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As orange growers battle citrus greening disease with antibiotics, should we fear ‘super bugs’?

A pernicious disease is eating away at Roy Petteway’s orange trees. The bacterial infection, transmitted by a tiny winged insect ...
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Bayer hires law firm to probe Monsanto’s Europe-wide data collection on pesticide regulators, journalists

Bayer on [May 21] hired law firm Sidley Austin to investigate a Europe-wide data collection scheme run by its Monsanto ...
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Australian scientists eager to begin CRISPR crop research as deregulation deadline nears

GM crops continue to produce productivity gains and environmental benefits worldwide, although those benefits are mostly limited to cotton and ...
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Viewpoint: Organic agriculture subsidies finance ‘anti-modernist’ farming ideology

The health and environmental benefits claimed by organic agriculture are based on shaky scientific foundations ...
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Wall Street Journal: Costly glyphosate-cancer legal battle one of ‘worst crises’ in Bayer’s 155-year history

Stuck in one of the worst crises in its 155-year history, Bayer AG, the German company that invented aspirin and ...
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Chickens don’t want to be ‘free range,’ they prefer being indoors, Australian government veterinarians says

Do chickens really like being free-range? It seems like a dumb question. Who wouldn't like a big green paddock full ...
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UK biotech firm Genus seeks approval to sell virus-resistant CRISPR pigs in China, world’s biggest pork market

British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on [May 16] to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness ...
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What might be Bayer’s defense if one of the glyphosate cancer verdicts end up at the Supreme Court?

Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed ...
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USDA launches genomics ‘blueprint’ initiative to enhance sustainable farming as global food demand booms

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) blueprint, published [May 16] in Frontiers and Genetics, will serve as a guide for ...
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Chipotle attempts to derail lawsuit alleging its non-GMO marketing misled customers

Chipotle customers suing the burrito maker over its “non-GMO” menu claims are pressing a federal judge to deny the company’s ...
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Viewpoint: Lab-grown meat should replace farm animals as food

Why so many people resist cultured meat -- and why they shouldn't ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate, cancer and clickbait: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat on how to spot junk science in the news

A Google search for "glyphosate" returns 10,300,000 results—conflicting news stories, opinion articles and videos of varying accuracy. Some of these ...
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Brexit could free UK farmers to embrace CRISPR-edited crops, help meet global food demand, says UK former food and agricultural secretary

UK farming has been held back by the hostility of the EU to new technology, which is causing European research ...
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Viewpoint: India’s GMO Bt eggplant ban drives farmers to buy black market biotech seeds

Bt brinjal [is] being illegally cultivated in the country—the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources has just confirmed this for ...
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Bayer to appeal $2 billion glyphosate-cancer verdict with EPA Roundup assessment excluded from trial

Bayer plans to make the EPA’s safety endorsement of a chemical in Roundup central to its case as the company ...
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Brazil urges China to import sugar from biotech sugarcane, says final product has no GMO ingredients

Brazil’s agriculture minister [asked] Chinese officials on [May 16] to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from ...
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Golden Rice, Part 1: The story of a GMO crop that could benefit billions of children a year

For billions of people, the stakes could not be higher ...
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Viewpoint: $2 billion glyphosate-cancer damages highlight why science is ‘no match’ for a persuasive lawyer

Bayer AG hoped it could rely on science to establish the safety of its Roundup weedkiller. But it has clearly ...
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Sen. Chuck Grassley: EU hostility to biotech, conventional agriculture shouldn’t be allowed to ‘scuttle’ trade talks with US

When trade representatives visit me to discuss biotechnology products, often the first thing I do is eat a genetically modified ...
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Anti-GMO Russia joins global CRISPR ‘bonanza,’ investing $1.7 billion in gene-edited crop research

Russia is embracing gene-editing. A 111-billion-rouble (US$1.7-billion) federal programme aims to create 10 new varieties of gene-edited crops and animals ...
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Viewpoint: Regulators should embrace the Vatican’s decade-old endorsement of GMOs

If only legislators and regulators would “get religion" and take the Pontifical Academy’s decade-old recommendations to heart ...
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Ghana farmer groups demand accelerated approval of GMO crops

Farmer groups in Ghana are asking the government to speed up the process of commercializing genetically modified (GM) crops as ...
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Jury in third glyphosate-cancer trial orders Bayer to pay over $2 billion in damages—eighth-largest ever product-defect claim

Bayer AG was ordered to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a California couple that claimed they got ...
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Disease-resistant GMO chestnut trees could birth ‘new agroforestry industry’

Many Americans know the sad tale of how the American chestnut tree was driven almost to extinction in the 20th ...
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Argentina, Brazil, Canada, US call for ‘science-based’ biotech crop import rules to prevent global trade disruptions

The Ministers of Agriculture from Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the United States highlighted that food demand is rising while agricultural ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO forces in Nigeria have abandoned reason and the nation’s best interests

Protecting health and and food security is best done through dialogue and education, not threats and smear campaigns ...
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Lab-grown burgers are coming, but heated political battle will determine future of cell-cultured meat

Companies in the United States and abroad are moving quickly to bring to market hamburgers and other meat, poultry and ...
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Podcast: Will consumers embrace CRISPR-edited crops even though they are not regulated as GMOs?

The company Calyxt, just outside St. Paul, Minn., wanted to make a new kind of soybean, with oil that's a little ...