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Court that revoked EPA dicamba weedkiller approval could also ban Enlist Duo herbicide

The agricultural industry was rocked by a federal appeals court ruling that vacated the registrations of three dicamba herbicides [in ...
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African scientists try to resurrect research sidelined by COVID

As African nations begin easing the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, scientists are uncertain about ...
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Indian farmers promise ‘large-scale planting’ of illegal GMO seeds despite government threats

Shetkari Sanghatana — the farmers’ union founded by the late leader Sharad Joshi — announced fresh plans in its agitation ...
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Viewpoint: Why the world needs GMOs—4 farmers make the case for biotech crops

The lopsided conversation between experienced farmers and clueless activists has severe consequences ...
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USDA relaxed its GMO, gene-edited crop rules—but not enough to foster biotech innovation

USDA's SECURE rule fails to move beyond process-based regulation ...
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Before restricting Roundup weedkiller, EU lawmakers want to know how it could affect farmers

Any potential reduction of glyphosate in the EU should be preceded by an impact assessment exploring the consequence for farmers, ...
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Regulators in Kenya certify safety of GMO disease-resistant cassava

After a decade of toil, Kenyan researchers have developed a disease resistant cassava tipped to raise food security and create ...
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Greenpeace legal challenge fails to stop Kenya’s food imports

A Greenpeace-endorsed lawsuit to prevent Kenya’s government from importing maize to ease predicted food shortages has been rendered moot due ...
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Why GMO acceptance in Ethiopia could lead Africa to embrace biotech crops

A coalition of Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations and their global allies have launched a campaign against the cultivation of Genetically ...
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USDA revised regulations of GMO and gene edited plants. Here’s what it means.

The long-awaited updates from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to its genetically engineered (GE) organism regulation have been ...
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Certified organic? ‘Lax’ USDA regulations encourage fraud in profitable organic food sector

An organic chicken can cost more than twice a conventional one. For some shoppers, that upcharge is worth it—the circular ...
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Farmers scramble to find herbicide alternatives after court overturns EPA dicamba weedkiller approval

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision [June 3] vacating the registrations of three dicamba ...
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Appeals court overturns EPA approval of drift-prone weedkiller dicamba, citing ‘substantially understated’ risks

In a stunning rebuke of the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal court on [June 3] overturned the agency’s approval of ...
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‘Make technology available’: Farmers in India set to plant illegal GMO seeds for second year in a row

Farmers in Maharashtra are gearing up to sow non-approved Genetically Modified (GM) seeds of crops like cotton, maize, soyabean, and ...
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Nestlé ‘Incredible’ plant-based burger violates Impossible Foods’ patent, EU court rules

Nestlé SA must stop branding its plant-based burger “Incredible” after a European court ruled the language infringed on Impossible Foods ...
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After illegal seed planting in 2019, Indian farmers again demand access to GMO herbicide-tolerant cotton

Cotton growers in Maharashtra are once again demanding permission to sow seeds of herbicide tolerant (Ht) genetically modified (GM) cotton ...
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Analysis: Is COVID-19 a blessing or a curse to Africa?

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has left no corner of the world untouched. Since the first case of the disease was ...
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First glyphosate-cancer trial appeal could give Bayer ‘significant leverage’ in settlement talks with over 50,000 plaintiffs

A California appeals court on [June 2] will hear oral arguments in agrochemical giant Monsanto’s bid to toss a $78.5 ...
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GMO high oleic acid soy doesn’t raise health or environmental concerns, EU Food Safety Authority finds

Following the submission .... from Monsanto Company (hereafter referred to as ‘the applicant’), the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of ...
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USDA just updated its 30-year-old biotech crop rules: Here’s what you should know

Continuing its efforts to update and modernize its regulations applicable to certain genetically engineered (GE) organisms, the U.S. Department of ...
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Russia relaxes ‘almost impassable’ restrictions on GMO soy imports, sparking backlash from regional governors

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has exempted GM soybeans and soybean meal from compulsory government registration in a decree released ...
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Australia, New Zealand could approve two GMO potatoes after finding ‘no potential public health concerns’

Food Standards Australia New Zealand .... released a call for public comment on an application to approve food from two ...
EU GMO approval process hinders biotech crop development with no scientific justification, researchers argue

EU GMO approval process hinders biotech crop development with no scientific justification, researchers argue

The approach to equivalence testing required by the [European Food Safety Authority, EFSA] creates unwarranted barriers to the introduction of ...
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Podcast: Cancer-causing baby powder? USDA cuts GMO rules; plant-based meat less healthy than you think

In an effort to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, the USDA has revamped its biotech crop rules, sparking a ...
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Bayer reaches verbal settlement in up to 85,000 glyphosate-cancer suits for estimated $10 billion

Bayer AG has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 U.S. cancer lawsuits over use ...
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Cross-party proposal aims ‘to liberate’ UK biotech sector from EU agricultural gene-editing rules

A cross-party group of MPs and Lords have called for .... ditching EU rules which block the access to precision ...
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EU ‘farm-to-fork’ proposal opens door to gene editing, drawing fire from anti-GMO groups

The European Commission has set targets to reduce pesticide use and sales of antimicrobials by 2030. The Farm to Fork ...
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Federal judge tosses lawsuit alleging Cheerios contain undisclosed glyphosate weedkiller

A would-be class suit alleging General Mills Inc. failed to disclose the presence of glyphosate residue in Cheerios can’t proceed ...