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Animal gene-editing researchers leaving US to escape FDA’s ‘regulatory confusion’

In a few weeks, reproductive biologist Charles Long will travel from Texas to São Paulo, Brazil in search of collaborators ...
US Rep Earl Blumenauer introduces bill to suspend neonicotinoid insecticide use, citing 'devastating' impact on bees

US Rep Earl Blumenauer introduces bill to suspend neonicotinoid insecticide use, citing ‘devastating’ impact on bees

On [February 21], Congressman Earl Blumenauer [of Oregon] introduced legislation he said will help bees by suspending the use of insecticides that ...
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‘Unintended consequences’: UK restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides may have harmed bees

One of Britain’s biggest beekeepers says he must relocate hundreds of hives because cabbage stem flea beetle has destroyed so ...
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Nigera’s approval of GMO cowpea signals Africa’s willingness to embrace biotech crops

Nigeria is on the path to becoming the first country to cultivate biotech cowpea after the country’s biosafety agency granted ...
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Trace amounts of glyphosate in Canadian foods spur more questions about safety of Monsanto’s Roundup

Data obtained and analyzed by the CBC show that more than one third of the [food] samples tested by the ...
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South Australia considers repealing GMO crop cultivation ban that has cost farmers $33 million

The South Australian Government will consider overturning a longstanding ban on genetically modified (GM) crops, after a review into the ...
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Plant geneticist Kevin Folta: University of California-San Francisco teams with anti-biotech activists attacking independent scientists

The University of California at San Francisco has compiled a database of documents claimed to shine a bright light on ...
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Viewpoint: Developing nations should reject Europe’s fear-based crop biotech rules to grow their economies

In a recent speaking tour in South-East Asia, I was horrified to learn how many emerging market governments in the ...
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India’s Supreme Court refuses to halt investigation into Monsanto’s alleged anti-competitive practices

The Supreme Court on [February 18] refused to stay a Competition Commission of India (CCI) investigation into the alleged anti-competitive ...
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Federal regulators ask biotech experts if GMO trees should be deployed to save ‘dying’ US forests

Plans are under way to plant swathes of genetically engineered trees across the ailing forests of North America in a bid to save them ...
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Following trade negotiations, Argentina moves closer to exporting world’s first GMO wheat

Hoping to export a drought-resistant wheat variety, the world's first GMO wheat, Argentina has devised a road map with other ...
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Viewpoint: ‘GMO,’ ‘non-GMO,’ ‘Organic’—let’s put an end to meaningless food labels

Food labeling has reached a feverpitch. But it hasn’t made shopping for healthy food any easier. A recent survey by the International ...
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Will Canada rethink its proposed ban on neonicotinoid pesticides?

Health Canada scientists have been studying water monitoring data, from across the country, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency may ...
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41% glyphosate-cancer increase claim under fire: Did authors of new meta-study deliberately manipulate data or just botch their analysis?

Among other lapses, The Zhang paper does not mention the serious science and ethical questions raised pertaining to IARC’s assessment ...
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Why neonicotinoid pesticides don’t deserve a ‘deadly to bees’ label

While some activists blame the popular class of pesticides for bee deaths, research suggests there are many contributing factors. And ...
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Fact checking Senator Elizabeth Warren: Does Monsanto dominate the global seed market?

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has put regulating the power of large firms at the center of her campaign. She often ...
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Monsanto weed killer Roundup harms beneficial gut bacteria, lawsuit claims

Monsanto Co. has been sued by thousands of farmers and others who blame their cancers on its massively popular Roundup ...
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New Hampshire considers ban on pesticides some claim are toxic to bees

New Hampshire lawmakers on [February 12] will take up a proposal to ban most uses of pesticides that are toxic ...
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Slow-moving bureaucracy in the Philippines could block launch of new GMO soybeans in US, Canada

A Philippines regulator poses an unexpected obstacle to DowDuPont’s launch of a new line of genetically engineered soybeans in the ...
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Viewpoint: Why the USDA’s new ‘GMO label’ is meaningless

A meaningless label you want, a meaningless label you shall have ...
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Kenya’s support for GMO crops likely to influence East Africa

For nearly 20 years, Kenya has attempted to adopt the better-yielding and disease- and drought-tolerant crop varieties bred through genetic ...
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Pro-organic groups petition USDA to exclude hydroponic farming from organic certification

The Center for Food Safety filed a petition with the Department of Agriculture Jan. 16 urging the agency to exclude hydroponically grown ...
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Deep dive into the science and history of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weed killer

The science behind the product, the fight over glyphosate, and the research behind the formulations ...
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Monsanto wins arbitration ruling against Indian seed company in dispute over GMO cotton patent

German drugmaker Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit has won proceedings against Indian seed maker Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL) in a royalty ...
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New Brazilian government backs indigenous tribe fined in 2018 for embracing modern agriculture and growing GMO crops

Brazil’s new government is backing an indigenous tribe that was fined under the previous administration for commercial farming practices banned ...
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Cattle industry fights to preserve ‘meat’ label as plant-based meat-like products proliferate

The cattle ranchers and farm bureaus of America are not going to give up their hold on the word meat ...
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Scientists battle for consumer approval as crop gene-editing revolution advances

Genome, or gene, editing is regarded by scientists as the biggest technical advance in bioscience since “recombinant DNA” technology — ...
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Argentina delays commercial release of drought-tolerant GMO wheat, assessing trade disruptions

Although the new drought-tolerant transgenic wheat developed by an Argentine company has the support of President Macri, the Minister of ...