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Viewpoint: EU neonicotinoid insecticide restrictions could ‘disrupt global trade flows’

Farmers and the agri-chemical industry are criticizing the European Parliament for seeking to export the EU’s stringent standards on pesticides ...
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Many farmers endorse glyphosate as safe weed killer while Bayer battles Roundup-cancer lawsuits

Farmers are standing by Bayer AG’s Roundup herbicide despite rulings from two juries that the world’s most widely used weedkiller caused ...
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Viewpoint: GMO trees could save America’s ‘decimated’ citrus industry from bacterial ‘plague’

Farmers in the major U.S. citrus-producing regions—Florida, California, Texas and Arizona, in particular—are facing a plague of epic proportions. Oranges ...
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GM disease-resistant wheat closer to commercialization after successful field trial

A joint venture project between the [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation] and a US foundation has had recent success ...
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Do Roundup Ready GMO crops harm Monarch butterflies? Ecologists weigh in as new data comes to light

Monarch butterfly populations have been declining since the 1990s, and several studies have linked this to the proliferation of crops ...
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Divided agriculture sector spars over GMOs as Tasmania mulls lifting biotech crop ban

Professor Sergey Shebala spends a lot of time thinking about how the world's growing population is going to be fed ...
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Podcast: Yale neurologist Steven Novella debunks popular myths about GMO golden rice

As Bangladesh prepares to release GMO golden rice, Yale University clinical neurologist Steven Novella and co-hosts debunk some popular myths ...
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‘Better safe than sorry’? Precautionary thinking stokes unjustified fear of GMOs, chemicals, biologist says

“Better safe than sorry.” That’s a great lesson for a child when a parent explains why she should wear a ...
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Japan’s plan to deregulate CRISPR-edited crops may trigger backlash from consumers still wary of GMOs

Japan will allow gene-edited foodstuffs to be sold to consumers without safety evaluations as long as the techniques involved meet ...
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MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ‘fearmongering’ in Bud Light Super Bowl ad

The king in a Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light may have “just wanted to return some corn syrup to its rightful ...
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Arkansas says food companies can’t call lab-grown protein ‘meat’

Food manufacturers will soon have to comply with "truth in labeling" legislation that aims to protect Arkansas' meat and rice ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to regulate CRISPR-edited animals as drugs will keep innovative products off the market

[T]he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed mandatory premarket new animal drug regulatory evaluation for all food animals ...
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Roundup lawsuit: Bayer shares tumble as legal battle against glyphosate-cancer claims continues

Shares in Germany’s Bayer’s fell more than 12 percent on [March 20] after a second U.S. jury ruled its Roundup ...
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Animal cells grown on grass could yield next version of lab-grown meat

Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat ...
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Plan to battle citrus greening disease in Florida with antibiotics sparks backlash from activists, some scientists

In the next month or so, orange trees across Florida will erupt in white blossoms, signalling the start of another ...
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African biotech group to critics: Where’s evidence GMOs are dangerous?

Mr Enoch Ilori, the Project Officer for Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), has said there is no ...
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Crop biotechnology can aid environmental conservation, African scientists say

Over the years, many plant and animal species have disappeared from Earth, in part due to human degradation of the ...
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Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: If you eat 18,615 servings of kale daily, pesticides still won’t harm your health

[On March 20] the Environmental Working Group (EWG) [released] their so-called “dirty dozen” list. Before covering or using this “list,” ...
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Uganda’s GMO bill could become law without President’s assent

After more than a decade of deliberations, a bill that governs the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Uganda ...
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Glyphosate on trial: Second jury says Bayer’s Roundup weed killer carcinogenic

A US jury has found that one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers was a "substantial factor" in causing a ...
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Podcast: USDA official examines future of GMO labeling, CRISPR gene-editing regulations in US

[USDA Under Secretary for marketing and regulatory programs Greg] Ibach discusses some of [the] issues he’s been dealing with in ...
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GMO crop approvals focal point of trade talks as US urges China to boost agricultural imports

China has offered the U.S. some “very attractive numbers” for purchases of farm goods as part of “dynamic” trade talks, ...
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Lab-grown, plant-based meats raise thorny ethical questions about animal welfare, sustainability

Meatless Monday. “Vegetable-forward” restaurants. Plant-based diets. Foregoing meat is more mainstream than ever before, and at the center of this ...
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Japan finalizes CRISPR-edited crop rules, suggesting gene-edited foods could hit stores in 2019

An expert panel of the health ministry finalized a report on creating rules for genome-edited agricultural and marine products on ...
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US agriculture official slams EU’s ‘backward-looking’ GMO crop import rules

A U.S. agriculture official took a swipe at the European Union’s import policies in agriculture, a sector America has been ...
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‘Regenerative agriculture’: World-saving idea or food marketing ploy?

You’re about to start seeing the term “regenerative” when you scan packages of Cheerios and boxed mac and cheese in ...
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Greenlighting of AquAdvantage salmon could ‘pave the way’ to disease resistant pigs and other GMO animals

[In March 2019], the Food and Drug Administration cleared the last hurdle for the genetically engineered "AquaAdvantage" salmon—the first (and ...
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US lawmakers spar over future of lab-grown, plant-based foods

Towering over a wooden podium in the Arkansas General Assembly....Republican representative David Hillman, a self-declared calf-roper, spoke of steak to ...