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Cancer researcher: Media hysteria over glyphosate herbicide undermines science

Editor's note: Guy André Pelouze is a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon who did cancer research during his training and lung cancer treatment ...
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DowDuPont, BASF to challenge Monsanto’s dominance of herbicide-tolerant GMO soybean market

Monsanto Co is facing major threats to its historic dominance of seed and herbicide technology for the $40 billion U.S ...
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Is glyphosate unsafe? European Food Safety Authority rejects accusations of ‘undue industry influence’ in rejecting carcinogenic designation

Editor's note: Bernhard Url is the Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority The job of the European Food Safety Authority ...
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Lessons learned from the 2017 Monsanto dicamba herbicide fiasco

Farmers, university scientists, the EPA and ag companies are working together to figure out what went wrong and how to ...
Some large Australian supermarket chains removing neonicotinoid insecticides from shelves, citing bee health concerns

Some large Australian supermarket chains removing neonicotinoid insecticides from shelves, citing bee health concerns

Woolworths in Australia has joined a growing list of companies to stop supplying a controversial pesticide linked to global declines in ...
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Genetic engineering, CRISPR and food: What the ‘revolution’ will bring in the near future

Genetic engineering and gene editing have the potential to radically transform our lives if they can overcome the objections of ...
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EU sets up special committee to investigate Greens’ glyphosate herbicide reapproval concerns

The European Parliament has given the green light to a special committee which aims to look into the EU’s authorisation ...
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Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeas—for free

US government funding and royalty-free Bt technology from Monsanto will enable West African countries to provide farmers with free cowpea ...
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Monsanto looks to launch new herbicide-tolerant canola, soybean varieties in coming years

Dicamba-tolerant canola is coming and so is a triple-threat soybean, resistant to glyphosate, dicamba and glufosinate. That’s just some of ...
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New Zealand garden centers continue selling neonicotinoid insecticides, won’t follow Bunnings’ lead

Kiwi garden centres will not immediately follow hardware giant Bunnings' lead and stop selling controversial pesticides said to harm bees ...
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Viewpoint: 6 ways IARC Director Christopher Wild lied to Congress about cancer agency’s glyphosate debacle

While the outgoing head of the embattled agency refused to testify before the US House Science Committee, he did send ...
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No set date to end glyphosate herbicide use in Germany, says agriculture minister

German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said on Thursday [Jan. 18] he could see no set date for an end to ...
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Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides?

One common belief about modern farming is that farmers use pesticides in excess on their crops. A plant scientist explains ...
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Glyphosate herbicide harms human gut microbiome? ‘Not biologically plausible’

[O]n numerous occasions I have heard glyphosate critics argue that glyphosate should be opposed because it might alter the microbiome ...
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Viewpoint: It’s unreasonable to think Big Ag controls pro-GMO scientists

Scientists are generally inclined to dislike big companies--but they know that biotechnology has made our food supply safer and more ...
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11 states join Monsanto in lawsuit against California’s glyphosate cancer warning

Monsanto Co has gained the support of 11 states in its fight to stop California from requiring the company to ...
IARC cancer agency mounts PR effort as probe of possible corruption grows

IARC cancer agency mounts PR effort as probe of possible corruption grows

The agency was heavily criticized for the methodology used in declaring the herbicide glyphosate a "probable carcinogen." Now IARC is ...
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Hardware chain Bunnings Warehouse pulls neonicotinoid insecticides over bee health concerns

A controversial pesticide allegedly linked to bee deaths will be pulled from [Australian, New Zealand, and UK hardware store chain] Bunnings' ...
Tackling bees' greatest threat: Lithium chloride could kill Varroa destructor mites without harming bees

Tackling bees’ greatest threat: Lithium chloride could kill Varroa destructor mites without harming bees

A new study suggests that tiny doses of lithium chloride could be an easy and effective treatment for Varroa mites, ...
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‘Organic GMOs’: Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak on how genetic engineering can reduce pesticide use and protect the environment

[Genetic engineering] is a powerful tool that can help us farm responsibly and sustainably by minimizing damage to the environment and ...
GMO water? 'Raw water' company falsely claims purified tap water 'doesn't have capacity to reproduce life'

GMO water? ‘Raw water’ company falsely claims purified tap water ‘doesn’t have capacity to reproduce life’

The New York Times reported earlier this week on a new trend: "raw water." Several companies around the country are ...
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Monsanto seeks Brazilian approval to test controversial weed-controlling dicamba herbicide-resistant GMO soy seeds

The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday [Jan. 11] said it will run field tests with ...
Viewpoint: How Monsanto could end up profiting from dicamba herbicide drift fiasco

Viewpoint: How Monsanto could end up profiting from dicamba herbicide drift fiasco

By mid-October, state departments of agriculture nationwide had received 2,708 complaints from soybean farmers who claimed their fields had been damaged by ...
Judge delays glyphosate lawsuit after study of 45,000 people finds no link to cancer

Judge delays glyphosate lawsuit after study of 45,000 people finds no link to cancer

In October 2016, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally-filed Roundup lawsuits into one court in ...
How artificial intelligence might solve the 'chemical treadmill' farmers are trapped in to kill crop-choking weeds

How artificial intelligence might solve the ‘chemical treadmill’ farmers are trapped in to kill crop-choking weeds

After months of research, they faced a disappointing truth: There was no way around herbicides. “Turns out zapping weeds with ...
Sri Lankan tea farmers want glyphosate herbicide ban overturned

Sri Lankan tea farmers want glyphosate herbicide ban overturned

Tea farmers in Sri Lanka want their government to reauthorize the use of glyphosate for agriculture. The country is one ...
Herbicides and fungicides could be key factors in bee health problems, study finds

Herbicides and fungicides could be key factors in bee health problems, study finds

Honey bees might be drawn to the very chemicals that are endangering them, based on experiments in which they preferred ...
Study: Pesticide residue on food as risky as drinking one glass of wine—every 7 years

Study: Pesticide residue on food as risky as drinking one glass of wine—every 7 years

Relatively few studies are available on realistic cumulative risk assessments for dietary pesticide exposure. Despite available studies showing low risk, ...