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In bid for US support, French candidate to head UN agricultural agency says she’s not necessarily opposed to GMO or gene-edited crops

Europe’s candidate to run the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which guides policymakers around the world, has promised the ...
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Viewpoint: Bayer shouldn’t have apologized for Monsanto effort to gather data on pesticide regulators, journalists

Senior PR industry figures have questioned Bayer's handling of its stakeholder mapping crisis, focusing their concern on the high-profile suspension of ...
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Post Brexit UK ag biotech policy: USDA official calls European approach to GMOs and food safety ‘old-fashioned, based on traditions and not modern science’

Addressing The Scottish Farmer, amongst other UK journalists at a food show in Chicago, Foreign Agricultural Service administrator Ken Isley ...
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Scientific challenges to CRISPR crops ‘largely settled,’ though political, social concerns remain

Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield oil without dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier ...
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‘Burger wars’: Battle over meat consumption grows partisan as lab-grown protein options expand

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC .... an unlikely political rallying cry was born. ‘They want ...
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Indian geneticist: ‘Policy paralysis’ on biotech crops threatens country’s food production

An Indian farmer has been found illegally growing a genetically modified (GM) aubergine. The event immediately sparked anti-GM protests and ...
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Plant breeders will move CRISPR gene-editing programs out of EU without updated regulations, industry group says

A number of breeding companies have promised to relocate their advanced mutagenesis breeding programs outside Europe and others will follow ...
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Will complicated science, ‘rising anti-business sentiment’ cripple Bayer’s glyphosate defense?

The epic $2.055-billion jury verdict against Monsanto over accusations that its blockbuster weed killer Roundup causes cancer is just one ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate, cancer and clickbait, Part 2: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat analyzes ‘flawed’ Roundup-cancer verdicts

Does Bayer's weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) cause cancer? Three California juries have said yes, while a global consensus of experts ...
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Arkansas bans dicamba herbicide use until fall following more than 1,000 crop damage complaints

As of May 26, farmers in Arkansas can no longer rely on dicamba to kill their weeds. The Arkansas Plant ...
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Harvard food security expert: European influence keeps GMO crops out of Africa

African countries have long maintained some of the strictest regulations on genetically modified agriculture, with only four out of 47 ...
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Bayer GMO seed factory expansion in Chile sparks outcry from environmental groups

"Fuera Bayer-Monsanto de Chile" (Bayer-Monsanto out of Chile) is written on the colorfully painted posters held by protesters on the ...
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German sugar beet planting drops nearly 3% following neonicotinoid insecticide ban

German farmers are estimated to have reduced sugar beet sowings by 2.8 percent to about 379,000 hectares for the 2019 ...
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Viewpoint: USDA GMO labeling plan is pointless, expensive—and probably unconstitutional

The scientific consensus is that mandatory GMO labeling fails every test — scientific, economic, legal, and common-sense ...
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Royalty-free genes reduce GMO seed costs in Africa

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa will be able to access improved seeds at low cost, thanks to the use of ...
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‘Green wave’: Environmentalist gains in EU elections could cut farmer access to key pesticides

The ‘green wave’ which saw environmentalist parties make major gains across the continent in the European elections could threaten the ...
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Monsanto PR firm FleishmanHillard defends effort to gather data on EU pesticide regulators, journalists

FleishmanHillard president and CEO John Saunders defended his agency’s work for Monsanto, which included compiling lists about stakeholders, in a ...
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Viewpoint: India should stop bowing to ‘mindless opposition’ and approve GMO Bt eggplant

A couple of decades ago, some of our brightest gene scientists in India took the genes of a commonly found ...
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14 EU nations call for ‘unified’ CRISPR crop regulation to boost sustainable farming

The Netherlands and Estonia are leading a coalition of 14 EU member states calling on the next European Commission to ...
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Pesticide-focused Save America’s Pollinators Act overlooks primary threats to bees and other pollinators

Amid the continuing decline of pollinators worldwide, U.S. lawmakers recently revived a perennially struggling bill that aims to save these ...
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Following US and Argentina, Brazil approves drought-tolerant, herbicide-resistant soybean

Brazil’s bio-security agency CTNBio has approved a new soybean seed that combines technologies to make it resistant to drought and ...
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‘Small victory’ for Bayer: Judge says firm can move upcoming glyphosate trials to farm states

In a win for Monsanto following more than $2 billion in cancer-trial losses in California against the company’s popular weed ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Toxic’ chemicals fueled post-WWII economic boom in the United States—here’s why that’s a problem

[B]efore [World War II], the vast majority of Americans lived in cities, or they lived on farms. Suddenly, with all ...
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Canada’s neonicotinoid insecticide rules haven’t hit farmers, and tighter regulations coming?

Health Canada’s April decisions on three neonicotinoid insecticides won’t change much for growers this year — but it also won’t ...
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Irish scientist calls for reopening GMO debate

Award-winning Irish biochemist Dr. Richard Murphy says it’s time to revisit the debate around the use of genetically modified organisms ...
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Viewpoint: Will FDA finally crack down on ‘false and misleading’ Non-GMO Project labels?

How much will mega food companies care until FDA decides to enforce the law? ...
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Glyphosate-cancer lawsuits spur development of next-generation weed killers

"Total fear and shock." That's how Andrew Kniss, a weed scientist at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, describes the ...