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Following ‘ministerial spat’ over glyphosate, Mexico will phase out weedkiller by end of 2024

Mexico will gradually phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, ...
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Scientists should consider public’s values when discussing GMOs, communication experts say

Scientists' inability to effectively engage with the public has partly contributed to public misunderstanding of gene technologies. This is according ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs a ‘corporate plot’ to control the food supply, and 9 other biotech myths, debunked

GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” It most commonly refers to organisms—often plants—that have been modified to achieve desired traits, ...
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Regenerative agriculture is a ‘nonsense’ solution to climate change, soil scientist warns

People need to "wake up" and realize regenerative agriculture is "just nonsense", says Dr Doug Edmeades. In fact, the Hamilton-based ...
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Viewpoint: Animal agriculture is growing more sustainable, so don’t blame it for climate change

Simply put, U.S. cattle aren’t the major driver of climate change. So Americans can feel good about whatever kind of ...
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Did Monsanto wrongly sue this farmer for accidentally growing patented GMO canola?

Often, the first thing I hear is “isn’t that the case where someone got sued because seed blew onto his ...
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Tinted solar panels could boost farm incomes

Tinted, semi-transparent solar panels can generate electricity and simultaneously produce nutritionally-superior crops, offering farmers the prospect of higher incomes and ...
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How the anti-GMO movement has merged with COVID conspiracists

The Organic Consumers Association, which promotes the organic industry and is a top funder of the anti-GMO conspiracy website U.S. Right to ...
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Swapping red meat for plant-based beef may cut cardiovascular disease risk

Swapping out red meat for certain plant-based meat alternatives can improve some cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new study ...
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Florida sees increase in dengue fever cases while regulators mull GMO gene drive mosquito release

Antibody testing in the Key Largo area has identified another 11 cases of dengue fever, bringing the total this year ...
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Kenyan farmers could plant GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton by November, boosting $500 million textile industry

Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Ms. Betty Maina said farmers should expect to plant Bt cotton by November ...
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Organic food healthier? Nutritionist explains what the media get wrong time and again

For years, the organic versus conventional argument has fueled twitter wars, marketing schemes, and a hell of a lot of ...
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France poised to lift neonicotinoid insecticide ban to save pest-ravaged sugar beet industry

The French government is planning to lift a blanket ban on the use of neonicotinoids to help save its sugar ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Onerous’ regulations exacerbate consumer fear of gene-edited crops

....[T]he use of genetic engineering and gene editing to develop new crop varieties is well understood by the scientific community ...
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Rwanda controls COVID-19 but its farmers struggle

Rwanda has achieved astonishing results in controlling the novel coronavirus, recording just five deaths from COVID-19 even as cases continue ...
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Viewpoint: GMO mosquitoes illustrate how and why science should confront ‘nature’s mindless dangers’

Wisconsin’s ubiquitous mosquitoes, it turns out, aren’t taking social distancing to heart at all. Sitting on the deck, browsing the ...
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Do fast food takeout wrappers and containers harbor harmful chemicals?

The containers that hold your takeout dinner may harbor an invisible threat: fluorinated compounds that persist in our bodies long ...
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Viewpoint: Cuba needs GMOs to help combat poverty fueled by decades of communism

Cuba may be blessed with rich soil, but Communism has condemned its farmers to abject poverty. They lack the tools ...
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Why grow GMOs? Because plants don’t naturally evolve into food fit for humans

Crop improvement has a history as old as human civilization. At its core is a strategy to pursue greater genetic ...
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Viewpoint: Turning farms into carbon repositories can’t stave off ‘climate catastrophe’

In late June, overlooked amid pandemic, economic crisis, and protest headlines, a bipartisan cohort of United States senators introduced a ...
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Next Green Revolution: Gene-silencing technology opens door to safer pesticides, more GMO crops

In the 1940s, modern chemistry delivered new classes of man-made chemical pesticides that still are widely used today. These synthetic ...
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Another pandemic coming? Expanding land use boosts exposure to diverse zoonotic diseases, study finds

Land use change—for example, the conversion of natural habitats to agricultural or urban ecosystems—is widely recognized to influence the risk ...
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GM crops can lift farmers out of poverty, study shows

On a continent where more than 80 percent of the people living in extreme poverty are rural farmers, some have ...
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7 years after the first lab-grown burger, is ‘cultivated meat’ any closer to commercialization?

Almost everything we consider a great invention is, in fact, a series of great inventions. Take the electric car, which ...
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Organic farming fraud is growing, prompting USDA crackdown proposal

Responding to increasing fraud threats to the organic industry, the US Department of Agriculture seeks to strengthen oversight and improve ...
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Viewpoint: Pseudo-science alert—Zac Efron’s ‘Down to Earth’ Netflix series spreads anti-GMOs myths

Zac Efron doesn’t say much except “Dude” and “Wow” in his Netflix docu-series Down to Earth. It’s a mostly innocuous show. If you’re ...
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With the global population growing, should we worry about future food shortages?

There's a common warning about our planet's future: the risk of food shortages. "We've got a growing world and a ...
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Viewpoint: GMO crops are safe and nutritious. India needs them to feed itself

The need to increase agricultural productivity without increasing the area under cultivation to support our increasing demand for quality food ...
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