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Will Canada rethink its proposed ban on neonicotinoid pesticides?

Health Canada scientists have been studying water monitoring data, from across the country, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency may ...
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Public opposition to promising CRISPR gene-editing technology is ‘tragic,’ biotech experts say

In one version of the future, beef and dairy animals are disease-free, fruits and vegetables are resistant to viruses, potatoes ...
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Fact checking Senator Elizabeth Warren: Does Monsanto dominate the global seed market?

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has put regulating the power of large firms at the center of her campaign. She often ...
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Podcast: Here’s why scientists don’t call genetically modified plants ‘GMOs’

GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, and CRISPR – which stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are used to ...
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Video: How Bt insect-resistant eggplant helped farmers in Bangladesh beat back an invasive pest

A new study confirms that genetically modified, pest-resistant Bt eggplant (brinjal) has helped smallholder farmers in Bangladesh greatly reduce their ...
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The Paltrow effect: When it comes to GMOs, consumers trust ill-educated celebrities more than science. How might farmers respond?

For a world that has largely forsaken religion in favor of science to base its attitudes towards food on nothing ...
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Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer boosts cancer risk? New analysis challenges scientific consensus on glyphosate

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have published a new scientific analysis of glyphosate (PDF), the active ingredient in Monsanto’s ...
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Viewpoint: How ‘lazy journalists’ helped anti-pesticide biologist Tyrone Hayes needlessly scare the public

What do you do when....someone asks to see the raw data that your dubious claims are based on? This was ...
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Researchers hunt for heat-tolerant rice, wheat varieties as global temperatures rise

A group of Arkansas State University educators and students are studying effects of heat on rice crops in a three-university ...
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Monsanto weed killer Roundup harms beneficial gut bacteria, lawsuit claims

Monsanto Co. has been sued by thousands of farmers and others who blame their cancers on its massively popular Roundup ...
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Silent majority? Most Americans may embrace biotech, but vocal anti-GMO minority dominates the conversation

[Citrus greening disease] is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the U.S. by infecting millions of acres of ...
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New Hampshire considers ban on pesticides some claim are toxic to bees

New Hampshire lawmakers on [February 12] will take up a proposal to ban most uses of pesticides that are toxic ...
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Another 2-year GMO corn and Roundup study finds no evidence of increased cancer, again repudiating Séralini’s retracted 2012 study

In 2012, a controversial study on the long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and the glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified (GM) maize ...
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Slow-moving bureaucracy in the Philippines could block launch of new GMO soybeans in US, Canada

A Philippines regulator poses an unexpected obstacle to DowDuPont’s launch of a new line of genetically engineered soybeans in the ...
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Kenya’s support for GMO crops likely to influence East Africa

For nearly 20 years, Kenya has attempted to adopt the better-yielding and disease- and drought-tolerant crop varieties bred through genetic ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin unlikely to harm healthy honeybee colonies

Interactions between multiple stressors have been implicated in elevated honeybee colony losses. Here, we extend our landscape-scale study on the ...
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20 plus years of data show Bt insect-resistant crops to be ‘powerful,’ sustainable pest management tools

Genetically engineered (GE) crops producing insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) (mainly Cry proteins) have become a major control tactic for a ...
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Gene editing, novel baking ingredients could make bread safe for millions of consumers who can’t eat carbs

Ah, bread....There are whole diets built around avoiding carbs and gluten in bread — sometimes by choice, sometimes by medical ...
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Pro-organic groups petition USDA to exclude hydroponic farming from organic certification

The Center for Food Safety filed a petition with the Department of Agriculture Jan. 16 urging the agency to exclude hydroponically grown ...
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Modern farming isn’t driving insect declines, agricultural industry says

A new piece of research, carried out by Francisco Sánchez-Bayo and Kris Wyckhuys, reviewed 73 historical reports of insect declines from ...
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New DNA sequencing technique offers ‘unprecedented’ look at molecular changes in GMO plants

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are one of the most contentious topics in science today. But a study from the Salk Institute, ...
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Monsanto wins arbitration ruling against Indian seed company in dispute over GMO cotton patent

German drugmaker Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit has won proceedings against Indian seed maker Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL) in a royalty ...
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New Brazilian government backs indigenous tribe fined in 2018 for embracing modern agriculture and growing GMO crops

Brazil’s new government is backing an indigenous tribe that was fined under the previous administration for commercial farming practices banned ...
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Cattle industry fights to preserve ‘meat’ label as plant-based meat-like products proliferate

The cattle ranchers and farm bureaus of America are not going to give up their hold on the word meat ...
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Scientists battle for consumer approval as crop gene-editing revolution advances

Genome, or gene, editing is regarded by scientists as the biggest technical advance in bioscience since “recombinant DNA” technology — ...
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Viewpoint: A closer look at Friends of the Earth’s study that found ‘toxic’ pesticides in food

Friends of the Earth....teased us in a media kit with the promise of a science study about finding various weedkillers ...
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Egypt poised to again lead Africa in agricultural biotechnology innovation

When will Egypt again lead Africa in agricultural biotech innovation? That question kept running through my mind when I visited ...
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Plant scientists: Anti-GMO activism has warped the public’s understanding of biotechnology

Public perception  of genetically engineered (GE) crops is being manipulated by organizations that purport to represent the interests of consumers ...