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GMO crops so efficient at killing pests, adjacent non-GMO crops are also protected

One of the great purported boons of GMOs is that they allow farmers to use fewer pesticides, some of which are ...
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‘We just want to survive better’: Brazilian natives fined $33 million for growing GMO crops banned on reservations

The savannah scrubland where Chief João Ponce once hunted deer and wild boar in Brazil has given way to neat ...
Viewpoint: US EPA rebuffs activist lobbying, finds neonicotinoids not key driver of bee health problems

Viewpoint: US EPA rebuffs activist lobbying, finds neonicotinoids not key driver of bee health problems

In The Neonic Ban: A Scientific Fraud Becomes Enshrined In EU Regulatory Law, I described the many elements of corruption that ...
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After Bayer-Monsanto merger, will ‘big ag’ invest in big data?

The merger has been a laboured one: in order to please regulators, Bayer had to sell its seed and herbicide ...
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Viewpoint: Pesticide bans and restrictions can have unwanted side-effects

Glyphosate, neonicotinoids, drinking water initiative – renouncing pesticides is currently the subject of fierce discussion. For while on the one ...
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Could the rise of New Breeding Techniques like CRISPR soften opposition to crop biotechnology?

“Mother Nature” is changing quickly and this requires the adoption of technology-driven solutions that will help both growers and consumers, ...
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Video: Can blight-resistant GMO trees save the American Chestnut?

The American Chestnut tree used to be a staple in American forests until it essentially became extinct due to blight ...
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Viewpoint: EU’s neonicotinoid ban is a ‘scientific fraud’ and won’t protect bees

Five years after the European Union imposed a temporary ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, an “experts committee” of the member states ...
Viewpoint: Regulatory hurdles, anti-GMO activists stymie adoption of sustainable crop biotechnology innovations in developing world

Viewpoint: Regulatory hurdles, anti-GMO activists stymie adoption of sustainable crop biotechnology innovations in developing world

Ever-more powerful genetic technologies, such as genome-editing endonucleases and marker-assisted breeding, continue to facilitate the development of genetically modified (GM) ...
Viewpoint: FDA schedules public meeting to address regulatory issues surrounding emerging alt-meat industry

Viewpoint: FDA schedules public meeting to address regulatory issues surrounding emerging alt-meat industry

So-called cellular agriculture raises numerous questions about whether the regulations enacted to ensure food safety for conventional animal foods are ...
Viewpoint: Why a federal judge blocked mandatory California Prop 65 health warning labels on the herbicide glyphosate

Viewpoint: Why a federal judge blocked mandatory California Prop 65 health warning labels on the herbicide glyphosate

Recently, a federal judge sitting in the Eastern District of California (Sacramento), for the first time, refused to require a ...
Can CRISPR save the banana and revolutionize coffee? Tropic Biosciences believes so.

Can CRISPR save the banana and revolutionize coffee? Tropic Biosciences believes so.

In a lab at a U.K. research park, researchers from a startup called Tropic Biosciences are using CRISPR to create a better ...
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Viewpoint: Questioning Nature’s publication of anti-glyphosate letter

On March 21, 2018, Nature published a letter by French journalists Stéphane Foucart and Stéphane Horel, “Risks associated with glyphosate ...
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Korea suspends Canadian wheat and flour sales following discovery of GMO plants in Alberta

South Korea has joined Japan in suspending trade in Canadian wheat following the discovery of a small number of genetically ...
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Cell free proteins? Unraveling the mysteries of the plant circadian clock

The basic unit of life is the cell; tiny, fatty, self-replicating bubbles that have adapted to fill almost every environment ...
Viewpoint: How the organic industry spreads 'fake science'

Viewpoint: How the organic industry spreads ‘fake science’

This fact sheet describes the contents of an organic industry confidential public relations plan to spread fake science in its promotion. In ...
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Green revolution: Indian farmers advocate for legalization of GMO mustard, biotech crops

A new green revolution is in the making. Farmers in India are now using social media to promote and advocate ...
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Japan cancels purchase of Canadian wheat after unapproved GMO variety found in isolated non-farm location

Genetically modified wheat, which is not authorized for commercial production in Canada, was discovered growing on an Alberta farm last ...
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Indian scientists criticize government for leaving GMO seeds ‘sitting on the shelf’

Farming may go high-tech, but unless seeds keep pace, all improvements will be cosmetic. Or that’s what scientists at research ...
Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren't threats to bees

Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren’t threats to bees

Glyphosate is a herbicide, in other words, it is toxic to plants. Its target enzyme is not found in insects ...
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Federal judge rules California can’t label glyphosate herbicide as cancer-causing

California cannot require companies to place warning labels on glyphosate products, a federal judge affirmed in a ruling issued Tuesday [June 12] ...
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Viewpoint: Post-Brexit UK can help farmers by giving them access to GMO crops

With timeframes beginning to take shape for the Agriculture Bill and Environment Act, Michael Gove is presented with a number ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticides negatively impact bumblebee queen health, lab study finds

In a study published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers at the University of California, Riverside found that ...
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Lawsuit against Dannon alleging misleading non-GMO label dismissed by New York court

The Southern District of New York joins the list of federal courts that have recently rejected potential class action suits ...
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Why is the first US genetically engineered salmon farm in Indiana?

The first genetically-modified animal for human consumption could be arriving in grocery stores across the United States as early as ...
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Non-GMO Project: USDA’s labeling proposal makes us ‘more relevant than ever’

The Non-GMO Project will “only become more relevant” as mandatory GMO labeling kicks in, in part because its scope could ...
Viewpoint: What Charles Mann's 'Wizard and Prophet' book gets wrong about food and agriculture

Viewpoint: What Charles Mann’s ‘Wizard and Prophet’ book gets wrong about food and agriculture

I've been reading Charles Mann's latest book Wizards and Prophets, which was released earlier this year. ... While I thought the ...
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Debunking the myth that India is awash in pesticides

India has made rapid progress in the field of agriculture in recent years. Unfortunately, this largely remains unknown and uncelebrated ...

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