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UK sugar beet farmers could be growing gene-edited, disease-resistant crops within 5 years

UK sugar beet farmers could be growing gene-edited, disease-resistant crops within 5 years

Johann Tasker | Farmers Weekly | 
[British Sugar] is investigating gene-edited beet seed as a long-term solution to [virus yellows] disease, which devastated crops across eastern ...
With sugar output down nearly 25%, UK beet farmers pressure government to lift ban on neonic pesticides

With sugar output down nearly 25%, UK beet farmers pressure government to lift ban on neonic pesticides

David Jones | Farmers Weekly | 
Sugar beet processor British Sugar said that just over two months into the beet harvesting campaign, white sugar production is ...
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UK extends license for glyphosate 5 years, will put in place post-Brexit review process

Mike Abram | Farmers Weekly | 
Speaking at the virtual British Crop Production Council (BCPC) 2020 congress, Darren Flynn, head of active substances delivery for the ...
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Post-Brexit UK likely to back crop gene editing, but won’t abandon EU’s strict GMO rules

Philip Clarke | Farmers Weekly | 
Moves to facilitate the development of gene editing once the UK is free from EU regulation at the end of ...

France poised to lift neonicotinoid insecticide ban to save pest-ravaged sugar beet industry

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
The French government is planning to lift a blanket ban on the use of neonicotinoids to help save its sugar ...
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Comprehensive pig genomes could advance animal gene editing—and help produce more bacon

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
For the first time, scientists have decoded the whole genetic make-up of pigs in a development that they say will ...
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Ban of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments pushes UK farmers to grow non-GMO disease-resistant wheat

Louise Impey | Farmers Weekly | 
Season-long protection against barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) without the use of insecticides is set to become a reality through ...
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Bayer, UK farmers appeal EU neonicotinoid insecticide ban, citing lack of scientific evidence

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
Lawyers acting on behalf of the [National Farmers Union] are in court battling to overturn a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, ...

EU could make 25% of its farmland organic by 2030 to combat biodiversity loss

Isabel Davies | Farmers Weekly | 
The EU could set a target of one-quarter of agricultural land in Europe to be farmed organically by 2030, with ...

French agriculture minister says glyphosate key to sustainable farming, raising doubts about proposed weedkiller bans

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
France’s agriculture minister has declared glyphosate is an essential tool of the agroecological transition, raising hopes of a change in ...
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UK farmers struggle to control ‘largely symptomless’ virus without neonicotinoid insecticides

Lucinda Dann | Farmers Weekly | 
A mild autumn and winter combined with a build-up in aphid numbers since the loss of neonicotinoid seed treatments has ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban fuels ‘big rise’ in cabbage stem flea beetle damage to UK oilseed rape crops

David Jones | Farmers Weekly | 
Oilseed rape crops across southern England are seeing a big rise in pest damage from cabbage stem flea beetles, with ...

‘Unintended consequences’: UK restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides may have harmed bees

Johann Tasker | Farmers Weekly | 
One of Britain’s biggest beekeepers says he must relocate hundreds of hives because cabbage stem flea beetle has destroyed so ...
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Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer boosts cancer risk? New analysis challenges scientific consensus on glyphosate

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have published a new scientific analysis of glyphosate (PDF), the active ingredient in Monsanto’s ...
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Conventional dairy farms do less environmental damage than their organic counterparts

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
Organic farming has long been considered more environmentally friendly than intensive, conventional farming. But a study led by scientists at ...

Viewpoint: David Zaruk’s defense of science, glyphosate make him a ‘true farming hero’

David Alvis | Farmers Weekly | 
Compared with some of history’s more notable rivalries – Wellington and Napoleon, Gladstone and Disraeli, Ali and Frazier – a ...
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France to vote on mandatory label for meat and dairy products from animals fed GMOs

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
French politicians have backed a proposal for mandatory labelling of meat and dairy products from animals raised on genetically modified ...
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UK scientists hopeful government will emulate USDA decision to not regulate gene-edited crops

Jonathan Riley | Farmers Weekly | 
US regulators have ruled crops altered using gene-editing techniques do not need to come under the same restrictions as genetically ...
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How injecting genes into pea plants could introduce disease resistance and improve nutrition

David Jones | Farmers Weekly | 
Scientists are injecting genes into pea plants to speed up introducing better disease resistance and improving the nutrition of this ...
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European farm groups defend neonicotinoids as environmental NGOs calls for total ban to protect bees

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
[Editor's note: On Feb. 28, the European Food Safety Authority issued a report concluding that neonicotinoid insecticides pose risks to ...

Spain expands GMO corn production by 20%, UK eyes gene editing

Farmers Weekly | 
Four countries in the EU grew commercial genetically modified (GM) maize in 2016, with Spain adopting the largest area. According ...

Will advanced breeding technologies render GMO crops obsolete?

Caroline Stocks | Farmers Weekly | 
Genetically modified (GM) crop technology is not the answer to helping UK farmers produce more food, according to the head ...

UK’s Labour Party ‘pledges to ban’ neonicotinoid insecticides if it takes power

Johann Tasker | Farmers Weekly | 
Neonicotinoid seed treatments will be banned if Labour forms the next government, according to a leaked draft of the party’s ...
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UK farmers push back against ‘pseudo-science attack’ on herbicide glyphosate

Oliver Hill | Farmers Weekly | 
Hundreds of farmers across Britain are coming together in a concerted effort to show politicians and the public why glyphosate ...

#GlyphosateIsVital: British farmers take to social media to defend herbicide’s environmental benefits

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
The Twitter campaign under the hashtag #glyphosateisvital has been backed by a number of British farmers, who have posted tweets ...

Europe risks becoming ‘museum of world agriculture’ because of aversion to genetic engineering

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
Europe is mired in a “shallow debate” around GM technology while the rest of the world benefits from advances in ...

‘Diversity Breeding’: Recovering desirable traits from crops’ wild relatives

Farmers Weekly | 
A genetic toolbox held at the fingertips of plant breeding scientists is set to completely revolutionise the way crops are ...
British oilseed rape farmers face beetle infestation after government rejects neonics emergency request

British oilseed rape farmers face beetle infestation after government rejects neonics emergency request

Philip Case | Farmers Weekly | 
In light of the rejection of their emergency use application last spring to use neonicotinoid seed dressings on autumn oilseed ...
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