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Roundup trial: California jury’s glyphosate verdict spurs effort to ban the herbicide in Europe

A landmark court ruling in the U.S. holding Monsanto liable for causing cancer through its glyphosate-based weedkiller is adding fuel ...
Reflections on the glyphosate cancer ruling: Citing court decisions is common tactic among science deniers

Reflections on the glyphosate cancer ruling: Citing court decisions is common tactic among science deniers

Most people have probably seen the recent news that Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million following the ruling ...
Canada will phase out two kinds of neonicotinoids in 2021, citing harm to bee populations

Canada will phase out two kinds of neonicotinoids in 2021, citing harm to bee populations

The federal government will begin phasing out the outdoor use of nicotine-based pesticides beginning in 2021 ... Neonicotinoids, or neonics, ...
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CRISPR-edited yeast could make biofuel production more efficient

Some chemicals used to .... breakdown plants for production of biofuels .... are poison to the yeasts that turn the ...
Eat your broccoli: Chemicals in kale, cabbage and other Brassica vegetables could prevent colon cancer

Eat your broccoli: Chemicals in kale, cabbage and other Brassica vegetables could prevent colon cancer

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon ...
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Video: Fear of biotech remains high, but GMOs are revolutionizing farming worldwide

It's no secret that many consumers remain fearful of agricultural biotechnology. More than half of Europe's citizens, for instance, believe ...
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Video: Ancient corn variety that makes its own nitrogen could lead to more sustainable farming

In the 1980s, Howard-Yana Shapiro, now chief agricultural officer at Mars, Incorporated, was looking for new kinds of corn. He ...
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The next food revolution: Brought to you by CRISPR gene editing

Crispr has the potential to boost yields, disease resistance, and taste, and even tackle allergens like gluten. It could radically ...
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Climate change threatens champagne production, but wineries use ‘smart genetics’ to stave off problems

In the cold, chalky cellars deep underground at boutique Champagne house A.R. Lenoble, co-owner Antoine Malassagne shares his worries about ...
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Viewpoint: Federal regulators should clamp down on ‘misleading’ non-GMO advertising

For a long time, American consumers .... could read a food label or product advertisement and trust that the information ...
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If every country ate like America, the world would run out of farmland, study claims

If everybody in the world adopted the North American diet, there would be a shortage of land .... a new ...
Are Roundup-cancer lawsuits about profit, politics or public health?

Are Roundup-cancer lawsuits about profit, politics or public health?

You might think that the popular weed killer known as Roundup is causing cancers around the world thanks to alarming ...
Biotech startups race against 'Big Ag' to develop gene-edited crops

Biotech startups race against ‘Big Ag’ to develop gene-edited crops

Calyxt Inc, an eight-year-old firm co-founded by a genetics professor, altered the genes of a soybean plant to produce healthier ...
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European farmers already pondering what life without glyphosate might be like

In the aftermath of the European Parliament’s 355-204 vote opposing the renewal of the popular herbicide glyphosate in 2018 for households ...
Does glyphosate cause cancer? Jury says says 'yes' but years of research show the herbicide is safe

Does glyphosate cause cancer? Jury says says ‘yes’ but years of research show the herbicide is safe

Can anyone make sense of the debate over glyphosate, the active molecule in the most widely used herbicide [Roundup] in ...
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What is ‘clean eating’? Consumers say popular marketing trend is ‘confusing’ and ‘pretentious’

While phrases such as ‘eating clean’ are starting to appear more frequently in consumer marketing, Mintel research shows some consumers ...
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‘Geoengineering’ the atmosphere to slow climate change would threaten agricultural production

Proposals to combat climate change by reflecting the sun’s rays back into space would cause widespread crop failure, cancelling out ...
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With limited arable land available around the world, is organic farming sustainable?

This question comes up frequently in discussions of farming practices – how much arable land is there on the Earth, ...
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Federal court orders EPA to ban widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos

A federal appeals court ruled [August 9th] that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: Dicamba is controversial, but herbicide’s benefits outweigh its costs

.... Palmer Amaranth, Tall Waterhemp, and Giant Ragweed .... they’re among the worst invaders in a farmer’s soybean fields—prolific weeds that ...
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Scientists recruit wheat microbes to halt devastating plant fungal disease

Fusarium head blight is a devastating fungal disease affecting wheat and barley crops worldwide. According to the American Phytopathological Society, ...
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Precision drones, driverless tractors bring automated agriculture closer to fruition in the UK

Farming drones from China may soon be buzzing across British fields as a result of a new partnership between Chinese ...
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Viewpoint: Farmers turn to social media to educate public about exaggerated benefits of organic and non-GMO labeled foods

Years ago, before I fell in love with a farmer and became one myself, I was a big-city girl who ...
'Land sparing' or 'land sharing'? More intensive agriculture better helps farmers fight climate change

‘Land sparing’ or ‘land sharing’? More intensive agriculture better helps farmers fight climate change

Farmers face a growing dilemma .... How do you feed .... people without harming the environment? [G]rowing as much food ...
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Brazil’s public health agency will appeal judge’s nationwide suspension of glyphosate

Brazil-based agrochemical companies plan to appeal a ruling suspending the use of best-selling weed killer glyphosate .... an industry spokeswoman ...
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Counterfeit pesticides in Kenya threaten crop harvests and farmers’ health

[Kenya] is losing [millions of dollars] in revenue to unregistered agro-chemicals dealers and counterfeit pesticides, according to [the] Agrochemicals Association ...
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Protect your pets: Many agriculturally necessary plants are naturally toxic to animals

Not all plants are wholesome for foraging animals. Certain species of milkweed, for example, that are highly valued as host ...
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As honeybee population grows, scientists question link between neonicotinoids and bee health

Some argue that an increase in insecticide use and a much-publicized Colony Collapse Disorder [CCD] issue have caused honey bees ...