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Biotech startup aims to challenge ‘Big Ag’s’ dominance in the US seed market

Farmers don’t have a reputation for skewing to the political left, but just get them talking about seeds. At an ...
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Neutralizing toxic military explosives with GMO plants

Military preparedness means testing ammunition in controlled field trials, as well as decommissioning obsolete weaponry. The result is a significant ...
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New herbicide controls hard-to-kill weeds, could be paired with resistant GMO crops

Purdue University researchers have developed a compound effective for controlling weeds that is also safe for people and the environment. They ...
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Viewpoint: Monsanto’s Roundup is safe, but PR battle to defend weed killer may be lost cause

Let me state for the record. I believe glyphosate to be perfectly safe. There have been hundreds of studies by ...
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Predatort Part II: How predatory lawyers, activist scientists hijacked IARC—International Agency for Research on Cancer—for personal profit and ideological vanity

How the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has forsaken academic integrity and knowingly contributes to the Predatort litigation ...
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Viewpoint: Controversy flares over activist ‘predatort lawyers’ who ‘massaged facts’ in the Monsanto-glyphosate case

Lawyers often use a certain breed of self-interested scientist to terrify a jury of vulnerable non-specialists ...
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Citing ‘unintended’ environmental impacts, Scottish politician urges UK to ditch EU’s neonicotinoid ban post Brexit

EUROPE’S ban on neonicotinoid pesticides should not be transferred into the UK’s post-Brexit legislation, according to Scottish Conservative MP Colin ...
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Bayer’s legal woes multiply as chemical giant battles onslaught of glyphosate, dicamba lawsuits

Many Bayer AG investors didn’t realize just how much litigation risk they were getting when the German company spent $66 ...
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As US legal battle over Monsanto’s Roundup rages, Brazil health officials say glyphosate doesn’t cause cancer

Analysts at Brazil health agency Anvisa have determined that the weed-killer glyphosate does not cause cancer while recommending a series ...
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EU neonicotinoid insecticide ban, Brexit prompt some UK farmers to grow less risky crops to protect yields

The [UK] Paterson Farming Partnership is a joint venture between Worstead Farms, run by brothers Gavin, Bruce and Alex Paterson, ...
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Activist group finds drinking 140 glasses of wine a day could expose alcoholics to potentially harmful levels of the herbicide glyphosate

A new report by the public-interest advocacy group U.S. PIRG reveals that tests of five wines and 15 beers....found traces of the controversial ...
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Monsanto lawsuit: Judge threatens to ‘shut down’ plaintiff’s attorney for presenting banned evidence in glyphosate-cancer trial

Monsanto is facing its first federal trial over allegations that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, but a US judge has blocked ...
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Nigeria has its first GMO cowpea. The battle for public acceptance is just getting started

A war of words over a recently-released genetically modified cowpea has divided the Nigerian public and raised concerns about the ...
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Roundup on trial: Second glyphosate-cancer lawsuit heads to federal court

Bayer AG is set to face a second U.S. jury over allegations that its popular glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes ...
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Talking Biotech: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat debunks flawed glyphosate-cancer meta-analysis. Were the mistakes deliberate?

A skeptical look at the latest glyphosate-cancer study reveals critical errors ...
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US farmers to plant new biotech soybeans as DowDuPont receives final international regulatory approval

DowDuPont Inc has won the final international regulatory approval needed, from the Philippines, for a global launch of a new ...
US Rep Earl Blumenauer introduces bill to suspend neonicotinoid insecticide use, citing 'devastating' impact on bees

US Rep Earl Blumenauer introduces bill to suspend neonicotinoid insecticide use, citing ‘devastating’ impact on bees

On [February 21], Congressman Earl Blumenauer [of Oregon] introduced legislation he said will help bees by suspending the use of insecticides that ...
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Viewpoint: Pervert science at your peril—anti-GMO campaigners, vaccine deniers and ‘bee-pocalypse’ scaremongers find common ground in ‘evidence rejectionism’

Widespread misunderstanding of the nature of science and the confirmation bias spawned by social media and the internet can have ...
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‘Unintended consequences’: UK restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides may have harmed bees

One of Britain’s biggest beekeepers says he must relocate hundreds of hives because cabbage stem flea beetle has destroyed so ...
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Trace amounts of glyphosate in Canadian foods spur more questions about safety of Monsanto’s Roundup

Data obtained and analyzed by the CBC show that more than one third of the [food] samples tested by the ...
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Séralini pseudoscience syndicate: Lessons learned from decade-long assault on biotechnology orchestrated by French geneticist

A look at Séralini's modus operandi can equip journalists and other interested observers to turn a critical eye on Séralini ...
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Glyphosate meta-analysis appeared to raise legitimate concerns that Monsanto’s Roundup may cause cancer, then Genetic Literacy Project pointed out study’s fatal flaws

In the new study, by a group of scientists from UC Berkeley, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the University of ...
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How global climate change makes it harder to farm: Higher CO2 levels, warmer temperatures may spur glyphosate resistance in some weeds

Herbicides are the most commonly used means of controlling weeds. Recently, there has been growing concern over the potential impacts ...
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‘Eco-friendly’ fungus capsules could help potato farmers fight destructive wireworm pest

An EU-funded INBIOSOIL project has developed a new, eco-friendly method to control wireworm in potatoes that can be used in ...
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Despite controversial new study, there’s still no evidence Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer, epidemiologist says

News stories have exploded recently.... screaming that glyphosate [the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup] is a cancer-causing evil that causes a 41% increase in people ...
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Will Canada rethink its proposed ban on neonicotinoid pesticides?

Health Canada scientists have been studying water monitoring data, from across the country, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency may ...
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41% glyphosate-cancer increase claim under fire: Did authors of new meta-study deliberately manipulate data or just botch their analysis?

Among other lapses, The Zhang paper does not mention the serious science and ethical questions raised pertaining to IARC’s assessment ...
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Why neonicotinoid pesticides don’t deserve a ‘deadly to bees’ label

While some activists blame the popular class of pesticides for bee deaths, research suggests there are many contributing factors. And ...