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Do farmers really need neonic insecticides? Study sparks debate over pesticides’ future

New research has found a widely used and increasingly controversial insecticide has “negligible” benefits for commercially grown soybeans. Pesticide makers ...
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Biofuel from GMO trees could cut global oil use, but EU biotech rules slow development

The looming threat of climate change is increasing the pressure to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels. New technologies to ...
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Kenya endorses ‘case-by-case’ GMO crop approval process

In a development that has ignited optimism among companies and organizations that front for the adoption of GM crops, Kenya ...
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October glyphosate-cancer trial delayed as settlement negotiations continue, Bayer says

A pending U.S. lawsuit over claims related to Bayer’s (BAYGn.DE) glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been delayed, the company said on ...
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USDA Kansas City relocation halts research on honeybees, organic food and Bayer’s dicamba herbicide

The relocation of two Agriculture Department agencies out of the District of Columbia has delayed the publication of dozens of ...
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Viewpoint: Genetically modified oats don’t exist—so why does Bob’s Red Mill sell ‘non-GMO sourced’ oats?

Quick oats, old-fashioned oats, steel cut oats, rolled oats. The oats market is booming. But you know what isn’t? Genetically ...
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Farm group moves to permanently block California’s Prop. 65 glyphosate-cancer warning labels

A nationwide coalition of agricultural producers and business organizations representing a substantial segment of U.S. agriculture filed a motion on ...
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Too many carbs, calories? Nope. Lack of fiber biggest problem with American diets

Ask Americans about what they think is the biggest problem with their diets and you'll probably hear a variety of ...
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Over 99% of farmers follow EPA pesticide rules, so why is the public scared of chemicals?

[In September] the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its 2017 pesticide residue sampling data results. FDA concluded: “The ...
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African farmers could boost crop yields with GMO seeds—if their governments would let them

An air of Malthusian gloom hangs over smallholder farmers in Sironko, in eastern Uganda. In the old days, they say, ...
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Honeybees, varroa mites and pesticides: Entomologist explains what you need to know

[O]n Florida Matters, we talk with Jamie Ellis, Professor of Entomology and director of honey bee research at the University ...
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Bayer ready for legal battle if EU bans glyphosate in 2022, company leadership says

Bayer’s top exec on pesticides suggested the agrichemical giant would consider legal action if the EU decides to ban the ...
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Viewpoint: While experts fight about red meat, eat a diet that makes sense for you

Nutrition researchers and doctors are at each other's throats once again, this time over a recommendation published in the Annals ...
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Fat from gene-edited plants could make infant formula more nutritious, less expensive

A team from the Rothamsted Research center, UK, has developed plants capable of mass-producing fat molecules resembling those in human ...
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GMO Bt cotton saves Pakistani farmers estimated $7 million on pesticide-related health care costs, study shows

Despite substantial research on the economic effects of transgenic insect-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton, there is still limited work on ...
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If consumers fear GMOs, why do they keep buying Impossible Burgers?

Used to be that GMOs ranked right up there with child porn as a blight on society no one should ...
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Dutch farmers cause 700-mile traffic jam in tractor protest of proposed livestock emissions rules

Thousands of Dutch farmers rolled their tractors over highways to The Hague to protest a possible crackdown on nitrogen emissions ...
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Fertilizer, pesticides from microbes could help make urban farming more productive

Singapore could be an urban farming oasis and achieve government-set guidelines for produce self-sufficiency as researchers there pioneer the development ...
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GMO Impossible Burger top-selling item at many grocery stores across US

Impossible Burger debuted on store shelves earlier [in September], immediately becoming the No. 1 product sold at some of America’s ...
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Debate over GMO, CRISPR crop rules ‘essential’ as EU agriculture adapts to changing climate

In the hot summer of 2018, German farmers received €340 million in drought aid, and it will certainly not be ...
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Argentina approves new Monsanto Bt corn variety—60th GMO crop in nation’s history

Argentina has approved the 60th transgenic seed in its history, a new corn variety resistant to insects and herbicides. ...
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Organic industry opposes CRISPR gene editing to preserve its ‘natural’ farming methods

During a hearing earlier this summer, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary Greg Ibach expressed interest in opening the discussion surrounding ...
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Bayer plan to launch GMO dicamba-resistant soybean in Brazil sparks pushback from some farmers

A genetically modified soy seed technology from Germany’s Bayer set to launch soon in Brazil has sparked concern from some ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Ancient grains’ can transform your health? Probably not—and they’re more recent than you think

KHORASAN, teff, emmer and amaranth. No, these aren’t planets in the next Star Wars movie, but some of the growing ...
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12 technologies that will help feed 9 billion people without wrecking the planet

There is a big challenge not just to produce food in a more sustainable way for the sake of our ...
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Gene silencing immunizes valuable food crops against deadly plant diseases

The defense of crops from new pathogens and parasites is one of the main challenges that the agriculture sector is ...
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Should we eat less red meat? There’s no solid evidence behind that advice, dietary expert panel says

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns ...
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EU Parliament environment committee challenges recent GMO crop approvals, citing seed company ‘market domination’

The Environment Committee in the European Parliament voted against the approval of genetically modified maize and soybean varieties. [The committee ...