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Non-GMO herbicide-tolerant canola to be grown in Canada this year

Supporting modern agriculture while also selling into the market for non-genetically modified food seems like a contradiction. But an American ...
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Viewpoint: Total ban on ‘bee-harming’ neonicotinoid insecticides is not the best path forward

Calls to ban ‘bee-harming pesticides’ heightened last year following the release of new field studies on the effects of neonicotinoids, ...
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Biotech startup Indigo Ag aims to upend agriculture with microbiology

[David Perry, CEO of Indigo Ag, an agricultural-technology startup headquartered in Boston] sees an opportunity for Indigo Ag to lead ...
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Farmers in Quebec, Canada will now have to get permission to use neonicotinoid insecticides on crops

Quebec is introducing new restrictions on pesticides considered harmful to honeybees. Under the changes, farmers will have to get permission from a certified ...
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Review of Whitewash (or Hogwash?): Carey Gillam’s glyphosate book betrays science, undermines our understanding of cancer

Last fall a new book hit the shelves, timed to coincide with public hearings on the European Union’s re-authorization of ...
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Anti-GMO group Moms Across America attacks food brands over trace parts per billion of glyphosate

[G]lyphosate [is] in the spotlight again as anti-GMO activist group Moms Across America released test results suggesting trace levels of ...
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Viewpoint: From coffee to BPA to glyphosate, California activists misrepresent cancer risks

Coffee is only the latest example of a trend that has become all too common. Activists who profess concern for ...
Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

In January, the European Parliament announced that it will set up a Special Committee on the Union’s authorization procedure for ...
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What non-farmers should know about the risks and benefits of herbicide-resistant GMO crops

Editor's note: Graham Scoles is a plant scientist at the University of Saskatchewan While engaging in an online debate around genetically ...
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Proposed California ballot initiative ignores scientific consensus on GMOs, vaccine safety

A proposed ballot initiative takes Golden State wackiness to the next level. ... This fall, Californians may have the opportunity ...
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Sri Lanka’s tea industry calls on government to lift ‘arbitrary’ ban on glyphosate herbicide

In a strongly-worded statement, Sri Lanka’s tea industry stakeholders, including state-run Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) Chairman Rohan Pethiyagoda, called ...
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Herbicide resistance management strategies may not be enough to slow weeds’ evolution, UK study suggests

Editor's note: In the study, the authors note that this research contrasts current industry advice and scientific literature on herbicide resistance management ...
Monsanto targets Arkansas plant board that voted to heavily restrict dicamba herbicide use

Monsanto targets Arkansas plant board that voted to heavily restrict dicamba herbicide use

In Arkansas, there's a kind of David-versus-Goliath battle underway over a weedkiller. On one side, there's the giant Monsanto Company ...
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USDA report: Pesticide data shows US food supply ‘one of the safest in the world’

More than 20% of food sampled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2016 show no detectable pesticides and less ...
4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

Myth 1: Organic Food Is Safer Because It Doesn’t Touch Pesticides “The levels we are exposed to are far, far ...
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Chemical could boost crop yields by triggering gene to add branches and fruits

When it comes to agriculture from branched plants, such as apple trees, the more branches that bear fruit, the better ...
Is there a difference in the toxic effects of glyphosate versus herbicides like Roundup that include surfactants?

Is there a difference in the toxic effects of glyphosate versus herbicides like Roundup that include surfactants?

Glyphosate is rarely used on its own in the field. Herbicide formulations as a whole include a variety of other ...
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Do trace levels of neonicotinoid insecticides found in waterways threaten aquatic life?

A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey detected neonicotinoid pesticides in 10 Great Lakes tributaries throughout the year, although the levels ...
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Viewpoint: How WHO’s IARC set off a global panic that threatens science and agriculture around the world

It’s not just in Europe that glyphosate divides governments: the very same molecule is responsible for a string lawsuits and ...
IARC defends methodology, 'probably carcinogenic' glyphosate designation against criticisms

IARC defends methodology, ‘probably carcinogenic’ glyphosate designation against criticisms

The World Health Organization's cancer agency is firmly defending its finding that a widely used herbicide is "probably carcinogenic" despite ...
German coalition pledges GMO ban, phase out of glyphosate, expansion of organic farming

German coalition pledges GMO ban, phase out of glyphosate, expansion of organic farming

Germany’s draft coalition deal includes a goal of ending use of the weed-killer glyphosate within the country but gives no ...
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Partisan divide erupts on glyphosate-cancer science as IARC supporters push ‘Monsanto Papers’ narrative

“There appear to be serious problems with the science underlying [the International Agency for Research on Cancer]’s [2015] assessment of ...
Advances in crop microbiome research could revolutionize agriculture

Advances in crop microbiome research could revolutionize agriculture

Editor's note: Davide Bulgarelli is a principal investigator at the University of Dundee in the UK. His research aims at understanding the ...
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House science committee to consider cutting US funding for IARC cancer agency

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee [Tuesday, Feb. 6] is likely to consider whether Congress should cut off millions ...
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Farmers in four states sue Monsanto, BASF and Dupont over dicamba herbicide damage

Farmers in the heartland have filed at least 11 lawsuits in federal court over the last two years against the ...
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Germany agrees to ban GMO crops, phase out glyphosate herbicide ‘as soon as possible’

After a week of talks, German coalition negotiators agreed on the cornerstones of their new programme. But when a new government ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide may increase honeybee survival when manure bacteria is present, lab study finds

Recent studies of honeybees and bumblebees have examined combinatory effects of different stressors, as insect pollinators are naturally exposed to ...
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Viewpoint: California’s looming coffee cancer warning shows how judges and lawyers can subvert science

A judge in California is going to determine whether or not coffee causes cancer. Think about that. We live in ...