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Bayer, BASF must defend against dicamba herbicide drift lawsuit in Missouri state court

Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp. must defend in state court allegations that dicamba herbicides drifted onto a Tennessee tobacco farm, ...
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Colombia green lights first homegrown, patent-free GMO corn variety

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) has just authorized the planting of the country's first homegrown GMO corn variety. The seeds ...
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Will glyphosate-cancer legal battle slow plant-based meat industry’s rapid growth?

Farmers around the world have watched with concern as .... claims against glyphosate and its manufacturers first turned up in ...
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Podcast: Farm Aid concert meant to support US agriculture spreads GMO, ‘factory farming’ myths

In recent years, Farm Aid's laudable effort to support US agriculture has morphed into a promotional event for organic food ...
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Bayer could face over 45,000 glyphosate-cancer cases as settlement talks continue

Bayer expects the number of claims in the United States related to Roundup herbicide to have surged in the third ...
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Delayed GMO Bt rice approval costs China $12 billion annually, study finds

To maintain self-sufficiency in rice production and national food security, the Chinese government strongly supports research that aims at increasing ...
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EU Health Commissioner: Let’s talk about GMOs, CRISPR, because 100-year-old farming methods aren’t sustainable

“We cannot achieve sustainability with the exact same production models that we used 100 years ago when all the other ...
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Proposed New York chlorpyrifos insecticide ban pits farmers against environmental groups

With California .... agreeing to ban its sale, environmentalists in New York are renewing their call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...
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Max Planck Society backs CRISPR crops, rejects human germline editing

As an organization of basic research, the Max Planck Society bears a special responsibility for the use of new scientific ...
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Developing world should curb agricultural antibiotic use to combat drug-resistant bacteria, study warns

The growing appetite for animal protein in developing countries has resulted in a smorgasbord of antibiotic consumption for livestock that ...
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Viewpoint: Legal crusade against Bayer’s Roundup herbicide threatens fish and wildlife

You’ve seen the ads flooding television and social media: “Have you been exposed to weed killer Roundup? If you have ...
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How CRISPR could produce tastier wine and beer

Whether it’s grape juice or liquid malt, yeast is essential in converting sugary liquids into alcohol, to produce the final ...
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Experts ‘overwhelmingly’ endorse CRISPR-edited crop safety, but politics could stifle technology’s progress

Genome edited crops pose marginal risk, yet regulations tend to discourage their use ...
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CRISPR pigs can survive deadly disease, but regulatory uncertainty slows development

Cutting-edge gene-editing techniques such as Crispr-Cas9 will enable scientists to make precise genetic changes to pig physiology, they say, leading ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton could help meet global protein demand

The US Food and Drug Administration announced this month that a genetically modified cottonseed has been approved for human consumption ...
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Judge blocks Tofurky injunction of Missouri plant-based meat labeling restrictions

Turtle Island Foods, doing business as The Tofurky Company (“Tofurky”) which produces plant-based products, together with The Good Food Institute ...
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Farmers, scientists face off against activists as New Hampshire mulls neonic insecticide ban

Farmers, lawn service scientists and educators supplied stinging criticism [October 8] of legislation that activists are pursuing to ban the ...
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Bayer faces first glyphosate-cancer lawsuit in Australia as US plaintiff count tops 13,400

An Australian farmer has launched a legal case against Bayer AG’s agricultural chemicals unit Monsanto after being diagnosed with a ...
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Will Kenya lift its GMO ban as its agriculture falters?

Scientists should now move with urgency to allow for the continuation of research to support applications of biotechnology ...
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Pesticide makers drop challenge to California’s proposed chlorpyrifos insecticide ban

Pesticide manufactures on [September 9] agreed to drop challenges to a proposed California ban on sales of a product linked ...
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Food industry splinters on GMO labeling, plant-based products in scramble to meet changing consumer demands

The trillion-dollar food industry was once unified and used to getting its way in the Swamp through the collective might ...
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Podcast: 4 CRISPR experts on how gene editing is changing the future of food

You've probably heard the hype: CRISPR will revolutionize biotech .... But what is CRISPR—and what's it doing in our food? ...
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Viewpoint: New EU Parliament should stop ‘shunning science’ and embrace GMOs

The recently elected European Parliament (EP) should bring with it a ray of hope. Hope that Europe will rise to ...
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Rapeseed farmers benefit from honeybees more than pesticides, French study finds

For European rapeseed farmers, honey bees buzzing around fields may outweigh the benefits of using pesticides to fight insect damage, ...
Fear of 'mighty multinationals' could spur European glyphosate bans despite evidence, EU food safety official says

Fear of ‘mighty multinationals’ could spur European glyphosate bans despite evidence, EU food safety official says

The world’s most used herbicide is now more of a political football than a weedkiller. Bernhard Url, the head of ...
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Controversy over gene-edited cow’s ‘surprise DNA’ could slow efforts to promote animal welfare

On the morning of August 7, Alison Van Eenennaam awoke to a tweet from a man she had never met ...
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Viewpoint: Hectoring Americans to go vegan will do ‘almost nothing’ to combat climate change

Eating meat is bad for the climate—or at least that was one of the main conclusions highlighted in a flood ...