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‘Green wave’: Environmentalist gains in EU elections could cut farmer access to key pesticides

Abi Kay | 
The ‘green wave’ which saw environmentalist parties make major gains across the continent in the European elections could threaten the ...
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Brexit could free UK farmers to embrace CRISPR-edited crops, help meet global food demand, says UK former food and agricultural secretary

Owen Paterson | 
UK farming has been held back by the hostility of the EU to new technology, which is causing European research ...
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Researchers petition UK officials to launch disease-resistant potato field trials

Marianne Curtis | 
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich [in the UK], has applied to [the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs] Defra for ...
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Modern farming isn’t driving insect declines, agricultural industry says

Abi Kay | 
A new piece of research, carried out by Francisco Sánchez-Bayo and Kris Wyckhuys, reviewed 73 historical reports of insect declines from ...
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Gene editing could boost UK agriculture, but ‘anti-science’ lobby must not control the debate, experts say

Olivia Midgley | 
Gene editing can bring clear benefits to the UK food and farming industry as UK agricultural moves through its fourth ...
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UK farming minister says neonicotinoid ban has boosted pesticide use

Abi Kay | 
[UK] Farming Minister George Eustice has admitted the recent ban on neonicotinoids has actually increased overall pesticide use. Mr Eustice made ...
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Farmers say Europe’s neonicotinoid pesticide bans put their crops at risk

Abi Kay | 
In April [2018], the EU introduced a ban on outdoor use of three neonicotinoids – clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam – ...
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EU neonicotinoid ban could leave UK sugar beet farmers with no defense against virus

Abby Kellett | 
Following the partial neonicotinoid ban on flowering crops in 2013, the latest restriction which was voted on earlier this year, ...
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How a permanent ban on neonicotinoid insecticides would impact UK farmers

Abby Kellett | 
The world’s most widely used insecticides could be banned for use on all field crops [in 2017], if proposals are ...

Neonics ‘not harmful’ to bees but German court rules activist organizations can claim otherwise

Rosemary Marshall | 
A judge has ruled that the German branch of Friends of Earth (BUND) has a right to voice its concerns over ...

Rebranding genetic modification as ‘ethical crop breeding’

David Burrows | 
Genetic modification (GM) should be re-branded as ‘ethical crop breeding’ with the patented technology used for ‘the greater good’ rather than ...

British farmers union calls for review of insecticide ban as losses mount

Alistair Driver | 
The National Farmer's Union of England and Wales (NFU) has called on policymakers to urgently review the evidence showing the ...

Hostility to GM putting EU in ‘global slow lane’

Alistair Driver | 
The growing influence of green lobbyists and anti-capitalists on European policymaking is condemning the EU the ‘global slow lane’ when ...

European farming organizations demand greater access to GM crops

Alistair Driver | 
The organizations representing farmers in the four countries of the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Romania have written ...

UK: After environment minister’s call for GM adoption, farmers say they must see market acceptance

Olivia Midgley | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Farmers in the UK have welcomed the  call for a fresh debate on genetically ...

Genetically modified animals could boost UK food security

Olivia Midgley | 
The following is an excerpt. Professor Helen Sang and Prof Bruce Whitelaw from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute, who ...

UK: Rothamsted looks to extend GM wheat trials

Olivia Midgley | 
The following is an excerpt. The centre in Harpenden, which was attacked by anti-GM protesters for its aphid resistant wheat ...

Heath hits out at ‘international hypocrisy’ on GM

Alistair Driver | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Farming Minister David Heath has hit out at the ‘international hypocrisy’ he claims exists ...

GM maize ban lifted in Russia

Olivia Midgley | 
A temporary ban on GM maize has been lifted in Russia. The ban was put in place in September last ...

UK: Row erupts over GM ‘agenda setting’ claims

David Burrows | 
Anti-GM lobby groups Genewatch UK and GM Freeze have published information which they believe shows GM companies such as Monsanto, ...

Plant genetics’ role in challenging year

The cold, wet weather has affected both early and late-sown crops across the varietal spectrum. In 2011, most crops were ...