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Regulation gone wrong: A critique of the FDA’s nonsensical animal gene-editing rules

The “Guidance for Industry #187” entitled “Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals” was published in the Federal Register ...
China approves two GM crop varieties in bid to support biotechnology and boost food security

China approves two GM crop varieties in bid to support biotechnology and boost food security

China last year approved three domestically designed GMO crops as safe, the first in a decade, in a fresh push ...
USDA green lights high-yield, herbicide-resistant GM corn variety, finding it unlikely to pose a plant pest risk

USDA green lights high-yield, herbicide-resistant GM corn variety, finding it unlikely to pose a plant pest risk

The Notice in the Federal Register states that APHIS is advising the public that the genetically engineered corn variety DP202216 is no ...
With sugar beet production dropping, UK approves emergency neonicotinoids pesticide use to combat beet yellows virus

With sugar beet production dropping, UK approves emergency neonicotinoids pesticide use to combat beet yellows virus

In 2018 the [UK] government supported new rules which prohibit the outdoor use of 3 neonicotinoids - clothianidin, imidacloprid and ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Regulatory creep’—How the FDA’s evolving rules hindered the introduction of gene-edited animals

Ever since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its plans to regulate genomic alterations in genome edited animals ...
Mexican farmers and scientists speak out against government’s anti-biotech agenda

Mexican farmers and scientists speak out against government’s anti-biotech agenda

The Mexican government’s nonstop attacks on genetically modified (GM) crops — resulting most recently in a ban on GM maize ...
GE animals: While the federal government delays approvals, antibiotic use, animal suffering and food prices increase

GE animals: While the federal government delays approvals, antibiotic use, animal suffering and food prices increase

They say good things come to those who wait. Well I have been waiting my entire career to eat milk, ...
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UK launches consultation that could roll back restrictive CRISPR crop rules, unlock ‘substantial benefits’

In one of its first post-Brexit moves, England has launched a consultation on gene editing in a bid to unlock ...
All CRISPR crops are GMOs in Europe? Groundbreaking court ruling may have been misinterpreted

All CRISPR crops are GMOs in Europe? Groundbreaking court ruling may have been misinterpreted

In the ruling of July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that organisms obtained by ...
Peru extends GMO crop cultivation ban for 15 years, after months of intense debate

Peru extends GMO crop cultivation ban for 15 years, after months of intense debate

The president of the Congress of the Republic [of Peru], Mirtha Vásquez, signed the enactment of the 15-year extension of ...
Viewpoint: Glyphosate and cancer—How ideology and bad science turned a safe herbicide into a carcinogen

Viewpoint: Glyphosate and cancer—How ideology and bad science turned a safe herbicide into a carcinogen

Glyphosate has long been considered as an herbicide with no unacceptable health risk. In 2015, its classification as "probably carcinogenic" ...
USDA bioengineered food labels are coming in 2021. Will they change consumer behavior?

USDA bioengineered food labels are coming in 2021. Will they change consumer behavior?

Four years after the thunder in Congress over labeling foods made with GMO ingredients, the deadline for compliance with the ...
Burger tax? Study says we should raise meat prices to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Burger tax? Study says we should raise meat prices to cut greenhouse gas emissions

As the planet continues to warm, researchers continue working to better understand the sources of greenhouse emissions. In this new effort, ...
Golden Rice could fight deadly vitamin A deficiency now. Why do farmers have to wait another 3 years to grow it?

Golden Rice could fight deadly vitamin A deficiency now. Why do farmers have to wait another 3 years to grow it?

It’s one of the world’s most preventable tragedies. Every year, as many as 500,000 children go blind because their diet ...
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USDA: ‘Fear mongering’ keeps EU scared of growing GMOs, while it relies on US biotech grain imports

Commercial cultivation of GE crops in the EU is limited to one percent of the EU’s total corn area (102 ...
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Mexico’s GM corn ban could ‘imperil’ nation’s food chain, farm groups warn

Mexico will “revoke and refrain from granting permits for the release of genetically modified corn seeds into the environment,” stated ...
‘Proportionate risk’: Outgoing Secretary Perdue proposes USDA streamlining, takeover of animal biotechnology regulations

‘Proportionate risk’: Outgoing Secretary Perdue proposes USDA streamlining, takeover of animal biotechnology regulations

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a significant step in modernizing regulations of agricultural animals modified or produced by genetic ...
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European Commission may greenlight GM crop imports rejected by EU Parliament

The EU Parliament has again spoken out against the approval of a number of genetically modified plant species. MEPs in ...
GM banana could help Uganda's farmers battle bacterial wilt, but the country needs a biosafety law first

GM banana could help Uganda’s farmers battle bacterial wilt, but the country needs a biosafety law first

My attention has been drawn to an article I recently read in the digital Genetic Literacy Project newsletter authored by ...
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Viewpoint: Are GMOs safe? Yes, for people and the planet

Viewpoint: Are GMOs safe? Yes, for people and the planet

[W]hen we hear or read “GMO” or “bioengineered food,” do we ever think of the terms “safety,” “regulation” or “sustainability”? ...
Mexico could completely ban glyphosate weedkiller and GM corn by 2024

Mexico could completely ban glyphosate weedkiller and GM corn by 2024

The [Mexican] National Commission for Regulatory Improvement published a new draft Presidential decree on Wednesday, [December 9], which orders the ...
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FDA approves first-ever GM animal for use in food and human medicine: GalSafe pigs

[Dec 14], the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind intentional genomic alteration (IGA) in a line of domestic ...
Viewpoint: Most consumers are ignorant of farming—and ‘easy targets’ for peddlers of organic food misinformation

Viewpoint: Most consumers are ignorant of farming—and ‘easy targets’ for peddlers of organic food misinformation

For the last 15 years, I have taught an introductory nutrition course at a local junior college. On the opening ...
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Viewpoint: Glyphosate-cancer trials illustrate how tort lawyers undermine science in the courtroom

Should we be fair to chemical manufacturers when they are sued? First of all, who are they? Since everything in ...
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As AquaBounty readies US rollout of GMO salmon, scientists hope for jumpstart of biotech animal research

A genetically modified salmon will become the first GM food animal to go on sale in the US, according to ...
GMO ban in food-insecure Ghana would be ‘dangerous,’ deputy agriculture minister warns

GMO ban in food-insecure Ghana would be ‘dangerous,’ deputy agriculture minister warns

[A December 7 Agriculture Manifesto Forum organized by the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana] discussed the strategies in the 2020 ...
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