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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 ...
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Dicamba trial: Bayer contends peach farm damage occurred before drift-prone Monsanto herbicide hit the market

In all-day testimony on the eighth day of the trial, [farmer Bill] Bader said as long as dicamba is sprayed ...
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With Roundup-cancer settlement looming, activists revive conspiracy claim that glyphosate surfactants threaten human health

The narrative of underdog cancer victims unmasking corporate villains isn't backed up by the evidence ...
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‘Maladapted’ EU regulation hinders non-toxic biopesticide development, despite growing farmer demand

Biological pesticides are rapidly gaining attention as a sustainable and viable environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides. However, they are ...
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Viewpoint: Almond growers driving bees to ‘extinction’? Challenging the latest pollinator decline scare story

The policies of greens are a greater threat to wildlife than high-yield agriculture ...
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Dicamba on trial: Peach farmer testifies Monsanto knew its drift-prone herbicide would damage his 1,000-acre operation

Since 1970, Bill Bader has worked on peach farms in Dunklin County, Missouri, just north of the Arkansas border. Bader ...
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Post-Brexit rules on glyphosate, neonicotinoid pesticides may reveal UK’s willingness to break from EU regulations

Post-Brexit regulation of controversial pesticides including glyphosate and neonicotinoids could be test cases for how far the U.K. is prepared ...
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‘Monsanto on the attack’: How an aggressive defense contributed to the ‘dicamba debacle’

It's pretty clear that the ag industry has a problem. But what is the nature of it? ...
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Farmers cheer EPA rulings on glyphosate, neonicotinoid pesticides, while activists pan them as concessions to industry

In a move heralded by farmers but panned by environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to reapprove ...
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Farmer vs farmer: After tens of thousands of acres of crop damage, what are we to make of the ‘dicamba debacle’?

For dicamba, even more than most ag issues in recent history, the devil is in the details ...
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EPA reaffirms glyphosate herbicide poses no human health risk, says additional review slated for fall 2020

EPA has finalized its interim registration decision on glyphosate, once again stating the herbicide poses no risk to human health ...
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Roundup-cancer settlement could include clause that bars plaintiffs’ lawyers from soliciting new clients

As Bayer AG tries to settle U.S. lawsuits claiming that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the company is considering a ...
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EPA approves continued use of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides, with added restrictions to protect bees

The EPA announced [Jan 30] it supports the continued use and registration of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides linked to ...
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Microbes that treat parasitic infection could yield natural, safe insecticide

For hundreds of years, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have used an herb called Stemona sessilifolia as a remedy for ...
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Bayer reportedly discussing halt of Roundup weed killer sales to consumers as part of glyphosate-cancer settlement negotiations

Bayer is considering stopping sales of the weedkiller glyphosate to private users who apply it in their gardens, German newspaper ...
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Monsanto expected farmer complaints when it released drift-prone herbicide dicamba, court documents show

Monsanto expected thousands of farmers to complain about its new weedkiller drifting and harming their crops when it launched the ...
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GMO diamondback moth shows promise as sustainable pest control tool in first ever open-field release

A newly published study reports a successful, first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth, stating that it ...
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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 ...