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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 ...
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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 ...
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Plagiarism allegation likely to spur activist challenges of EU approval of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup

An alliance of Greens alleges that a key study in the approval process may have been copied in part from ...
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Heated legal battle over Monsanto’s controversial herbicide dicamba likely to continue in 2019

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit against dicamba [the week of January 7], but left open ...
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French court bans Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup Pro 360 weedkiller, citing ‘potential health risks’

A French court canceled the license for one of Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkillers on [January 15] over safety concerns, placing an ...
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4 expanding technologies that could help boost crop yields and preserve the environment

The scope of [agricultural] advances during the past three years is nothing short of astonishing. Today’s growers now have at ...
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Here’s everything you need to know about GMO crops

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs or GMs) are one of the most well-studied areas of biological and agricultural research. However, one ...
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Canola farmers push back against Canada’s attempt to ban neonicotinoids

Health Canada is following in the European Union’s footsteps as it moves to ban the use of neonic pesticides due ...
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Viewpoint: How the Organic Trade Association flunked Science 101—No, organics are not ‘chemical free’

I recently had an encounter on Twitter with the CEO of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Laura Batcha. The OTA ...
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Monsanto Roundup controversy: Glyphosate unlikely to pose cancer risk, Canada confirms

Health Canada’s primary objective in regulating pesticides is to protect Canadians’ health and the environment. That is why the Department ...
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Scientists can identify organic and conventional milk with a simple chemistry test

Food fraud is a substantial problem....because it is nearly impossible for consumers to tell the difference between, say, conventional and ...