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Bayer and BASF hit with $265 million verdict for damages jury concludes were caused by dicamba weedkiller

A jury ruled against Bayer and BASF SE in a crop-damage case, awarding $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer ...
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Climate change could increase productive farmland more than 30%—and boost carbon emissions 177 gigatons

Future farming in regions that were previously unsuitable for agriculture could significantly impact biodiversity, water resources, and greenhouse gas emissions ...
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Impossible Foods touts eco-benefits of its GMO plant-based burger to win over skeptical consumers

Impossible Foods has claimed a spot on the menus of fast-food chains like Restaurant Brands International’s Burger King and White ...
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Weedkiller breakthrough? Bayer developing new herbicide to help farmers tackle glyphosate-resistant weeds

With stakes in the fight against tough-to-control and resistant weeds at an all-time high, Bayer is adding a new tool ...
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Following Golden Rice approval, Philippines poised to implement rules to accommodate GMO animals, CRISPR crops

The Philippines continues to be a regional biotechnology leader. Golden Rice (GR2E) field tests were harvested in October 2019 and ...
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Drought-tolerant GMO wheat boosts yields up to 22% in field trials, while drought-tolerant soy could launch in 2020

During the latest harvest, drought-tolerant wheat yielded up to 22.1% more, according to tests conducted on 395 hectares, [the biotech ...
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Bayer faces ‘almost impossible’ task of ending glyphosate-cancer litigation while its Roundup herbicide remains in stores

Bayer faces an extraordinary challenge as it tries to settle tens of thousands of claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes ...
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Viewpoint: President Trump should end FDA-USDA turf war over animal gene-editing regulation to foster innovation

In more than two decades, only one biotechnology food animal has been approved for production and sale in the United ...
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California attorney general sides with Bayer glyphosate cancer plaintiffs, challenges appeal of $78.5 million verdict

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief in Johnson v. Monsanto, arguing against preemption of state laws requiring ...
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Burger King plans expansion of plant-based meat options following booming sales of GMO Impossible Burger

Burger King has been a pioneer among fast-food chains when it comes to offering plant-based meat alternatives. In August, it ...
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Viewpoint: How the rural-urban divide helps ‘anti-farming groups’ spread myths about agriculture

Farmers are arguably the best environmental stewards we have in our economy .... With livestock, it makes little sense to ...
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Australia’s stingless bees: Beekeepers’ best defense against deadly varroa mite?

Australia’s native stingless bees could be a key line of defense for the nation’s horticulture industry against the dangerous bee ...
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CRISPR could help immunize Africa’s staple crop sorghum against destructive witchweed parasite

Sorghum crops in areas where the agricultural parasite striga, also known as witchweed, is common are more likely to have ...
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Podcast: ‘There’s no safe level of pesticides’? ‘Don’t eat what you can’t pronounce’? Food Science Babe takes on popular nutrition tropes

“Don’t eat what you can’t pronounce… Synthetic chemicals are more dangerous than natural chemicals… Chemicals in food are killing us… ...
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Transgenic GMOs will remain banned in Italy, agriculture minister says, but cisgenic gene editing could help sustain nation’s crop diversity

Italy’s agricultural minister Teresa Bellanova has expressed an interest in developing sustainable biotechnology, in the light of a milestone agreement ...
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GMO cotton, corn have increased farmer incomes in Colombia more than $300 million since 2003

This study assesses the economic and environmental impacts that have arisen from the adoption and use of genetically modified (GM) ...
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GMO crop, animal production ban necessary to safeguard Russia’s food security, says President Vladimir Putin

On January 21, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new Food Security Doctrine for Russia to replace the Doctrine ...
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Time to regulate plant-based meat labels? Fewer than half of consumers know vegan ‘beef’ is animal free, survey shows

Fewer than half of consumers understand that "plant-based beef" is entirely vegan, according to a study from the National Cattlemen's ...
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Scientists call for innovation in fight against destructive locust pests

Cautioning the current dependence on chemical pesticides is harming the environment, scientists are calling for innovation, including the use of ...
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Insect extinctions happen every day, studies suggest, threatening food security and ecosystem functions

Humanity is pushing many ecosystems beyond recovery. As a consequence, unquantified and unquantifiable insect extinctions are happening every day. Two ...
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Bayer appeals last year’s $86 million California Monsanto Roundup glyphosate-cancer trial verdict

Bayer AG has asked a California appeals court to overturn an $86 million verdict that found it was responsible for ...
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EU review of strict CRISPR crop rules dominated by biotech industry, anti-GMO groups allege

The EU is launching a consultation as part of an info-gathering exercise for a Commission study on “the status of ...
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GMO ‘fusion protein’ technology could expand genetic diversity in food crops, increasing farm sustainability

For many years, the only way to improve characteristics such as yield and nutritional value of crops was through selective ...
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Biotech sugar substitute that improves gut health could be coming soon

Cuba's Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) announced it has developed a biotech sweetener that the country can sell ...
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How synthetic biology in farming could slow climate change: ‘Supercharged’ photosynthesis, increased CO2 storage and more are in the works

Efforts to improve the genetics of food crops are as old as agriculture .... but synthetic biology techniques, including CRISPR-Cas9 ...
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Palm trees grown from 2,000-year-old date seeds reinforce existence of ancient Judea’s ‘sophisticated’ crop domestication culture

In ancient times, the region of Judea was known for its plump, delicious dates, which delighted the palates of classical ...
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As many as 85,000 glyphosate-cancer lawsuits ‘significantly’ closer to settlement after federal trials suspended

Bayer AG’s federal court cases in the U.S. about the Roundup weedkiller have been pushed back at the request of ...
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French court rules sweet grapefruit, barley, wheat and 2500 crops, developed by mutagenizing seeds with toxic chemicals or gamma rays yet often sold as organic, are GMO, must be labeled and cultivation banned

Mutagenesis is a process where new strains of food and products are created using chemicals and radiation in the lab ...