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Plant extinction occurring up to 500 times faster than naturally expected, study claims

Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive study ...
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President Trump signs executive order that aims to streamline approvals for gene-edited and GMO crops, animals

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on [June 11] directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for ...
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Never swayed by science? Why arguing with anti-GMO activists could strengthen their skepticism

Genetic engineering is revolutionizing crop farming, bringing benefits to farmers, the environment and consumer health. Its opponents, however, are not ...
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Swaziland (eSwatini) finds success with GMO cotton

The chief executive officer of the Swaziland Cotton Board is urging African leaders to put their political egos aside and ...
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How biotech could help save rice, staple crop consumed by half the world daily, from climate change

For more than half the world’s population, rice is on the menu every single day. As a crop that can ...
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Nestlé poised to launch plant-based ‘Awesome Burger’ to compete with Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat

Nestlé’s new ‘cook from raw’ plant-based Awesome Burger (launching in the fall under the Sweet Earth brand in retail and ...
EU vegetable oil producers join 26 farm, science organizations calling for updated CRISPR crops rules

EU vegetable oil producers join 26 farm, science organizations calling for updated CRISPR crops rules

Plant breeding innovations need to be treated differently to GMOs in order to leverage their potential to contribute to sustainability ...
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Viewpoint: Welcome to California, where coffee causes—and prevents—cancer

California's Proposition 65, which began its miserable life as The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, now has ...
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Entomologists say urban hobby beekeepers are serious threat to wild bees

There is a downside to the urban beehive boom in Montreal. Entomologists say honey bee hives are a growing threat ...
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10% of India’s 12.2 million cotton hectares came from illegal GMO seeds in 2018

A farm group said its members had planted a variety of genetically modified cotton seeds which have not been approved ...
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Wheat producers urge EPA to reject activist petition banning pre-harvest glyphosate use on oats

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on a September 2018 petition from several special interest groups to ...
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Arkansas must reconsider Monsanto lawsuit challenging dicamba herbicide rules, state Supreme Court says

A lawsuit by Monsanto against the state’s restrictions on the use of dicamba raised valid points and should be reconsidered, ...
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Meat company turns 20,000 tons of discarded carrots into animal feed to cut food waste

A West Australian company converting thousands of tons of carrots destined for landfill into animal feed is hoping to produce ...
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Maine, largest salmon farming state, won’t produce GMO AquAdvantage fish

Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S., but it won’t be coming from the biggest salmon ...
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Unapproved GMO wheat discovered on Washington state farm, USDA says

The USDA is investigating the discovery of genetically engineered wheat found in an unplanted Washington state farm field. The exact ...
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Mike Adams’ Natural News anti-GMO and conspiracy site banned from Facebook

Natural News has nearly 3 million Facebook followers, more than Infowars and Alex Jones combined before Facebook banned them from ...
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EPA moves to streamline process for evaluating pesticide impacts on endangered species

[June 6] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler hosted [a panel of federal regulators] to discuss improving the ...
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Widespread plastic use in organic farming raises tough sustainability questions

Plastic is under attack these days for the environmental problems it causes. But sustainability-minded shoppers might not be aware that ...
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5,000 farmers to plant illegal GMO cotton, eggplant in protest of India’s biotech crop rules

As many as 5,000 people are expected to come together in Maharashtra’s Akola district [June 10] for what will be ...
EU health commissioner: Anti-vaccine, glyphosate 'conspiracy theories' threaten Europe with 'new middle ages'

EU health commissioner: Anti-vaccine, glyphosate ‘conspiracy theories’ threaten Europe with ‘new middle ages’

Europe’s Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis on [June 7] warned that conspiracy theories were winning the argument against science in Europe ...
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Biopesticide spinosad, popular in organic farming, may harm honeybees, study shows

Bees have experienced substantial colony losses, which were often associated with insecticides. Besides synthetic insecticides biological compounds such as spinosad ...
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Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat can’t keep up with demand for plant-based burgers

Fast-food restaurants are rushing to add meat-free burgers to their menus, hoping these higher-priced alternatives will help them capture additional ...
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Viewpoint: Want to understand crop biotech? Avoid these discredited anti-GMO sources

Here’s a tip for all the anti-GMO activists out there: If you ever want to get the last word in ...
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Can processed food boost global nutrition, despite its unhealthy reputation?

There’s a lot of debate about the safety and value of food that’s been processed .... UMass Amherst food scientist ...
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Many shoppers won’t use QR codes to access GMO food label information, study suggests

In 2016, thanks in part to consumer demand, Congress passed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, a federal mandate requiring ...
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Will warming planet, population boom push skeptical consumers to embrace GMO, CRISPR crops?

As part of an agricultural charm offensive by the US government, a group of British journalists was invited into the ...
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Food waste-reducing non-browning Romaine lettuce edges closer to market

The agriculture industry is constantly trying to reduce food waste. To continue that effort, Intrexon Corporation announced it is advancing ...
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‘Carbon farming’: The answer to climate change, flooding and declining biodiversity?

The chemical in question is carbon. Too much of it in the atmosphere (in the form of carbon dioxide, a ...