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Video: How CRISPR gene editing can protect and improve our food supply

Following the July European Court of Justice decision to regulate gene-edited crops as GMOs, a debate over the costs and ...
Viewpoint: US should cut funding to 'politically-driven' IARC cancer agency

Viewpoint: US should cut funding to ‘politically-driven’ IARC cancer agency

[September 19th], Congress passed an appropriations bill that kept funding intact for the .... International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The ...
Will glyphosate-cancer lawsuits block development of safer pesticides?

Will glyphosate-cancer lawsuits block development of safer pesticides?

Dewayne Johnson sued Monsanto because he claimed the Round-Up he sprayed as part of his job as a schoolyard groundskeeper ...
EU politician says Parliament 'misrepresents' its own pesticide safety data

EU politician says Parliament ‘misrepresents’ its own pesticide safety data

A conservative agricultural spokesperson, has spoken out against a report on pesticides which she says “misrepresents” the findings of the ...
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A farmer’s view: Excessive regulation threatens the future of agriculture

My husband and I manage a farm in Rhineland-Palatinate [in Germany] with agriculture and livestock. Agriculture thinks in generations, so we, ...
Bayer asks judge to toss 'flimsy' $289 million glyphosate-cancer verdict

Bayer asks judge to toss ‘flimsy’ $289 million glyphosate-cancer verdict

Bayer on [September 18th] said it wants a California state court judge to overturn the jury’s verdict, order a new ...
Viewpoint: FDA should eliminate non-GMO labels that 'vilify' food innovation

Viewpoint: FDA should eliminate non-GMO labels that ‘vilify’ food innovation

It’s high time for the FDA to protect food innovation. The greatest tool for breakthroughs in food — genetic engineering ...
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French National Assembly rejects glyphosate weed killer ban for second time

The heated debate lasted all night, but the [French] National Assembly rejected all amendments to include a [glyphosate] herbicide ban ...
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South Australia launches ‘independent review’ of GMO crop moratorium

South Australia has announced an independent review into the state's moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops. Economist and agriculture policy ...
UK officials say they will enact 'science-based' biotech crop regulations

UK officials say they will enact ‘science-based’ biotech crop regulations

[On September 14th] the I published an article regarding the future of gene editing following a letter from 30 leading scientists to ...
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Viewpoint: No, wild bees haven’t been decimated by neonicotinoids, glyphosate

Bees and pesticides (and not just insecticides) have been the focus of activists and scientists alike, particularly since a 2006-2008 ...
Methane-cutting GMO 'super-grass' could start new biotech crop debate in New Zealand

Methane-cutting GMO ‘super-grass’ could start new biotech crop debate in New Zealand

Groundbreaking New Zealand research shows that methane production from livestock could be dramatically reduced with a new so-called pasture super-grass ...
Success of alternative meat sparks regulatory battle over 'future of American food'

Success of alternative meat sparks regulatory battle over ‘future of American food’

On Aug. 28, a law went into effect in Missouri that makes it a crime to use the term “meat” to describe ...
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New farm bill would stop cities from banning glyphosate and other pesticides

House lawmakers are seeking to halt .... local ordinances to ban or restrict pesticides that opponents say conflict with state ...
Viewpoint: Letting juries settle scientific disputes puts us on 'a dangerous path'

Viewpoint: Letting juries settle scientific disputes puts us on ‘a dangerous path’

[In August 2018], Monsanto was ordered to pay American groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289 million .... Because a jury determined that ...
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Organic industry pushes back after allegations of deceptive marketing

The Organic Trade Association took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal Sept. 12 pushing back against ...
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Viewpoint: Coffee cancer warning illustrates failure of California’s Prop 65 law

On August 29, the FDA threw its hat into California’s eternal does-or-doesn’t-coffee-cause-cancer fight. “Requiring a cancer warning on coffee, based ...
Experts press UK regulators for clarity on biotech crop regulations

Experts press UK regulators for clarity on biotech crop regulations

The John Innes Centre is today joining a call for the [UK] government to address the implications of a European ...
USDA aims to debut 'bioengineered' GMO food labels by December 1

USDA aims to debut ‘bioengineered’ GMO food labels by December 1

The USDA by Dec. 1 is aiming to publish a final rule on labeling food containing genetically engineered ingredients, Greg ...
Quaker Foods vice president says breakfast cereals aren't tainted by weed killer glyphosate

Quaker Foods vice president says breakfast cereals aren’t tainted by weed killer glyphosate

Quaker Oats had an “aha moment” about a year ago, said Robbert Rietbroek, senior vice president and general manager for ...
New environment minister says France will stick to 3-year phase out of weed killer glyphosate

New environment minister says France will stick to 3-year phase out of weed killer glyphosate

The [French] President Emmanuel Macron has committed to phase out the herbicide glyphosate in three years. The new Minister ...
Canada, US embrace AquAdvantage GMO salmon, Brazil and China may be next

Canada, US embrace AquAdvantage GMO salmon, Brazil and China may be next

Genetically modified salmon firm AquaBounty has found “very enthusiastic” buyers in Canada, according to president and CEO Ronald Stotish. The ...
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Using gene editing to improve animal welfare may calm public’s fear of biotech

Since the first genetically modified tomato hit the U.S. market in 1994, consumers have been suspicious of scientific tinkering with ...
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Viewpoint: EU’s new gene-editing rules show failure of scientific leadership

On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that plants bred via recent mutagenesis techniques would fall ...
Viewpoint: America's courts must keep 'junk science' out of legal proceedings

Viewpoint: America’s courts must keep ‘junk science’ out of legal proceedings

When jurors hear cases, they reasonably expect that they are presented only with reliable scientific information to support their deliberations ...
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Food myth busting: Is tilapia a toxic ‘frankenfish’?

Posts were appearing on my Facebook feed warning against the dangers of eating tilapia. So I decided to do a ...
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Food companies say transparency will end public backlash against GMOs

Through the years that Okanagan Specialty Fruits worked on developing the Arctic apple — a fruit that is genetically modified so ...
Biotech experts push 'science-based review' of European court's ruling on gene-edited plants

Biotech experts push ‘science-based review’ of European court’s ruling on gene-edited plants

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) classifies genome-edited plants as genetically modified organisms ...