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Could spider venom replace some synthetic pesticides on the farm?

A major new project will see the use of spiders’ natural toxins to offer a more sustainable approach to crop ...
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Plaintiffs may struggle to prove Roundup causes cancer in upcoming glyphosate trials

Bayer’s Monsanto is facing thousands of lawsuits from plaintiffs claiming exposure to glyphosate gave them cancer. Last August, a jury ...
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Nigeria could lead Africa to innovative future in agriculture by approving GMO cowpea

Nigeria has commenced a historic process of leading other African nations on smart and innovative agriculture with the recent application ...
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With the ‘bee crisis’ fading and European farmers fearing an insect invasion, EU’s neonicotinoid ban fiasco stumbles into the New Year

The future of a controversial agricultural pesticide remains in limbo, thanks to scientific uncertainty and political malfeasance ...
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China’s decision to import next generation US-grown GMO herbicide-resistant crops will help American farmers struggling to fight hardy weeds

China’s approval of new genetically engineered crops will open a new front in U.S. farmers’ long-running war against hard-to-kill weeds ...
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Viewpoint: How Canadian farmers beat anti-GMO Greenpeace at its own game

I confess I don’t read that many books in a year – preferring shorter Internet features instead – but I’m ...
Monsanto in Another Huge Lawsuit for Lying About Roundup Cancer Link

Federal judge restricts evidence to be presented against Monsanto in upcoming glyphosate-cancer trials

Bayer shares rose by more than 6 percent [January 4], a day after a key court ruling in the upcoming ...
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10 GMO memes backed up by science

Anti-GMO activists have churned out memes critical of GM crops and food. Now science enthusiasts are fighting back with fact-based ...
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Examining the EU’s contradictory treatment of glyphosate and copper sulfate pesticides

Of all the elements the EU considers in ag regulations, science gets the shortest shrift ...
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Video: Kenya to begin planting yield-boosting GMO cotton by spring 2020

Cotton farmers in Kenya are set to start planting genetically modified cotton by May 2020, a year later than expected, ...
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Over 99% of tested produce ‘well below’ pesticide safety limits, USDA study shows

More than 99% of [fruits and vegetable] samples tested in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Data Program had residue ...
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Viewpoint: How to talk to your anti-GMO relatives during the holidays

We all have them. This brother-in-law or sister-in-law, who is very active on social networks. You accepted his friendly request for family ...
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Talking Biotech: Environmentalist Erin Brockovich is wrong about Monsanto, glyphosate and cancer

Famous environmental advocate Erin Brockovich says glyphosate causes cancer. Here's why she's wrong ...
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Another study challenges controversial, retracted Séralini paper suggesting GMO corn causes cancer

Do you remember those spectacular images of rats fed GMO corn with invasive cancers, so big that the tumors looked like ...
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UK farming minister says neonicotinoid ban has boosted pesticide use

[UK] Farming Minister George Eustice has admitted the recent ban on neonicotinoids has actually increased overall pesticide use. Mr Eustice made ...
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Fighting weeds: Can we reduce, or even eliminate, herbicides by utilizing robotics and AI?

A quick look at some of the technical strategies being pursued in farming robotics and AI ...
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Video: Glyphosate and other health ‘boogeymen’ aren’t causing all diseases

Should John Oliver decide that he’s had enough, perhaps because generating sarcasm is exhausting, there is someone who can slip ...
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A farmer’s ‘naughty list’: Activists, celebrities and lawyers who spread the most misinformation in 2018

That’s right: it’s almost time for the jolly old fat man to visit homes around the world to deliver presents ...
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Have GMO crops cut herbicide use? A tale of two conflicting studies

We have planted millions of acres of genetically-engineered (GE) crops, a vast majority of which are resistant to herbicides. In ...
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French regulators launch re-evaluation of glyphosate products

The National Health Security Agency (ANSES) is tightening [its] grip around the herbicide king [glyphosate]. On December 15, it will withdraw ...
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This mom and gardener doesn’t fear glyphosate—and says we shouldn’t either

One of the perpetual battles I’m fighting these days is countering the misinformation about pesticides that gardeners like me responsibly ...
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Plant scientist Kevin Folta: Claims about glyphosate in orange juice are ‘brilliantly devious’

Since 2013 the science communication community and wacky food activists learned something important — you can fill a table with creepy numbers, ...
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Why some Canadian farmers don’t want glyphosate-tolerant GMO wheat

Delegates attending the Keystone Agriculture Producers’ (KAP) advisory council meeting [in Manitoba] Nov. 12 passed a resolution .... to lobby ...
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‘Low to non-existent’ safety risks and higher yields support widespread adoption of GMO crops, researchers say

The anticipated world population growth emphasizes a need to produce more food on less land. Cutting-edge technologies, including genetic engineering, can ...
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Let’s approach the GMO conversation with ‘cooler heads’ in 2019

As consumers strive to become more aware of food-production terms and practices, they often bludgeon farmers with a body of ...
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Time Magazine’s coverage of glyphosate-cancer trial is ‘crying out for balance,’ biologist says

TIME magazine has a story on DeWayne ‘Lee’ Johnston who took Monsanto to court claiming RoundUp caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma ...
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How crop biotechnology preserves and promotes biodiversity

Experts attending the [recent] United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Egypt say that adopting smart agronomic practices can play a significant ...
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Why fears in Nigeria over the safety of GMO cotton are misplaced

Nigeria is moving forward with plans to boost its textile industry through the approval of its first GM crop, BT ...