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Europe’s current GM crop rules only ‘partially applicable’ to CRISPR plants, EU Food Safety Authority finds

The European Commission requested the EFSA Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to assess whether section 4 (hazard identification) and ...
Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID 'deniers'? Plant burgers don't cause 'man boobs.' GMOs and terrorism

Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID ‘deniers’? Plant burgers don’t cause ‘man boobs.’ GMOs and terrorism

If you oppose lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID, are you a science denier, a covidiot? Potentially dangerous genetically ...
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Viewpoint: AquaBounty’s GM salmon slated for 2021 debut, but animal biotech still stymied by byzantine regulation

After 30 years, AquaBounty's genetically engineered (GE) AquAdvantage salmon may be just months away from hitting US grocery stores, making ...
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GM Golden Rice commercialization in Philippines ‘far from reality,’ may be delayed until 2023

At a virtual news briefing on [Nov. 23], PhilRice Healthier Rice Project Leader Dr. Renante L. Ordonio said everyone has ...
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German Greens compromise on support for CRISPR crops, remain ‘the party of precaution’

The Greens are debating a new policy program .... Many conflicts were resolved in advance, but on the subject of ...
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Push to reform EU biotech crop rules gains strength as some environmentalists, public officials endorse gene editing

After two decades as "the center" of GMO skepticism, it seems the EU may be ready to acknowledge the benefits ...
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Glyphosate: Deadly ‘poison,’ or biodiversity protection tool? Environmentalists split over controversial weedkiller

.... [A]way from lawsuits and petitions, there are concerns among some opponents of Australia’s invasive weeds that glyphosate – a ...
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German Greens’ anti-GMO consensus may ‘shatter’ as 160 scientists urge party to endorse crop gene editing

The carefully organized unity of the Greens [on genetic engineering] is breaking up. The party threatens to relapse into a ...
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Viewpoint: USDA’s ‘lax’ gene-editing regulations could hurt consumer acceptance of CRISPR crops

Researchers at North Carolina State University call for a coalition of biotech industry, government and non-government organizations, trade organizations, and ...
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Ninth Circuit Court refuses to reexamine lawsuit alleging Enlist Duo herbicide approval violated federal law

Enlist Duo’s registration has survived another legal challenge, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declined to ...
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UK extends license for glyphosate 5 years, will put in place post-Brexit review process

Speaking at the virtual British Crop Production Council (BCPC) 2020 congress, Darren Flynn, head of active substances delivery for the ...
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Viewpoint: Climate change threatens our forests. Smarter fire control and sustainable logging can help us fight back

There has been an ongoing debate about the viability of tree planting and forest restoration to fight climate change. But ...
EU needs new guidelines to evaluate environmental impact of gene-drive mosquitoes, food safety officials say

EU needs new guidelines to evaluate environmental impact of gene-drive mosquitoes, food safety officials say

After being mandated by the European Commission, [European Food Safety Authority's] experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) published the scientific ...
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Podcast: GM salmon coming soon? Food ingredients you can’t pronounce are safe; Monsanto patent lawsuit myths

Monsanto never sued farmers because their fields were accidentally contaminated with the company's GM seed. AquaBounty's genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon ...
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Monsanto wrongly sued farmers for patent infringement? Federal courts put down David v Goliath myth for good

Does greedy Monsanto sue small-time farmers for patent infringement because their fields are accidentally contaminated with the company's GM seeds? ...
Golden Rice could illegally make its way to India as country struggles to stay 'GMO free'

Golden Rice could illegally make its way to India as country struggles to stay ‘GMO free’

India has traditionally been a ‘no-GMO’ country, a status recently reinforced when the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ...
EU defends pro-organic Farm-to-Fork plan against USDA criticism that it will boost global food prices

EU defends pro-organic Farm-to-Fork plan against USDA criticism that it will boost global food prices

The EU Farm to Fork Strategy potentially sets up a long-term battle between the U.S. and Europe over farm practices, ...
Australia green lights Bayer’s herbicide-tolerant GM cotton, finding no risk to human health or the environment

Australia green lights Bayer’s herbicide-tolerant GM cotton, finding no risk to human health or the environment

Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued a license in response to application DIR 173 from Monsanto ...
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Viewpoint: How postmodernism birthed Europe’s anti-GMO movement

Tounderstand why Europe is restricting the use of some technologies, while the United States are not following the same path ...
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Viewpoint: 3 biotech foods you can’t buy at Costco thanks to anti-GMO activism

The opponents of this method of improving food have been successful in suppressing even the most logical applications ...
Kenya distributes 16.3 metric tons of GM BT insect-resistant cotton seed to farmers, despite ‘deliberate campaign’ against biotech crops

Kenya distributes 16.3 metric tons of GM BT insect-resistant cotton seed to farmers, despite ‘deliberate campaign’ against biotech crops

The Kenyan government has given 16.3 metric tonnes of genetically modified cotton seeds to farmers in the eastern region. The ...
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48% of people globally say GM crops ‘unsafe to eat,’ Pew survey shows

A 20-public median of 48% say genetically modified, or GM, foods are unsafe to eat, while a much smaller median ...
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Mexican biotech expert says his country’s proposed glyphosate weed killer ban ‘based on lies’

[A] researcher and specialist in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology in Plants, José Miguel Mulet, considered the arguments of supposed ecologists ...
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Podcast: One couple’s journey to vaccine skepticism; Partisan COVID science; Neophobia and GMOs

How do well-meaning, educated parents become vaccine skeptics? One hypothetical couple's journey may shed light on the process. Some scientists ...
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Bayer makes ‘substantial progress’ in settling more glyphosate-cancer suits, but other cases may go to trial

A court-appointed mediator on [Nov, 9] said Bayer AG has made "substantial progress" toward resolving tens of thousands of remaining ...
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AquaBounty ‘on track’ to sell GM salmon by year’s end, despite court ruling calling for more environmental impact data

The FDA should have given more consideration to the risks genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon posed to wild populations before approving ...
US soybean, cotton farmers sue EPA to relax two ‘extreme’ restrictions on drift-prone dicamba weedkiller

US soybean, cotton farmers sue EPA to relax two ‘extreme’ restrictions on drift-prone dicamba weedkiller

Bill Gordon, who farms in southwest Minnesota, tells Brownfield [that the American Soybean Association] and the Plains Cotton Growers are ...
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David v Goliath? What reporters and activists got wrong about 3 high-profile Monsanto patent suits

Anti-GMO folk hero and canola farmer Percy Schmeiser was the best-known avatar of the idea that Monsanto, now part of ...