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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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Although Taiwan is one of the few countries to control COVID, WHO assembly will not allow it to explain how

Fiercely democratic Taiwan, which China claims as its own, has been angered by its inability to fully access the WHO, ...
Why Moderna’s vaccine appears to be significantly superior to the Pfizer-BioNTech shot

Why Moderna’s vaccine appears to be significantly superior to the Pfizer-BioNTech shot

Julie Steenhuysen, Michael Erman | 
Unlike Pfizer’s vaccine, Moderna’s shot can be stored at normal fridge temperatures, which should make it easier to distribute, a ...
On the heels of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine announcement, Russia says their Sputnik V shot is 92% effective

On the heels of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine announcement, Russia says their Sputnik V shot is 92% effective

Polina Ivanova | 
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, the country’s sovereign ...
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Bayer makes ‘substantial progress’ in settling more glyphosate-cancer suits, but other cases may go to trial

Jonathan Stempel | 
A court-appointed mediator on [Nov, 9] said Bayer AG has made "substantial progress" toward resolving tens of thousands of remaining ...
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France enacts more glyphosate weedkiller restrictions as it moves toward full ‘phase out’ by 2021

Gus Trompiz | 
France’s health and environment agency announced restrictions on weedkiller glyphosate in farming, but stopped short of a full ban in ...
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Biotech milestone: Argentina could be first nation to approve GM drought-tolerant wheat

Maximilian Heath | 
The Argentine government will approve drought-tolerant transgenic wheat variety HB4 from biotechnology company Bioceres, according to an official resolution to ...
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Fraud investigation reveals 3-continent-wide organic fruit trading ‘scam’

Dave Sherwood | 
In January 2017, Chilean customs inspectors acted on a tip from a whistleblower: The country's prized crop of raspberries was ...
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Bayer settles 45,000 of 125,000 glyphosate-cancer suits, bringing litigation closer to $11 billion end

Tom Hals | 
Attorneys for Bayer AG and consumers suing the company over allegations its Roundup weedkiller caused cancer told a judge on ...
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What’s behind mask wearing rejectionism: Individualism vs collectivism

Kate Kelland, Megan Revell | 
Rule-breaking is not a new phenomenon, but behavioural scientists say it is being exacerbated in the coronavirus pandemic by cultural, ...

GMO barley could help produce key lab-grown meat ingredient

Thin Lei Win | 
Using abundant geothermal waters for heating and volcanic ash instead of soil, biotech company ORF Genetics is growing barley [in ...

Anti-glyphosate cancer plaintiff attorney gets two-year prison sentence for $200 million extortion scheme

David Thomas | 
A federal judge on [September 18] sentenced Virginia attorney Timothy Litzenburg, 38, to two years in prison for attempting to ...

Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, dry weather threaten Europe’s ‘fragile’ sugar industry

The European Union is heading for a significant drop in sugar output this year after fields were devastated by pests ...
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Could COVID evolve into a milder version?

Aradhana Aravindan | 
Researchers in Singapore have discovered a new variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus that causes milder infections, according to a study ...
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Bayer appeals $20.5 million glyphosate-cancer verdict to California Supreme Court

Tom Hals | 
Bayer AG has asked California’s Supreme Court to review a decision awarding $20.5 million to a groundskeeper who claimed the ...
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Deaths in less developed countries set to surge from malaria, HIV and TB linked to COVID-19 disruptions

Over the next five years, deaths from [HIV, tuberculosis and malaria] could rise by as much as 10%, 20% and ...
Would you volunteer to get intentionally infected with COVID?

Would you volunteer to get intentionally infected with COVID?

Julie Steenhuysen | 
U.S. government scientists have begun efforts to manufacture a strain of the novel coronavirus that could be used in human ...
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Star Wars inspired ‘electronic artificial skin’ can restore the sense of touch for prosthetic users

Joseph Campbell | 
[A] device, dubbed ACES, or Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, is made up of 100 small sensors and is about 1 ...

Following ‘ministerial spat’ over glyphosate, Mexico will phase out weedkiller by end of 2024

Adriana Barrera, Dave Graham | 
Mexico will gradually phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, ...
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Bayer appeals $265 million dicamba weedkiller verdict, alleging damage to Missouri peach farm exaggerated

Tom Polansek | 
Bayer AG sent a private investigator [in July] to evaluate the business of a U.S. peach grower who won a ...

Bayer launches carbon capture program to support ‘eco-friendly’ farming

Karl Plume | 
Bayer AG launched a pilot program in the United States and Brazil on [July 21] that will pay farmers for ...
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Bayer loses first glyphosate-cancer appeal, but court cuts damages by 74 percent to $20.5 million

Jonathan Stempel, Tina Bellon | 
Bayer AG failed to persuade a California appeals court to overturn a verdict favoring a school groundskeeper who claimed its ...
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NBA doctors worry about long term heart damage to players who get the coronavirus

“What if a 24-year-old catches [COVID-19] in Orlando and, in 14 days, he quarantines and is fine, but then he ...
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