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From smelly roadside nuisance to key biofuel crop? How gene editing could transform stinkweed into an essential canola alternative

From smelly roadside nuisance to key biofuel crop? How gene editing could transform stinkweed into an essential canola alternative

Karl Plume, Rod Nickel | 
Botanists, businessmen, farmers and federal lawmakers, they all gathered to peer at the waist-high plant usually considered a pest and ...
Most grade schools require all students to show proof of diphtheria, tetanus, MMR and other vaccines. Will they mandate COVID shots as well?

Most grade schools require all students to show proof of diphtheria, tetanus, MMR and other vaccines. Will they mandate COVID shots as well?

Brad Brooks | 
Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for use in children as young as 12 by the U.S. Food and ...
Mexican judge upholds 2024 ban of GMO corn and glyphosate, threatening to upend US trade relationship

Mexican judge upholds 2024 ban of GMO corn and glyphosate, threatening to upend US trade relationship

David Garcia | 
A Mexican federal judge ruled against a request by the [Mexico] National Farm Council (CNA) to freeze a government plan ...
As Bayer awaits ruling on its $2 billion glyphosate settlement proposal, judge floats idea of adding controversial safety warning label

As Bayer awaits ruling on its $2 billion glyphosate settlement proposal, judge floats idea of adding controversial safety warning label

Tom Hals | 
A U.S. judge suggested on [May 19] that Bayer include a warning label on Roundup as part of a proposed ...
‘Risks are acceptable’: On verge of banning neonicotinoid imidacloprid, Canada reverses course, says bees will not be adversely impacted

‘Risks are acceptable’: On verge of banning neonicotinoid imidacloprid, Canada reverses course, says bees will not be adversely impacted

Rod Nickel | 
Canada’s pesticide regulator said on [May 18] that farmers could keep using the chemical imidacloprid to control crop-destroying insects under ...
Mexican court upholds 2024 government ban of Bayer's Roundup weedkiller

Mexican court upholds 2024 government ban of Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller

Mexico's plan to phase out weed-killer glyphosate amid concerns the pesticide causes cancer has seen it clash with Bayer and ...
Top EU court upholds partial ban on 3 neonicotinoid pesticides, in bid to halt alleged honeybee losses

Top EU court upholds partial ban on 3 neonicotinoid pesticides, in bid to halt alleged honeybee losses

Kate Abnett | 
The European Union’s top court on [May 6] upheld the EU’s partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees, ...
‘Future proofing’: Rediscovered wild coffee species could protect against production drops caused by climate change

‘Future proofing’: Rediscovered wild coffee species could protect against production drops caused by climate change

Will Dunham | 
In dense tropical forests in Sierra Leone, scientists have rediscovered a coffee species not seen in the wild in decades ...
Mexico 2024 glyphosate ban put on hold after Bayer successfully challenges presidential decree

Mexico 2024 glyphosate ban put on hold after Bayer successfully challenges presidential decree

Adriana Barrera, David Garcia | 
A Mexican judge has sided with Bayer AG in a legal challenge to a government plan to prohibit glyphosate, according ...
Zinc-fortified wheat set to boost access to essential mineral for millions of poor people

Zinc-fortified wheat set to boost access to essential mineral for millions of poor people

David Garcia | 
Scientists at a leading global grains research institute expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that ...
China fines 8 biotechnology firms and research institutes for producing illegal GM seeds

China fines 8 biotechnology firms and research institutes for producing illegal GM seeds

Dominique Patton | 
[China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has] found eight companies and research institutes that illegally produced or carried out ...
Gene editing could boost UK’s virus-plagued sugar beet industry, country’s agriculture minister says

Gene editing could boost UK’s virus-plagued sugar beet industry, country’s agriculture minister says

Nigel Hunt | 
[British farming and environment minister George] Eustice told the annual conference of the National Farmers Union [on February 23] that ...
East Africa battles locust swarms by turning them into animal feed and organic fertilizer

East Africa battles locust swarms by turning them into animal feed and organic fertilizer

Baz Ratner | 
Scientists say warmer seas are creating more rain, waking dormant eggs, and cyclones that disperse the swarms are getting stronger ...
‘They will turn into alligators’: Evangelical Christian missionaries turning Amazon villages against COVID vaccines

‘They will turn into alligators’: Evangelical Christian missionaries turning Amazon villages against COVID vaccines

Anthony Boadle | 
On the São Francisco reservation in the state of Amazonas, Jamamadi villagers sent health workers [arriving with COVID vaccines] packing ...
Ebola reemerges in the eastern Congo, complicating COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Ebola reemerges in the eastern Congo, complicating COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Edward McAllister, Fiston Mahamba | 
[A woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo] was found with symptoms of [Ebola] in the town of Biena on ...
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Farmer lawsuits could block Mexico’s proposed glyphosate weedkiller and GMO crop bans

David Alire Garcia | 
The Mexican government’s plan to stop importing genetically modified (GMO) corn as well as the widely-used herbicide glyphosate will likely ...
Glyphosate exit: Germany could ban weedkiller by 2024 to ‘preserve clean habitats for insects’

Glyphosate exit: Germany could ban weedkiller by 2024 to ‘preserve clean habitats for insects’

Maria Sheahan, Pravin Char | 
Farmers in Germany will have to gradually reduce their use of glyphosate and stop using it completely from 2024 in ...
Bayer strikes $2 billion deal to settle future glyphosate-cancer suits

Bayer strikes $2 billion deal to settle future glyphosate-cancer suits

Tom Hals | 
Bayer has been struggling to finalize the settlement of claims that Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides cause non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a ...
Roundup on trial: Law firms spent $91 million in one year to recruit plaintiffs for glyphosate-cancer suits

Roundup on trial: Law firms spent $91 million in one year to recruit plaintiffs for glyphosate-cancer suits

Disha Raychaudhuri, Nate Raymond | 
In 2019, an estimated $91 million was spent on ads seeking clients to pursue Roundup-related claims, making it the No ...
Infographic: The evolutionary history of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Infographic: The evolutionary history of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Jane Wardell, Jitesh Chowdhury, Simon Scarr | 
Reuters analysed over 185,000 genome samples from the Global Initiative on Sharing All influenza Data (GISAID), the largest database of ...
CRISPR crops ‘aren’t GMOs,’ France says, challenging EU’s strict gene-editing regulations

CRISPR crops ‘aren’t GMOs,’ France says, challenging EU’s strict gene-editing regulations

Gus Trompiz | 
France sees crops developed using gene-editing techniques as different to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and opposes a European Union court ...
China approves two GM crop varieties in bid to support biotechnology and boost food security

China approves two GM crop varieties in bid to support biotechnology and boost food security

Dominique Patton, Hallie Gu | 
China last year approved three domestically designed GMO crops as safe, the first in a decade, in a fresh push ...
Will approved vaccines stop the new South African COVID strain? Doubts emerge

Will approved vaccines stop the new South African COVID strain? Doubts emerge

Both Britain and South Africa have detected new, more transmissible variants of the COVID-19-causing virus in recent weeks that have ...
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Mexico’s GM corn ban could ‘imperil’ nation’s food chain, farm groups warn

Laura Gottesdiener | 
Mexico will “revoke and refrain from granting permits for the release of genetically modified corn seeds into the environment,” stated ...
Calyxt gene-edited, heart-healthy soybeans help alleviate America's biggest soy shortage in years

Calyxt gene-edited, heart-healthy soybeans help alleviate America’s biggest soy shortage in years

Arathy Nair | 
[Calyxt Inc has] agreed to sell all the gene-edited soybean grains it produced in 2020 to agricultural merchant Archer Daniels ...
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New crop-destroying locust swarms threaten east Africa, where 35 million people already face food shortages

Mohammed Omer, Nita Bhalla | 
A new generation of locust swarms is threatening to wipe out the livelihoods of farmers and herders across eastern Africa ...
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France will pay farmers to give up popular glyphosate weedkiller after proposed ban fails

Sybille de La Hamaide | 
France will give financial aid to farmers who agree to halt use of glyphosate, the farm ministry said on [Dec ...
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