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EU votes to ban insecticide chlorpyrifos, citing brain damage risk to children

Eddy Wax | 
A majority of EU countries voted to ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide deemed unsafe for human health by the EU’s food ...
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Soybean designed to grow on exhausted pasture land could help protect Amazon rainforest

Arthur Neslen | 
The agrichemical giant Syngenta wants to go green by developing specific varieties of soybeans to be grown away from the ...
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French Parliament: 2022 glyphosate ban falls off track as widespread weed killer use continues

Zosia Wanat | 
IS FRANCE’S GLYPHOSATE EXIT PLAN ON TRACK? A French parliament report, published on [Nov. 13], suggests not. President Emmanuel Macron ...
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UK could tackle sustainability challenges post Brexit with GMO crops, farmer’s union chief says

Emilio Casalicchio | 
Boosting the use of genetically modified crops in the U.K. after Brexit could be “enormously beneficial,” according to the National ...
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Will the EU reverse its block on CRISPR crops? Rebel countries urge regulators to reconsider legal status of gene editing

Eddy Wax | 
The EU Council will ask the Commission to conduct a study into the “status of novel genomic techniques” for plants ...
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Danone, General Mills to Congress: USDA investment in carbon sequestration on farms can help mitigate looming ‘climate crisis’

Helena Evich, Liz Crampton, Ryan Mccrimmon | 
CLIMATE CRISIS COMMITTEE LOOKS FOR AG SOLUTIONS: Congress took a rare dive into the nexus of climate change and agriculture ...
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EU bans neonic insecticide thiacloprid after 2020, citing threats to human reproductive health, bees

Eddy Wax | 
EU countries [Ocotber 22] voted not to extend the license of the insecticide thiacloprid when it expires at the end ...
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Food industry splinters on GMO labeling, plant-based products in scramble to meet changing consumer demands

Helena Bottemiller Evich | 
The trillion-dollar food industry was once unified and used to getting its way in the Swamp through the collective might ...
Fear of 'mighty multinationals' could spur European glyphosate bans despite evidence, EU food safety official says

Fear of ‘mighty multinationals’ could spur European glyphosate bans despite evidence, EU food safety official says

Eddy Wax | 
The world’s most used herbicide is now more of a political football than a weedkiller. Bernhard Url, the head of ...
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Bayer ready for legal battle if EU bans glyphosate in 2022, company leadership says

Zosia Wanat | 
Bayer’s top exec on pesticides suggested the agrichemical giant would consider legal action if the EU decides to ban the ...
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German government, farm group face off over impact of potential glyphosate ban

Arthur Neslen, Eddy Wax, Zosia Wanat | 
The German agriculture ministry strenuously rubbished a claim by farmers association DBV that the country’s new insect protection plan, which ...
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French town’s failed pesticide ban reignites national campaign against Bayer’s Roundup weed killer

Eddy Wax | 
Daniel Cueff’s failed crusade to ban pesticides in his tiny Breton village lays bare the deep political contradictions at the ...
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EU urges member states to ban insecticide chlorpyrifos, citing potential threat to children’s health

Kayla Sharpe | 
The European Commission will put forward a proposal to EU countries not to renew the license for the pesticide chlorpyrifos ...
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French President Emmanuel Macron challenges legality of town’s glyphosate weed killer ban

Arthur Neslen, Eddy Wax, Eline Schaart | 
French President Emmanuel Macron told a mayor from Brittany who ordered a ban on the use of pesticides near his ...
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Bayer sells animal health division for $7.6 billion, denies deal prompted by glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

Eddy Wax | 
Agriculture and pharmaceutical giant Bayer [August 20] agreed [to] a $7.6 billion deal to sell its animal health business to ...
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Bipartisan congressional group urges FDA to develop ‘workable’ GMO, CRISPR-edited animal rules

Ryan Mccrimmon | 
More than 20 House Energy & Commerce Committee members sent a letter to acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless on [July 26] ...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Time to ‘liberate’ UK farming from EU’s anti-GMO rules

Arthur Neslen, Eddy Wax | 
In his first prime ministerial speech [July 24], Boris Johnson called for a “liberation” of the U.K.’s bioscience sector after ...
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FDA rejects call for USDA takeover of CRISPR gene-edited animal regulation

Liz Crampton | 
The Food and Drug Administration is standing its ground in the latest battle over its regulatory turf, warning livestock groups ...
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Viewpoint: France’s bad science—its stances on food safety and GMOs at sharp odds with European scientists

Eline Schaart | 
Paris is worried that the whitening additive that makes sweets gleam — titanium dioxide, also called E171 — and is ...
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Trump executive order streamlining biotech rules won’t speed CRISPR animal approvals, livestock industry says

Arren Kimbel-Sannit | 
The executive order that the Trump administration announced [in June 2019] to streamline the approval process for agricultural biotechnology has ...
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Austria considers ban on Bayer’s weed killer Roundup as heated glyphosate-cancer debate continues

Judith Mischke | 
Austria is heading toward a likely ban of glyphosate this year after the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) backed the Social ...
EU health commissioner: Anti-vaccine, glyphosate 'conspiracy theories' threaten Europe with 'new middle ages'

EU health commissioner: Anti-vaccine, glyphosate ‘conspiracy theories’ threaten Europe with ‘new middle ages’

Eddy Wax | 
Europe’s Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis on [June 7] warned that conspiracy theories were winning the argument against science in Europe ...
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Bayer to appeal $2 billion glyphosate-cancer verdict with EPA Roundup assessment excluded from trial

Liz Crampton | 
Bayer plans to make the EPA’s safety endorsement of a chemical in Roundup central to its case as the company ...
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Sen. Chuck Grassley: EU hostility to biotech, conventional agriculture shouldn’t be allowed to ‘scuttle’ trade talks with US

Chuck Grassley | 
When trade representatives visit me to discuss biotechnology products, often the first thing I do is eat a genetically modified ...
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French President Macron pledges glyphosate ban, halving of pesticide use by 2025 as EU election nears

Emmet Livingstone | 
Emmanuel Macron’s EU election campaign, dubbed Renaissance, finally released its manifesto for the European election taking place later [in May 2019] ...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes breakup of agribusiness ‘mega-mergers’ in bid to woo farm belt states

Liz Crampton | 
Bernie Sanders on [May 5] released a sweeping rural and agriculture plan that targets big companies and calls for more ...
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FDA hires staff to streamline biotech animal evaluation amid calls for USDA regulation take over

Helena Bottemiller Evich | 
The FDA has expanded its capacity to handle scientific and risk-based evaluation of biotech animals, the agency’s acting commissioner said ...
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USDA endorses G-20 commitment to science-based policy, sustainable farming technology

Ryan Mccrimmon | 
USDA officials signed on to a G-20 statement backing the development of climate-smart technology and promoting science-based decision-making. Top USDA ...