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Local officials in Uganda want scientists to help counter nation’s influential anti-GMO activists

Local government officials from over 10 districts in Central Uganda warned scientists of biotech critics whose efforts they claimed were ...
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Following neonicotinoid insecticide ban, UK canola growers ask government to cover crop losses from pest infestations

Since the ban on neonics, the UK area of oilseed rape has progressively fallen year on year. What’s more, following ...
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French agriculture minister says glyphosate key to sustainable farming, raising doubts about proposed weedkiller bans

France’s agriculture minister has declared glyphosate is an essential tool of the agroecological transition, raising hopes of a change in ...
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Oil from GMO canola, high in omega-3 fatty acids, poised to hit US stores in mid-2020

A newly emerging omega-3 canola oil is set to be available in the market by the second quarter of 2020 ...
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India cancels royalties seed companies pay Bayer for GMO cotton, threatening foreign investment in nation’s biotech crop sector

India has axed the royalties that local seed companies pay to German drugmaker Bayer AG for Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) ...
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Consumer GMO fears could halt UK’s post-Brexit embrace of biotechnology

Since securing his premiership and withdrawal from the EU, Johnson has repeatedly made a point of championing deregulation and divergence ...
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Viewpoint: Avoid these 6 bogus labels at the grocery store to save money

Are you paying more for certain food labels? Who can blame you! With the rise of labels and wanting to ...
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Will our ‘insatiable desire’ to eat meat cause the next disease pandemic?

It’s easy for those of us in the Western world to shake our heads at the live wildlife markets in ...
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Viewpoint: Activist campaign against synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and GMOs a pending ‘disaster’ for our food supply

‘Farming looks mighty easy when your plough is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.’ Those were ...
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FDA halts food manufacturing facility inspections to slow coronavirus spread

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to “flatten the curve,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is halting ...
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GMO, climate change skeptics change their minds after learning the facts, study shows

The use of information provision has been criticized as an ineffective way to increase support for evidence-based environmental policies, but ...
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Europe fears empty grocery stores amid coronavirus outbreak, but food companies say there’s plenty to go around

Naked supermarket shelves and masked shoppers hoarding pasta have become the iconic images of the coronavirus crisis so far. But ...
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Activist-led lawsuit alleges EPA glyphosate weedkiller approval violated Endangered Species Act

EPA's interim registration approval of glyphosate in January now faces its first court challenge, as a number of food safety, ...
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Coronavirus and food safety: Why there’s no need to panic

Every day seems to bring dire news about coronavirus COVID-19. As this virus spreads, how concerned should we be for ...
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Uganda’s agriculture minister wants churches to help promote genetic engineering

The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja has commenced his campaign which he said is ...
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No, we aren’t losing all of our honeybees. And neonicotinoid seed coatings aren’t driving their health problems—here’s why

The meme targeting neonics with the not-all-that vulnerable honeybee as their symbol is a powerful fund-raising tool for activists ...
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How high-yielding CRISPR ‘waxy’ corn could boost public acceptance of gene editing

CRISPR-Cas is a breakthrough technology for crop improvement. But before CRISPR crops can be commercialized globally, public acceptance must be ...
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EU’s negative attitude toward GMOs shaped by 20 years of anti-biotech ‘fear-mongering,’ USDA finds

For more than two decades, European consumers have been exposed to consistent fear-mongering from anti-biotech groups, resulting in negative consumer ...
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Kenya GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton approval exposes ‘missed opportunity’ for neighboring Uganda

Kenya has made history as it joined six other African countries in commercial cultivation of BT cotton. Peter Munya, the ...
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If the FDA doesn’t say they’re safe, ‘they won’t go to market’: What you should know about GMOs and food safety

Glow-in-the-dark mice, silk-producing goats, venomous cabbage — these are all wacky and downright unsettling examples of what can happen when scientists tinker with ...
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Why Brexit could jump start UK GMO, CRISPR research—once stifled by ‘dead hand’ of EU regulation

Britain is really good at biology. In physics and chemistry, or painting and music, we have often failed to match ...
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USDA produce industry committee recommends EPA suspend registration of drift-prone dicamba herbicides

The USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee has recommended the suspension of dicamba registration to prevent produce crop harm ...
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Plaintiff in glyphosate-cancer trial defends original $80 million verdict against Bayer on appeal

A man who won an $80 million verdict over Monsanto Co.’s Roundup [in 2019] defended the award on appeal, including ...
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Ugandan President wants GMO bill passed

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus to meet, discuss and finally pass the nation’s ...
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Bolivia green lights drought-tolerant GMO soy field trials, following 2-million-ton decline in production

The transitional government of President Jeanine Áñez approved the technical evaluation of soybeans – event HB4 – in response to ...
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EPA watchdog to determine if agency followed ‘scientifically sound principles’ in approving dicamba herbicides

The inspector general of the EPA is planning to look into whether EPA acted properly when it registered dicamba in ...
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EU Commission enlists climate-neutral crops and other sustainability tools to meet Green Deal goals

Under its Green Deal, the European Commission has presented a[n] .... action plan that prepares the ground for a sustainable ...
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From hunger to profitable harvest: How GMO, CRISPR-edited plants can help curb $220 billion in annual crop losses

Innovations in plant genetics are inoculating vital food crops against devastating diseases ...