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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bayer’s legal woes multiply as chemical giant battles onslaught of glyphosate, dicamba lawsuits

Margaret FIsk, Joel Rosenblatt | 
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

Shruti Singh, Jeremy Hill | 
For the first time in 15 years, Illinois farmer Steve Ruh will plant only old-school soybean seeds to boost profit ...

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 ...
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23andMe and weight loss: Can consumer DNA-testing company deliver?

Kristen Brown | 
Consumer DNA-testing giant 23andMe Inc. plans to add new wellness offerings it hopes will help its customers shed a few pounds, but ...
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Monsanto retains patent on GMO Bt cotton in India, nation’s Supreme Court rules

Upmanyu Trivedi, Vrishti Beniwal | 
Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit won a legal battle to own patents on genetically-modified cotton seeds in India, the world’s biggest producer of ...

‘Less expected’: China condemns research yielding gene-edited babies

Matthew Campbell | 
On Nov. 26, U.S.-trained, Shenzhen-based He Jiankui announced that he’d altered the genes of a human embryo to create the ...
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Edible vaccine may protect honey bees from deadly microbial infections

Kati Pohjanpalo | 
A growing number of honey bees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor nutrition and climate change, with ...
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Meat industry may back its cell-based competitors to gain foothold in health food market

Deena Shanker, Lydia Mulvany | 
According to Andrew Noyes, the head of communications for Just Inc., meat companies are discussing the possibility of helping cell-based meat ...

Cell-based, synthetic, cultured? Debate intensifies over what to call lab-grown meat

Deena Shanker, Lydia Mulvany, Teaganne Finn | 
Lab-grown. Cell-based. Clean. In vitro. Cultured. Fake. Artificial. Synthetic. Meat 2.0. These are all terms that refer to the same kind ...
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Legal challenges expected after EPA re-authorizes controversial weed-killing herbicide dicamba

Tiffany Stecker, Susan Bruninga | 
Farmers can use the pesticide dicamba to clear fields of stubborn weeds for two more growing seasons after the EPA ...

China struggling with consumer skepticism in push to introduce GMO corn

Michael Standaert | 
China’s central government set a goal two years ago for commercializing genetically modified corn by the end of 2020, but ...
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Edible cotton? USDA approves biotech seeds that can be spread like peanut butter

Americans may soon be eating cotton for the first time — not just wearing it — as a new edible ...

Glyphosate-cancer case appeal: Judge inclined to set aside $250 million of damages, order new trial

Joel Rosenblatt | 
Bayer AG won a tentative ruling slashing the lion’s share of a $289 million verdict in the first trial over claims ...
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Asians finally have drugs ‘perfectly tailored’ to their genetics

Ari Altstedter | 
For decades, much of the pipeline of medical innovation has flowed from West to East. Now a string of companies ...