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New Zealand’s Royal Society calls for updated CRISPR rules to accommodate gene-editing innovation

Genetic technologies such as gene editing are developing quickly and their cost is rapidly falling. This is creating new approaches ...
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Lack of regulation could slow introduction of lab-grown meat, former FDA attorney says

[A] former leading FDA attorney has warned that the speed at which companies in the cell-based meat sector are developing ...
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Glyphosate label war escalates: Spurning EPA objections, California keeps cancer Prop. 65 warning on herbicide

California has no plans to change its rule that certain products containing the herbicide glyphosate require warnings to consumers that ...
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Viewpoint: Eating less meat, boosting crop yields will help prevent famine as climate changes

Humanity is on a collision course with nature. Already 72% of the global ice-free land surface is dedicated to supporting ...
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‘GMOs are banned in Europe’ and 3 other popular biotech crop myths busted

“What do you wish people knew about GMOs that would completely surprise them?" ...
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‘Humanity’s exploitation’ of land hastens climate change, United Nations’ IPCC says

[August 8] brings yet another devastating report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this time outlining how humanity’s ...
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Roundup on trial: Glyphosate-cancer settlement talks progress, but report of an $8 billion payout is ‘pure fiction’

Bayer AG is proposing to pay as much as $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging its ...
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New Zealand climate group says anti-GMO laws hinder development of sustainable technologies

AgResearch says it is working on whether its genetically modified ryegrass could move to NZ based field and animal nutrition ...
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As glyphosate—cancer legal battle intensifies, Bayer faces questions whether it needs to split up to survive

The glyphosate lawsuits—and the political backlash—stem from a finding by a division of the World Health Organisation, which said in ...
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EPA blocks California from ‘misleadingly’ labeling glyphosate as ‘known to cause cancer,’ stating herbicide ‘does not pose a cancer risk’

Environmental Protection Agency News Release EPA Takes Action to Provide Accurate Risk Information to Consumers, Stop False Labeling on Products ...
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Viewpoint: How dubious California Prop 65 cancer warnings and confusing non-GMO labels mislead consumers

California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) recently made it official: Your morning cup of coffee won’t give you cancer. Next ...
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Nigerian farmer: ‘Give us the chance to use agricultural biotech’

African farmers must be given the opportunity to use genetically modified (GM) seeds as the sure way to enhance agricultural ...
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Agricultural industry split over prospects of government not regulating gene editing as part of reform of biotechnology regulations

Crop developers say USDA’s effort to streamline its regulation of biotech crops will still slow the commercialization of many gene-edited ...
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140+ Mexican scientists urge president not to issue decree pushed by ‘activists, painters and chefs’ banning GMO research

Members of the academic community related to biotechnology, bioengineering, genomics and related disciplines express their concern about the possibility of ...
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Honeybees and chemicals: Popular neonicotinoid insecticides ‘safe and effective,’ Australia confirms

There have been scientific studies published that suggest a link between the use of neonicotinoids and the declining health of ...
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South African farmer: Glyphosate ban would send agriculture back to the ‘Stone Age’

When I first heard about the activists who want to take away crop-protection products from African farmers like me, I ...
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GMO mosquitoes could save millions from malaria but ‘progressive agroecologists’ mobilize against Gates-funded project

A child under 5 dies from malaria about every two minutes world-wide. Yet radical environmentalists are mobilizing against an important ...
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FDA v USDA v EPA: US agencies vie for role in revised animal and crop biotechnology regulations

On June 11, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would set in motion a review by three federal ...
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Brexit could lead Britain to ‘ditching EU’s mindless precaution and innovation-crushing rules on GMO crops’

Britain was once the world leader in biotechnology for agriculture, but that all changed 20 years ago when the environmental ...
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Are crops ‘doused’ with glyphosate? Wheat farmer debunks popular Roundup myths, claims sustainability benefits

Too often, science and facts fall victim to fear mongering and emotion. Recently, we have seen an uptick in false ...
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With yields plunging, sugar beet growers in UK may discontinue growing crop in wake of neonicotinoid insecticide ban

Sugar beet is a crop that has always demanded close attention to grow well, but Norfolk grower Mark Means has ...
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‘No safe exposure level’ for controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos, renewal unlikely, European officials conclude

The pesticide chlorpyrifos does not meet the criteria required by legislation for the renewal of its approval in the European ...
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Nutritionist: It will take decades to eliminate misleading non-GMO, natural, gluten-free food labels

Misleading food marketing is aimed at unsuspecting customers who simply want to purchase healthy foods for their family ...
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Milkweed: Mother’s milk for monarch butterflies, but yield-robbing weed for farmers

Can we encourage a resurgence in butterfly-friendly milkweed populations without making farming even more challenging? ...
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Roundup trial: Bayer’s glyphosate-cancer legal losses signal public’s flagging trust in regulators

Jurors have sided with plaintiffs in all three cases over Bayer AG’s herbicide Roundup to go to trial so far, ...
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Nigeria readies GMO cowpea field trials ahead of 2020 commercialization

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has disclosed that it would commence the trial of the pod borer resistant cowpea ...