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20 French mayors ban glyphosate, spurring new legal battle over Bayer’s controversial weed killer

Some 20 French mayors have banned glyphosate from their municipalities, defying the government, which is now taking legal action to ...
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Viewpoint: Want to fight climate change? Embrace GMOs, don’t ban them

The fight against climate change has become one of the most widely discussed topics in the UK and globally. And ...
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Australian Academy of Science ‘slams’ anti-GMO myths as nation contemplates relaxed biotech crop rules

The nation’s leading scientists have started a publicity campaign to dispel what they say are unfounded fears over genetically modified ...
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GMO crops cover 191 million hectares worldwide—113-fold increase since 1996

Biotechnology can be used to develop stress-tolerant and more nutritious crop varieties to protect natural resources and human health. Each ...
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GMO Bt cowpea could save Nigeria millions in crop imports annually

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) says Nigeria can save billions of naira if it cuts down on its importation ...
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Podcast: Bridging the gap between farmers and consumers on GMOs, sustainable agriculture

Agronomist and entrepreneur Robert Saik has a lifetime of experience in farming. For years, he has been a leading advocate ...
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Bayer sells animal health division for $7.6 billion, denies deal prompted by glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

Agriculture and pharmaceutical giant Bayer [August 20] agreed [to] a $7.6 billion deal to sell its animal health business to ...
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Scientists at Kenya’s biosafety conference debunk GMO-cancer link blocking Africa’s biotech progress

Despite widespread reports that genetically modified foods (GMOs), cause cancer, no evidence exists to prove this, scientists and researchers have ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food movement ‘shoots itself in the foot’ by rejecting CRISPR gene editing

By making rejection of technology part of their 'brand,' organic food producers may put themselves at a severe competitive disadvantage ...
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Kenya will approve biotech crops on case-by-case basis, three months after proposing to lift GMO ban

Kenyans are still waiting on the Government’s decision as to whether it will lift the ban on Genetically Modified Organisms ...
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Crop gene editing needs proactive communication plan, scientist warns

Effective science communication is critical to ensure gene editing technology does not suffer from the perception problem now facing GMOs ...
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South Australia to lift ‘stifling’ GMO crop ban that cost farmers $33 million

The Marshall Liberal Government has [on August 19] announced farmers on mainland South Australia will be given the choice to ...
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Farmers face sentencing in seven-year organic food fraud scheme

Four Midwestern farmers who cheated organic food customers are scheduled to be sentenced for the largest fraud scheme of its ...
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Viewpoint: Beef industry opposition to plant-based burgers about stifling competition—not consumer protection

There’s a speech war brewing in your supermarket’s meat section. On one side are the beef producers who are fed ...
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UK farmers struggle to control ‘largely symptomless’ virus without neonicotinoid insecticides

A mild autumn and winter combined with a build-up in aphid numbers since the loss of neonicotinoid seed treatments has ...
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Judge tosses glyphosate-in-Cheerios lawsuit for no evidence of ‘injury’

The active ingredient in popular weed killers, glyphosate, has gotten bad press lately .... Some advocacy groups are claiming that ...
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Why the USDA employed taste testers to change how Americans eat

Lucy Alexander boasted one of the strangest jobs on the federal payroll. Her official title was the innocuous “chief poultry ...
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USDA green lights commercialization of GMO, drought-tolerant soybean

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given its approval to Verdeca for HB4® drought tolerant soybeans which will allow ...
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American farmers urge UK to accept GMO crops, US food safety standards in post-Brexit trade deal

The UK must accept US food standards as part of any future trade deal with Washington, the head of America’s ...
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Viewpoint: EPA has science on its side in glyphosate-cancer label battle with California

By any measure, California’s Proposition 65 is an exercise in madness. The law, which is officially titled “The Safe Drinking Water ...
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Following approval of GMO crops, Nigeria sets sights on other biotech advances, including gene editing and synthetic biology

Africa's most populous nation has achieved significant strides in biotechnology ...
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Strict evidence standards in upcoming glyphosate-cancer trials could yield science-based verdicts, legal analyst says

Three trials in California against Bayer have sided with plaintiffs involving allegations that the glyphosate in the herbicide Roundup causes ...
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Biotech corn with multiple GMO traits poses no threat to human health, environment, EU study confirms

Following the submission of [an] application .... from Monsanto Company (referred to hereafter as the applicant), the Panel on Genetically ...
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California advances ban on insecticide chlorpyrifos, claims ‘politics’ prevent EPA from acting

California regulators on [August 14] took formal legal steps to ban a widely used pesticide that had been rescued from ...
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Thailand, home to early crop biotech research, proposes strict GMO safety, labeling rules

Thailand has drafted a new set of regulations for comments, targeting food and food products containing or consisting of genetically ...
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UK aquaculture researchers welcome Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pro-GMO, CRISPR stance as Brexit proceeds

Some of the most progressive researchers in the UK’s aquaculture biotechnology sphere have welcomed Boris Johnson’s pledge to support the ...
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Viewpoint: Biologist Tyrone Hayes, author of suspect atrazine weed killer study, nominated for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel

Comments opened on the recent EPA nominations to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) .... The name at number ...
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India won’t ban glyphosate to stop illegal planting of herbicide-tolerant GMO crops

The government is unlikely to put a ban on the controversial herbicide glyphosate as there is no proven record to ...