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Bayer lawsuit: Judge cuts punitive damages in glyphosate-cancer case from $75 million to $20 million

A federal judge on [July 15] slashed a damages award Bayer AG owed a California man who blamed Roundup weed ...
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Farmer coalition in India urges government to stop illegal GMO crop cultivation

A clutch of farmer groups from a wide spectrum of political views .... are planning to petition the official regulator ...
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What can CRISPR do for agriculture? Deep dive into crop gene editing’s sustainable future

CRISPR is often thought of as "molecular scissors" used for precision breeding to cut DNA so that a certain trait ...
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Pakistan suspends GMO corn imports, field trials to protect crop exports from ‘contamination’

Pakistan has imposed a ban on further trials of Genetically Modified (GM) maize for [an] unspecified period in a bid ...
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Ghana’s Supreme Court allows suit to move forward that could block GMO crop commercialization

The Supreme Court has shot down an attempt by the Ghana National Farmers and Fishermen Association (GNAFF) to quash a ...
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Plant-based, cell-based food producers resume lawsuit against Missouri over meat labeling law

That anticipated out-of-court settlement between Missouri and Turtle Island Foods is not happening. The many parties involved “do not believe ...
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USDA identifies second GMO wheat variety found on Washington farm

USDA investigators have identified a second GMO wheat variety from samples found in a fallow farm field in Washington state ...
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Crops engineered to stay green longer could produce more food for growing global population

A team of Clemson University scientists has achieved a breakthrough in the genetics of senescence in cereal crops with the ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Anti-GMO lobby’ campaign against AquAdvantage salmon won’t end as fish heads for American plates

It’s been an 11-year, $30 million regulatory journey for genetically modified salmon to end up on American plates, and it ...
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1/3 of the world’s soil is degraded. But technology can bring our farmland ‘back to life’

In Iowa they call it “black gold” – a fertile blanket covering the landlocked Midwestern state. Thousands of years of ...
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EU ‘probably won’t’ re-approve Bayer’s glyphosate weed killer after 2022, German agriculture minister says

German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said glyphosate herbicide probably won’t have enough support to gain re-authorization for use in the ...
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Scientists urge speedy introduction of GMOs to help Ghana cut food imports

As Ghana’s government rolls out a master plan to drastically cut down on food imports, scientists are urging the speedy ...
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CRISPR immunizes potato against plant viruses, cutting production costs of globally important food crop

Society and the legislative authorities are often cynical about the presence of [transgenes] in GMOs. However, more advanced plant breeding ...
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If Bayer settles glyphosate-cancer lawsuits, final costs could range from $2.5-$20 billion

There’s a $2.5 billion question hanging over Bayer AG. Or perhaps a $20 billion question, depending on who you ask ...
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Brazilian farmers sue Bayer to reclaim $151 million in royalties on GMO cotton

Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso on [July 11] sued Bayer AG, seeking to cancel the chemical ...
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Everything you should know about India’s pro-GMO farmers defying ban on biotech crops

With a few Haryana farmers symbolically defying a government restriction against sowing banned [GMO] Cotton in Hisar, and the government ...
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The ‘secretive’ nonprofit CERT made millions off California Prop 65 lawsuits. Where’d the money go?

Warning! Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity, including acrylamide, are present in coffee ...
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Global farming trends put pollinators at risk, threaten food security, study claims

A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture’s increasing dependence on pollination, coupled with a lack of crop ...
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Price of lab-grown burger could drop from $280,000 to $10 by 2021

Lab-grown meat, first introduced to the world six years ago in the form of a $280,000 hamburger, could hit supermarket ...
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Manipulating plant mitochondrial DNA could boost crop diversity, promote food security

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food ...
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Viewpoint: FDA’s CRISPR-edited animal rules threaten US farming innovation

“Keep America First in Agriculture” was launched June 25 by the National Pork Producers Council, stressing the need for establishing ...
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‘Second generation’ GMO plants could turn marginal soils into productive farmland

Roughly one-third of the world’s arable land suffers from lack of accessible iron, rendering it inhospitable to staple crops like ...
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Glyphosate manufacturers reject alleged weed killer-cancer link in response to federal Roundup report

Glyphosate registrants defended their products as safe to use in comments submitted .... to the Department of Health and Human ...
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Viewpoint: ‘We’ll be eating each other in 5 years’? How ‘catastrophic’ environmentalism threatens sustainable farming

In April, the cry of climate catastrophe seized the political agenda. ... It was the only subject driving the zombie ...
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Zambia increases GMO imports after assessment shows ‘products safe for consumption’

Zambia's regulator of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) on [July 8] announced that it has allowed some companies to import products ...
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Lab-grown protein could make up 35% of meat consumption by 2040 amid growing concerns about animal agriculture

Memphis Meats, based in Emeryville, California, is one of a growing number of startups worldwide that are making cell-based or ...
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Hybrid corn boosts grain yields 89%, nitrogen use efficiency 73% over 70 years

During the past 70 years, hybrid corn varieties have increased both yield and nitrogen use efficiency at nearly the same ...
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Sydney, Australia may end glyphosate use as public opposition to Bayer’s weed killer grows

Sydney’s city council said on [July 5] it was reviewing .... the use of Bayer AG’s Roundup, after other councils ...