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Can the Biden Administration challenge Mexico’s decision to ban glyphosate weedkiller and GMO corn?

Can the Biden Administration challenge Mexico’s decision to ban glyphosate weedkiller and GMO corn?

Daren Bakst | 
Mexico may be one of the U.S.’s top agricultural trading partners, but this relationship has plenty of problems. Consider the ...
‘False paradigm’: Pitting organic and conventional farming against each other won’t promote sustainability, says GLP's Jon Entine at USDA Ag Outlook Forum

‘False paradigm’: Pitting organic and conventional farming against each other won’t promote sustainability, says GLP’s Jon Entine at USDA Ag Outlook Forum

Steve Davies | 
Interest groups have become so hardened in their views about which types of agriculture benefit the environment that the fact ...
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Non-farming glyphosate weedkiller uses likely harm endangered species, EPA finds

Steve Davies | 
More than 90% of endangered species are “likely to be adversely affected” by use of glyphosate, but mostly through non-agricultural uses, ...
EPA: Gene-edited crops and other ‘green’ pesticide alternatives on the way

EPA: Gene-edited crops and other ‘green’ pesticide alternatives on the way

Ben Nuelle, Bill Tomson, Steve Davies | 
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is optimistic that new and greener alternatives are on the way to help farmers to protect ...
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Should you worry about pesticides in fruits and vegetables? 96.8% of domestic food below legal residue limits, FDA reports

Steve Davies | 
The vast majority of foods sampled for pesticides in the 2018 fiscal year contained residues within EPA tolerances, the Food ...
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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 ...
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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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Farm groups join lawsuit to support EPA’s glyphosate weedkiller re-approval

Steve Davies | 
Commodity groups, ag retailers and others are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed in the 9th Circuit Court of ...
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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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Viewpoint: ‘Archaic’ FDA regulation hinders animal gene-editing innovation

Phil Borgic | 
Around the world, countries are experimenting, implementing, and – importantly – properly regulating gene editing in livestock. China has been ...
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Trump administration aims to boost farming, medical innovation with streamlined biotech rules

Philip Brasher | 
Trump administration officials say they are committed to reducing regulatory barriers to agricultural biotechnology as part of a larger strategy ...
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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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US soybean and corn farmers fear plant-based burgers and glyphosate lawsuits signal uncertain future

Blake Hurst | 
I’m flat busted. My Missouri corn and soybean farm is bankrupt, financially incompetent, a lousy credit risk, upside down--you pick ...
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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 ...
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Short on time, US regulators scramble to streamline CRISPR-edited plant, animal rules

Philip Brasher | 
All three of the federal agencies charged with regulating bioengineered plants and animals are looking at ways of streamlining regulations ...
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Glyphosate manufacturers reject alleged weed killer-cancer link in response to federal Roundup report

Steve Davies | 
Glyphosate registrants defended their products as safe to use in comments submitted .... to the Department of Health and Human ...
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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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New CDC glyphosate report: “Most studies found no association between exposure to glyphosate-based products and risk of cancer”

Steve Davies | 
A new [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] report on glyphosate’s toxicological effects likely will play a role in the ongoing ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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EU parliament urged to reverse de facto ban on gene-edited crops

Marshall Matz | 
The European Union Court of Justice’s (ECJ) recent decision that new gene-editing techniques must go through the same lengthy approval ...
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Viewpoint: Dicamba is controversial, but herbicide’s benefits outweigh its costs

Tim Burrack | 
.... Palmer Amaranth, Tall Waterhemp, and Giant Ragweed .... they’re among the worst invaders in a farmer’s soybean fields—prolific weeds that ...
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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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