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US college cafeterias, restaurants could be first to serve controversial GMO AquAdvantage salmon

Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny ...
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Chinese biologist Qu Dongyu to focus on hunger, poverty eradication as UN Food and Agriculture Organization chief

Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected [June 23] as the new director general of the U.N. Food and ...
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Maine, largest salmon farming state, won’t produce GMO AquAdvantage fish

Patrick Whittle | 
Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S., but it won’t be coming from the biggest salmon ...
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Caster Semenya testosterone ruling to be appealed by South African government

Gerald Imray | 
South Africa’s track federation will appeal against the recent Caster Semenya ruling, the country’s sports ministry has confirmed. The government ...
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Some wild bee populations declining, but ‘scarce data’ hamper impact and research efforts

Michael Casey | 
More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on ...
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Restoration of brain activity in dead pigs could lead to new treatments for stroke, drug overdose

Malcolm Ritter | 
Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical ...
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Arkansas says food companies can’t call lab-grown protein ‘meat’

Food manufacturers will soon have to comply with "truth in labeling" legislation that aims to protect Arkansas' meat and rice ...
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Mississippi may ban use of ‘meat’ labels on lab-grown protein, citing need to maintain ‘truthful advertising’

Jeff Amy | 
Mississippi lawmakers have real fears about "fake meat," and the state could become the latest to ban food made from ...
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Meet the Israeli start-ups aiming to make earth-friendly steak in the laboratory

Ilan Ben Zion | 
Several Israeli start-ups have joined a handful of companies around the globe trying to develop lab-grown meat, something they see ...
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Researchers hunt for heat-tolerant rice, wheat varieties as global temperatures rise

Kenneth Heard | 
A group of Arkansas State University educators and students are studying effects of heat on rice crops in a three-university ...
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Prosecutors charge alleged ringleader of $140 million fraudulent organic farming scheme

Ryan Foley | 
A Missouri farmer and businessman ripped off consumers nationwide by falsely marketing more than $140 million worth of corn, soybeans ...
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CRISPR uproar: Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

Marilynn Marchione | 
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month ...
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Neanderthals and humans lived equally ‘risky, stressful lives’

Malcolm Ritter | 
Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our ...
Bayer appeals $78M verdict in landmark Monsanto glyphosate-cancer lawsuit

Bayer appeals $78M verdict in landmark Monsanto glyphosate-cancer lawsuit

Agribusiness giant Monsanto on [November 20] appealed a $78 million verdict in favor of a dying California man who said ...
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Using gene editing to improve animal welfare may quell fear of ‘Franken-animals’

Candice Choi | 
A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science ...
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Gene-edited foods are coming, but how will they be regulated, and will consumers eat them?

Lauran Neergaard | 
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or ...
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Plaintiff accepts reduced damages in first glyphosate-cancer trial, Bayer to appeal verdict

A Northern California groundskeeper said [October 31] that he will accept a judge’s reduced verdict of $78 million against Monsanto ...
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Mainstream medicine? US health officials want to ease restrictions on gene therapy experiments

Marilynn Marchione | 
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly ...
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Federal court orders EPA to ban widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos

Michael Biesecker | 
A federal appeals court ruled [August 9th] that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide ...
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Protect your pets: Many agriculturally necessary plants are naturally toxic to animals

Dean Fosdick | 
Not all plants are wholesome for foraging animals. Certain species of milkweed, for example, that are highly valued as host ...
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Agricultural firm Simplot receives first commercial license for CRISPR gene editing, focusing on cutting waste

Keith Ridler | 
A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to ...
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DNA could be key to identifying remains of US soldiers turned over by North Korea

Malcolm Ritter | 
The U.S. military remains released by North Korea on Friday [July 28] will be sent to a military lab in ...
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Soybean farmer sues dicamba manufacturers, seeks injunction on sale of popular herbicide

A northeast Nebraska farmer has sued herbicide manufacturers, saying his neighbors’ use of the company products damaged his soybean crop ...
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Despite judge’s finding of ‘weak’ evidence glyphosate causes cancer, Monsanto could face Roundup litigation onslaught

Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle [July 10] when a U.S. judge ruled ...
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DNA from unmarked graves of slaves could lead to modern descendants

The cemetery of the enslaved workers of the [Catoctin] iron furnace was rediscovered in 1979 — 116 years after Abraham ...
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It’s official: California will require cancer warning label on coffee products

Brian Melley | 
A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical ...
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EU approves Bayer’s $57 billion takeover of Monsanto

Raf Casert | 
The European Union has approved Bayer's buyout of Monsanto in a massive agriculture business deal, but says they will have ...
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Syngenta agrees to pay $1.5 billion over GMO corn fiasco in ‘largest agricultural suit settlement in US history”

Margaret Stafford | 
A $1.5 billion settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit covering tens of thousands of farmers, grain-handling facilities and ethanol ...