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Glyphosate-cancer battle escalates as Germany aims to ban Roundup after 2023

Glyphosate-cancer battle escalates as Germany aims to ban Roundup after 2023

Birgit Jennen | 
Angela Merkel’s government aims to phase out herbicides containing glyphosate by the end of 2023, a move that could generate ...
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EU farmers ‘fed up’ with rapeseed as neonicotinoid insecticide ban, dry weather cripple crop yields

Megan Durisin, Olivia Konotey-Ahulu | 
Rapeseed, easily spotted with its bright yellow flowers in summer, is used for meal and oil in products ranging from ...
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Glyphosate label war escalates: Spurning EPA objections, California keeps cancer Prop. 65 warning on herbicide

Emily Dooley | 
California has no plans to change its rule that certain products containing the herbicide glyphosate require warnings to consumers that ...
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Roundup on trial: Glyphosate-cancer settlement talks progress, but report of an $8 billion payout is ‘pure fiction’

Jef Feeley, Joel Rosenblatt, Tim Loh | 
Bayer AG is proposing to pay as much as $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging its ...

Roundup trial: Bayer’s glyphosate-cancer legal losses signal public’s flagging trust in regulators

Adam Allington | 
Jurors have sided with plaintiffs in all three cases over Bayer AG’s herbicide Roundup to go to trial so far, ...
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UK may reject strict EU GMO rules, but nation’s farmers can’t grow biotech crops yet

Megan Durisin | 
British farmers could get the chance to plant genetically modified crops as part of Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans. The new ...
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Some farmers earn more money defending GMOs on YouTube than they do growing food

Denitsa Tsekova | 
It’s a sign of the times when farmers make more money advocating for the industry on social media than actually ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...