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Judge dismisses activist lawsuit to block GMO crop, pesticide use in wildlife refuges

Conservation groups failed to show they would be harmed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s reversal of a previous ...
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Frustrated by delayed GMO approvals, Indian farmers press forward with illegal insect-resistant eggplant cultivation

The second decade of the 21st century, 2011 to 2020, has turned out to be the lost decade for India, ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Toxic-free EU’? Why Europe’s naive Green Deal is scientifically illiterate and could cripple innovation for years to come

July is usually a good month for environmental activism in Europe. Many people are on holiday and nobody feels like ...
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Dicamba debacle: Arkansas official suspects farm vandalized amid investigation into illegal weedkiller use

Twice in the past two months, vandals have struck Terry Fuller’s farm, destroying tractor engines and burning stacks of hay ...
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Glyphosate-tainted honey? New Zealand honey industry rejects ‘sensationalized’ coverage of pesticide safety report

The New Zealand honey industry has refuted recent claims of its products being unsafe for consumption in the wake of ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-Monsanto film ‘Percy’ promotes public confusion about crop biotech

Percy Schmeiser, a farmer from [Saskatchewan, Canada], has the real-life role of David in the movie adaptation of a reality ...
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Podcast: Greenpeace CRISPR study debunked; Public accepts gene-edited babies? Cancer vaccine progress

A Greenpeace-funded study alleges that gene-edited crops can be detected and should therefore be regulated as "GMOs." However, experts say ...
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Anti-glyphosate cancer plaintiff attorney gets two-year prison sentence for $200 million extortion scheme

A federal judge on [September 18] sentenced Virginia attorney Timothy Litzenburg, 38, to two years in prison for attempting to ...
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Viewpoint: Modern-day Luddites: How precautionary activism and reporting paint a misleading picture of biotechnology

We live in a precautionary era in which technological breakthroughs poised to dominate the coming decades—from artificial intelligence and nanotechnology ...
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Burkina Faso renews commitment to GM crops with Bt cowpea

Burkina Faso scientists and farmers say their country has not abandoned crop biotechnology, despite challenges that prompted it to shelve ...
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Growing GMO crops in national wildlife refuges a boon for the environment, biologists say

The path has been cleared for genetically engineered crops, called GECs, to be used again on national wildlife refuges in ...
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Viewpoint: Mexican government undermining science and agriculture

Over the last two years, the Mexican government led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador (who goes by his initials, AMLO) ...
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Will India approve more GMO crops? ‘Ideological’ regulators could halt progress

The apex regulator of genetically-modified (GM) crops has permitted a Jalna, Maharashtra-based seed company to do confined bio-safety trials on ...
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Should you worry about pesticides in fruits and vegetables? 96.8% of domestic food below legal residue limits, FDA reports

The vast majority of foods sampled for pesticides in the 2018 fiscal year contained residues within EPA tolerances, the Food ...
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Trump v Biden: Where do the candidates stand on GMOs and other key food issues?

For the past 40 years, Farm Bureau has asked every presidential candidate to provide responses to issues likely to impact ...
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Gene-edited, blight-resistant rice approved by USDA, Colombian regulators

The Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have approved a genetically edited rice resistant ...
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Bayer settles 15,000 more cancer suits, a ‘huge step’ toward ending glyphosate litigation

Bayer AG settled thousands more U.S. lawsuits over its Roundup weed killer after criticism that the company was failing to ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, dry weather threaten Europe’s ‘fragile’ sugar industry

The European Union is heading for a significant drop in sugar output this year after fields were devastated by pests ...
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Non-GMO pest-resistant sunflower field destroyed by French anti-biotech ‘Volunteer Reapers’

Two hectares of experimental sunflower crops were destroyed not far from Rodez by about sixty voluntary mowers, an anti-GMO movement ...
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Podcast: CRISPR-edited weed; opioid addiction vaccine; Africa’s neglected diseases

An opioid-blocking vaccine could spare many people a lifetime of drug addiction, if and when it's developed. COVID-19 exposed Africa's ...
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Viewpoint: Global food security threatened by Europe’s anti-GMO ‘food bullying’

The Farm to Fork program in Europe is designed to regulate food production in the E.U. as well as promote ...
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Video: We can ‘finally’ grow GMOs—Nigerian farmer explains why developing countries need biotech crops

Nigerian farmer Patience Koku discusses the GMO crop trials she is conducting on her farm, and why growers can "rise ...
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Roundup glyphosate weedkiller responsible for the decline in Monarch butterflies? Media and advocacy groups badly misreport study

News reporting at its best should be nuanced. There are rarely 'black hats' and 'white hats' when it comes to ...
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Viewpoint: Food safety could be jeopardized in the EU if fungicides that kill cancer-causing toxins are banned

There are many countries that some Europeans will never visit, yet they eat food from these places every day. –For ...
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GMO soy permit revoked by Mexico, but illegal planting expected to continue

The TFJA [The Federal Court of Administrative Justice] Specialized Chamber for Environmental Matters and Regulation has issued a new resolution ...
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Biotech experts push back after week-long protest to block Philippines Golden Rice approval

Golden Rice is any rice variety that has been genetically modified to include two genes (from maize and soil bacteria) ...
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Relaxed gene-edited crop rules will give farmers more chemical-free pest control tools, EPA says

Developers of genetically engineered crops would have an easier time getting their products onto the US market under a proposed ...