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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 ...
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‘Bee-washing’ by advocacy groups and product pushers: We should shift the focus to native bees not honeybees

Amid the worry over the loss of honey bees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among ...
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Kenya begins pesticide spraying to fight ‘locust swarm of the century,’ but critics abound

As the devastating locust invasion continues to spread in East Africa and a new wave of locusts is gathering, pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s paranoid fear of chemicals fueled by disinterest in learning

In a season of resolutions, a site like [European Scientist] has one hope: that the 2020s will be the decade ...
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Viewpoint: How Europe’s risk aversion has turned the continent into an agricultural backwater

With tariffs announced against Brazil and Argentina, and a threat against France, Donald Trump is dragging the world deeper into ...
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Viewpoint: Glyphosate causes kidney disease? Debunking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s herbicide junk science

Seeing Vandana Shiva hosted at the University of California made me embarrassed to be a UC parent, alum, and faculty ...
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What’s Bayer’s argument in its appeal of the $265 million Bader Farms-Monsanto dicamba weedkiller jury verdict?

What’s next in the Bader Farms lawsuit? Both Bayer and BASF deny Bader [Farms] suffered any dicamba damage. They blame ...
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What do the latest studies say about IARC’s lone conclusion that glyphosate could cause cancer? Faulty memories, statistical bias undermine conclusion

Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is used to control many types of plants worldwide. The International Agency for Research ...
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Viewpoint: Free speech vs science—Should colleges invite anti-GMO speakers they know spread misinformation?

In the face of climate change, the expectation for evidence is doubled because of the dramatic implications ...
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FDA reports 38% decline in animal antibiotic sales since 2015, easing public health concerns

For several years, an area of focus for those of us involved in farm animal care has been a commitment ...
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Viewpoint: Science losing out to anti-glyphosate hysteria, farmers in a quandary as there are no alternative weedkillers as effective

Confirmation [in January] by the U.S. [EPA] that glyphosate is not carcinogenic is welcome, but .... it doesn’t matter. What ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-chemical ‘activist-legal complex’ fuels public fear of scientific innovation

In his Farewell Address, President Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex, a partnership between the military and defense industry that ...
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East Africa faces two plagues: Once-in-a-generation insect infestation and swarms of European activists trying to block the only effective tool, pesticides

European activists are putting lives at risk in East Africa, turning a plague of insects into a real prospect of ...
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Public views pesticides as ‘bad industrial chemicals’. Here’s how farmers can turn that fear into support for sustainable farming

The online conversation around pesticides is expected to explode by 212 percent over the next two years, despite the fact ...
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Bayer and BASF hit with $265 million verdict for damages jury concludes were caused by dicamba weedkiller

A jury ruled against Bayer and BASF SE in a crop-damage case, awarding $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer ...
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Weedkiller breakthrough? Bayer developing new herbicide to help farmers tackle glyphosate-resistant weeds

With stakes in the fight against tough-to-control and resistant weeds at an all-time high, Bayer is adding a new tool ...
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Bayer faces ‘almost impossible’ task of ending glyphosate-cancer litigation while its Roundup herbicide remains in stores

Bayer faces an extraordinary challenge as it tries to settle tens of thousands of claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Dicamba Debacle’ stirs questions about the future shape of ‘industrial, intensive agriculture’

The dicamba debacle gives a chance to answer key questions about industrial agriculture with rare specificity ...
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California attorney general sides with Bayer glyphosate cancer plaintiffs, challenges appeal of $78.5 million verdict

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief in Johnson v. Monsanto, arguing against preemption of state laws requiring ...
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Podcast: ‘There’s no safe level of pesticides’? ‘Don’t eat what you can’t pronounce’? Food Science Babe takes on popular nutrition tropes

“Don’t eat what you can’t pronounce… Synthetic chemicals are more dangerous than natural chemicals… Chemicals in food are killing us… ...
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Viewpoint: Dicamba debacle trial forces a reevaluation: Was Monsanto a ‘bonafide bad actor’?

The toll on farmers is infuriating enough. But there could be widespread damage to the environment as well ...
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Bayer appeals last year’s $86 million California Monsanto Roundup glyphosate-cancer trial verdict

Bayer AG has asked a California appeals court to overturn an $86 million verdict that found it was responsible for ...
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Viewpoint: Fact-checking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘Poison-Free, Fossil-Free’ food lecture

The event was a missed opportunity to have the more nuanced discussion that such an important topic deserves ...
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As many as 85,000 glyphosate-cancer lawsuits ‘significantly’ closer to settlement after federal trials suspended

Bayer AG’s federal court cases in the U.S. about the Roundup weedkiller have been pushed back at the request of ...
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French court rules sweet grapefruit, barley, wheat and 2500 crops, developed by mutagenizing seeds with toxic chemicals or gamma rays yet often sold as organic, are GMO, must be labeled and cultivation banned

Mutagenesis is a process where new strains of food and products are created using chemicals and radiation in the lab ...
Podcast: Crop damage caused by dicamba raises questions about how EPA will handle Bayer's request to re-approve herbicide in late 2020

Podcast: Crop damage caused by dicamba raises questions about how EPA will handle Bayer’s request to re-approve herbicide in late 2020

Every summer for the past three years, the phones have been ringing like crazy in the Office of the Indiana ...