Glyphosate ban could fuel spread of invasive plant species, conservationists fear

Glyphosate ban could fuel spread of invasive plant species, conservationists fear

The threat to public lands posed by invasive plant species is increasing by about ten million acres each year, and ...
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Viewpoint: Do organic farms really produce ‘chemical free, healthier food’?

The multi-billion-dollar organic industry is thriving in large part because of dishonesty ...
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European farmers dig up thousands of hectares of crops following detection of banned GMO canola seeds

Bayer said on [February 6] that farmers in France and Germany were digging up thousands of hectares of rapeseed [canola] ...
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Confused about the USDA’s bioengineered food labels? Here’s everything you need to know

In December 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized the standards for mandatory “GMO” labeling by releasing the ...
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Viewpoint: Michelob’s ‘Pure Gold’ organic beer won’t preserve your health or the environment

Beer companies often use sex to sell their beers, but Michelob Ultra is reinventing the beer commercial by advertising something ...
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AAAS fiasco just got messier—After member revolt, data-less news release linking glyphosate to kidney disease pulled, Freedom and Responsibility award will not be presented, for now

Editor's note: After this blog was posted, on February 6, the American Association for the Advancement of Science tweeted that ...
Russia threatens to restrict soy imports from Brazil over use of controversial weed killer glyphosate

Russia threatens to restrict soy imports from Brazil over use of controversial weed killer glyphosate

The Russian government has informed Brazil that it may adopt temporary import restrictions on soybeans if Brazilian producers do not ...
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Viewpoint: USDA’s bioengineered food rules will confuse consumers and could cost $200 million per year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created what may be the most bewildering, least cost-effective regulation ever. In July 2016, ...
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AAAS fumble? Prestigious scientists’ organization endorses ‘data-less’ study suggesting links between glyphosate and kidney disease in Sri Lanka

I humbly ask this question.  What am I missing? I just read the press release from the AAAS about the 2019 Scientific ...
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Inside Nigeria’s efforts to protect its cowpea harvest with nation’s first genetically engineered seeds

The release of the GM cowpea will significantly improve livelihoods. But not everyone is happy ...
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Amid growing tensions with US, China poised to accelerate GMO crop imports, boost trade with Brazil

Brazil and China are expected to hold their first high-level political and economic talks since 2015 later this year, Brazil’s ...
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US farmer groups urge UK to ‘break’ with EU’s biotech crop rules

America’s farmers and ranchers are eager for a U.S. free trade agreement with the U.K., but only if the British ...
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USDA, FDA set to finalize joint oversight of lab-grown meat

The USDA and FDA are ready to finalize an agreement for joint oversight of meat grown in a petri dish, ...
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Vitamin-fortified golden rice could debut in Bangladesh within 3 months

Golden rice, a new variety of rice enriched with Vitamin A will be available soon, said Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak ...
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U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski reintroduces GMO salmon labeling bill, rejects USDA biotech disclosure rules

Alaskan Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski on [January 30] reintroduced the Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act, to ensure that any salmon ...
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Question of liability: Why researchers are worried about Uganda’s new biotech act

Uganda’s Genetic Engineering Regulatory Act has sent a cold chill down the spines of scientists who dream of creating new ...
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CRISPR could make wheat safe for people with Celiac disease

Research in the Netherlands and at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in the UK has found that gene-editing ...
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Activist lawyers challenge Health Canada after agency reconfirms safety of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer

American lawyers who successfully sued the makers of the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup on behalf of a man dying of cancer say Canada ...
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Indian biotech research may get a boost from court ruling that upheld Monsanto’s patent on GMO cotton

Some scientists in India have welcomed a supreme court ruling that reinstates a patent on genetically modified cotton that had ...
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‘Reliance on science’ may not help retailers win glyphosate-cancer lawsuits, attorneys say

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, has dominated headlines over the last year as Monsanto has battled thousands of ...
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What does ‘natural’ mean? New study probes consumers’ nuanced and inconsistent views on healthy food labels

In mid-December 2018, a nationwide survey of over 1,200 U.S. food shoppers was conducted to determine beliefs and preferences related ...
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Indiana state lawmaker introduces lab-grown meat labeling bill, citing need for food transparency

[Indiana] Rep. Terry Goodin, a Democrat from Austin, said he believes if someone grows meat in a laboratory petri dish, they ...
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Nigeria approves its first GMO food crop

After nearly a decade of research by its own scientists, Nigeria has approved its first genetically modified (GM) food crop ...
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Agriculture commissioner says EU must decide if ‘science or politics’ will drive gene-edited crop regulations

The European governments have to decide whether science or politics are applied when it comes to issues such as new ...
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Judge allows evidence of Monsanto’s alleged ‘corporate misconduct’ in first phase of upcoming glyphosate-cancer trials

A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer on [January 28] tentatively allowed pieces ...
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Europe may relax its ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, alleged to harm bees, leaked document suggests

According to a leaked document, the European Commission is considering ditching bee-safety standards that led to a ban of three ...
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Talking Biotech: Regulating gene-edited animals as drugs will stifle food innovation

Animal gene editing could revolutionize food production. But FDA regulation stands in the way ...
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China’s approval of 5 GMO crop imports could fuel investment boom in biotech research

Lost in the news of contentious U.S.-China trade disputes was a meaningful regulatory approval that will improve agriculture around the ...