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California can’t force Bayer to put Prop. 65 cancer warning on Roundup glyphosate weedkiller, judge rules

A federal judge in Sacramento on [June 22] ruled for Bayer and blocked the state from requiring that any company ...
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Nigerian scientists say ‘smart’ agriculture can help mitigate climate change

Promoting smart agriculture is one step nations can take to help mitigate the negative effects of farming on the climate, ...
Monsanto in Another Huge Lawsuit for Lying About Roundup Cancer Link

Plaintiffs attorneys in glyphosate-cancer suit plead guilty to $200 million extortion plot

According to the [Virginia] Department of Justice, 38-year-old Timothy Litzenburg, of Charlottesville, and 41-year-old Daniel Kincheloe, of Glen Allen, each ...
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Waterhemp weed uses genetic ‘tricks’ to outsmart herbicides, threatening farmers’ crop yields

The weed that represents the biggest threat to Midwestern corn and soybean production, waterhemp, has outsmarted almost every kind of ...
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Ancient farmers helped build the Amazon’s rich biodiversity, archaeologists find

Farmers helped build the Amazon's rich biodiversity by maintaining soil health with sustainable growing practices, an international team of scientists ...
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European Greens rebuff pro-CRISPR party faction, allege gene-edited crops ‘doomed to fail’

Martin Häusling, spokesman for agricultural policy of the Greens / EFA in the European Parliament, and Harald Ebner, spokesman for ...
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African farmers yearn for biotechnology in the face of climate change

Southern Africa is on the receiving end of the devastating impact of climate change, driving millions into hunger. A record ...
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UK environment secretary backs relaxed CRISPR crop rules, but says GMO restrictions won’t change

Addressing MPs via video call, [UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice] said that “gene ...
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Genetic engineering could tackle crop growth barriers that promote hunger in developing nations

Using potatoes and cassava plants, along with other species such as tomato, rice, and cotton as models, [researchers have] identified ...
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Viewpoint: Trump Administration should cut funding to WHO’s IARC cancer agency

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer] IARC is supposed to be a scientific program that classifies ...
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Oxitec wins approval to release GMO mosquitoes in US

Oxitec has received state and federal approval to release genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in a pilot project planned for the ...
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Conspiracy debunked: Bill Gates, Tyson Foods aren’t using COVID to boost lab-grown meat sales

“Do you wonder why the media wants you panicked about the food supply and why farms are slaughtering and aborting ...
As rising oceans encroach on arable land, gene editing, floating farms may help feed the world

As rising oceans encroach on arable land, gene editing, floating farms may help feed the world

A soil biologist and co-director of the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food, [Duncan] Cameron had long known that ...
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Insect-resistant GMO crops make key contributions to fighting hunger, US State Department reports

Farmers around the world are using advances in agricultural science to increase crop yields, reduce the need for pesticides and ...
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‘No distinguishable difference’ between sugar from GMO and non-GMO sugarcane, study confirms

The goal of this manuscript is to present the results of studies with three genetically modified (GM) sugarcane varieties and ...
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Indian environmental scientist blasts anti-GMO celebrity Vandana Shiva for ‘baseless’ assault on biotech crops

A reader curious about celebrities’ role in the radical environmental movement emailed me recently. He wondered if .... their claims ...
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African experts urge a ‘special focus’ on agriculture in post COVID recovery

African experts are urging governments across the continent to give a “special focus” to agriculture in the post-COVID-19 recovery era ...
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EPA defends decision allowing farmers to use banned dicamba herbicides until July 31

EPA defended its decision to allow farmers to continue to use three vacated dicamba herbicides -- XtendiMax, FeXapan and Engenia ...
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Viewpoint: Mexico’s glyphosate weedkiller import restrictions could harm farmers and consumers alike

In November, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources denied the importation of a thousand tons of glyphosate, the basic ...
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GMO goats can produce ‘blockbuster’ cancer drug in their milk, which could slash prices for patients

Goats can be genetically modified to produce a common cancer drug in their milk, which could slash its production costs ...
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Despite GMO skepticism, German Green Party may endorse crop gene editing to promote farm sustainability

[I]n June 2020, more than twenty officials from the German Green party signed a contribution entitled: "New Times, New Answers: ...
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Drought hits Australian cotton growers hard, but GMO insect-resistant crops help mitigate the pain

It will compound the pain already being felt in surrounding regional economies, but the tough times are also forging a ...
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CRISPR 2.0: New gene-editing tools offer plant breeders greater precision

There is no best, only better. This seems truly the case in the history of genome editing technology. When the ...
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COVID-19 prompts healthier eating habits, while interest in ‘natural’ foods remains high

More than four out of five consumers say the coronavirus pandemic has changed their food habits, driving them to cook, ...
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Viewpoint: Activist ‘armchair’ farmers keep life-saving technology out of Africa

Farmers in more developed climes use sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, drones and GPS ...
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Dicamba herbicide makers ask court to reverse weedkiller ban, citing ‘disastrous’ impact on farmers

BASF and Corteva Agriscience have filed motions to intervene in the June 3 decision made by the U.S. Court of ...
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Video: Unnatural is better—How technology keeps us healthier and living longer

American Council on Science and Health microbiologist Alex Berezow takes on one of the most pervasive myths on social media ...
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Viewpoint: UK proposal to break from EU CRISPR rules could unleash plant breeding ‘gold rush’

The agriculture bill before the House of Lords [June 10] offers a chance for plant breeders to make safer, more ...