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AAAS fumble? Prestigious scientists’ organization endorses ‘data-less’ study suggesting links between glyphosate and kidney disease in Sri Lanka

I humbly ask this question.  What am I missing? I just read the press release from the AAAS about the 2019 Scientific ...
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Inside Nigeria’s efforts to protect its cowpea harvest with nation’s first genetically engineered seeds

The release of the GM cowpea will significantly improve livelihoods. But not everyone is happy ...
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Non-GMO vegetable seeds? Capitalizing on consumer fears to sell overpriced seeds

Niki Jabbour....recently shook a hornet’s nest. The talented gardener, book author, and radio host said on Facebook that she’d been ...
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US farmer groups urge UK to ‘break’ with EU’s biotech crop rules

America’s farmers and ranchers are eager for a U.S. free trade agreement with the U.K., but only if the British ...
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Viewpoint: New York Times’ mixed record on science literacy—botched reporting on GMOs and chemicals while challenging anti-vaxxers

The New York Times has done something that it very rarely does: It wrote an editorial in support of biotechnology. The piece, ...
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Activist lawyers challenge Health Canada after agency reconfirms safety of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer

American lawyers who successfully sued the makers of the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup on behalf of a man dying of cancer say Canada ...
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‘Reliance on science’ may not help retailers win glyphosate-cancer lawsuits, attorneys say

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, has dominated headlines over the last year as Monsanto has battled thousands of ...
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New study hyping health benefits of organic food is more marketing than science, biologist argues

How do you know when a "study" isn't really a study? When the people who performed it wrote up a ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
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Judge allows evidence of Monsanto’s alleged ‘corporate misconduct’ in first phase of upcoming glyphosate-cancer trials

A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer on [January 28] tentatively allowed pieces ...
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Europe may relax its ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, alleged to harm bees, leaked document suggests

According to a leaked document, the European Commission is considering ditching bee-safety standards that led to a ban of three ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Although pesticide toxicity and biodegradability has decreased overall, many consumers are still worried about pesticides. They are especially concerned with ...
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6 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Why does the GMO debate have a bit of Groundhog Day aspect to it? The way the issues are framed ...
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French president Macron backtracks on proposed glyphosate ban in wake of scientist, farmer protests

French president Emmanuel Macron says that the phasing out of glyphosate-based weed killers in France by 2021, as previously announced, ...
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10 times science challenged ‘studies’ suggesting GMOs are harmful

The blog "10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health" is now a fixture on cyberspace. A ...
Monsanto in Another Huge Lawsuit for Lying About Roundup Cancer Link

As glyphosate debate rages, French politician urges EU to take ‘science-based’ approach to pesticide regulation

French MEP Angélique Delahaye believes that policymakers must tell citizens what is currently possible and what is not when it ...
Even as public opposition to glyphosate grows, some French winemakers denounce ban of Monsanto's Roundup Pro 360

Even as public opposition to glyphosate grows, some French winemakers denounce ban of Monsanto’s Roundup Pro 360

On January 15, 2019, the Administrative Court of Lyon [France] banned [Monsanto's] “Roundup Pro 360,” a herbicide containing  glyphosate. The ...
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Video: Are biotech crops safe? A brief history of the GMO debate

Recent studies show the general public and the scientific community are deeply divided on the perceived safety of GMOs. Ars ...
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Bayer asks judge in second glyphosate-cancer case to restrict evidence to be presented against Monsanto

Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

it is important to balance risks with the benefits that pesticides provide ...
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Audio: New FDA pesticide residue study confirms America’s food supply is safe

The FDA recently released its annual Pesticide Residue Report. As pesticides are one of the things people worry most about, I ...
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Heated legal battle in India over Monsanto’s Bt insect-resistant cotton ‘far from over’

On January 8, a two-judge Bench of the [Indian] Supreme Court set aside an order of a Division Bench of ...
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Canada says Monsanto weed killer Roundup unlikely to cause cancer—should consumers be relieved?

Health Canada has delivered some reassuring news for people worried about glyphosate [Monsanto's Roundup] in their food and the environment ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

What is the truth about crop pesticides and their residues in food in 2018? ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-glyphosate activists are ‘rich, organized, and powerful’—don’t underestimate them

The campaign against glyphosate started a few years ago. The fairly benign herbicide was so closely tied to Roundup Ready ...
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Video: Organic food—marketing ‘scam’ or healthier option? Here’s what science says

Organic food is a huge trend: it promises a healthier and better life. But can Organic food really live up ...
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Viewpoint: Developing nations face onslaught of ‘fake news’ targeting GMOs

A recent article co-authored by a prominent Malaysian economist propagated several popular myths about GMOs. A Malaysian scientist and communicator ...
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French regulator ANSES defends 2017 approval of Monsanto’s recently banned Roundup Pro 360 weedkiller

The National Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labor (ANSES) “disputes any error of assessment” after the ban on the glyphosate-based ...