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Bayer plan to launch GMO dicamba-resistant soybean in Brazil sparks pushback from some farmers

A genetically modified soy seed technology from Germany’s Bayer set to launch soon in Brazil has sparked concern from some ...
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EU Parliament environment committee challenges recent GMO crop approvals, citing seed company ‘market domination’

The Environment Committee in the European Parliament voted against the approval of genetically modified maize and soybean varieties. [The committee ...
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Turkish scientist gets 15-month prison sentence after publishing study that links chemicals in food and water in western Turkey to cancer

A Turkish food engineer and human rights activist was sentenced .... to 15 months in jail after publishing the results ...
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Distrust in government, biotech literacy dictate public opinion on GMO crops in China, survey shows

This paper analyzes the awareness and attitudes of the Chinese public toward genetically modified (GM) foods with different types of ...
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Viewpoint: EU does world’s GMO, CRISPR crop research but blocks implementation while other nations benefit from the technology

The story of agricultural biotechnology in the EU started with high hopes and expectations 25 years ago, when Belgian Professor ...
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Nestle expands glyphosate testing on imported coffee as trials feed Roundup-cancer scare

Nestle SA is increasing checks on the coffee it buys, after recent tests showed beans from some countries had levels ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Big Ag’ owns scientists who endorse safety of GMOs? Busting the anti-biotech movement’s favorite myth

Scientists are generally inclined to dislike big companies--but they know that biotechnology has made our food supply safer and more ...
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Sustainable bacon: CRISPR-edited pigs could survive deadly disease, but public support key to success

Genome editing could be a ‘key tool’ in improving the efficiency of UK pig production and could help in tackling ...
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Biotech startups challenge multinational seed company market domination with CRISPR

Inari, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, plans to use the total $144 million it has raised so far to develop crops ...
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Nigeria needs GMO crops to boost food security, promote food safety, government says

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, announced that the Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria is working hard in ...
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6 co-authors of controversial study that raised alarms about Oxitec’s GMO mosquito release in Brazil call for paper’s retraction

[The public] was alarmed in mid-September when an article published in the Scientific Reports pointed to the presence in Bahia ...
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Roundup on trial: Glyphosate-cancer legal battle threatens US farm exports

Earlier [in September], a second Wyoming man filed a federal lawsuit against the agribusiness giant, Monsanto. It’s one of more ...
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US ‘Insect Allies’ program engineers bugs to fight plant disease: Are they high-tech helpers or horrific threats?

Scientists dream of one day being able to construct viruses or bacteria from a collection of building blocks. Like a ...
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Food industry battle against record fine in GMO labeling case heads to Washington Supreme Court

A trade group representing manufacturers has asked the Washington Supreme Court to overturn a record fine against the food industry ...
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German government, farm group face off over impact of potential glyphosate ban

The German agriculture ministry strenuously rubbished a claim by farmers association DBV that the country’s new insect protection plan, which ...
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World’s favorite banana faces extinction. Are GMOs, CRISPR the final hope?

The race to engineer the next-generation banana is on. The Colombian government confirmed [in August] that a banana-killing fungus has ...
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Viewpoint: How organic industry opposition to CRISPR gene editing encourages pesticide use

The organic food movement has a bigger problem than the double standard it relies on to attack synthetic chemicals ...
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Former EU food safety commissioner: Europe can’t afford to ignore the crop gene editing revolution

Debate on new breeding techniques is intense. Sometimes dubbed by their opponents as the “new GMOs” who raise concerns over ...
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‘Abstinence vs. innovation’: What Amazon fires can teach us about GMO, CRISPR-edited crops

The Amazon rainforest fire debate is another edition of “abstinence vs. innovation” (here’s the aviation edition). Global agro-consumption and demand for ...
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Judge green lights class action lawsuit over Nestle’s ‘No GMO Ingredients’ product label

A federal judge .... denied a bid by food and beverage giant Nestle to toss a consumer class action claiming ...
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Podcast: Recent study poses new glyphosate-cancer link. Plant geneticist Kevin Folta breaks down the data

Despite the endless stream of dramatic headlines and warnings from environmental activist groups, an overwhelming number of studies indicate that ...
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Organic Farmers Association rejects USDA offer to discuss benefits of CRISPR gene editing

Organic grower groups on Sept. 17 wrote they are strongly opposed to opening a formal dialogue about allowing gene-editing in ...
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Infographic: USDA data reveal dramatic growth of GMO crop adoption in US since 1996

Herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops, which tolerate potent herbicides (such as glyphosate, glufosinate, and dicamba), provide farmers with a broad variety of ...
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Despite glyphosate-cancer legal battle, farmers defend their use of Roundup

The faith that American farmers .... have in Roundup is what prompted the German company Bayer to spend $63 billion ...
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South Korea develops 13 GMO crops in 7 years to battle drought, pests

In South Korea, the National Center for GM Crops (NCGC) aims to enhance national food security and to turn agriculture ...
Germany's 'save the bees' anti-pesticide campaign 'existential threat' to local vineyards, wine industry says

Germany’s ‘save the bees’ anti-pesticide campaign ‘existential threat’ to local vineyards, wine industry says

In the vineyards of Oberrotweil and Oberbergen numerous green crosses were set up [over] the weekend. “They are meant as ...
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Viewpoint: Activist myth-making, anti-science lobbying undermine Uganda’s path to food security

The president's trepidation about crop biotech is science-free and largely due to the influence of Western environmental groups ...