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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 ...
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Canada approves 3 Simplot GMO potatoes that resist blight, reduce fungicide use by half

Keith Ridler | 
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine ...

Neanderthals may have lived in California — 130,000 years ago

Malcolm Ritter | 
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than ...
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Dow Chemical asks Trump administration to ‘set aside’ government studies pesticide maker says are flawed

Michael Biesecker | 
Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point ...
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Farmers’ lawsuit alleges $5 billion in losses stemming from Syngenta’s release of GM corn before Chinese approval

The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits [went] to trial on Monday [April 24, 2017] against Swiss agribusiness ...
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Oregon bill to allow local governments to regulate GMO crops fails again

Local governments in Oregon will continue to be prohibited from regulating genetically engineered crops. Bills to ease the ban both ...
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ChemChina takeover of Syngenta approved by US, EU regulators in China’s biggest foreign acquisition ever

Joe McDonald | 
U.S. and European regulators have cleared a Chinese conglomerate's proposed $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta on condition ...

Houston area may be test zone for genetically modified mosquitoes in Zika fight

Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry ...
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Rusty patched bumblebee officially added to endangered species list

John Flesher | 
[Editor’s note: Read the GLP’s coverage of pollinators here.] The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday [March 21, 2017] became the ...
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One third of lymphoma patients cancer free after 6 months in CAR-T gene therapy study

Marilynn Marchione | 
An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with ...
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Blight-resistant genetically engineered potatoes that cut fungicide use approved

Keith Ridler | 
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the ...
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California can place cancer warning label on the herbicide glyphosate, judge ‘tentatively’ rules

Scott Smith | 
California can require Monsanto [and other manufacturers of glyphosate] to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat ...
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Environmental groups push stricter pesticide rules, including glyphosate ban, in Hawaii

Cathy Bussewitz | 
Hawaii residents concerned about pesticide use by major agriculture companies on the islands are planning a push to strengthen regulation ...
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Monsanto shareholders approve Bayer takeover

Jim Salter | 
Monsanto Co. shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $57 billion merger with Bayer AG, a deal that would combine two ...
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Two new varieties of blight-resistant GMO potatoes approved by USDA

Keith Ridler | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist ...
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Girls tend to experience softer symptoms of autism than boys

Lindsey Tanner | 
Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more ...
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Chipotle-led campaign against Big Ag, GMOs mocks concern for customer health

Candice Choi | 
Gathered for a free music festival, a crowd waits to see one of the headline attractions — an exhibit about ...
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Beyond BRCA: New, rare genes linked to breast cancer

Sarah Wiedersehn | 
Most women know about the BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations and how they significantly increase a woman's chance of ...
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GMO law forces small food companies to make tough decisions about labels, ingredients

Joyce Rosenberg | 
A new law that requires food makers to label the packaging of any products that contain genetically modified ingredients has ...