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Facing 30,000 unresolved cancer claims, Bayer plans to pull glyphosate from US lawn and garden market by 2023

Facing 30,000 unresolved cancer claims, Bayer plans to pull glyphosate from US lawn and garden market by 2023

Jef Feeley, Tim Loh | 
German drugs and chemicals giant [Bayer] has repeatedly failed to put the Roundup woes behind it. Bayer inherited the legal ...
Impossible Foods taking on mega-huge chicken nugget market with its GMO, plant-based alternative

Impossible Foods taking on mega-huge chicken nugget market with its GMO, plant-based alternative

Deena Shanker | 
Impossible Foods Inc. plans to debut a plant-based chicken nugget this fall, the latest imitation meat maker to jump into ...
Viewpoint: Might CRISPR gene editing ‘unleash dangerous mutants, designer babies and new weapons of mass destruction?’

Viewpoint: Might CRISPR gene editing ‘unleash dangerous mutants, designer babies and new weapons of mass destruction?’

John Lauerman | 
Mankind has been manipulating genetics since early civilizations realized that certain traits of crops, animals and humans themselves were hereditary ...
A brain helmet that can unlock the secrets of aging, concussions, meditation and metaphysical experiences? It’s now available and only cost $110 million to develop

A brain helmet that can unlock the secrets of aging, concussions, meditation and metaphysical experiences? It’s now available and only cost $110 million to develop

Ashlee Vance | 
“To make progress on all the fronts that we need to as a society, we have to bring the brain ...
Vaccine rejectionism and disinformation spreading as fast in Asia as the virus itself

Vaccine rejectionism and disinformation spreading as fast in Asia as the virus itself

Andreo Calonzo | 
Microchips. Magnets. “Mark of the beast.” Those are just some of the things that U.S. anti-vaccine warriors have falsely claimed ...
Could COVID come roaring back in the fall and winter — but as a less threatening flu-like seasonal virus?

Could COVID come roaring back in the fall and winter — but as a less threatening flu-like seasonal virus?

Justin Fox | 
As with influenza and the coronaviruses that cause common colds, there appears to be a seasonal element to the spread ...
Nearly 500 Trump-voting US counties have less than 25% of their populations vaccinated, opening door to fall COVID revival

Nearly 500 Trump-voting US counties have less than 25% of their populations vaccinated, opening door to fall COVID revival

Kristen Brown | 
As much of the country emerges from masking and social distancing, undervaccinated pockets in the U.S. still threaten to bring ...
Could the current fascination with ‘regenerative agriculture’ spur production of more sustainable eggs?

Could the current fascination with ‘regenerative agriculture’ spur production of more sustainable eggs?

Kim Chipman, Leslie Patton | 
Over the past decade, producers have skillfully persuaded consumers to pay four times the price for a dozen eggs that ...
Going forward, will we need an annual COVID vaccine or will ‘one and done’ be enough?

Going forward, will we need an annual COVID vaccine or will ‘one and done’ be enough?

Robert Langreth | 
[New COVID] mutations are popping up in increasingly complicated patterns, spurring a drive by top biologists to devise new ways ...
Methane emissions from burping cattle are major contributor to global warming. Here’s an innovative way to address that using a ‘cow cocktail’

Methane emissions from burping cattle are major contributor to global warming. Here’s an innovative way to address that using a ‘cow cocktail’

Branded Kowbucha, a nod to the popular fermented drink kombucha, it’s being tested by one of the world’s biggest dairy ...
‘Messy trials, manufacturing nightmares, and political and economic rivalry’: Behind the scenes at the AstraZeneca and Oxford vaccine blunders

‘Messy trials, manufacturing nightmares, and political and economic rivalry’: Behind the scenes at the AstraZeneca and Oxford vaccine blunders

Stephanie Baker, Suzi Ring | 
The story of the vaccine that AstraZeneca developed with the University of Oxford is marked by noble intentions, communication blunders, ...
Viewpoint: Facebook and fake news — How the social media giant has emerged as the perfect platform for vaccine misinformation

Viewpoint: Facebook and fake news — How the social media giant has emerged as the perfect platform for vaccine misinformation

Sarah Frier, Sarah Kopit | 
You’d think during the worst pandemic in a century virtually everyone would be desperate to get their hands on a ...
Draught-wracked Australia and Asia: Still unapproved sustainable genetically-engineered wheat poised for approval in Brazil could address climate change disruptions

Draught-wracked Australia and Asia: Still unapproved sustainable genetically-engineered wheat poised for approval in Brazil could address climate change disruptions

Jonathan Gilbert, Scott Squires | 
Bioceres is trying to succeed where no other company has before by selling genetically-modified wheat. While the vast majority of ...
Eastern European countries that opted for less expensive (and possibly less safe and effective) AstraZeneca vaccine see surge in cases as supplies lag

Eastern European countries that opted for less expensive (and possibly less safe and effective) AstraZeneca vaccine see surge in cases as supplies lag

Alberto Nardelli, Nikos Chrysoloras | 
Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia and Slovakia, which declined part of their Pfizer allotments to wait for Astra doses, are among ...
Scientists challenge China-WHO story of COVID emergence

Scientists challenge China-WHO story of COVID emergence

Colum Murphy, Corinne Gretler | 
The controversy over the investigation organized by the World Health Organization and China about the origins of Covid-19 heated up ...
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Senate confirms Obama Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to head USDA again

Mike Dorning | 
The Senate confirmed Tom Vilsack as U.S. Agriculture Secretary, opening the way for the Biden administration to move forward with ...
How might mass COVID vaccinations work? Louisiana sets up drive-through flu vaccine effort as a test

How might mass COVID vaccinations work? Louisiana sets up drive-through flu vaccine effort as a test

Angelica LaVito | 
Getting all those shots into arms will be a monumental task. Shreveport, Louisiana, is getting ready now. The city recently ...
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Viewpoint: Creating a COVID vaccine may turn out to be the easiest part. Logistics pose a global nightmare

Ferdinando Giugliano | 
Governments deserve credit for supporting [COVID vaccine] advances through public subsidies. But that was always going to be the easy ...
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Super fit and unafraid of COVID? Think again, as lingering symptoms often debilitate the healthiest

Therese Raphael | 
Like many healthy people, [57-year-old Brendan Delaney] figured his symptoms, a mild fever and a cough, would pass soon enough ...
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Bayer close to resolving 88,500 glyphosate-cancer suits, but settlement costs rise by $2 billion

Joel Rosenblatt, Tim Loh | 
[Bayer’s legal bills] keep rising with costs to handle future [Roundup] lawsuits expected to surge to $2 billion. The German ...
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EPA re-registers drift-prone dicamba weedkiller, relieving some farmers and frustrating others who fear crop damage

Pat Rizzuto | 
Farmers can continue to use dicamba for five years, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said [October 27], offering certainty to cotton ...
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Glyphosate on trial: California Supreme Court rejects request from Bayer to review first Roundup-cancer verdict

Joyce Cutler | 
Bayer AG’s Monsanto Co. lost a bid for the California Supreme Court to review the first multimillion-dollar jury award to ...
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Bayer faces fast-approaching deadline to settle glyphosate-cancer litigation before new trials begin

Joel Rosenblatt | 
Bayer AG is up against a fast-approaching deadline to settle remaining lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller or face the prospect ...
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Judge dismisses activist lawsuit to block GMO crop, pesticide use in wildlife refuges

Maya Earls | 
Conservation groups failed to show they would be harmed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s reversal of a previous ...
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Bayer settles 15,000 more cancer suits, a ‘huge step’ toward ending glyphosate litigation

Joel Rosenblatt | 
Bayer AG settled thousands more U.S. lawsuits over its Roundup weed killer after criticism that the company was failing to ...
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World’s first nasal COVID vaccine in Phase 3 testing in China

Dong Lyu, Sharon Chen | 
Intranasal spray has previously been developed as a vaccine for the flu and is recommended for use among children and adults who ...
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Bayer, BASF, Corteva pledge $16.5 billion to help EU farmers cut pesticide use

Stephen Gardner | 
Crop protection companies active in the European Union, including including BASF SE, Bayer AG, have pledged to spend $16.5 billion ...
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Judge fears Bayer ‘manipulated’ $11 billion glyphosate settlement, opening door to more cancer trials

Joel Rosenblatt | 
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said during a hearing [August 27] he’s concerned Bayer has “manipulated” the [$11 billion] settlement ...
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