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Glyphosate herbicide cancer fears could turn electricity, microwaves into viable weed-killing tools

Concern about glyphosate - the world's most widely-used weedkiller - has been growing since 2015, when the World Health Organization's ...
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Kellogg’s to cut wheat, oats treated with Bayer’s Roundup herbicide from supply chain by 2025

Kellogg’s, the multinational food manufacturer based in Battle Creek, Mich., is taking a stand. But very quietly. At the end ...
Monsanto in Another Huge Lawsuit for Lying About Roundup Cancer Link

Bayer, plaintiffs postpone latest glyphosate-cancer trial to facilitate possible settlement

Bayer AG said on [Jan. 24] it has reached an agreement with plaintiffs’ lawyers to postpone a Missouri jury trial ...
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Drones detect plant pests, dispatch natural predators to kill them

In Santa Monica, Calif., researchers flew drones with light-sensitive cameras over a strawberry field to locate pest-damaged plants. Armed with ...
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GMO sustainability advantage? Glyphosate spurs no-till farming, preserving soil carbon

Skeptics of GMOs decry the growing practice of no-till farming and its connection to herbicide-tolerant crops. Yet, agronomists say good ...
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Herbicide-tolerant GMO soy ‘as safe as conventional counterpart’, confirms EU safety panel

In the present scientific opinion, the scientific Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (hereafter referred ...
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Viewpoint: Effort to ban 262 pesticides in Kenya threatens nation’s ability to stop locust swarms from devouring crops

As locusts rage in the biggest attack for 25 years, the majority of Kenyans will never have seen the like ...
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Glyphosate harms soil microbes? USDA research challenges common criticism of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide

There are dozens of conspiracy theories about glyphosate. One of those theories goes something like this: glyphosate, the active ingredient ...
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Afraid of glyphosate and other synthetic pesticides? You eat 10,000 times more of the natural ones made by plants

Fruits and vegetables have evolved thousands of built-in pesticides chemically similar to the ones created in labs ...
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Natural pest-control market could hit $10 billion by 2025, as farmers seek new tools to battle pesticide-tolerant bugs

For decades, Adam Baldwin’s family used chemicals with multisyllabic names to keep caterpillars such as earworms and podworms from chomping ...
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EPA to decide the future of dicamba, neonicotinoids and other controversial pesticides in 2020

The EPA this year will deliver important decisions to U.S. agriculture, including on chlorpyrifos, glyphosate, the neonicotinoids, pyrethroids, atrazine and ...
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Luxembourg outlines plan to ban glyphosate weed killer in January 2021

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is in the process of becoming the first country to ban the use of the ...
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Bayer close to settling more than 75,000 glyphosate-cancer lawsuits, mediator says

Bayer AG’s settlement of cancer lawsuits over its Roundup weed-killer may be only weeks away and is likely to cover ...
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Does organic mean ‘pesticide free’? 5 things to know about the USDA organic label

Here's what you're actually getting for that 'organic' premium price ...
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CRISPR gene editing yields corn resistant to widely used sulfonylurea herbicide, study shows

Researchers from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and other institutions reported precise based editing of maize genes using CRISPR-Cas9, leading ...
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EU Green Party aims to halve synthetic pesticide use by 2025, phase it out completely in 15 years

The EU’s European Green Deal drafters may have succeeded in dodging some of the most immediately contentious issues in the ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Conspiracy theorist’ Zen Honeycutt spins tall tales about GMOs, glyphosate weed killer on CBS Los Angeles

If the media has a question about biomedical science, one would assume that a scientist or doctor would be the ...
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EU bans Bayer neonicotinoid insecticide thiacloprid, citing threat to human reproductive health, bees

The European Commission decided on [Jan. 13] not to renew approval for a pesticide linked to harming bees, effectively banning ...
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Bayer attorney says televising upcoming glyphosate-cancer trial could threaten Monsanto employees’ safety

Letting TV cameras into a trial over the safety of Roundup herbicide might put witnesses and employees at Bayer AG’s ...
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Monsanto may seek bankruptcy protection without favorable deal in glyphosate litigation settlement talks, Bayer lawyers warn

Bayer AG’s settlement talks over tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer are heating up as ...
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EPA poised to approve new Bt-based insecticide Bta ABTS 1857 to help beekeepers battle destructive wax moth pest

EPA is proposing to register a pesticide product containing Bacillus thuringiensis .... to prevent and control wax moths in beehives ...
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France’s new pesticide-free zones threaten country’s vineyards, winegrowers say

The idea of so-called pesticide-free zones (or non-treatment zones) has gradually emerged as a solution to protect against the harmful ...
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Losing glyphosate herbicides would be ‘major blow’ to sustainable farming, weed scientist argues

Glyphosate, the herbicide that has revolutionized weed control since its introduction in 1974, faces steadily increasing restrictions and in some ...
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Courts may suspend additional glyphosate trials as Bayer, plaintiffs negotiate possible settlement

Discussions are underway to postpone one or more highly anticipated Roundup cancer trials set to start in January, including trials ...
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With Enlist, biotech firm Corteva aims to displace Roundup as top-selling herbicide as Bayer fights glyphosate litigation

Before it was targeted by tens of thousands of plaintiffs in lawsuits, Roundup was the king of the field—the world’s ...
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GMO cotton boosted farmer incomes $52 billion over 20 years, study finds

The area planted to biotech cotton in 2018 reached 24.9 million hectares, a 3% increase from 24.1 million hectares in ...
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Canadian judge rejects activist bid to immediately ban neonicotinoid pesticide Thiamethoxam

Ottawa-Federal Appeal Court Justice Richard Southcott has dismissed an application by environment groups challenging a 24 month phase out of ...