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GMO breakthrough: Philippines becomes first country to approve nutrition-enhanced Golden Rice for commercial sale; Bangladesh next

GMO breakthrough: Philippines becomes first country to approve nutrition-enhanced Golden Rice for commercial sale; Bangladesh next

Agence France-Presse | 
The Philippines became the world's first country [July 23]  to approve the commercial production of genetically modified "golden rice" that ...
Fact check: No, product codes do not identify genetically modified produce

Fact check: No, product codes do not identify genetically modified produce

"Want to know where your food and/or products come from?" asks a June 22, 2021 Instagram post.  Identical posts, claiming ...
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European Commission may greenlight GM crop imports rejected by EU Parliament

Agence France-Presse | 
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’

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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’

Agence France-Presse | 
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?

Agence France-Presse | 
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 | Agence France-Presse | 
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 | Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
[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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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 | Agence France-Presse | 
[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

Agence France-Presse | 
[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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
[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

Agence France-Presse | 
[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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

Agence France-Presse | 
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

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