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South Australian government vows to fight bill reinstating ‘archaic’ GMO crop moratorium

The Marshall Liberal Government will stand firm in its support for South Australian grain growers’ campaign to enjoy the same ...
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UK may lift ban on GMO-derived foods to secure post-Brexit trade deal with US

Genetically modified foods from America could end up on British supermarket shelves as part of a US trade deal. Ministers ...
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Viewpoint: How New Zealand’s biotech ‘science deniers’ hinder effort to fight climate change with GMO ryegrass

Methane abatement efforts are important. Let's get the reporting right ...
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Trump urges Colombia to restart aerial glyphosate weedkiller spraying to wipe out coca crops

Colombia will have to restart aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate in order to destroy crops of coca, the chief ...
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Viewpoint: Proposed EU fungicide ban would sabotage efforts to curb global food contamination

One of the biggest dangers to our food supply comes from mold through a process that’s all-too-natural. Mold thrives in ...
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Bureaucracy hampers GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton approval in the Philippines, despite widespread demand from farmers

The delay in the approval of the propagation of genetically modified (GM) cotton is hampering the revival and revitalization of ...
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South Dakota grain dealer charged in alleged $71 million ‘fake’ organic sales scheme

A $71 million fraud case in South Dakota is the latest blow to the organic supply chain. Federal prosecutors in ...
Europe considers accelerated GMO import approval process to facilitate mini US trade deal

Europe considers accelerated GMO import approval process to facilitate mini US trade deal

Brussels is ready to offer to speed up the approval process for genetically modified organisms imported into the EU, as ...
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GMO blight-resistant potato expected to help over 300,000 farmers in Uganda cut pesticide use, boost yields

Stakeholders working within the potato sector in Uganda are confident about the wide adoption of a new bioengineered late blight ...
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Bayer in ‘no rush’ to settle Roundup-cancer litigation following endorsements from EPA, Department of Justice

.... Bayer was at pains on [Feb. 27] to quell expectations it was nearing an out-of-court settlement laying to rest ...
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Fighting blight with GMO potatoes

Dr. Eric Magembe is committed to using the tools of genetic engineering to fight the devasating potato late blight disease ...
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EU Food safety officials reject activist group Testbiotech’s challenge of glyphosate-tolerant GMO soy approval

Following a request of the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reviewed the scientific arguments raised by the ...
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Bayer Chairman to step down as potential $12 billion Roundup-cancer litigation settlement looms

Bayer Chairman Werner Wenning, one of the architects of a $63 billion takeover deal that has left the German crop ...
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Health officials urge Uganda to pass biosafety law granting consumer access to biofortified GMO crops

Representatives from the Ministry of Health, Uganda Medical Association, the National Drug Authority, and Uganda Pharmaceutical Society resolved that the government ...
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Bangladesh will mandate GMO labeling to quell consumer ‘distrust’ of crop biotechnology

Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) is planning on making declaration of genetically-modified (GM) [crops] in food products mandatory, said its ...
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Viewpoint: Europe missed the GMO revolution. Sensible regulation could ensure they don’t miss out on CRISPR gene editing

The EU needs to take politics out of the GM approval process ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Anti-insecticide crusade’ threatens food security of 20 million people as locusts swarm across East Africa

A plague of locusts has hit Africa. Massive swarms are devouring crops and other vegetation in their path, imperiling millions ...
As France phases out common pesticides, regulator says farmers still need crop chemicals to control new plant diseases

As France phases out common pesticides, regulator says farmers still need crop chemicals to control new plant diseases

France needs to retain pesticides to combat new plant diseases spread by international trade and climate change even as it ...
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USDA unveils initiative to halve US farming environmental footprint, boost production 40% by 2050

The world’s population is likely to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. The global agriculture sector will not only need ...
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$265 million dicamba weed killer verdict paves way for more successful lawsuits against Monsanto, BASF

A $265 million verdict .... against two global agribusiness giants [in late February] has now created another legal headache for ...
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Bayer likely to fight new wave of Roundup-cancer litigation in Australia, despite looming US settlement

As tens of thousands of cases against the makers of the weedkiller Roundup mount up in the United States, a ...
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Gene drives could revolutionize how we deal with pests—if the technology avoids the controversial fate of GMOs

In addition to research and laboratory ethics, gene drive proponents need to focus on public perception ...
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Post Brexit, UK prepares to separate itself from anti-GMO and anti-gene editing farm policy at upcoming WTO summit

Downing Street is preparing to break away from the EU on food safety at an upcoming WTO summit, in yet ...
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Podcast: Tackling ethical questions about CRISPR with GLP’s groundbreaking Global Gene Editing Regulation Tracker and Index

To what degree are nations deploying these revolutionary new tools? ...
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Viewpoint: FDA creating mess in its mishandling of animal gene editing regulations: Leave oversight to the USDA

Gene editing, under FDA regulation, faces an impractical, lengthy and expensive approval process, said National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) president, ...
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What’s Bayer’s argument in its appeal of the $265 million Bader Farms-Monsanto dicamba weedkiller jury verdict?

What’s next in the Bader Farms lawsuit? Both Bayer and BASF deny Bader [Farms] suffered any dicamba damage. They blame ...
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Viewpoint: If Europe wants to be ‘carbon neutral,’ it needs to embrace biotechnology—GMO and CRISPR crops included

“A revolution is taking place in the knowledge base for life sciences and biotechnology, opening up new applications in healthcare, ...
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Viewpoint: Science losing out to anti-glyphosate hysteria, farmers in a quandary as there are no alternative weedkillers as effective

Confirmation [in January] by the U.S. [EPA] that glyphosate is not carcinogenic is welcome, but .... it doesn’t matter. What ...