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EU bans popular fungicide chlorothalonil, citing ‘high risk’ to amphibians, fish and bumblebees

One of the world’s most common pesticides will soon be banned by the European Union after safety officials reported human health and ...
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USDA bioengineered food labels could further confuse consumers about GMO ingredients

When Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law in 2016, they hoped to end ...
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EU health commissioner calls for updated CRISPR-edited crop rules

The ‘new plant breeding techniques’ need new EU legislation that takes into account the latest advanced technologies, EU Health Commissioner ...
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US Senator Todd Young eager to sample just-approved sustainable AquaBounty GMO fish

After touring a land-based fish farm that is preparing to raise genetically engineered salmon, U.S. Senator Todd Young is ready ...
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Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren promises reversal of Bayer-Monsanto merger to end corporate ‘stranglehold’ on farmers

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren promised to break up big agricultural businesses to end their “stranglehold” over farmers and mount ...
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Africa edging toward greater acceptance of genetically engineered crops

Many African nations are increasingly listening to the scientific community rather than vocal opponents of GMOs ...
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Without glyphosate, farmers in seven Asian countries face $1.4-$1.9 billion increase in weed control costs, study finds

A new paper published in the journal Agbioforum points to higher weed control costs, less effective weed control, more difficult access ...
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EPA may override state pesticide regulations, including stricter dicamba weed killer rules

State regulators are worried that the Environmental Protection Agency is getting ready to override them on a host of pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: USDA should take over animal gene-editing regulation from FDA to boost food innovation

With critical export markets still restricted by trade disputes and mounting concerns about animal disease risk....[p]roper regulatory oversight for an ...
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5 organic food facts to consider before your next Whole Foods visit

[T]he affinity for buying and eating organic has spread like wildfire, especially in the last couple of years. People are ...
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Roundup lawsuit: Jury in glyphosate-cancer case awards plaintiff $81 million

A U.S. jury on [March 27] awarded $81 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG's glyphosate-based ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-glyphosate ‘true believers’ circumvent democracy with legal crusade against Bayer’s Roundup weed killer

Between the opportunists and the 'true believers'...which is worse? ...
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Podcast: GMO AquAdvantage salmon headed for US grocery stores after 15 years of regulatory review

When the transgenic AquAdvantage salmon was first developed in 1989, the goal was simple: engineer a fast-growing fish that required ...
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Video: USDA GMO labeling rules favor agriculture industry over consumers, activist group says

New GMO food labels....are “provoking the ire of environmental groups who say the rules favor agriculture industry interests over environmental ...
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Oregon’s proposed neonicotinoid insecticide restrictions spark debate over necessity of pesticides

Two bills restricting certain pesticides [got hearings on March 26] in the Oregon legislature. Marie Bowers is a fifth generation ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time Europe updates its 18-year-old GMO rules to regulate CRISPR-edited crops

‘In lectures, I often try to clarify things by using the tomato as an example,’ says Ernst van den Ende, ...
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Roundup trial: Plaintiff in glyphosate-cancer lawsuit asks for $18 million in damages as jury deliberations continue

Arguing that agrochemical company Monsanto has spent decades deceiving consumers about the dangers of its popular Roundup weed killer, attorneys ...
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Podcast: Genesis of GMOs—How the tools of biotechnology came to be

Following some groundbreaking experiments in the early 1970s, biologists discovered they could move DNA between species. This development launched the ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, bad weather could cut Europe’s already slumping sugar beet yields

Farmers in western Europe have begun sugar beet planting, with first indications pointing to a drop in area for the ...
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5 farmer tips to avoid ‘fear-based’ food marketing at the grocery store

Whether you realize it or not, we are inundated with fear-based marketing labels every time we set foot in a ...
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Viewpoint: EU neonicotinoid insecticide restrictions could ‘disrupt global trade flows’

Farmers and the agri-chemical industry are criticizing the European Parliament for seeking to export the EU’s stringent standards on pesticides ...
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Divided agriculture sector spars over GMOs as Tasmania mulls lifting biotech crop ban

Professor Sergey Shebala spends a lot of time thinking about how the world's growing population is going to be fed ...
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Uncertain future of Uganda’s GMO law spurs anxiety, confusion among biotech supporters

Biotech supporters are unsure what the delay means ...
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‘Better safe than sorry’? Precautionary thinking stokes unjustified fear of GMOs, chemicals, biologist says

“Better safe than sorry.” That’s a great lesson for a child when a parent explains why she should wear a ...
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Japan’s plan to deregulate CRISPR-edited crops may trigger backlash from consumers still wary of GMOs

Japan will allow gene-edited foodstuffs to be sold to consumers without safety evaluations as long as the techniques involved meet ...
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MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ‘fearmongering’ in Bud Light Super Bowl ad

The king in a Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light may have “just wanted to return some corn syrup to its rightful ...
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Arkansas says food companies can’t call lab-grown protein ‘meat’

Food manufacturers will soon have to comply with "truth in labeling" legislation that aims to protect Arkansas' meat and rice ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to regulate CRISPR-edited animals as drugs will keep innovative products off the market

[T]he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed mandatory premarket new animal drug regulatory evaluation for all food animals ...