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Another study challenges controversial, retracted Séralini paper suggesting GMO corn causes cancer

Another study challenges controversial, retracted Séralini paper suggesting GMO corn causes cancer

Do you remember those spectacular images of rats fed GMO corn with invasive cancers, so big that the tumors looked like ...
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UK farming minister says neonicotinoid ban has boosted pesticide use

[UK] Farming Minister George Eustice has admitted the recent ban on neonicotinoids has actually increased overall pesticide use. Mr Eustice made ...
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Fighting weeds: Can we reduce, or even eliminate, herbicides by utilizing robotics and AI?

A quick look at some of the technical strategies being pursued in farming robotics and AI ...
Video: Glyphosate and other health 'boogeymen' aren't causing all diseases

Video: Glyphosate and other health ‘boogeymen’ aren’t causing all diseases

Should John Oliver decide that he’s had enough, perhaps because generating sarcasm is exhausting, there is someone who can slip ...
A farmer's 'naughty list': Activists, celebrities and lawyers who spread the most misinformation in 2018

A farmer’s ‘naughty list’: Activists, celebrities and lawyers who spread the most misinformation in 2018

That’s right: it’s almost time for the jolly old fat man to visit homes around the world to deliver presents ...
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Have GMO crops cut herbicide use? A tale of two conflicting studies

We have planted millions of acres of genetically-engineered (GE) crops, a vast majority of which are resistant to herbicides. In ...
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French regulators launch re-evaluation of glyphosate products

The National Health Security Agency (ANSES) is tightening [its] grip around the herbicide king [glyphosate]. On December 15, it will withdraw ...
This mom and gardener doesn't fear glyphosate—and says we shouldn't either

This mom and gardener doesn’t fear glyphosate—and says we shouldn’t either

One of the perpetual battles I’m fighting these days is countering the misinformation about pesticides that gardeners like me responsibly ...
Plant scientist Kevin Folta: Claims about glyphosate in orange juice are 'brilliantly devious'

Plant scientist Kevin Folta: Claims about glyphosate in orange juice are ‘brilliantly devious’

Since 2013 the science communication community and wacky food activists learned something important — you can fill a table with creepy numbers, ...
Why some Canadian farmers don't want glyphosate-tolerant GMO wheat

Why some Canadian farmers don’t want glyphosate-tolerant GMO wheat

Delegates attending the Keystone Agriculture Producers’ (KAP) advisory council meeting [in Manitoba] Nov. 12 passed a resolution .... to lobby ...
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‘Low to non-existent’ safety risks and higher yields support widespread adoption of GMO crops, researchers say

The anticipated world population growth emphasizes a need to produce more food on less land. Cutting-edge technologies, including genetic engineering, can ...
Let's approach the GMO conversation with 'cooler heads' in 2019

Let’s approach the GMO conversation with ‘cooler heads’ in 2019

As consumers strive to become more aware of food-production terms and practices, they often bludgeon farmers with a body of ...
Time Magazine's coverage of glyphosate-cancer trial is 'crying out for balance,' biologist says

Time Magazine’s coverage of glyphosate-cancer trial is ‘crying out for balance,’ biologist says

TIME magazine has a story on DeWayne ‘Lee’ Johnston who took Monsanto to court claiming RoundUp caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma ...
How crop biotechnology preserves and promotes biodiversity

How crop biotechnology preserves and promotes biodiversity

Experts attending the [recent] United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Egypt say that adopting smart agronomic practices can play a significant ...
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Why fears in Nigeria over the safety of GMO cotton are misplaced

Nigeria is moving forward with plans to boost its textile industry through the approval of its first GM crop, BT ...
First federal glyphosate-cancer trial slated for February 2019

First federal glyphosate-cancer trial slated for February 2019

A U.S. judge overseeing the federal litigation against Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit over glyphosate-based weed-killers allegedly causing cancer on [November ...
Bayer appeals $78M verdict in landmark Monsanto glyphosate-cancer lawsuit

Bayer appeals $78M verdict in landmark Monsanto glyphosate-cancer lawsuit

Agribusiness giant Monsanto on [November 20] appealed a $78 million verdict in favor of a dying California man who said ...
Has modern agriculture 'tainted' your Thanksgiving dinner?

Has modern agriculture ‘tainted’ your Thanksgiving dinner?

The Environmental Working Group knows how to grab headlines with ominous claims about America's food supply. In April, the Washington, ...
Glyphosate-cancer lawsuits spur farmers to embrace 'precision farming' to help reduce chemical inputs

Glyphosate-cancer lawsuits spur farmers to embrace ‘precision farming’ to help reduce chemical inputs

American juries are well known for the generosity of their awards in civil cases .... So Bayer, a German chemicals ...
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Podcast: GLP’s Jon Entine on the spread of ‘chemophobia’

Chemicals are used to grow, process, preserve and package our food, and are ubiquitous in many products and in our ...
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California judge orders expedited trial for couple alleging glyphosate caused their cancer

A California judge on [November 15] granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer ...
Organic fungicide copper sulfate poses dangers to humans, animals, insects—how does it compare to conventional pesticides?

Organic fungicide copper sulfate poses dangers to humans, animals, insects—how does it compare to conventional pesticides?

Organic farming is not chemical free. Copper sulfate is a popular one. How does it work and how does it ...
Audio: Greenpeace, UK farmers and chemical industry square off over neonicotinoid pesticide ban

Audio: Greenpeace, UK farmers and chemical industry square off over neonicotinoid pesticide ban

The debate over neonicotinoids continued ... during a BBC Radio segment as farmers, environmentalists and the chemical industry weighed in on ...
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Claim that Monsanto ‘secretly influenced’ glyphosate research prompts Health Canada to reevaluate Roundup safety

Health Canada [is] reviewing hundreds of studies used during the approval process for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Canada’s most ...
Viewpoint: As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for 'bird-pocalypse' that's not happening

Viewpoint: As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for ‘bird-pocalypse’ that’s not happening

Are we in the midst of another bout of unfounded environmentalist-fueled exaggerations—this time about birds becoming extinct because of pesticide ...
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Weed killer in your Cheerios? A pesticide expert explains everything you should know about glyphosate

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world and is applied to most of the U.S. corn and ...
How western organic food companies are threatening China's farmers

How western organic food companies are threatening China’s farmers

As Chinese consumers have prioritized food quality, imported organic products have soared in popularity, with some supermarkets following in the ...
Viewpoint: 'Heritage' of emotional decision-making fuels EU's opposition to biotech crops

Viewpoint: ‘Heritage’ of emotional decision-making fuels EU’s opposition to biotech crops

As Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and diplomat famously put it, “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are ...