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EPA may override state pesticide regulations, including stricter dicamba weed killer rules

Liz Crampton | Politico | 
State regulators are worried that the Environmental Protection Agency is getting ready to override them on a host of pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: EU neonicotinoid insecticide restrictions could ‘disrupt global trade flows’

Simon Marks | Politico | 
Farmers and the agri-chemical industry are criticizing the European Parliament for seeking to export the EU’s stringent standards on pesticides ...

As EU glyphosate-cancer debate rages, 4 countries may take over herbicide safety evaluation from Germany

Simon Marks | Politico | 
France, Hungary, the Netherlands and Sweden have agreed to take over from Germany as the lead countries responsible for assessing ...
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Farm groups push USDA oversight of gene-edited animals, potentially sparking new regulatory battle with FDA

Liz Crampton | Politico | 
Livestock groups are aggressively pushing for regulation of the budding sector of gene-edited animals to be moved from FDA to ...
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As AquAdvantage salmon heads for US, Sen. Lisa Murkowski vows continued GMO labeling fight

Ryan Mccrimmon | Politico | 
More than three years after FDA approved genetically engineered salmon as safe for human consumption, it looks like the product ...
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Biotech industry, USDA hype CRISPR gene-editing benefits to avoid second GMO safety debate

Liz Crampton | Politico | 
The U.S. agriculture industry is trying to get ahead of any backlash over gene-edited foods and win over the public ...
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US pushes China to speed biotech crop approvals, import more ethanol as trade talks continue

Catherine Boudreau | Politico | 
The Trump administration is pressing China to approve biotech corn traits and import more American ethanol and a byproduct of ...

USDA moves to streamline biotech crop approvals by updating 30-year-old regulations

Liz Crampton | Politico | 
USDA’s new regulation updating its plant biotechnology guidelines is being reviewed by [the Office of Management and Budget], suggesting it’s ...

EU has ‘no plans’ to revise its strict regulations on gene-edited crops, European Commission official says

Emmet Livingstone | Politico | 
A European Commission official said [January 7] that Brussels has no plans to “put forward new legislative proposals” on genetically ...
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USDA, FDA announce plan to split regulatory oversight of lab-grown meat

Ryan Mccrimmon | Politico | 
The Agriculture Department and FDA laid out new details on [November 16] about how the two agencies plan to split ...

European Commission science advisers say political decision limiting crop gene editing will leave Europe a technological straggler

Simon Marks | Politico | 
Laws in the EU should be changed to allow plants developed through controversial gene-editing techniques to be more easily put on ...
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Why the USDA is finding it hard to combat surge in fraudulent organic products

Ryan Mccrimmon | Politico | 
USDA has an organic problem. The department wants to clamp down on fraudulent products, but needs to tackle inaccurate government ...
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Animal biotechnologist Alison Van Eenennaam questions FDA plan to classify CRISPR gene-edited animals as drugs

Ryan Mccrimmon | Politico | 
The [FDA in 2019]  will roll out several guidance documents meant to provide “intensive assistance” for navigating its guidelines for ...
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EU delays decision to re-approve ‘toxic’ copper compounds, widely used as pesticides in organic farming

Simon Marks | Politico | 
EU countries have delayed a decision on whether or not to reauthorize the use of copper compounds — chemical substances ...
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FDA, USDA tackle lab-grown meat label regulations at joint agency conference

Ryan Mccrimmon | Politico | 
[Ocotber 24 was] Day 2 of the joint USDA-FDA public meeting on cell-based meat — or whatever we end up ...
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Biotech industry, anti-GMO activists face off over new NAFTA trade deal

Catherine Boudreau | Politico | 
The U.S., Canada and Mexico collectively addressed agricultural biotechnology like genetically modified organisms for the first time in the new ...
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First ever FDA glyphosate study finds weed killer exposure ‘not concerning for public health’

Liz Crampton | Politico | 
FDA testing of glyphosate residues in food found no detectable amounts of the herbicide in over half of commodities tested ...
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USDA aims to debut ‘bioengineered’ GMO food labels by December 1

Catherine Boudreau | Politico | 
The USDA by Dec. 1 is aiming to publish a final rule on labeling food containing genetically engineered ingredients, Greg ...

Despite continued public debate, weed killer glyphosate is safe, EPA says

Liz Crampton | Politico | 
An EPA official said [September 10th] the agency’s work shows that glyphosate — the herbicide found in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup ...
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UK could retain Europe’s strict regulations on GMO crops following Brexit

Emmet Livingstone | Politico | 
In a position paper, [published August 23rd] the government said that EU GMO rules would continue to apply in the U.K ...
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Responding to Senator Schumer’s demand for glyphosate data, FDA says it found ‘no pesticide residue violations’

Liz Crampton | Politico | 
[The recent] media frenzy — and large dose of scientific criticism — over the Environmental Working Group’s glyphosate residues report, ...
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Roundup trial: California jury’s glyphosate verdict spurs effort to ban the herbicide in Europe

Simon Marks | Politico | 
A landmark court ruling in the U.S. holding Monsanto liable for causing cancer through its glyphosate-based weedkiller is adding fuel ...

Several European Union nations rebuked over efforts to sidestep neonicotinoid ban

Simon Marks | Politico | 
At least two EU countries continue to use emergency exemptions to sidestep a ban on pesticides that scientists believe harm ...

Amid activist claims Germany colluded with Big Ag to soften glyphosate regulations, Europe may switch evaluation responsibility to France

Simon Marks | Politico | 
Monsanto’s quest to keep its controversial weedkiller Roundup on the European market faces another challenge. The European Commission is pushing for ...
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FDA vs USDA? Federal agencies ready for a turf war, but may partner to regulate lab-grown meat

Catherine Boudreau | Politico | 
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said [on July 17th] that the agency is working closely with USDA on early efforts to ...
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Viewpoint: Legal certainty, public support needed to unlock biotech’s potential in Europe

John Brennan | Politico | 
A new age is dawning in Europe, one that offers an opportunity to fully realize the power of biotechnology to ...
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How Bayer-Monsanto merger might impact research efforts to find alternatives to the herbicide glyphosate

Nicholas Hirst, Simon Marks | Politico | 
Approval of the mega deal in Europe comes in the wake of similar decisions in South Africa, Brazil and China ...
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EU braces for landmark decision on whether CRISPR, other New Plant Breeding Techniques will be regulated as GMOs

Simon Marks | Politico | 
UPDATE: The European Court of Justice's advocate general has said gene editing technologies should be largely exempted from EU laws ...
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