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Bayer releases 107 Roundup safety studies as glyphosate-cancer legal battle continues

With recent legal battles, Bayer [has released]....all 107 Bayer-owned glyphosate safety study reports that were submitted to the European Food Safety ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s overregulation of CRISPR-edited crops ‘cripples’ Africa’s food security efforts

Current GMO regulation is crippling advancements in sustainable development and food security, according to agricultural economist Matin Qaim, who told ...
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GMO crops still ‘sticking point’ as US-China trade deal moves toward completion

China’s lengthy approval process for genetically modified crops remains a sticking point in talks to end the trade war between ...
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Video: The case for growing (and eating) sustainable GMO AquAdvantage salmon

Recently, a company called AquaBounty earned U.S. approval to begin selling their genetically engineered salmon in grocery stores. The salmon ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to regulate gene-edited animals as drugs will thwart US food innovation

In the absence of sensible regulation of the breathtaking genetic variation that exists naturally in our food species, innovation will ...
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French farmers destroy 18,000 hectares of rapeseed, double previous estimates, after discovering illegal GMO crops

French farmers destroyed a total of 18,000 hectares of rapeseed, more than double the area initially expected, following the discovery ...
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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue pushes agricultural innovation as solution to world hunger

In a morning filled with inquiry, laughter and wisdom, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue conversed with Purdue President Mitch ...
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FDA announces controversial ‘risk-based’ rules for CRISPR-edited animal technology

Novel biotechnology, like genome editing, holds tremendous potential to improve animal health, enhance farm productivity, improve nutrition, and even reduce ...
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Viewpoint: 2 reasons GMOs might be the ‘miracle’ Nigeria is looking for

As Nigeria gets slammed with another gavel of shame – this time called the Misery Index – we suddenly realize ...
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Working to build trust in the insect-resistant BT cowpea, Nigeria’s first genetically modified food crop

A crop created through technology faces intense opposition in Nigeria ...
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CRISPR crops spur farming innovation despite climate change, water shortages and exploding food demand

The discussion and debate surrounding advances in agriculture have become frequent topics of discussion....[N]ow more than ever, the concept of ...
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New North American trade deal boosts US agriculture, fosters biotech innovation, farm group says

When NAFTA was signed more than 25 years ago, it was the best trade deal U.S. agriculture had ever seen ...
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Crop biotech industry fears ‘mistrust of science’ stifling farming innovation in Europe

For several weeks last fall I spent much of my time traveling across Europe, visiting with many of the representatives ...
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Farm groups challenge petition for tighter EPA insecticide rules, saying restrictions could hamper sound conservation

Nearly 100 organizations recently submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency encouraging the agency to reject a petition related to seeds treated with ...
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Viewpoint: Bayer ‘open for looting’ as company battles 11,000 glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

The vagaries of American tort law were on display in San Francisco....as six jurors decided that Bayer AG is liable ...
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Viewpoint: How the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. fails viewers in its misleading coverage of GMO crops and glyphosate

There is no excuse for such misinformation from Canada's ‘National News Agency.' ...
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Speedy conclusion to US-China ‘trade tensions’ could foster farming innovation

It would be a timely piece of good news for American farmers if the United States and China could reach ...
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Canada green lights commercial production of AquAdvantage GMO salmon at Prince Edward Island facility

Environment Canada has approved the commercial production of genetically-modified salmon produced in a facility in eastern [Prince Edward Island], says ...
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Bayer lawsuit: Plaintiff witness rejects EPA Roundup safety assessment as next glyphosate-cancer trial begins

At the start of testimony in what looks to be a long and contentious trial over whether [Bayer's herbicide] Roundup ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban fuels ‘big rise’ in cabbage stem flea beetle damage to UK oilseed rape crops

Oilseed rape crops across southern England are seeing a big rise in pest damage from cabbage stem flea beetles, with ...
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Viewpoint: Marketing restrictions on lab-grown meat, cauliflower rice reveal growing ‘tension’ between food producers and consumers

The [Arkansas] state legislature on March 20 passed a measure banning food companies from marketing “cauliflower rice” as “rice.” The ...
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Podcast: AquaBounty to begin raising GMO AquAdvantage salmon in US as soon as April 2019

A land-based fish farm in East Central Indiana will begin raising AquAdvantage Salmon, genetically engineered Atlantic salmon, as soon as ...
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International group of economists, geneticists calls for relaxed crop gene-editing rules to promote food security

With renewed attention to implementation and regulation, new plant breeding technologies such as gene editing could make an important contribution ...
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US Roundup-cancer trials spur glyphosate import ban in Vietnam

Vietnam has banned the import of glyphosate-containing herbicides after a U.S. court ruled that a weed killer, produced and sold ...
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5 things to know about genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon coming soon to US grocery stores

Animal genomics expert Alison Van Eenennaam explains the significance of the FDA’s move ...
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Glyphosate-cancer legal battle raises investor doubts about Bayer’s purchase of Monsanto

Bayer has to pay out $81 million in damages to a man who claims the Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer, a ...
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Controversial weed killer dicamba could have outsized negative impact on consumer perceptions of pesticide safety

For better or worse, the widespread use of dicamba is pushing an entire industry to scrutinize how herbicides behave, how ...
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Pew survey: Americans science literacy ‘mixed’, partisanship drives many viewpoints

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that many Americans can answer at least some questions about science concepts...The survey, ...