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New South Wales, Australia poised to lift GM crop cultivation ban in July, sparking debate between farmers and environmentalists

New South Wales, Australia poised to lift GM crop cultivation ban in July, sparking debate between farmers and environmentalists

Joshua Becker, Michael Condon | 
[New South Wales Agriculture Minister Adam] Marshall said [lifting the state’s GM crop ban on July 1 will open] the ...
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GMO cotton that makes its own colors could eliminate need for chemical textile dyes

[Colored cotton plants] are the product of CSIRO plant breeders dedicated to producing better, sustainable natural fibers that will hopefully ...
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Gene editing could help safeguard $400 million worth of wheat during coldest winter months

Lucinda Jose | 
Up to $400 million worth of grain is lost during winter in Western Australia each year when cold conditions freeze ...
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Drought hits Australian cotton growers hard, but GMO insect-resistant crops help mitigate the pain

Lydia Burton, Nathan Morris | 
It will compound the pain already being felt in surrounding regional economies, but the tough times are also forging a ...

South Australia lifts 16-year-old GMO crop cultivation ban after months of political wrangling

Isabella Pittaway | 
South Australia will allow mainland farmers to grow genetically-modified (GM) crops from next season, but councils can apply to remain ...
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Bayer likely to fight new wave of Roundup-cancer litigation in Australia, despite looming US settlement

Jess Davis | 
As tens of thousands of cases against the makers of the weedkiller Roundup mount up in the United States, a ...
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Australia glyphosate-cancer class action lawsuit gets underway

Jess Davis | 
The first directions hearing in a class action against chemical giant Monsanto, over claims commonly used herbicide Roundup causes cancer, ...
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Weed that ‘eats’ glyphosate discovered in Western Australia, researchers say

Courtney Fowler | 
Researchers have claimed a world first .... after discovering a tropical weed in Western Australia's far north that literally eats ...

Podcast: Political opposition blocks South Australia’s plan to lift GMO crop ban

Rhett Burnie | 
South Australia is the only mainland state that bans farmers from growing genetically modified food. The ban's been in place ...
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Meat company turns 20,000 tons of discarded carrots into animal feed to cut food waste

Sean Murphy | 
A West Australian company converting thousands of tons of carrots destined for landfill into animal feed is hoping to produce ...

Podcast: ‘Are we all going to die?’ Entomologist breaks down the ‘bee-pocalypse’ that ‘threatens the global food supply’

Katja Hogendoorn | 
Bees are important crop pollinators and reduced bee numbers have been described by farmers overseas as a bee crisis. Global ...
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Divided agriculture sector spars over GMOs as Tasmania mulls lifting biotech crop ban

Lucy Shannon | 
Professor Sergey Shebala spends a lot of time thinking about how the world's growing population is going to be fed ...

As sugar demand falls, gene editing could ‘reinvent’ sugarcane as green energy

Charlie McKillop, Kallee Buchanan | 
Sugar has long been a source of energy for people, but now scientists believe they are close to unlocking its ...
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South Australia considers repealing GMO crop cultivation ban that has cost farmers $33 million

The South Australian Government will consider overturning a longstanding ban on genetically modified (GM) crops, after a review into the ...
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Podcast: South Australian farmers want access to GMO crops as moratorium debate rages

Brooke Neindorf | 
ABC reports on debate over South Australia’s GMO moratorium. Flinders MP Peter Treloar states that he has not seen any ...
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South Australia launches ‘independent review’ of GMO crop moratorium

David Claughton | 
South Australia has announced an independent review into the state's moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops. Economist and agriculture policy ...
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Australia’s fight against feral cats could turn to gene drive technology

Stephanie Small | 
Feral cats kill thousands of native animals every minute — now a controversial plan to use gene drive technology as ...
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Should you pay as much as a 300% premium for organic foods? Avoid EWG’s ‘dirty dozen’?

Joanna Khan | 
Have you ever found yourself standing in the supermarket, wondering how to justify forking out $6 per kilo for those ...
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Will Australia ban neonicotinoid insecticides despite no evidence of bee declines on the continent?

Jess Davis | 
European farmers are facing a total ban on a common group of pesticides after a report confirms they harm bees, ...
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Australia aims to eliminate cervical cancer with HPV vaccine and DNA screening

Cervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in Australia within the next four decades, medical experts say, after new data revealed ...
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Ovarian cancer could be linked to father’s X chromosome

Genelle Weule | 
Data from a large, long-term study of US families indicates women may inherit ovarian cancer through the X chromosome passed ...
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Australia set to reduce regulations of CRISPR gene editing to speed up crop research

Marty McCarthy | 
Australia is set to reform how it regulates new genetic engineering techniques, which experts say will help to dramatically speed ...
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Podcast: Gene editing could make farm animals happier and healthier

Natasha Mitchell | 
Just one genetically modified animal has been approved for human consumption anywhere in the world. A fast growing species of ...
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South Australia close to passing bill to extend GMO crop ban to 2025

Brooke Neindorf, Marty McCarthy | 
South Australia is set to extend its controversial ban on the growing of genetically-modified crops until 2025 after a bill ...
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Plant growth genes identified that could lead to increased crop yields

Kallee Buchanan | 
Scientists say the discovery of a group of hormones in plants could revolutionise food production by improving yields. The Universities ...
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Scientists hoping to prevent two crop-eating caterpillar species from combining to form ‘super pest’

Dominique Schwartz | 
Australian-led research could help save the world's farmers more than $6 billion lost every year to its most voracious caterpillars ...
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‘Game changer’ herbicide that could supplement glyphosate developed from anti-malaria chemical

Kit Mochan | 
Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) have used chemicals destined to develop new treatments for malaria as a ...
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Next generation insect-resistant GM cotton could be ‘game changer’ for Australian farmers

Matt Brann | 
A new variety of genetically modified cotton is shaping up to be a game-changer for those looking to grow cotton ...
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