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Federal judge tosses lawsuit alleging Cheerios contain undisclosed glyphosate weedkiller

A would-be class suit alleging General Mills Inc. failed to disclose the presence of glyphosate residue in Cheerios can’t proceed ...
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Infographic: Philippines could boost crop yields 192%, cut pesticide use 48% with GMO insect-resistant eggplant

In the Philippines, eggplant farming is a major source of income for thousands of farmers in the eggplant-producing regions in ...
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African nations warm to crop biotechnology for potential food security gains

Though only a few African countries are now growing genetically modified (GM) crops commercially, governments across the continent are increasingly ...
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Regenerative agriculture boosts soil health but unlikely to slow climate change, report shows

Agriculture needs to close an 11-gigaton greenhouse gas (GHG) gap between expected emissions in 2050 and those needed to hold ...
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Viewpoint: Greenpeace lobbies to ban fungicides that kill cancer-causing mycotoxins

A vast network of organizations, including known players such as Greenpeace, are throwing a myriad of unscientific publications at the ...
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Could CRISPR turn nutritious but unpopular vegetables into flavorful snacks?

You probably know that kale is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients and that you should be eating more of ...
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Bees pollinate 1/3 of our food? Entomologist debunks 6 pervasive pollinator myths

.... [B]ees are ever-increasing in popularity across many sectors including conservation, gardening, fashion, marketing, and public/corporate strategies .... And as ...
GMO herbicide-tolerant canola poses little risk to human health, EU Food Safety Authority finds

GMO herbicide-tolerant canola poses little risk to human health, EU Food Safety Authority finds

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) has published the Scientific Opinion on the ...
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Plants obtained from conventional breeding can’t be patented, European patent court rules

The highest judicial authority at the [European Patent Office] EPO issued their opinion .... in the controversial G3/19 (Pepper) case ...
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USDA’s relaxed biotech crop rules could speed plant development, but are regulations still too strict?

A major change to U.S. regulation of biotech will exempt some gene-edited plants from government oversight. The new policy ...
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Facing record-breaking temperatures, Belgium field tests drought-tolerant corn varieties

The effects of global warming are becoming evident even in Belgium. 2018 was exceptionally warm and dry and the summer ...
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GMO eggplant contains 30 times more beta-carotene to help battle vitamin A deficiency

.... Osaka Prefecture University announced that it has succeeded in developing eggplants that contain about 30 times more beta-carotene, which ...
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Mini-capsule technology controls mosquitoes without insecticides

Effective mosquito control without the use of insecticides can now be achieved by soaking an egg-filled mini capsule in water, ...
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British American Tobacco poised to begin late June trials for COVID-19 vaccine derived from tobacco plants

An experimental Covid-19 vaccine developed by cigarette maker British American Tobacco Plc is poised to begin testing in humans. Pre-clinical ...
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Will relaxed USDA GMO, gene-edited crop regulation fuel consumer distrust of biotech?

Plants genetically modified to make changes that also have been made through conventional breeding will not need specific federal oversight, ...
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Europe streamlined approval process to weeks to fight COVID-19 pandemic. Why does it take more than a decade to get a GMO safety review?

At the start of the pandemic, China built a hospital in double-quick time and we all thought, “that’s why they ...
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Seeds of fear sown in Uganda as farmers confuse clonal coffee with coronavirus

The emergence of the fast-spreading coronavirus and its virulent COVID-19 have come with unprecedented conspiracy theories related to source, cause ...
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Kenya poised to greenlight GMO disease-resistant cassava cultivation to protect key food source

Kenya is planning to green-light the cultivation and sale of genetically modified cassava in a move to improve food security ...
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How GMO and CRISPR gene-edited plants are playing key roles in developing coronavirus vaccines and treatments

Questions about the origin of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) were raised, and some even speculated that the virus is a ...
Monsanto in Another Huge Lawsuit for Lying About Roundup Cancer Link

Appeals court appears poised to cut jury award in landmark glyphosate-cancer case against Bayer but let verdict stand

A California appeals court looks poised to issue a ruling that would uphold the first U.S. trial victory involving allegations ...
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‘Sell by’ dates not backed by science, study shows, leading to $32 billion in wasted food every year

.... [T]he lack of regulation, standardization, and general understanding of date labeling on food products (such as “best by” and ...
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Farm groups back South Australia plan to allow GMO crop cultivation, citing ‘freedom of choice’ for growers

South Australia’s Parliament has taken another step towards legalizing the commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, voting to approve ...
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‘Bad stuff is just easier to believe’: Why GMO disinformation captures consumer attention

A couple of years ago, a former company data scientist and I tapped into our common fascination with social networks ...
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USDA eliminates antiquated rules for GMOs which it says will bring plant biotech regulations ‘into the 21st century’

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue [May 14] announced a final rule updating and modernizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ...
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Bolivia accelerates GMO crop approvals to bolster national food supply, export industries

Interim President Jeanine Añez of Bolivia issued a Supreme Decree authorizing the National Biosafety Committee to speed up the evaluation ...
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Viewpoint: California pesticide regulation battle highlights influence of politically connected activist groups

[California] Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling for strong regulatory enforcement to “protect children from pesticide exposure” in a new directive ...
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Ethiopia remains a net food importer, despite its rich farming history. Can GMO crops help?

The 21st century is said to be the century of biology and ecology. Thus, for Ethiopia, as one of the ...
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Should Europe regulate disease-fighting gene drive organisms as GMOs?

Within the last decades, new genetic engineering tools for manipulating genetic material in plants, animals and microorganisms are getting large ...