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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 ...
'Politics, money and fear' have kept GMO salmon out of American grocery stores

‘Politics, money and fear’ have kept GMO salmon out of American grocery stores

AquaBounty Farms of Indiana is a land-based fish farm designed to raise the revolutionary AquAdvantage salmon. Scientists created the fish ...
How western organic food companies are threatening China's farmers

How western organic food companies are threatening China’s farmers

As Chinese consumers have prioritized food quality, imported organic products have soared in popularity, with some supermarkets following in the ...
Viewpoint: 'Heritage' of emotional decision-making fuels EU's opposition to biotech crops

Viewpoint: ‘Heritage’ of emotional decision-making fuels EU’s opposition to biotech crops

As Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and diplomat famously put it, “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are ...
Non-GMO labels mislead everybody, but may hurt poor people the most, nutritionist claims

Non-GMO labels mislead everybody, but may hurt poor people the most, nutritionist claims

Non-GMO labels on foods are popping up on grocery store shelves all over the US. These labels are intended to ...
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Advances in technology spur calls for EU law amendments around GMOs

Researchers have come forward in support of a recent proposal from The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, to ...
Abuse of open records requests by activists, corporations threatens government transparency, report shows

Abuse of open records requests by activists, corporations threatens government transparency, report shows

Dennis J. Ventry Jr., a law professor at the University of California, Davis, drew the ire of tax preparation companies ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to treat gene-edited animals like ‘walking drugs’ will stifle agricultural innovation

Nov. 3 marked One Health Day (www.onehealthcommission.org) – an international campaign to recognize the importance of a broad, trans-disciplinary approach ...
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Are GMO critics more open to gene editing that targets plant and human diseases?

The early generations of transgenic plants focused primarily on increasing productivity, either by reducing pest damage or increasing yields by ...
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Germany’s environment minister pitches plan to ban glyphosate by 2023

Germany plans new conditions for pesticide approval and will seek an end date for the use of glyphosate-based weed killers, ...
Will EPA's new dicamba restrictions be enough to stop crop damage?

Will EPA’s new dicamba restrictions be enough to stop crop damage?

Scientists are concerned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently announced limits on dicamba herbicide use will not be effective in ...
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Viewpoint: Obstructionist governments have kept the ‘green revolution’ out of Africa

A green revolution—the increase in agricultural yields seen in most parts of the poor world apart from Africa since the ...
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13 nations say it’s time to end ‘political posturing’ and embrace crop gene editing

 Agricultural scientists have been excited about gene editing since it debuted several years ago. The technology dramatically cuts the time ...
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Video: Scientists take on Uganda’s tough questions about GMO crops

Uganda’s NTV features panel discussion on biotechnology and biosafety with Dr. Nina Fedoroff of Penn State University and Dr. Theresa Sengooba ...
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UK neonicotinoid ban invites spread of deadly virus yellows disease, sugar beet farmers warn

When I was elected to the role of NFU Sugar vice-chairman, it was foremost in my mind that every grower’s ...
Bayer might seek settlements in some Monsanto glyphosate-cancer suits, but prepares to fight large claims

Bayer might seek settlements in some Monsanto glyphosate-cancer suits, but prepares to fight large claims

Bayer AG’s chief executive said .... the company might consider settling lawsuits over Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing weed-killers depending on how high ...
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Despite EU gene-editing restrictions, Dutch government may greenlight CRISPR crop studies

Dutch agriculture minister Carola Schouten is considering allowing experiments involving a ‘light form’ of crop genetic modification even though the ...
FDA plan to regulate a gene-edited animal as a 'drug' will 'choke' research, experts say

FDA plan to regulate a gene-edited animal as a ‘drug’ will ‘choke’ research, experts say

Despite the Trump administration's calls to increase innovation in biotechnology in a new draft proposal, experts say the classification of genetic editing ...
273 Colombian farmers sue government spraying glyphosate to destroy coca plants used to make cocaine

273 Colombian farmers sue government spraying glyphosate to destroy coca plants used to make cocaine

The Colombian government faces 273 lawsuits stemming from damages to crops, land and water caused by the spraying the herbicide ...
Viewpoint: Environmental gene editing shows promise, but requires 'careful oversight'

Viewpoint: Environmental gene editing shows promise, but requires ‘careful oversight’

In Burkina Faso, the government is considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria. In Nantucket, Mass., officials ...
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Why the USDA is finding it hard to combat surge in fraudulent organic products

USDA has an organic problem. The department wants to clamp down on fraudulent products, but needs to tackle inaccurate government ...
Talking Biotech: How regulation threatens the future of biotechnology

Talking Biotech: How regulation threatens the future of biotechnology

Technology is revolutionizing health care and food production. But excessive regulation slows these important developments. What does this mean for ...
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Viewpoint: Why a jury verdict against Monsanto doesn’t change anything regarding the safety of Roundup herbicide

The common weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) is back in the news after a US court ruled it contributed to a man’s terminal cancer (non-Hodgkin ...
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Vitamin-A fortified GMO banana may finally debut in Uganda in 2021, 16 years after research began

Ugandan scientists are eying a 2021 release date for genetically modified bananas fortified with vitamin A, provided the nation passes ...
Animal biotechnologist Alison Van Eenennaam questions FDA plan to classify CRISPR gene-edited animals as drugs

Animal biotechnologist Alison Van Eenennaam questions FDA plan to classify CRISPR gene-edited animals as drugs

The [FDA in 2019]  will roll out several guidance documents meant to provide “intensive assistance” for navigating its guidelines for ...
Legal challenges expected after EPA re-authorizes controversial weed-killing herbicide dicamba

Legal challenges expected after EPA re-authorizes controversial weed-killing herbicide dicamba

Farmers can use the pesticide dicamba to clear fields of stubborn weeds for two more growing seasons after the EPA ...