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EPA may relax rules on some pest-resistant crops to promote ‘science-based’ regulation

Philip Brasher | 
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to exempt from its regulation some biotech crops that are genetically engineered to be ...

Viewpoint: California pesticide regulation battle highlights influence of politically connected activist groups

Brad Hooker | 
[California] Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling for strong regulatory enforcement to “protect children from pesticide exposure” in a new directive ...
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US, Kenya free-trade agreement could end run African nation’s ‘entrenched’ anti-GMO interests

Bill Tomson | 
Anti-biotech activists and sentiment are entrenched throughout Africa, but U.S. farm groups and businesses are hoping a free-trade agreement with ...
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Viewpoint: Excessive animal biotech rules hinder our efforts to battle coronavirus

Dana O’Brien | 
To help the U.S. better prepare for the future, we need changes to the U.S. animal biotechnology regulatory system. The ...
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Viewpoint: President Trump should end FDA-USDA turf war over animal gene-editing regulation to foster innovation

Dana O’Brien | 
In more than two decades, only one biotechnology food animal has been approved for production and sale in the United ...
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Farmers, anti-glyphosate activists lobby EPA as agency mulls herbicide’s future in US

Steve Davies | 
Pro- and anti-glyphosate companies and organizations lined up to praise — or bash — the active ingredient in the most ...
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Agricultural industry split over prospects of government not regulating gene editing as part of reform of biotechnology regulations

Philip Brasher | 
Crop developers say USDA’s effort to streamline its regulation of biotech crops will still slow the commercialization of many gene-edited ...

Food and farm groups combat activist effort to ban glyphosate from oat production

Steve Davies | 
An effort by the Environmental Working Group seeks to eliminate the use of glyphosate in oat production, but farm and ...
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USDA proposes regulation ‘overhaul’ to streamline new biotech crop development

Philip Brasher | 
Many new genetically engineered crop traits would be exempt from regulation by the Agriculture Department under a sweeping rewrite of ...
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As trade talks progress, China may slow already lengthy approval process for US biotech crops

Bill Tomson | 
China may agree to buy more U.S. agriculture commodities and lift onerous trade barriers in the ongoing talks, but unless ...
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US farmer groups urge UK to ‘break’ with EU’s biotech crop rules

Bill Tomson | 
America’s farmers and ranchers are eager for a U.S. free trade agreement with the U.K., but only if the British ...

USDA releases long-awaited GMO labeling rules

Philip Brasher, Spencer Chase | 
New disclosure requirements finalized by USDA for biotech foods will mandate the use of the term "bioengineered" while providing a key exemption for ...

Federal judge rules California can’t label glyphosate herbicide as cancer-causing

Steve Davies | 
California cannot require companies to place warning labels on glyphosate products, a federal judge affirmed in a ruling issued Tuesday [June 12] ...
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US House committee approves amendment requiring genetically engineered salmon to be labeled

Steve Davies | 
The [House Appropriations Committee] ... approved, over a handful of objections, an amendment that would subject genetically engineered salmon to ...
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USDA releases GMO food labeling proposal—suggests using ‘bioengineered’ instead of ‘genetically modified’

Spencer Chase | 
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a proposed rule to implement the landmark legislation requiring some form of disclosure of ...
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Proposed 2018 Farm Bill includes amendments aimed at streamlining regulation of genetic engineering

Philip Brasher | 
The House Agriculture Committee approved a group of 15 Republican amendments to the panel’s farm bill that would modify a ...
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USDA has ‘no plans’ to regulate CRISPR gene-edited crops, says agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue

Daniel Enoch | 
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ... issued a statement making it clear that USDA does not regulate, or have any plans ...

Will the noxious public debate over GMOs turn consumers against gene-edited crops?

Ed Maixner | 
Americans are easily riled about genetically modifying crops, animals and foods, even though research indicates they know little about how ...
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How should the FDA regulate CRISPR gene-edited animals?

Philip Brasher, Steve Davies | 
Gene editing is touted as a promising new way of altering the DNA of plants or animals to speed their ...
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Virus-resistant CRISPR pigs could save pork producers $600 million per year

Ed Maixner, Sara Wyant | 
To pig farmer Thomas Titus, new scientific techniques could bring better disease resistance for his herd, saving baby pigs and potentially ...
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Farmers, scientists worry anti-GMO activists could stymie CRISPR and other gene-edited crop research

Sara Wyant | 
[N]ew precision breeding tools are creating such a buzz that some activists suggest techniques like CRISPR Cas9 - which involves ...
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For sale in Canada, genetically engineered salmon delayed by politics in US

Ed Maixner | 
A trivia question for American food shoppers: AquAdvantage, the genetically engineered Atlantic salmon being sold in Canada, is available in ...
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Gene editing: How breeders use CRISPR and TALEN to improve crops, livestock

Ed Maixner | 
Animal and plant breeders are trying out a set of powerful new tools which have the potential to revolutionize agricultural ...
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Public embrace of CRISPR gene editing key to future of agriculture

Ed Maixner | 
The process of producing food, protecting the environment, and improving animal health is advancing at a seemingly breakneck pace. These ...
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Opinion: Think twice before purchasing products with the ‘fake news’-spreading Non-GMO Project label

Randy Krotz | 
[Editor's note: Randy Krotz is CEO of the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.] I am increasingly finding items that are labeled ...
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USDA approves first release of GE diamondback moths, in New York cabbage fields

Steve Davies | 
A proposal to release genetically engineered diamondback moths in cabbage fields in upstate New York has received a green light ...
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Nina Fedoroff: USDA, FDA proposals intended to streamline biotech crop regulations don’t offer needed relief

Nina Fedoroff | 
[Editor's note: Nina Fedoroff is an American molecular biologist. She was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2007 and served ...
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Can the FDA convince public that GMOs are safe to eat, good for environment?

Philip Brasher | 
The Food and Drug Administration has a tough job ahead of it, a job that the food and agriculture sectors ...
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