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Facing weak yields and poor weather, Bolivian farmers demand access to new GMO seeds

Facing declining yields and inclement weather, smallholder farmers in Bolivia are asking the government to approve of the use of ...
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Viewpoint: COVID-19 food shortages—Why the pandemic is a warning to embrace agricultural technology

The question worth asking is this: will we learn from this trying experience and embrace agricultural technology to build a ...
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States want tighter EPA restrictions on dicamba weedkillers after another year of ‘skyrocketing’ crop damage

On April 28, the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO) sent EPA a letter asking that the agency consider ...
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Africa looks to build food self-sufficiency as COVID disrupts global supply chain

As Africa grapples with disruptions in the global supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some see it as an ...
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Regulation and anti-GMO activism: Roadblocks on the way to saving the American chestnut tree

In traditional plant breeding .... farmers .... cross varieties with desired traits .... and select promising mixtures for sought-after qualities ...
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Cumulative pesticide exposure poses little risk to consumers, EU food safety officials find

Risks to consumers from the presence of pesticide residues in food are currently estimated substance by substance. However, a number ...
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Ban glyphosate? Environmental chemist debunks ‘flawed’ case against Bayer’s herbicide

Contrary to sensational media reports and class actions, global regulators consider glyphosate not to be carcinogenic. Consequences could be dire ...
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Viewpoint: Activist-inspired GMO cotton bans push Mexican farmers toward bankruptcy

Mexico has a long record of safely cultivating genetically modified (GM) cotton. For more than 20 years, cotton has been ...
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Want fewer pandemics? Intensify agriculture to combat hunger—the root cause of disease spread

A number of activists and opinion writers have recently argued that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be traced ...
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USDA won’t regulate gene-edited camelina, accelerating development of sustainable omega-3 oil source

In January 2020, Yield10 submitted an “Am I Regulated?” letter to the BRS, requesting confirmation of the regulatory status for ...
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Does ‘factory farming’ increase our risk of experiencing pandemics?

Some experts have hypothesized that the novel coronavirus made the jump from animals to humans in China’s wet markets, just ...
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Bayer expects widespread use of dicamba in 2020 despite intense legal battle to restrict the weedkiller

Had it proceeded as planned, dicamba-tolerant soybean technology would be receiving rave reviews in 2020. In its four years of ...
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South Australia lifts 16-year-old GMO crop cultivation ban after months of political wrangling

South Australia will allow mainland farmers to grow genetically-modified (GM) crops from next season, but councils can apply to remain ...
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Where are GMO crops grown? GLP infographics document the global growth of agricultural biotechnology innovation

One of the more popular claims by critics of GMOs is that only a few countries grow genetically engineered crops, ...
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Bayer takes ‘tougher stance’ in glyphosate-cancer settlement talks amid COVID-19 financial strain

Bayer said the economic downturn and the need to preserve cash means it is taking a tougher stance in talks ...
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Newly approved 2, 4-D herbicides could help cut crop damage from Bayer’s drift-prone dicamba weedkiller

Farmers and weed control experts continue to monitor the dicamba herbicide situation heading into another growing season. Kevin Bradley, University ...
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Kenya pushes GMO cotton farming to meet soaring demand for masks

The Kenyan government has begun distributing genetically modified (GM) and hybrid seeds in a bid to increase cotton production to ...
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Organic safer than conventional food? Short toxicology lesson shows why that question makes no sense

Pick just about any newspaper or journal and during the course of a year, one or more articles will be ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban leaves UK canola farmers with few tools to stop flea beetle resurgence

The bright yellow rapeseed flowers that adorn the British countryside have largely disappeared after crops this season failed. The flaxen ...
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Viewpoint: Norman Borlaug saved millions of lives, would his critics prefer he hadn’t?

Norman Borlaug is perhaps the most important person in human history whose name and legacy remain largely unknown. A hero ...
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Viewpoint: Coronavirus pandemic has alerted consumers to the ‘silliness’ of organic food marketing

Remember when buying those “non-toxic” cleaning supplies made you feel like you were being a good person? Yeah, those were ...
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Farm groups join lawsuit to support EPA’s glyphosate weedkiller re-approval

Commodity groups, ag retailers and others are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed in the 9th Circuit Court of ...
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Dicamba on trial: Bayer tells federal judges banning drift-prone herbicide would ’cause chaos’ for farmers

As U.S. soybean and cotton farmers work to get their 2020 crops planted, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ...
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Gene editing will revolutionize crop breeding in Africa, new paper predicts

Genome editing technology has the potential to revolutionize crop development on the African continent, especially in sub-Sahara Africa, according to ...
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Viewpoint: How precautionary public health policy turned coronavirus into a ‘global train wreck’

Worldwide coronavirus response was a failure in risk management ...
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Chipotle fined record-setting $25 million for allegedly sickening 1,100 customers with norovirus

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will pay a $25 million criminal fine to resolve allegations by federal prosecutors that its food ...
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EPA likely to re-approve controversial dicamba weedkillers in 2020, despite widespread crop damage

Herbicide applicators have the weight of dicamba’s future weighing heavily on their shoulders this year. EPA’s conditional registration lasts through ...
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Viewpoint: Government-funded anti-GMO groups promote hunger in world’s poorest nations

Too many US, EU and UN government agencies have been captured by neo-colonialist elements in their leadership and ranks, and ...