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European Commission may greenlight GM crop imports rejected by EU Parliament

The EU Parliament has again spoken out against the approval of a number of genetically modified plant species. MEPs in ...
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French Constitutional Council temporarily rescinds neonic pesticide ban, ‘much to the chagrin of environmentalists’

The Constitutional Council on [Dec 10] gave the green light to the law re-authorizing for three years the use of ...
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Fact checking COVID-19 Facebook posts: Philippines, Sri Lanka aren’t killing coronavirus with aerial pesticide spraying

Purported advisories urging residents to stay indoors while national air force helicopters spray disinfectant over homes to kill off the ...
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EU may block Austria’s proposed glyphosate weed killer ban

Austria's government appeared to cast doubt [December 2] on whether a total ban on the controversial herbicide glyphosate would be ...
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Thailand reverses glyphosate weed killer ban following push back from nation’s farmers

Thailand reversed a decision [Nov. 27] to ban a controversial weedkiller and extended the permitted use of two other pesticides ...
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German farmer’s group calls for updated EU GMO crop rules to combat climate change

German farmers want access to new breeding technologies to protect against climate change. This would require a change in the ...
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Crops produced with mutagenesis misleadingly labeled ‘non-GMO’ in Germany, biotech industry trade group says

According to research by [Germany's Free Democratic Party] and the genetic engineering-friendly association “Forum Grüne Reason” (FGV), many foods labeled ...
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French regulator ANSES defends 2017 approval of Monsanto’s recently banned Roundup Pro 360 weedkiller

The National Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labor (ANSES) “disputes any error of assessment” after the ban on the glyphosate-based ...
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Burkina Faso aims to fight malaria with GMO mosquitoes, but activists warn of ‘species contamination’

Nonprofit group Project Target Malaria plans to conduct an experimental release of genetically engineered mosquitoes to stop the spread of ...
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France’s neonicotinoid ban just took effect. How will it impact farmers?

A ban on five neonicotinoid pesticides [entered] into force in France on [August 31], placing the country at the forefront ...
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Cost of pet cloning is dropping: Should you do it?

Kerry Sheridan | 
After photographer Monni Must's 28-year-old daughter Miya committed suicide...the grieving mother adopted Miya's spunky black Labrador, Billy Bean. Last year, ...
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‘Major breakthrough’: Genetic modification of single gene could reduce crops’ water use by 25 percent

Marlowe Hood | 
Researchers on Tuesday [March 6] unveiled a genetic modification that enables plants to use a quarter less water with scant ...
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Mother of all citrus: Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes all descended from single ancestor

Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes are all hybrids, mixed and matched from 10 "wild" citrus species descended from a single ...
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French anti-biotech group destroys research field trial—of non-GMO crops

[Editor's note: The following has been translated from French.] The agricultural cooperative group Auvergne Limagrain ... guaranteed the "absence of ...
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New herbicide-resistant GMO crops renew worries about Monsanto’s seed market dominance

The rapid growth of Monsanto's new GMO seeds resistant to the controversial herbicide dicamba has revived worries about the company's ...
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How glyphosate became the world’s most popular weedkiller

Since it was introduced in the United States in 1974 by pesticides and seed maker Monsanto as Roundup, the use ...
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France rejects 5-year renewal for glyphosate herbicide; wants 3-year license instead

France will oppose a European Commission proposal to renew authorisation for controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years instead of 10, ...
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EU glyphosate herbicide ban would make weed control harder for French winegrowers

Bad weather this year has already prompted a steep drop in French wine output, contributing to a 50-year low in global ...
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Syngenta CEO: Sustainability—not whether something is ‘organic’—should be food standard

Isabel Malsang | 
[Syngenta chief executive Eryk Fyrwald] suggested neonicotinoid pesticides were not as dangerous as was being suggested. While France has confirmed ...
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Glyphosate herbicide may alter ecosystem by increasing tadpole population

[A] common herbicide has turned out to be a boon for tadpoles making them more toxic to predators, researchers said.... Common ...
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French PM rejects ag minister’s plea, green lights 2018 neonicotinoid insecticide ban

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe weighed in on a row between his environment and agriculture ministers ... to rule that ...
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Cuba could begin planting GMO soy, corn by Spring 2017

[Editor's note: This excerpt has been translated into English by Google Translate and lightly edited for clarity] "Following the successful ...
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Activists destroy conventional rapeseed (canola) fields in France, claiming they are GMOs

[Editor's note: This excerpt was translated from the French by Google translate. It is lightly edited for clarity.] Several dozen ...
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Bayer has no plans to introduce GMO crops in Europe if Monsanto takeover approved

German chemicals firm Bayer said [Oct. 10] it would not introduce genetically modified crops in Europe after its gigantic takeover of ...
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow lectures Congress on science and safety of GMOs

Gwyneth Paltrow lent a touch of Hollywood glamor Wednesday to a campaign against legislation that would prevent the labelling of ...

Cloning farm animals could be banned in Europe

EU lawmakers on Wednesday backed a ban on cloning farm animals and products derived from them, citing deep public unease ...

Biofortifying rice with folate could prevent birth defects

Bolstering rice with a gene to produce more folate, or vitamin B9, could ward off birth defects, according to a ...

EU to streamline GMO import process, opening possible clearance of 19 products

The EU plans to simplify the import approval process for controversial genetically modified foods and animal feed, allowing member states ...

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