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State officials urge EPA to permit additional restrictions on controversial herbicide dicamba

Emily Unglesbee | 
The nation's state pesticide regulators are fighting back after EPA's recent announcement that it is considering limiting states' ability to ...
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Controversial weed killer dicamba could have outsized negative impact on consumer perceptions of pesticide safety

Emily Unglesbee | 
For better or worse, the widespread use of dicamba is pushing an entire industry to scrutinize how herbicides behave, how ...
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USDA bioengineered food labels could further confuse consumers about GMO ingredients

Jerry Hagstrom | 
When Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law in 2016, they hoped to end ...
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Replacing neonicotinoid pesticides is no easy task, Canadian farmers say

Emily Unglesbee | 
In 2015, the Canadian province [Ontario] instituted regulations requiring farmers to prove they have soil pest populations in corn and ...
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Can governments, public keep up with gene-editing revolution in agriculture?

Emily Unglesbee | 
A mushroom that doesn't brown. White flour with as much fiber as whole-wheat flour. Corn that can fend off northern ...
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Trump vs China: Trade war could hurt US GMO soybean farmers

Chris Clayton, Lin Tan | 
Alan Kemper, a farmer from Lafayette, Indiana, and former president of both the American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers ...
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Will the rest of the world follow the US in not regulating gene-edited crops?

The [USDA] says it has no plans to regulate advanced breeding techniques that achieve the same results as traditional techniques, only ...
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Agro-defense: Experts worry US could be caught off-guard by a biological attack on agriculture

Chris Clayton | 
The U.S. is woefully unprepared to cope with outbreaks of emerging livestock or crop pathogens and pests, whether those outbreaks ...
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Neonicotinoid seed treatments ‘best option’ for soil pests, but should be used judiciously, study says

Mark Moore | 
The topic of neonicotinoid seed treatments (NSTs) continues to keep researchers searching for answers. A study from the University of ...
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Crop armor: Genetic modification to protect plants from drought, climate change

Kathy Meyer | 
An army of scientists is hard at work to understand how plants sense, defend and adapt to harsh environments. ...
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Bipartisan group of 79 congressmen urge EPA, FDA to streamline agricultural biotech regulations

Todd Neeley | 
In a letter to three federal agency heads on Tuesday, a group of 79 bipartisan members of the United States ...
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Bollworm resistance to Bt cotton problematic for southern farmers

Emily Unglesbee | 
From the Carolinas to Texas, the cotton bollworm is leading an assault on Bt cotton again [in 2017]. Growing resistance ...
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Debate swirls over yield and bee health impact of neonicotinoid seed treatments

Emily Unglesbee | 
A study by Purdue entomologist Christian Krupke [May 2017] was the latest to conclude that honeybees are widely exposed to ...
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USDA considers release of GM moths to control broccoli pest, GM virus to stop citrus greening

Emily Unglesbee | 
Diamondback moths are a global pest of cruciferous crops such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts and cabbage. On April 18, USDA ...
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Environmental activists sue EPA in challenge of approved Monsanto glyphosate-dicamaba Xtend herbicide mix

Todd Neeley | 
Environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on January 27th in attempt to force the agency to take another look ...
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Does the Chinese public really oppose GMOs as strongly as media suggest?

Urban Lehner | 
The story line that pops up again and again from Googling "China" and "GMO" is that China's citizens loathe genetic ...
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GMO backlash: Has the world reached ‘Peak GMO’?

Urban Lehner | 
Technology opens doors; society decides whether to pass through those doors... . . . . If the Internet and the ...