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Bayer appeals $265 million dicamba weedkiller verdict, alleging damage to Missouri peach farm exaggerated

Bayer AG sent a private investigator [in July] to evaluate the business of a U.S. peach grower who won a ...
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Farmworkers’ group, nine states urge federal court to ban widely used insecticide chlorpyrifos

Farmworker advocates squared off with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before a remote Ninth Circuit panel [July 28], arguing the ...
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Video: Debating Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork Green Deal—Sustainable agriculture or recipe for disaster?

One of the unpleasant lessons of the COVID pandemic is how little prepared we’ve been for an event that was, ...
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Glyphosate weedkiller unlikely to impact ovarian function, studies find

Exposure to the chemical glyphosate changed the level of some ovarian proteins in mice but did not impact ovarian steroid ...
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Kenya close to eradicating locust infestations, but resurgence possible before end of 2020, UN warns

Kenya is likely to become free from desert locusts in the near future thanks to roll-out of robust containment measures, ...
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Sustainable farming advances: Global movement to ban pesticides and GMOs spur next-generation biotech pest controls

Their target remains GMOs—a range of agricultural products made with modern techniques of genetic engineering, from eggplant grown mostly in ...
Monsanto in Another Huge Lawsuit for Lying About Roundup Cancer Link

Viewpoint: Bogus glyphosate-cancer litigation undermines legitimate product safety lawsuits

Nearly every American was taught the same six steps that serve as a fundamental building block to scientific education: Make ...
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EPA ordered to review impact of glyphosate-based herbicides on monarch butterflies—but federal court blocks ban

A Ninth Circuit panel ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on [July 22], finding the agency must take a ...
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Viewpoint: Pesticides on produce aren’t dangerous. Ignore the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and eat more fruits and veggies

A uniquely frightening time like this provides a great moment for us all to do what’s best for neighbors, employees, ...
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Organic fungicide copper sulfate endangers humans, animals and insects

Organic farming is not chemical free. Copper sulfate is a popular one. How does it work and how does it ...
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EU environmental groups say proposed pesticide rules would ‘water down’ protection for pollinators

EU countries .... expressed their preference for a way of regulating potentially bee-harming pesticides that has been contested by environmental ...
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Food crops could be engineered to summon wasps that kill deadly plant pests

Plagued by stemborers, a type of crop parasitism, maize can launch a chemical defense that essentially calls in the cavalry ...
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Bayer, BASF, Corteva urge federal court to review dicamba weedkiller ban, calling it ‘unconstitutional’

Bayer, BASF and Corteva Agriscience continue the fight to preserve postemergent dicamba use. The companies are contesting the results of ...
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Bayer loses first glyphosate-cancer appeal, but court cuts damages by 74 percent to $20.5 million

Bayer AG failed to persuade a California appeals court to overturn a verdict favoring a school groundskeeper who claimed its ...
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Viewpoint: Mexico’s activist government pushes glyphosate ban that threatens food security and farmer welfare

Biotech giant Bayer is currently in the fight of its life against more than 100,000 lawsuits alleging its flagship weedkiller ...
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Evidence may not matter: Roundup cancer settlements could trigger international pesticide suits regardless of health impacts

Since litigation began a couple years ago, Roundup, a particular brand of glyphosate based pesticide, is now firmly established as ...
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Viewpoint: Are synthetic food additives dangerous? Here’s the science anti-chemical activists ignore

Always take chemical advice from EWG with a grain of (inorganic) salt ...
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Indian farmers’ union says illegal GMO herbicide-tolerant cotton cultivation continues, despite arrests

Under the new regulated cropping system, farmers in Telangana have grown cotton on 60 lakh acres, setting a new record ...
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Viewpoint: Court-ordered dicamba weedkiller ban could fuel new legal strategy to restrict Bayer’s Roundup

On June 3, 2020, a panel of three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San ...
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Why grow GMOs? Over 23 years, biotech crops boosted farm income $225 billion, cut pesticide use and slashed carbon emissions

Farmers who grow biotech crops have earned an additional $225 billion and greatly reduced agriculture's contribution to climate change, according ...
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Colombia aims to restart aerial glyphosate spraying of coca crops under pressure from US

Alhough coca crop size fell 9% in 2019 to the lowest level in six years, the capacity to produce cocaine ...
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‘Eat them, poison them, drive them to cannibalism’: Kenyan scientists explore creative solutions to East Africa locust swarms

Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism - as a second wave of locusts threatens ...
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India floats glyphosate weedkiller restrictions to curb demand for illegal herbicide-tolerant cotton

The agriculture ministry, in a draft notification, has restricted the use of glyphosate only through Pest Control Operators (PCOs). “No ...
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Despite Europe’s strict GMO rules, biotechnology can still help farmers feed the continent

The EU has recently laid out a series of targets to dramatically reduce the amounts of chemicals used in European ...
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US GMO crop cultivation accelerates as farmers gain access to more biotech seeds

[Editor's note: GMO crops were widely adopted by US farmers after their initial approval in 1996. According to a new ...
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Natural pesticide claimed as replacement for antibiotics as treatment for citrus greening disease decimating US citrus industry

The new treatment effectively kills the bacterium causing the disease with a naturally occurring molecule found in wild citrus relatives ...
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Deal to limit future glyphosate suits against Bayer collapsing, but $10.9 billion settlement likely to hold

The plan concocted by Monsanto owner Bayer AG and a small group of lawyers was filed [in June] in U.S ...
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Will the Bayer glyphosate settlement fall apart? Judge says he may reject $10.9 billion Monsanto Roundup agreement, saying future plaintiffs might be hurt

[In June] Bayer agreed to pay as much as $10.9 billion to settle close to 100,000 U.S. lawsuits [alleging its ...