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Rwandan scientists debate potential pros and cons of allowing farmers to grow GMO crops

[G]enetically modified organisms (GMOs), which scientists argue are primed to revolutionise agriculture and livestock, have attracted criticism and skepticism from ...
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Farmers in four states sue Monsanto, BASF and Dupont over dicamba herbicide damage

Farmers in the heartland have filed at least 11 lawsuits in federal court over the last two years against the ...
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Managed honey bees can harm wild pollinator species

There is widespread concern about the global decline in pollinators and the associated loss of pollination services. This concern is ...
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Germany agrees to ban GMO crops, phase out glyphosate herbicide ‘as soon as possible’

After a week of talks, German coalition negotiators agreed on the cornerstones of their new programme. But when a new government ...
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Cultivation without domestication: Unlike modern farmers, ancient civilizations grew crops that ‘spread like weeds’

Plant domestication, the theory runs, comprises a long history during which humans select traits advantageous to farming practice. Qualities such as seed ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide may increase honeybee survival when manure bacteria is present, lab study finds

Recent studies of honeybees and bumblebees have examined combinatory effects of different stressors, as insect pollinators are naturally exposed to ...
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Cargill tries to balance science and its embrace of Non-GMO label

About 9 months ago Cargill sent out a tweet that unintentionally offended, and profoundly offended, thousands of North American farmers ...
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Consumers more concerned about GMO crops’ environmental impact than health worries, German study finds

[H]ealth risks were generally perceived to be lower for bioenergy than food whenever full commercialization was pursued. Furthermore, full commercialization ...
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Viewpoint: Congress should scrap burdensome regulations on GMO crops used for biofuel, fiber

Editor's note: This letter was signed by University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources graduate students Matthew Ott, Leanna Leverich, ...
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Indian farmers no closer to gaining access to GMO mustard 8 months after recommended approval

On May 11, last year, the GEAC, [India's] apex authority for assessing the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops, declared ...
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Viewpoint: How the EU’s protectionist anti-GMO trade policy hurts US farmers

Editor’s note: Bernard Goldstein, MD is a professor emeritus and dean emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of ...
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Video: Are GMO crops and organic farming necessarily at odds?

GMO vs Organic... The ultimate food fight right? Not really. Lots of GMOs could be grown organically, and lots of ...
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Super bananas and red-fleshed apples: Under-the-radar GMO wonder foods

Thanks to GM crops, farmers have been able to upscale production of vital crops to feed our growing world. It ...
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Trace amounts of neonicotinoid insecticides found in 70 percent of Great Lakes stream samples

Pesticides thought to harm some kinds of bees are turning up in Great Lakes tributaries at unexpected times of the year ...
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How Asian consumers and farmers are tiptoeing into using GMO crops

High costs, back-breaking work and unpredictable yields compelled Rosalie Ellasus to give up on corn farming.... ... But Rosalie changed ...
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USDA and FDA to coordinate and streamline regulations of GMO and gene-edited crops and animals

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced at the White House [Jan. 30] a formal ...
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Why approved Chinese-developed GMO rice that boosts yields, reduces pesticide use not available to country’s farmers, consumers

In 2009, two insect-resistant genetically modified rice lines (Huahui-1 and Bt-Shanyou -63) were granted biosafety certificates by the Ministry of ...
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Glory of plants in 3D: CRISPR gene-editing, imaging technology unlock genetic secrets

Advances in imaging technology — allowing researchers to peer inside plant structures in 3D — mean that biologists are seeking ...
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GMO insect-resistant Bt tomatoes could control leaf miner pest, reduce insecticide use

Editor's note: Anne Frary is a professor in the department of molecular biology and genetics at the Izmir Institute of ...
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How the EU decides to regulate CRISPR gene-edited crops will have ‘huge impact’ on US, rest of world

Most gene editing techniques should not come under the Europe Union’s strict regulatory regime for genetically modified organisms, according to ...
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Canada approves genetically engineered non-browning Fuji apples

Following the lead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Canadian federal agencies have approved the marketing of the non-browning Arctic ...
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Coffee causes cancer? That may be California’s next required food warning label

California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jolt ...
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New Zealand anti-GMO group challenges recommended approval of Golden Rice to fight vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Campaign group GE Free NZ wants regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to review its draft approval for Golden ...
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Former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack: Non-GMO, gluten-free labels fan consumer fears

Editor's note: Tom Vilsack is the former US Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa, and currently serves as CEO and President ...
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Virus-resistant CRISPR pigs could save pork producers $600 million per year

To pig farmer Thomas Titus, new scientific techniques could bring better disease resistance for his herd, saving baby pigs and potentially ...
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Will South American powerhouses Brazil and Argentina regulate new breeding techniques (NBTs) as GMOs?

New breeding techniques, or “NBTs” as they have come to be known, are a set of innovative tools that can ...
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Namibia opens first GMO research lab with goal of reducing food imports

Namibia will now be able to trace the history of genetically modified organisms' products on the local market. The National Commission ...
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Facts not fear: Science Moms’ documentary debunks common food myths about GMOs, organic farming

Editor's note: Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, educator, and mom of two  In the new documentary, Science Moms, they ...