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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 ...

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 ...

Heart disease risk: New genetic test could offer stronger early detection

Lauran Neergaard | 
You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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Lawsuits against Monsanto alleging glyphosate-cancer connection face court scrutiny

Sudhin Thanawala | 
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria will spend a week hearing from experts to help decide whether there is valid scientific ...

Preventing pandemics and the quest for an influenza ‘super-shot’

Lauren Neergaard | 
A century after one of history’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like ...
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A gene-editing first: Scientists try to edit a living human’s DNA

Marilynn Marchione | 
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change ...
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Partial ban of dicamba herbicide approved by Arkansas Plant Board

An Arkansas regulatory panel voted Wednesday [Nov. 8] to ban the use of an herbicide for part of next year ...
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Fate of Neanderthals may have been sealed when early humans started migrating

Malcolm Ritter | 
What killed off the Neanderthals? It’s a big debate, and now a study says that no matter what the answer, ...

Monsanto sues Arkansas Plant Board for restricting dicamba herbicide use

Andrew DeMillo | 
A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators ... for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several ...

Oregon court reaffirms decision to block Josephine County’s proposed GMO ban

The Oregon Court of Appeals has decided to keep blocking a voter-approved initiative that bans genetically engineered crops in Josephine ...
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Italy’s GMO corn ban unlawful, European Union court rules

Vanessa Gera | 
The European Union court ruled Wednesday (September 13] in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation's ...

Do genetic tests inspire healthier habits? Evidence says ‘no’

Malcolm Ritter | 
If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy? You'd ...