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Why it’s OK to change your mind, from a former anti-GMO activist

Once upon a time, shortly after the age of bloodletting, people thought that facts could change minds. It may seem ...
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Facing accusations that its cancer designations are politicized, WHO’s IARC may lose US funding

Members of the House Appropriations Committee are threatening to withhold funding for the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC), whose ...
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GMO crops so efficient at killing pests, adjacent non-GMO crops are also protected

One of the great purported boons of GMOs is that they allow farmers to use fewer pesticides, some of which are ...
Agroecology advocates urge global shift away from 'unsustainable industrial agriculture'

Agroecology advocates urge global shift away from ‘unsustainable industrial agriculture’

Input-intensive crop monocultures and industrial-scale feedlots must be consigned to the past in order to put global food systems onto ...
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‘We just want to survive better’: Brazilian natives fined $33 million for growing GMO crops banned on reservations

The savannah scrubland where Chief João Ponce once hunted deer and wild boar in Brazil has given way to neat ...
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Viewpoint: Weeds appear to be winning ever-evolving war against herbicide resistant crops

For farmers, protecting fields from pests and plagues is a constant battle fought on multiple fronts. Many insects have a ...
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After Bayer-Monsanto merger, will ‘big ag’ invest in big data?

The merger has been a laboured one: in order to please regulators, Bayer had to sell its seed and herbicide ...
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Viewpoint: Pesticide bans and restrictions can have unwanted side-effects

Glyphosate, neonicotinoids, drinking water initiative – renouncing pesticides is currently the subject of fierce discussion. For while on the one ...
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Why are so many people still so skeptical of GMOs?

[W]hy are so many people highly sceptical of GMOs? One reason could be non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Although they are perceived ...
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Could the rise of New Breeding Techniques like CRISPR soften opposition to crop biotechnology?

“Mother Nature” is changing quickly and this requires the adoption of technology-driven solutions that will help both growers and consumers, ...
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Video: Can blight-resistant GMO trees save the American Chestnut?

The American Chestnut tree used to be a staple in American forests until it essentially became extinct due to blight ...
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California agency rejects Prop 65, sets aside ruling requiring that coffee carry a cancer warning

On [June 15th], the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed a regulation that would exempt coffee from requiring ...
Viewpoint: Regulatory hurdles, anti-GMO activists stymie adoption of sustainable crop biotechnology innovations in developing world

Viewpoint: Regulatory hurdles, anti-GMO activists stymie adoption of sustainable crop biotechnology innovations in developing world

Ever-more powerful genetic technologies, such as genome-editing endonucleases and marker-assisted breeding, continue to facilitate the development of genetically modified (GM) ...
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First plaintiff, nearing death, goes to court in case claiming Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup causes cancer

On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body ...
Viewpoint: New director of International Agency for Research on Cancer, under fire for promoting cancer fears, likely to maintain status quo

Viewpoint: New director of International Agency for Research on Cancer, under fire for promoting cancer fears, likely to maintain status quo

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a World Health Organization subsidiary mired in controversy, picked Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass ...
Viewpoint: FDA schedules public meeting to address regulatory issues surrounding emerging alt-meat industry

Viewpoint: FDA schedules public meeting to address regulatory issues surrounding emerging alt-meat industry

So-called cellular agriculture raises numerous questions about whether the regulations enacted to ensure food safety for conventional animal foods are ...
Viewpoint: Why a federal judge blocked mandatory California Prop 65 health warning labels on the herbicide glyphosate

Viewpoint: Why a federal judge blocked mandatory California Prop 65 health warning labels on the herbicide glyphosate

Recently, a federal judge sitting in the Eastern District of California (Sacramento), for the first time, refused to require a ...
Can CRISPR save the banana and revolutionize coffee? Tropic Biosciences believes so.

Can CRISPR save the banana and revolutionize coffee? Tropic Biosciences believes so.

In a lab at a U.K. research park, researchers from a startup called Tropic Biosciences are using CRISPR to create a better ...
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Korea suspends Canadian wheat and flour sales following discovery of GMO plants in Alberta

South Korea has joined Japan in suspending trade in Canadian wheat following the discovery of a small number of genetically ...
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Cell free proteins? Unraveling the mysteries of the plant circadian clock

The basic unit of life is the cell; tiny, fatty, self-replicating bubbles that have adapted to fill almost every environment ...
Viewpoint: How the organic industry spreads 'fake science'

Viewpoint: How the organic industry spreads ‘fake science’

This fact sheet describes the contents of an organic industry confidential public relations plan to spread fake science in its promotion. In ...
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Green revolution: Indian farmers advocate for legalization of GMO mustard, biotech crops

A new green revolution is in the making. Farmers in India are now using social media to promote and advocate ...
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Viewpoint: Indian anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva ‘spreads misinformation and fear’ about conventional agriculture

I attended a presentation given by Vandana Shiva, a well-known anti-GMO activist, at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. It was definitely an ...
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Argentinian government approves genetically modified glyphosate-resistant alfalfa

[On June 9th], the Argentinian government approved the first transgenic alfalfa for the country with resistance to the glyphosate herbicide and with ...
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How to outwit weeds: Genetically engineered cotton that feeds on phosphite, an alternative, sustainable fertilizer

Wily weeds can develop resistance to herbicides, allowing them to compete with genetically modified crops designed to tolerate weed-killing chemicals ...
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Japan cancels purchase of Canadian wheat after unapproved GMO variety found in isolated non-farm location

Genetically modified wheat, which is not authorized for commercial production in Canada, was discovered growing on an Alberta farm last ...
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Indian scientists criticize government for leaving GMO seeds ‘sitting on the shelf’

Farming may go high-tech, but unless seeds keep pace, all improvements will be cosmetic. Or that’s what scientists at research ...
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‘Laser weeding’: Can robots partially replace farm tractors, harvesters and even herbicides like glyphosate?

Professor Simon Blackmore, head of robotic agriculture at the UK's National Centre for Precision Farming at Harper Adams University in ...

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