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Golden Rice: The GMO crop loved by humanitarians, opposed by Greenpeace

Golden Rice is back in the news as the Philippines and Bangladesh move closer towards approval of the GMO food ...
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EU Parliament Environment Committee opposes ‘undemocratic’ plan to import glyphosate-tolerant GMOs

The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament .... opposed the European Commission’s plans to authorize ...
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Kenya needs to overcome inhibitions about GMOs, official says

Efforts to “put technologies in the hands of farmers that protect against drought and insects cannot be taken lightly.” ...
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Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods eye 2020 expansion into China as plant-based meat market approaches $140 billion

Beyond Meat Inc aims to start production in Asia before the end of next year, as it gets closer to ...
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Eat your veggies! California testing confirms organic and conventional produce well below EPA pesticide limits

Once again, evidence that our food supply is safe and incredibly diverse ...
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Researchers want USDA approval to release GMO chestnut tree as part of forest restoration effort

Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they’re marble sized, russet colored and nestled in ...
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GMO Golden Rice lauded as one of the most important research projects over the past 50 years

The Golden Rice humanitarian project has been recognized by Project Management Institute (PMI) as one of the Most Influential Projects ...
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New investment rules would limit shareholder advocacy attempts to influence company stance on GMOs, climate change

The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission formally proposed a new rule on [November 6] that could make it harder for ...
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Viewpoint: Common pesticides unsafe at any dose? Here’s what’s wrong with Brazilian researcher’s ‘unsupported’ claims

Going to national media with unpublished sensationalist claims is not without consequences ...
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Single genetic tweak in GMO corn boosts yields 10%—other crops could be improved, too

Supporters of genetic engineering have long promised it will help meet the world’s growing demand for food. But despite the ...
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Will the EU reverse its block on CRISPR crops? Rebel countries urge regulators to reconsider legal status of gene editing

The EU Council will ask the Commission to conduct a study into the “status of novel genomic techniques” for plants ...
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How misguided regulation has kept a GMO ‘superfood’ off the market: Q&A with Golden Rice author Ed Regis

Seeing what has happened to Golden Rice over the course of 20 years, nothing would surprise me going forward ...
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Vancouver, Toronto continue to battle invasive weeds with Roundup after Health Canada rejects glyphosate-cancer link

The City of Vancouver uses the controversial Roundup herbicide. More than 42,700 Americans sued its maker, Monsanto-Bayer. They say that ...
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Ben & Jerry’s faces activist lawsuit alleging false advertising of sustainable farming practices

A Vermont clean water activist has filed a lawsuit claiming Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. and Unilever, its corporate parent, ...
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Study claiming neonic pesticides harm wild birds has no relevance to real-world conditions, plant geneticist argues

Capturing wild birds and force-feeding 3-10% of a lethal dose (of anything) is cruel. It’s not surprising birds would become ...
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Judge dismisses false advertising lawsuit against Panera over products containing glyphosate residues

A putative class action alleging that Panera LLC’s labeling and marketing of its food products as “clean” or “100% clean” ...
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EU food safety commissioner: Ban on GMO crop imports could spell ‘disaster’ for Europe’s economy

The fight against the importation of genetically-modified (GM) feed or food in Europe has been labelled as “scaremongering” and “a ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-pesticide Environmental Working Group spreads chemophobia at taxpayer expense

.... It may sound crazy, but the federal government funds a network of activists that spew tons of needlessly alarming ...
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Global consensus finds neonicotinoids not driving honeybee health problems. Why is Europe determined to ban them?

Why is Europe allowing what has been called 'a bizarrely one-sided piece of politicized science' to determine agricultural policy? ...
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USDA bioengineered food labels may discourage shoppers from buying GMO-derived foods, study shows

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell ...
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Bayer says glyphosate-cancer legal settlement should cap future liability, as number of lawsuits surges past 40,000

Already reeling from an avalanche of lawsuits, German agriculture and healthcare giant Bayer AG said on [October 30] the number ...
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Danone, General Mills to Congress: USDA investment in carbon sequestration on farms can help mitigate looming ‘climate crisis’

CLIMATE CRISIS COMMITTEE LOOKS FOR AG SOLUTIONS: Congress took a rare dive into the nexus of climate change and agriculture ...
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Is it ‘unconstitutional’ to let activists use Ghana’s court system to ban GMOs?

It’s unconstitutional to allow anti-science groups to use Ghana’s judicial system to deny farmers the benefits of biotechnology, Ghana’s National ...
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Viewpoint: Developing countries need GMO, gene-edited crops to solve food security challenges

With a ballooning population and climate change, genetic engineering is needed now more than ever ...
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Food scientist Marion Nestle: Meat industry hires ‘zombie’ lobbyist group to attack Beyond, Impossible Burgers

Just in time for Halloween, the zombie is back. I can hardly believe that the deeply discredited Center for Consumer ...
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78% of soybean, 76% of cotton grown globally in 2018 were GMO, as farmers continued adopting biotech crops

The four major biotech crops — soybeans, maize, cotton, and canola — were the most adopted biotech crops by 26 ...
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EPA, USDA, FDA launch food-waste collaboration to help ‘build sustainable agricultural’ system

On October 30, 2019 the leaders of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and U.S. Department ...
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Glyphosate-cancer lawsuit tally doubles to 42,700, as settlement talks attract more plaintiffs, Bayer says

Germany’s Bayer is now facing 42,700 U.S. plaintiffs blaming its glyphosate-based weedkillers for their cancer, more than twice the tally ...