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Viewpoint: We need GMO, CRISPR-edited crops to help feed 10 billion people

Deena Shanker | 
If we want to feed 10 billion people by 2050, in a world beset by rising temperatures and scarcer water ...
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EU ‘probably won’t’ re-approve Bayer’s glyphosate weed killer after 2022, German agriculture minister says

Tim Loh | 
German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said glyphosate herbicide probably won’t have enough support to gain re-authorization for use in the ...
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If Bayer settles glyphosate-cancer lawsuits, final costs could range from $2.5-$20 billion

Tim Loh | 
There’s a $2.5 billion question hanging over Bayer AG. Or perhaps a $20 billion question, depending on who you ask ...
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‘Innovative’ GMO Impossible burger could help support US soybean growers, says USDA chief Sonny Perdue

Sonny Perdue may be a champion of agriculture and agribusinesses in all its forms. But even he isn’t immune to ...
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French rapeseed yields hit 14-year low following drought, neonicotinoid insecticide ban

Megan Durisin | 
French farmers are getting so tired of beetles chomping on their rapeseed that some of them may decide to further ...
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Surgically implanted chips could boost memory for people with traumatic brain injuries

Caroline Winter | 
Over the past five years, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has invested $77 million to develop devices ...
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These drugs could replace chemotherapy with fewer ‘disruptive side effects’

Kanoko Matsuyama | 
A class of drugs is emerging that can attack cancer cells in the body without damaging surrounding healthy ones. They ...
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Lab-grown sushi could help meet booming seafood demand, cut overfishing

Josh Petri, Lydia Mulvany | 
Salmon has become the guinea pig of the seas when it comes to using technology to supplement falling fish populations ...
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GMO Bt crops slow global spread of fall armyworm pest, but some bugs resistant to insecticidal plants

Jason Gale | 
The fall armyworm is hungry, on the move and scaring farmers the world over. The crop-devouring pest has spread from ...
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Will GMO-wary China accept virus-resistant CRISPR pigs?

Kristine Servando | 
As China struggles to stem a contagious, hog-ravaging disease, a British company offers some hope. But it may first need ...
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Why having a risky genetic mutation isn’t necessarily doom and gloom

Michelle Cortez | 
Most people think carrying a gene variant associated with a disease means automatically getting that disease, according to Sekar Kathiresan, ...
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Viewpoint: $2 billion glyphosate-cancer damages highlight why science is ‘no match’ for a persuasive lawyer

Chris Hughes | 
Bayer AG hoped it could rely on science to establish the safety of its Roundup weedkiller. But it has clearly ...
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Jury in third glyphosate-cancer trial orders Bayer to pay over $2 billion in damages—eighth-largest ever product-defect claim

Joel Rosenblatt | 
Bayer AG was ordered to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a California couple that claimed they got ...
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Nigeria approves two GMO cotton varieties anticipated to boost production from 60,000 to 150,000 tons

Ruth Olurounbi | 
Nigeria approved two genetically modified varieties of cotton for use by the nation’s farmers to help boost supply to its ...
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Gene therapy could be revolutionary—if we can figure out how to pay for it

James Paton | 
Dozens of revolutionary gene therapies that mend faulty strands of DNA are on their way, bringing the power to eliminate ...
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Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren promises reversal of Bayer-Monsanto merger to end corporate ‘stranglehold’ on farmers

Mike Dorning | 
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren promised to break up big agricultural businesses to end their “stranglehold” over farmers and mount ...
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GMO crop approvals focal point of trade talks as US urges China to boost agricultural imports

Isis Almeida | 
China has offered the U.S. some “very attractive numbers” for purchases of farm goods as part of “dynamic” trade talks, ...
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US agriculture official slams EU’s ‘backward-looking’ GMO crop import rules

Isis Almeida | 
A U.S. agriculture official took a swipe at the European Union’s import policies in agriculture, a sector America has been ...
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Digital agriculture: Data-gathering robots, drones may be the future of farming

Andrew Noel | 
For six generations, Ben Riensche’s family has tended corn and soybeans outside Jesup, a town of 2,500 on the windswept ...
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Argentina fears skeptical consumers could cripple global rollout of drought-tolerant GMO wheat

Jonathan Gilbert | 
Argentina thinks it has a solution to droughts that’ve plagued blockbuster wheat producers from the Black Sea to Australia. The ...
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Biotech startup aims to challenge ‘Big Ag’s’ dominance in the US seed market

Elizabeth Dunn | 
Farmers don’t have a reputation for skewing to the political left, but just get them talking about seeds. At an ...
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Bayer’s legal woes multiply as chemical giant battles onslaught of glyphosate, dicamba lawsuits

Joel Rosenblatt, Margaret FIsk | 
Many Bayer AG investors didn’t realize just how much litigation risk they were getting when the German company spent $66 ...
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Monsanto weed killer Roundup harms beneficial gut bacteria, lawsuit claims

Deena Shanker, Lydia Mulvany | 
Monsanto Co. has been sued by thousands of farmers and others who blame their cancers on its massively popular Roundup ...
Glyphosate ban could fuel spread of invasive plant species, conservationists fear

Glyphosate ban could fuel spread of invasive plant species, conservationists fear

Adam Allington | 
The threat to public lands posed by invasive plant species is increasing by about ten million acres each year, and ...
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Microbes from Yellowstone National Park could spur lab-grown food innovation

Sarah McBride | 
Scientists have long been captivated by a group of microscopic organisms in Yellowstone National Park. The microbes thrive at extreme temperatures ...
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USDA, FDA set to finalize joint oversight of lab-grown meat

Teaganne Finn | 
The USDA and FDA are ready to finalize an agreement for joint oversight of meat grown in a petri dish, ...
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In pursuit of higher profits, some US soybean farmers abandon GMO crops

Jeremy Hill, Shruti Singh | 
For the first time in 15 years, Illinois farmer Steve Ruh will plant only old-school soybean seeds to boost profit ...
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Why it was no surprise that controversial CRISPR babies happened in China

John Lauerman, Rachel Chang | 
The headline-making births last November of the world’s first gene-edited babies (twin girls) was unsurprising in one way: The scientist ...