Canada canola 34537

Neonicotinoid insecticide levels ‘well below’ those toxic to aquatic life in Canada, research shows

A study into the presence of neonicotinoids in Canadian waterways suggests a ban or restriction of neonicotinoid seed treatments is ...
spraying-3-14-18

Far more toxic than glyphosate: Copper sulfate, used by organic and conventional farmers, cruises to European reauthorization

Over the past months, the European Union and several member nations have vigorously debated re-authorizing glyphosate, the herbicide maligned by ...
solid 3 15 18

FDA puts clinical hold on Solid Biosciences’ gene therapy trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy over toxicity concerns

The FDA has imposed a full clinical hold on Solid Biosciences’ Phase I/II trial for its lead candidate, the Duchenne ...
Viewpoint: Gene editing in humans should leave 'no room for suspicion' of 'closed door' research

Viewpoint: Gene editing in humans should leave ‘no room for suspicion’ of ‘closed door’ research

The Royal Society has recently published the results of an extensive survey of the attitudes of the general public to ...
Gene editing could all but end world's most serious livestock diseases

Gene editing could all but end world’s most serious livestock diseases

Farming is poised for a gene editing revolution that could overcome some of the world’s most serious livestock diseases, the ...
'Solution for problem that doesn't exist'? Australian politicians considering compensation fund to cover 'contamination' from GMO crops

‘Solution for problem that doesn’t exist’? Australian politicians considering compensation fund to cover ‘contamination’ from GMO crops

THE lawyer who spearheaded Kojonup farmer Mike Baxter’s legal defence in the landmark legal test case over Genetically Modified (GM) ...
fertility 3 8 18 1

Fertility quest: How technology has fueled quantum leaps

Nanotech, artificial intelligence, wearables and biological engineering are among the new high tech ways to knock you up, stop your ...
Golden Rice approved for sale to Canada but no plans for imports

Golden Rice approved for sale to Canada but no plans for imports

In 2017, Health Canada received a submission to allow the sale of a variety of rice, called Provitamin A Biofortified ...
Can Halo's brain-zapping headsets improve athletic performance?

Can Halo’s brain-zapping headsets improve athletic performance?

Equinox jumped at the chance to offer Halo Neuroscience’s brain-zapping, supposedly performance-enhancing headsets as part of its advanced personal training ...
Bayer's takeover of Monsanto hits US anti-trust snag

Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto hits US anti-trust snag

Bayer AG’s plan to win antitrust approval for its takeover of Monsanto Co. hasn’t satisfied U.S. officials who are worried ...
More than 70% of UK public endorses human gene editing to treat disease

More than 70% of UK public endorses human gene editing to treat disease

Scientists have been given a green light from members of the public to press ahead with developing gene editing therapies ...
Monsanto glyphosate class action suit dealt another blow as judge says evidence of cancer link 'pretty sparse'

Monsanto glyphosate class action suit dealt another blow as judge says evidence of cancer link ‘pretty sparse’

A lawsuit claiming Monsanto Co.’s popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer was dealt a blow by a judge’s conclusions that ...
Fruit and vegetables 3 16 18 1

Should we worry about trace pesticides on fruits and vegetables?

An anti-GMO funded study promoted by Vani Hari--Food Babe--that found parts per billion trace residues of the herbicide glyphosate in ...
Sustainable AquaBounty GMO salmon, blocked in US, offers way out of 'deadly spiral of overfishing'

Sustainable AquaBounty GMO salmon, blocked in US, offers way out of ‘deadly spiral of overfishing’

One day in 1992, a technology entrepreneur sat down for a meeting with a pair of biologists who were studying ...
scabies 3 15 18

Lead authors of controversial homeopathic cancer paper arrested, work retracted

A journal paper claiming to show the success of a homeopathic treatment for cancer has been withdrawn by the publishers ...
Humanzee: Creating lab-produced human-chimpanzee hybrids would be ‘profoundly ethical’

Humanzee: Creating lab-produced human-chimpanzee hybrids would be ‘profoundly ethical’

It is a bit of a stretch, but by no means impossible or even unlikely that a hybrid or a ...
Syngenta agrees to pay $1.5 billion over GMO corn fiasco in 'largest agricultural suit settlement in US history"

Syngenta agrees to pay $1.5 billion over GMO corn fiasco in ‘largest agricultural suit settlement in US history”

A $1.5 billion settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit covering tens of thousands of farmers, grain-handling facilities and ethanol ...
European Union court rules activists can challenge EU approval of GMOs

European Union court rules activists can challenge EU approval of GMOs

Reviving a challenge to Monsanto’s marketing of food that contains genetically modified organisms, Europe’s highest court ruled [Maarch 14] that ...
'Regenerative agriculture': With organic label losing value, this is vying to replace it

‘Regenerative agriculture’: With organic label losing value, this is vying to replace it

“Regenerative agriculture” is a bit of a mouthful compared to “organic,” but there’s a good reason why consumers should familiarize ...
3-10-2018 P-rare

Viewpoint: GlaxoSmithKline abandonment of rare disease gene-therapy drug program because it’s not a money generator hurts children

When GlaxoSmithKline, long a global leader in the effort to pioneer gene replacement therapies, announced it would halt its drug ...
Viewpoint: California judge blocks spraying of citrus-killing Asian psyllid, courting disaster

Viewpoint: California judge blocks spraying of citrus-killing Asian psyllid, courting disaster

“Judge Orders California Agriculture Officials to Cease Pesticide Use" ... The judge’s decision is so scary because he just indefinitely ...
Counting on Trump: Approval of biotech animals may rely on circumventing FDA

Counting on Trump: Approval of biotech animals may rely on circumventing FDA

The lobbying effort to get the FDA out of the way of biotech animals is under way. ... [Recombinetics] is ...
Bayer's takeover of Monsanto conditionally approved in China

Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto conditionally approved in China

Bayer’s on [March 13] secured conditional approval from China’s commerce ministry for its planned acquisition of the world No. 1 seed ...
Europe missed out on GMO biotech revolution. What's going to happen with gene editing?

Europe missed out on GMO biotech revolution. What’s going to happen with gene editing?

As a plant geneticist in Europe, I must carefully pick my way through some of the most onerous constraints to ...
Viewpoint: Congress should reign in IARC cancer agency's 'corruption, distortion and fraud'

Viewpoint: Congress should reign in IARC cancer agency’s ‘corruption, distortion and fraud’

In November 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology sent the UN’s International Agency for ...
3-8-2018 111617_SM_genedrive_feat

Can CRISPR gene drives save New Zealand’s native birds and other wildlife?

[Many] non-native animals — known as invasive species — have been preying on the native birds, some of which don’t ...
gene editing regulation agriculture 743627

Viewpoint: Gene editing poised to revolutionize agriculture—if we can fix biotech regulations

In his speech at the recent American Farm Bureau convention, President Trump said his administration was "streamlining regulations that have blocked cutting-edge ...
Good and potentially bad about FDA's greenlighting of 23andMe direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation tests

Good and potentially bad about FDA’s greenlighting of 23andMe direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation tests

News that consumers will soon be able to purchase a genetic test for three BRCA mutations may seem like déjà ...

Send this to a friend