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EU parliament urged to reverse de facto ban on gene-edited crops

The European Union Court of Justice’s (ECJ) recent decision that new gene-editing techniques must go through the same lengthy approval ...
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Viewpoint: FDA pesticide report should alleviate public fears of chemicals in food, but no one is listening

The International Food Information Council Foundation’s (IFIC) 2018 Food & Health survey identified carcinogens or cancer-causing chemicals in food as ...
Anti-GMO consumers more likely to oppose nanotechnology as well, study finds

Anti-GMO consumers more likely to oppose nanotechnology as well, study finds

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that an individual's perception of genetically modified organisms might impact their judgments ...
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Boosting crop yields by using genetic engineering to help plants discard natural toxins

Can you imagine the entire population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and France going hungry? ...
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Are Smirnoff’s GMO-free vodka labels illegal?

Smirnoff, a vodka brand, has tried to place itself under a health halo by claiming it is not only gluten-free but ...
There are literally no more studies we can do to show glyphosate is safe, expert says

There are literally no more studies we can do to show glyphosate is safe, expert says

Several days ago I wrote a column about the wrong-headed claim that glyphosate is a carcinogen and the huge number of tort ...
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Debunking marijuana myths: Monsanto has not created ‘GMO super weed’

Despite what some chronic users may claim, the cannabis plant is not mystical. Like any living species, its cells house ...
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Excessive regulation, trade wars may give rise to black market for biotech crops, experts say

The rise in global trade wars and the recent EU decision to classify new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) as genetically ...
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Viewpoint: Success of first ever gene-edited soybean exposes folly of EU’s hostility to crop biotech

In the US, genome-edited crops have been grown and harvested for the first time – soybeans with a changed and ...
Edible cotton? USDA approves biotech seeds that can be spread like peanut butter

Edible cotton? USDA approves biotech seeds that can be spread like peanut butter

Americans may soon be eating cotton for the first time — not just wearing it — as a new edible ...
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Farmer to FDA: Get rid of misleading ‘non-GMO’ and other fad food labels

If you’ve made a grocery run at any point in the last few months, you may have noticed the proliferation ...
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After successful demonization campaign against herbicide glyphosate, anti-GMO activists and environmental groups take aim at atrazine

In July, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued an extensive report that reviewed decades of science and declared that a ...
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Biotech industry, anti-GMO activists face off over new NAFTA trade deal

The U.S., Canada and Mexico collectively addressed agricultural biotechnology like genetically modified organisms for the first time in the new ...
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Viewpoint: 7-year food fraud scheme exposes flawed oversight of organic farming

Three farmers in Nebraska just plead guilty to a food fraud scheme in which they were selling conventionally grown corn and soybeans ...
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Nigerian officials warn anti-GMO groups to end campaigns against biotech crops

National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has warned activists to stop campaigning against genetically modified crops, describing the act as being ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time to replace our fear-based genetic engineering regulations

In the early 1970s a group of scientists -- none involved in agriculture or food -- raised concerns about the ...
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Viewpoint: Europe has traded crop biotechnology for ‘faith-based’ agroecology

We are living in a new Dark Age in Europe where innovation and technology are being rejected at an alarming ...
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Viewpoint: USMCA North American trade deal sets precedent for sensible worldwide biotech crop regulations

In the crop science industry, China has a reputation for taking a long, long time to approve new genetically modified ...
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India to investigate Monsanto for allegedly inflating prices of GMO insecticide Bt cotton seeds

The Delhi High Court [October 12] dismissed biotechnology firm Mahyco Monsanto Biotech’s plea challenging the fair trade regulator’s order to ...
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Costs and benefits need to be assessed in weighing bans on glyphosate and neonicotinoids

The continuing debates over whether the herbicide glyphosate or the insecticide class of neonicotinoids (neonics) could—or should—remain available for farmers ...
Viewpoint: Should we be concerned that three biotech companies may control 70 percent of agrochemical industry?

Viewpoint: Should we be concerned that three biotech companies may control 70 percent of agrochemical industry?

In the past two years alone, three major corporate mergers have begun to reshape what was an already concentrated international ...
Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Join Kevin Folta as he tackles recent concerns that LaCroix sparkling water contains cockroach-killing insecticides ...
Viewpoint: How anti-GMO activist-journalist Carey Gillam primes the glyphosate litigation pump

Viewpoint: How anti-GMO activist-journalist Carey Gillam primes the glyphosate litigation pump

The Guardian published an article by Sam Levin and Carey Gillam [on October 7] about the “new era of cancer lawsuits ...
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Viewpoint: If Nigeria wants sustainable agriculture, leaders must embrace biotech crops

World over and in various countries around the world there are laws to checkmate whatever one may think of. There ...
Post-Brexit, UK should abandon EU's misguided biotech crop rules, researcher urges

Post-Brexit, UK should abandon EU’s misguided biotech crop rules, researcher urges

Failure to diverge from some aspects of EU regulation of crop biotechnology and new breeding techniques (NBTs) after Brexit will ...
Glyphosate-cancer case appeal: Judge inclined to set aside $250 million of damages, order new trial

Glyphosate-cancer case appeal: Judge inclined to set aside $250 million of damages, order new trial

Bayer AG won a tentative ruling slashing the lion’s share of a $289 million verdict in the first trial over claims ...
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Viewpoint: New Zealand’s ‘Pig-headed’ biotech crop regulations threaten nation’s economy

There is a new agricultural-based green revolution beginning around the world, and it’s a technique you’ve probably heard of before: ...
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Arkansas farmers defy authorities, spray banned GMO dicamba resistant soybean and cotton

The fields and back roads of eastern Arkansas were a crime scene this past summer. State inspectors stopped alongside fields ...