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Podcast: Arguing with vaccine skeptics works; Ban GMO labels? Agroecology keeps Africa poor

Contrary to popular belief, arguing with anti-science activists on social media helps combat the spread of misinformation. Organic food groups ...
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France poised to lift neonicotinoid insecticide ban to save pest-ravaged sugar beet industry

The French government is planning to lift a blanket ban on the use of neonicotinoids to help save its sugar ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Onerous’ regulations exacerbate consumer fear of gene-edited crops

....[T]he use of genetic engineering and gene editing to develop new crop varieties is well understood by the scientific community ...
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Viewpoint: GMO mosquitoes illustrate how and why science should confront ‘nature’s mindless dangers’

Wisconsin’s ubiquitous mosquitoes, it turns out, aren’t taking social distancing to heart at all. Sitting on the deck, browsing the ...
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Viewpoint: Glyphosate-tainted hummus? Environmental Working Group’s latest pesticide scare short on facts

In the wake of a highly publicized legal settlement between Bayer, owner of former glyphosate-maker Monsanto, and lawyers representing plaintiffs ...
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Do fast food takeout wrappers and containers harbor harmful chemicals?

The containers that hold your takeout dinner may harbor an invisible threat: fluorinated compounds that persist in our bodies long ...
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Viewpoint: Cuba needs GMOs to help combat poverty fueled by decades of communism

Cuba may be blessed with rich soil, but Communism has condemned its farmers to abject poverty. They lack the tools ...
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Viewpoint: Turning farms into carbon repositories can’t stave off ‘climate catastrophe’

In late June, overlooked amid pandemic, economic crisis, and protest headlines, a bipartisan cohort of United States senators introduced a ...
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Next Green Revolution: Gene-silencing technology opens door to safer pesticides, more GMO crops

In the 1940s, modern chemistry delivered new classes of man-made chemical pesticides that still are widely used today. These synthetic ...
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GM crops can lift farmers out of poverty, study shows

On a continent where more than 80 percent of the people living in extreme poverty are rural farmers, some have ...
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Organic farming fraud is growing, prompting USDA crackdown proposal

Responding to increasing fraud threats to the organic industry, the US Department of Agriculture seeks to strengthen oversight and improve ...
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Viewpoint: GMO crops are safe and nutritious. India needs them to feed itself

The need to increase agricultural productivity without increasing the area under cultivation to support our increasing demand for quality food ...
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In effort to block Philippines’ GMO Golden Rice, activists falsely link nutrition-enhanced staple to COVID

Anti-biotech groups in the Philippines are trying to link the COVID-19 pandemic to Golden Rice as part of a week-long ...
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French winegrowers challenge proposed ‘unfair, unenforceable’ glyphosate weedkiller restrictions

Distributors and winegrowers are standing up against the changes to the ban on glyphosate proposed by ANSES. They find them ...
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Democratic lawmakers propose ban on organophosphate and neonicotinoid insecticides

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) are introducing companion legislation to cancel the registrations of organophosphates and ...
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EPA proposes herbicide tiafenacil as ‘low-risk’ alternative to control glyphosate-tolerant weeds

EPA proposes tiafenacil for pre-plant and pre-emergence burndown use in corn (all types except sweet corn), cotton, soybeans and wheat ...
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GMO herbicide-tolerant canola poses no hazard to human health, EU food safety officials find

Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐002 .... from Monsanto Company, the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of EFSA (GMO) was ...
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Podcast: How 1970s fat-free fad launched organic, non-GMO and other ‘absurd’ labeling schemes

Go walk the aisles of your local grocery store and see how many products are being marketed for what they ...
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Facing decimated yields, French sugar-beet growers demand access to banned neonicotinoid insecticides

Since April, the beet yellows virus has destroyed a large part of France's sugar beet harvest, including nearly 50% of ...
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Organic activists sue USDA to nullify and revise bioengineered food labeling standards

The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard – which requires firms to label ‘bioengineered’ foods and beverages – is unlawful and ...
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Gene-editing amendment to UK agriculture bill withdrawn, delaying farmer access to CRISPR crops

An amendment tabled in the new UK agriculture bill, designed to allow access to new gene-editing technology, has been withdrawn ...
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Bayer appeals $265 million dicamba weedkiller verdict, alleging damage to Missouri peach farm exaggerated

Bayer AG sent a private investigator [in July] to evaluate the business of a U.S. peach grower who won a ...
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Farmworkers’ group, nine states urge federal court to ban widely used insecticide chlorpyrifos

Farmworker advocates squared off with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before a remote Ninth Circuit panel [July 28], arguing the ...
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Video: Debating Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork Green Deal—Sustainable agriculture or recipe for disaster?

One of the unpleasant lessons of the COVID pandemic is how little prepared we’ve been for an event that was, ...
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UK anti-GMO groups aim to block relaxed CRISPR crop rules gaining bipartisan support in Parliament

A new Agriculture Bill​​ is making its way through the UK Parliament, and an amendment has been tabled that would ...
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Exploring gene drive’s role in fight against malaria

An international initiative has formed to ensure that gene drive technology gets a chance to prove its mettle in the ...
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What’s the future of GMOs in Europe? Global food security in the midst of COVID. Watch Webinar Wed Jul 29, 10AM ET w/Sonny Perdue and Jon Entine

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we can't take food security for granted.  As the "heart ...
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Harvard Law School urges USDA to allow ‘usual meat and poultry terms’ in labeling of cell-based foods

In some action on the petition front, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) acknowledges a request from the Harvard ...
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