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Viewpoint: Proposed EU fungicide ban would sabotage efforts to curb global food contamination

James Njoroge | 
One of the biggest dangers to our food supply comes from mold through a process that’s all-too-natural. Mold thrives in ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s paranoid fear of chemicals fueled by disinterest in learning

Jean-Paul Oury | 
In a season of resolutions, a site like [European Scientist] has one hope: that the 2020s will be the decade ...
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East Africa faces two plagues: Once-in-a-generation insect infestation and swarms of European activists trying to block the only effective tool, pesticides

James Njoroge | 
European activists are putting lives at risk in East Africa, turning a plague of insects into a real prospect of ...
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Golden Rice approval in Bangladesh hits temporary snag but approval in early 2020 and planting by 2021 on track

Siobhán Dunphy | 
Golden Rice was developed almost two decades ago by biologists Prof Ingo Potrykus of the Institute of Plant Sciences in ...
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Viewpoint: On GMOs, energy production, ‘fear of progress’ is Europe’s main attribute

Jean-Paul Oury | 
Shale gas, GMOs: here are two topics that usually arouse the public's worst fears. [Europe] has managed to ban the ...
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Forest biotech scientists lobby against GMO tree ban to promote sustainable forestry

Siobhán Dunphy | 
A group of leading forest biotechnology scientists from around the world call for the reassessment of all sustainable forestry certification ...
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William Vogt vs. Norman Borlaug: How two intellectual giants shaped the modern GMO debate

Jean-Paul Oury | 
In the book The Wizard and the Prophet, Charles C. Mann exposes the implicit controversy between two visionaries at the ...
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May election offers Europe chance to embrace gene editing and ‘smart agriculture,’ boost sustainable farming

Jean-Paul Oury | 
On May 26, Europeans will be able to vote to elect new MEPs. This election will no doubt provide an ...
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Signs of trouble ahead for organic dairy farmers

Gil Rivière Wekstein | 
It’s an indisputable fact that organic farming is on the up, now more than ever. With sales of 8.2 billion ...
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After Bayer-Monsanto merger, will ‘big ag’ invest in big data?

Jean-Paul Oury | 
The merger has been a laboured one: in order to please regulators, Bayer had to sell its seed and herbicide ...
Can Elisabete Weiderpass reform controversial IARC cancer agency?

Can Elisabete Weiderpass reform controversial IARC cancer agency?

Jean-Paul Oury | 
On Thursday 17th March, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (the IARC), appointed Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass as its new ...
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Genetically modified plant could make cheaper malaria drugs. Will anti-GMO activists oppose it?

André Heitz | 
A team of mainly Chinese researchers [recently published] “The Genome of Artemisia annua Provides Insight into the Evolution of Asteraceae ...
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Organic vs ‘biodynamic’ farming: What’s the difference?

Jean-Charles Estoppey | 
These days biodynamic agriculture is often assumed to be a standard of excellence in agriculture or viticulture, although it widely ...
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French scientists call on politicians to listen to science, not ‘scare-mongers’ on GMOs, glyphosate

Jean-Paul Oury | 
Virginie Tournay, of CEVIPOF, a scientific research institute at the famous Science Po [Paris Institute of Political Studies] published the following article ...