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Bayer insect‐resistant, herbicide‐tolerant GMO corn poses no risk to human health or environment, EU food safety panel confirms

Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐014 .... from Monsanto Company the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food ...
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As more states try to ban chlorpyrifos insecticides, small chemical firms boost production to meet farmer demand

Smaller players in the pesticide industry are angling to take advantage of a new and perhaps finite window to sell ...
Viewpoint: How GMO herbicide-tolerant canola accelerated sustainable farming

Viewpoint: How GMO herbicide-tolerant canola accelerated sustainable farming

Who would have fathomed how significant a day in March 1995 would become in the history of Canadian agriculture? On ...
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Africa’s locust outbreak: Proof we need GMOs, pesticides and every other tool in the toolbox to combat crop-destroying insects

A perfect storm of conditions led to the locust attack currently tearing through East Africa and Pakistan, where countries are ...
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Next glyphosate fight? Colombian farmers challenge government plan to reinstate aerial coca crop spraying

Pedro Arenas is afraid that they'll take flight again. "I expect it could be within the next months," he says ...
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Viewpoint: Unprecedented abundance obscures the ‘profound’ public health benefits of pesticide use

Our greatest public health challenge isn’t chemicals -- it's ignorance and fear-mongering about them ...
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EU neonic insecticide ban cut UK canola production from 1.8 million acres to 1.3 million annually

In 2012, U.K. farmers seeded about 1.8 million acres of oilseed rape [canola]. But over the last eight years, acreage ...
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Judge cancels second federal glyphosate-cancer trial to aid settlement talks between Bayer, plaintiffs

In an order on [March 5], U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria vacated the March 23 trial date for the second ...
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EPA appears likely to re-approve drift-prone dicamba herbicides with added restrictions

When the U.S. EPA reregistered dicamba soybean herbicides for use on Xtend soybeans in 2018, labels were effective for two ...
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Will legal ‘assault’ on Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller in US, EU threaten Africa’s access to glyphosate?

A growing assault against glyphosate in the U.S. and Europe is threatening the future of the widely used weed killer ...
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Soybean damage caused by Bayer’s drift-prone dicamba herbicide spurs farmers to use competing GMO seeds, weedkillers

Bayer AG’s takeover of Monsanto has been beset by problems, and now a decades-long dominance of the $4 billion U.S ...
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Podcast: How to build a coronavirus; alcohol doesn’t shrink your brain; and locusts threaten famine in East Africa

Kevin Folta and Cameron English break down four of the latest headlines from the world of genetics and biotech ...
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Agricultural effects of Coronavirus: China’s industry slowdown threatens US access to pesticides and fertilizers

The ripple effect of the Coronavirus in China is being reported in the supply of active ingredients and fertilizers. Exactly ...
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Trump urges Colombia to restart aerial glyphosate weedkiller spraying to wipe out coca crops

Colombia will have to restart aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate in order to destroy crops of coca, the chief ...
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Viewpoint: Proposed EU fungicide ban would sabotage efforts to curb global food contamination

One of the biggest dangers to our food supply comes from mold through a process that’s all-too-natural. Mold thrives in ...
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New ‘super weed’ crisis emerging? Dicamba herbicide failing to stop growth of Palmer amaranth pigweed in greenhouses experiments

University of Tennessee weed scientist Larry Steckel has spent the past two months coaxing Palmer amaranth weeds to grow from ...
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GMO blight-resistant potato expected to help over 300,000 farmers in Uganda cut pesticide use, boost yields

Stakeholders working within the potato sector in Uganda are confident about the wide adoption of a new bioengineered late blight ...
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How the pigweed Palmer amaranth became a ‘super weed’—and what it tells us about preventing herbicide resistance

Bound up with the bad news of super weeds is good news for farmers -- a window of opportunity ...
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Bayer in ‘no rush’ to settle Roundup-cancer litigation following endorsements from EPA, Department of Justice

.... Bayer was at pains on [Feb. 27] to quell expectations it was nearing an out-of-court settlement laying to rest ...
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Bayer Chairman to step down as potential $12 billion Roundup-cancer litigation settlement looms

Bayer Chairman Werner Wenning, one of the architects of a $63 billion takeover deal that has left the German crop ...
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Vaccines, glyphosate weedkiller cause obesity? Dr. David Gorski debunks new round of ‘bogus’ health claims

Those of us who have been following the antivaccine movement and the sorts of claims that its members [make] are ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Anti-insecticide crusade’ threatens food security of 20 million people as locusts swarm across East Africa

A plague of locusts has hit Africa. Massive swarms are devouring crops and other vegetation in their path, imperiling millions ...
As France phases out common pesticides, regulator says farmers still need crop chemicals to control new plant diseases

As France phases out common pesticides, regulator says farmers still need crop chemicals to control new plant diseases

France needs to retain pesticides to combat new plant diseases spread by international trade and climate change even as it ...
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Remember the questionable study claiming glyphosate boosts cancer risk 41%? Lead author reasserts her claim, EPA refutes it, and we take a second look

Sheppard and her co-authors are intent on favoring data that appears to support the existence of a risk from glyphosate ...
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$265 million dicamba weed killer verdict paves way for more successful lawsuits against Monsanto, BASF

A $265 million verdict .... against two global agribusiness giants [in late February] has now created another legal headache for ...
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Bayer likely to fight new wave of Roundup-cancer litigation in Australia, despite looming US settlement

As tens of thousands of cases against the makers of the weedkiller Roundup mount up in the United States, a ...
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Viewpoint: We can sustainably feed 10 billion people. Here’s how CRISPR and GMO crops can help

If adopted widely, genetic engineering will bring us closer to meeting the EAT-Lancet dietary targets ...