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Are crops ‘doused’ with glyphosate? Wheat farmer debunks popular Roundup myths, claims sustainability benefits

Ben Scholz | 
Too often, science and facts fall victim to fear mongering and emotion. Recently, we have seen an uptick in false ...
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Virus-resistant gene-edited tomato won’t be regulated as GMOs, USDA says

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Gene-edited tomatoes that are resistant to common viruses can be introduced into the U.S. without coming under federal regulations for ...
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USDA identifies second GMO wheat variety found on Washington farm

Matthew Weaver | 
USDA investigators have identified a second GMO wheat variety from samples found in a fallow farm field in Washington state ...
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Unapproved GMO wheat discovered on Washington state farm, USDA says

Matthew Weaver | 
The USDA is investigating the discovery of genetically engineered wheat found in an unplanted Washington state farm field. The exact ...
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Genetically modified Arctic Fuji apple headed for grocery stores following FDA approval

Dan Wheat | 
Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., developer of genetically modified non-browning apples, on April 26 received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval ...
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Public opposition to promising CRISPR gene-editing technology is ‘tragic,’ biotech experts say

Gail Oberst | 
In one version of the future, beef and dairy animals are disease-free, fruits and vegetables are resistant to viruses, potatoes ...
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USDA denies request to import biotech blue chrysanthemums from Japan

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Chrysanthemums genetically engineered to produce blue flowers cannot be freely imported into the U.S. and traded as non-regulated crops under ...
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Organic trade group suit challenging Trump’s withdrawal of animal guidelines will go forward

Carol Dumas | 
A ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will allow a lawsuit by the Organic Trade ...
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Viewpoint: Neonics don’t threaten bees, ban could raise food prices, increase toxic insecticide use

Julie Murphree | 
Neonicotinoid insecticides aren’t the problem for bees that activists have made them out to be. In fact, years of monitoring ...
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Food lobby appeals $18 million fine over campaign against GMO labeling in Washington state

Don Jenkins | 
The packaged food and drink industry will try to persuade a Washington state appeals court ... that exercising its First ...

CRISPR revolution could level the playing field for crop biotech companies

Mateusz Perkowski | 
For agriculture, [CRISPR] technology is a new way to instill crops and livestock with desirable traits — or to remove ...
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How the EU decides to regulate CRISPR gene-edited crops will have ‘huge impact’ on US, rest of world

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Most gene editing techniques should not come under the Europe Union’s strict regulatory regime for genetically modified organisms, according to ...
Non-GMO, organic, gluten-free: Are food labels overwhelming consumers?

Non-GMO, organic, gluten-free: Are food labels overwhelming consumers?

Editor's note: The following is part of an editorial by Capital Press, a website covering agriculture in the US West Foodies, ...

Simplot’s Innate GMO bruise-resistant potatoes approved for sale in Japan

John O'Connell | 
Simplot Plant Sciences has obtained approval for its Innate brand of genetically modified potatoes in a few key foreign markets, ...
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USDA approves extra-oil producing gene-edited camelina, not regulated as a GMO

Mateusz Perkowski | 
A variety of camelina that’s gene-edited to increase oil content can be grown without undergoing the USDA’s regulatory process for ...
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Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Agriculture supporters need to stand up to GMO fearmongering

Carol Dumas | 
Alison Van Eenennaam, an animal geneticist at the University of California-Davis, told the Idaho Milk Processors Association annual conference there ...

GMO clover that could improve livestock digestion in field tests

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Forage Genetics, which is best known for alfalfa that’s genetically modified to withstand glyphosate herbicides, began field testing the transgenic ...
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25 environmental benefits of GMO sugar? Industry launching ‘fresh look’ education campaign

Sean Ellis | 
To try to change consumers’ understanding and perception of GMO crops, the nation’s sugar beet industry is preparing a $4 ...

Scotts reports ‘significant progress’ in eliminating GE bentgrass that escaped Oregon field trails

Sean Ellis | 
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. is reporting significant progress in eliminating genetically engineered creeping bentgrass plants from Malheur and Jefferson counties in ...
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Oregon considers new restrictions, labels for neonicotinoid insecticides over bee health concerns

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Neonicotinoid pesticides, which critics blame for death and illness among pollinators, would be subject to new restrictions and labeling rules ...

Washington state judge fines activists on both sides of 2013 GMO law debate

Don Jenkins | 
A Washington state judge has ordered the Grocery Manufacturers Association on Wednesday to pay nearly $1.1 million in legal fees, ...
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‘Oregon prohibition on local GMO restrictions should remain’

[Editor's note: The following is an editorial by Capital Press, an independent news website that covers the agriculture industry in and ...
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First genetically modified non-browning apples in Midwest stores by February

Dan Wheat | 
A small amount of Arctic brand sliced and packaged Golden Delicious, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Summerland, B.C., will ...
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Why farmers have been slow to adopt GMO alfalfa

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Adoption of genetically engineered alfalfa among farmers has lagged behind other biotech crops, with the vast majority of U.S. acreage ...
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Food Democracy Now fined by Washington state for failing to disclose donors to anti-labeling initiative

Don Jenkins | 
An anti-GMO activist group was fined $319,281 by a Washington state judge [Nov. 21] for violating the same disclosure law that ...
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GMO crops not ‘contaminating’ nearby organic farms, USDA data suggest

Mateusz Perkowski | 
In 2015, Oregon lawmakers passed House Bill 2509, which created mediation protocols for growers who believe nearby farming practices are ...
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Calyxt’s bruise-resistant, non-browning GMO potato cleared for sale

Mateusz Perkowski | 
The [USDA] has advised the potato’s developer, Calyxt, the cultivar is not a “regulated article” under federal law because it doesn’t ...
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How will Bayer-Monsanto merger affect future of GMO crops in EU vs. US?

Monsanto has agreed to a $57 billion cash offer from Bayer... If shareholders and regulators approve, the merger will form ...