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USDA, FDA approval of  lab-grown protein likely to spur 'all-out development' of clean meat products

USDA, FDA approval of lab-grown protein likely to spur ‘all-out development’ of clean meat products

The virtual super nova of interest in clean meat has arrived at the regulatory stage. The FDA and USDA are ...
First federal glyphosate-cancer trial slated for February 2019

First federal glyphosate-cancer trial slated for February 2019

A U.S. judge overseeing the federal litigation against Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit over glyphosate-based weed-killers allegedly causing cancer on [November ...
Bayer appeals $78M verdict in landmark Monsanto glyphosate-cancer lawsuit

Bayer appeals $78M verdict in landmark Monsanto glyphosate-cancer lawsuit

Agribusiness giant Monsanto on [November 20] appealed a $78 million verdict in favor of a dying California man who said ...
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Fear of GMOs scares China’s consumers, slows agricultural innovation

In the midst of a trade war with the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping keeps repeating that China is ...
Has modern agriculture 'tainted' your Thanksgiving dinner?

Has modern agriculture ‘tainted’ your Thanksgiving dinner?

The Environmental Working Group knows how to grab headlines with ominous claims about America's food supply. In April, the Washington, ...
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Argentina could be first country to plant GMO wheat, engineered for drought resistance—if regulators approve

“We mustn't do what other countries have already done; we must do what no other country did," the CEO of ...
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USDA, FDA announce plan to split regulatory oversight of lab-grown meat

The Agriculture Department and FDA laid out new details on [November 16] about how the two agencies plan to split ...
In boon to poor farmers, Ghana poised to introduce GMO crops

In boon to poor farmers, Ghana poised to introduce GMO crops

Though the nation already imports genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Ghana is ready to introduce genetically modified (GM) crops into its ...
Faster GMO crop import approvals in China could boost Brazil's already record-breaking soy exports

Faster GMO crop import approvals in China could boost Brazil’s already record-breaking soy exports

Brazil’s record soy exports to China could grow further, an Agriculture Ministry official told Reuters …. as the Asian nation’s ...
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Using gene editing to improve animal welfare may quell fear of ‘Franken-animals’

A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science ...
Glyphosate-cancer lawsuits spur farmers to embrace 'precision farming' to help reduce chemical inputs

Glyphosate-cancer lawsuits spur farmers to embrace ‘precision farming’ to help reduce chemical inputs

American juries are well known for the generosity of their awards in civil cases .... So Bayer, a German chemicals ...
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10 African countries passed plant breeding protection laws to boost food security. Will Ghana join them?

Scientists, politicians and farmers are urging the government of Ghana to pass new laws that will strengthen the local seed ...
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California judge orders expedited trial for couple alleging glyphosate caused their cancer

A California judge on [November 15] granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer ...
Gene-edited foods are coming, but how will they be regulated, and will consumers eat them?

Gene-edited foods are coming, but how will they be regulated, and will consumers eat them?

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or ...
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Genetic engineering is changing our food. An expert explains everything you should know

SCIENTISTS CONTINUE TO find new ways to insert genes for specific traits into plant and animal DNA. A field of promise—and ...
European Commission science advisers say political decision limiting crop gene editing will leave Europe a technological straggler

European Commission science advisers say political decision limiting crop gene editing will leave Europe a technological straggler

Laws in the EU should be changed to allow plants developed through controversial gene-editing techniques to be more easily put on ...
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With regulation bottlenecks surrounding biotechnology, how do gene-edited crops get from the lab to the farm?

Restrictive regulation of genome-edited crops could limit the future impact of these crops on agriculture. Globally, genome-edited crops are currently ...
Audio: Greenpeace, UK farmers and chemical industry square off over neonicotinoid pesticide ban

Audio: Greenpeace, UK farmers and chemical industry square off over neonicotinoid pesticide ban

The debate over neonicotinoids continued ... during a BBC Radio segment as farmers, environmentalists and the chemical industry weighed in on ...
We should stop saying biotechnology can 'change the world,' expert argues

We should stop saying biotechnology can ‘change the world,’ expert argues

It is common to hear claims that biotechnology will solve many of the world’s most perplexing problems. For example, a ...
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University students embrace biotech research as Africa gradually embraces crop biotechnology

Though most African nations have been slow to commercialize genetically modified crops, students across the continent remain committed to earning ...
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Claim that Monsanto ‘secretly influenced’ glyphosate research prompts Health Canada to reevaluate Roundup safety

Health Canada [is] reviewing hundreds of studies used during the approval process for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Canada’s most ...
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Should Europe’s 17-year-old GMO regulations apply to CRISPR-edited crops?

Dutch Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten said recently that CRISPR gene editing is indispensable for making agriculture more sustainable. Using this new technology, ...
Viewpoint: As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for 'bird-pocalypse' that's not happening

Viewpoint: As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for ‘bird-pocalypse’ that’s not happening

Are we in the midst of another bout of unfounded environmentalist-fueled exaggerations—this time about birds becoming extinct because of pesticide ...
USDA denies request to import biotech blue chrysanthemums from Japan

USDA denies request to import biotech blue chrysanthemums from Japan

Chrysanthemums genetically engineered to produce blue flowers cannot be freely imported into the U.S. and traded as non-regulated crops under ...
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Uganda’s GMO biosafety bill ensuring ‘no dangers’ likely to pass after embrace of president’s proposed changes

Legislators on the Parliamentary Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation have changed their positions on the GMO Bill and considered ...
Pentagon's plan to engineer insects to protect food crops sparks fears of misuse as bioweapons

Pentagon’s plan to engineer insects to protect food crops sparks fears of misuse as bioweapons

Jane Polston and I are walking over to some greenhouses at the University of Florida, where she’s a professor. She wants ...
FDA reaffirms much-criticized plan to regulate genetically engineered animals as if they were a drug

FDA reaffirms much-criticized plan to regulate genetically engineered animals as if they were a drug

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has doubled down on his agency’s failed policy for regulating an entire sector of biotechnology — the ...
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Weed killer in your Cheerios? A pesticide expert explains everything you should know about glyphosate

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world and is applied to most of the U.S. corn and ...