is like without them

Viewpoint: Skeptical of pesticides? That’s because you don’t know what life is like without them

Our greatest public health challenge isn’t chemicals -- it's ignorance and fear-mongering about them ...
Mexico’s proposal to phase out glyphosate, GM corn spurs ‘across-the-board’ farmer opposition, USDA says

Mexico’s proposal to phase out glyphosate, GM corn spurs ‘across-the-board’ farmer opposition, USDA says

On December 31, 2020, Mexico published a decree which announced a revocation of existing permits for genetically engineered (GE) corn, ...
Viewpoint: USDA, FDA should abandon ‘tangled’ gene-edited animal rules and collaborate to commercialize more products

Viewpoint: USDA, FDA should abandon ‘tangled’ gene-edited animal rules and collaborate to commercialize more products

The science says and continues to say that foods made from genetically modified crops are safe for consumption, they can ...
Bowing to political pressure, India scraps plans to trial GM, insect-resistant, Bt eggplant

Bowing to political pressure, India scraps plans to trial GM, insect-resistant, Bt eggplant

[The Indian government] has junked its decision of allowing scientific field trials of transgenic crops including indigenously developed Bt brinjal.  ...
Bolivia will repeal rules expediting GM crop approvals, inciting pushback from farmers who want access to new technologies

Bolivia will repeal rules expediting GM crop approvals, inciting pushback from farmers who want access to new technologies

It's official. The [Bolivian] Central Government will seek to annul the supreme decrees that paved the way for the use ...
Biden Administration backs aerial glyphosate spraying to combat Colombia’s cocaine trade, drawing criticism from some drug policy experts

Biden Administration backs aerial glyphosate spraying to combat Colombia’s cocaine trade, drawing criticism from some drug policy experts

Biden’s administration celebrated Colombia’s decision to restart aerial eradication of coca in its annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report.  Colombian ...
‘Stop conflating all biotechnology with genetic engineering’: The case for more refined USDA regulations

‘Stop conflating all biotechnology with genetic engineering’: The case for more refined USDA regulations

Policymakers had known for years that the U.S. regulation of crop biotechnology was out of date, and by 2016, discussions ...
Bayer won’t appeal first glyphosate-cancer verdict to the U.S. Supreme Court

Bayer won’t appeal first glyphosate-cancer verdict to the U.S. Supreme Court

Bayer will not appeal a $20.5 million Roundup verdict—the first Roundup verdict in the nation—to the U.S. Supreme Court, the ...
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