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Dicamba trial: Bayer contends peach farm damage occurred before drift-prone Monsanto herbicide hit the market

In all-day testimony on the eighth day of the trial, [farmer Bill] Bader said as long as dicamba is sprayed ...
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Non GMO salt? Gluten free orange juice? No hormone-added chicken? Study suggests many consumers willingly overpay even when they learn food label claims are bogus

Previous studies, as well as market sales data, show some consumers are willing to pay a premium for redundant or ...
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Once ‘misinformed and misled’ about GMOs, Ugandan farmers eager to grow disease-resistant cassava

Farmers from five districts in the West Nile region in North Western Uganda are upbeat about the prospect of growing ...
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Zimbabwe lifts GMO corn import ban to avert famine amid worst drought in 40 years

Zimbabwe has quietly lifted a ban on imports of genetically modified corn for the first time in 12 years as ...
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With Roundup-cancer settlement looming, activists revive conspiracy claim that glyphosate surfactants threaten human health

The narrative of underdog cancer victims unmasking corporate villains isn't backed up by the evidence ...
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‘What’s in my weed?’ Organic certification for cannabis coming soon

Do you know what’s in your weed? For the majority of cannabis consumers, the answer is a resounding no—despite claims ...
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‘Maladapted’ EU regulation hinders non-toxic biopesticide development, despite growing farmer demand

Biological pesticides are rapidly gaining attention as a sustainable and viable environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides. However, they are ...
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Video: Filipino farmers ‘clamor’ for access to GMO insect-resistant Bt eggplant

SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC) releases The Bt Eggplant Story, a new video series that documents the development of Bt ...
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Dicamba on trial: Peach farmer testifies Monsanto knew its drift-prone herbicide would damage his 1,000-acre operation

Since 1970, Bill Bader has worked on peach farms in Dunklin County, Missouri, just north of the Arkansas border. Bader ...
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GMO Golden Rice meets safety standards set by Philippines, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, assessment shows

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) persists as a major public health nutrition problem, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Severe ...
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Post-Brexit rules on glyphosate, neonicotinoid pesticides may reveal UK’s willingness to break from EU regulations

Post-Brexit regulation of controversial pesticides including glyphosate and neonicotinoids could be test cases for how far the U.K. is prepared ...
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‘Monsanto on the attack’: How an aggressive defense contributed to the ‘dicamba debacle’

It's pretty clear that the ag industry has a problem. But what is the nature of it? ...
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Latest Roundup-cancer trial canceled, fueling speculation of a final settlement in glyphosate litigation

A Roundup cancer trial in St. Louis, Missouri, will not open on [Feb. 5] as expected, a court spokesman said ...
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Leaked proposals suggest EU may assess CRISPR gene editing to ‘improve sustainability’ of food production

More leaked drafts of the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy reveal how the [European] Commission’s plan to make EU food ...
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Post-Brexit UK may accept GMO crop imports from US, Prime Minister Boris Johnson hints

Boris Johnson has hinted at allowing genetically modified food to be imported from the US after Brexit as he called ...
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Farmers cheer EPA rulings on glyphosate, neonicotinoid pesticides, while activists pan them as concessions to industry

In a move heralded by farmers but panned by environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to reapprove ...
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Field trials of non-browning CRISPR-edited potatoes begin in Argentina

In a study published recently in the Frontiers in Plant Science magazine, scientists from Argentina and Sweden reported they have edited ...
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Farmer vs farmer: After tens of thousands of acres of crop damage, what are we to make of the ‘dicamba debacle’?

For dicamba, even more than most ag issues in recent history, the devil is in the details ...
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EPA reaffirms glyphosate herbicide poses no human health risk, says additional review slated for fall 2020

EPA has finalized its interim registration decision on glyphosate, once again stating the herbicide poses no risk to human health ...
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Roundup-cancer settlement could include clause that bars plaintiffs’ lawyers from soliciting new clients

As Bayer AG tries to settle U.S. lawsuits claiming that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the company is considering a ...
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EPA approves continued use of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides, with added restrictions to protect bees

The EPA announced [Jan 30] it supports the continued use and registration of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides linked to ...
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Video: House of Lords member and science writer Matt Ridely urges UK to ‘break free’ of Europe’s restrictive CRISPR crop rules

The UK must break away from Europe's restrictive agricultural gene-editing rules, science writer Matt Ridley told the UK's House of ...
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Kenya GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton approval signals end to farmers’ misery, farm group tells president

Following Kenya's recent approval of GMO insect-resistant cotton, veteran maize and cotton farmer Daniel Magondu penned this letter to the ...
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Bayer reportedly discussing halt of Roundup weed killer sales to consumers as part of glyphosate-cancer settlement negotiations

Bayer is considering stopping sales of the weedkiller glyphosate to private users who apply it in their gardens, German newspaper ...
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Monsanto expected farmer complaints when it released drift-prone herbicide dicamba, court documents show

Monsanto expected thousands of farmers to complain about its new weedkiller drifting and harming their crops when it launched the ...
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India should ‘definitely adopt’ new GMO crops, nation’s top biotech cotton expert argues

The logjam in approval of newer genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds [in India] has catalyzed planting of unauthorized seeds known ...
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Pushing back on activist efforts to reinstate South Australia’s GMO crop ban

As fires and drought devastate Australia, scores of protesters call on government to take action on “catastrophic” climate change. Green ...
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A Rwandan farmer’s son: Why I advocate for GMO crops in Africa

Being raised in a family where all income came from my mother’s farm is something hard to forget. My mother ...