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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 ...
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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 ...