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China’s tightening GMO regulations cause corn buyers to cancel purchases from US

Some Chinese buyers have canceled corn purchases from the United States and switched to rival supplier Ukraine, as Beijing tightens ...
German coalition pledges GMO ban, phase out of glyphosate, expansion of organic farming

German coalition pledges GMO ban, phase out of glyphosate, expansion of organic farming

Germany’s draft coalition deal includes a goal of ending use of the weed-killer glyphosate within the country but gives no ...
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Brazil’s higher-protein GMO soybeans hurting US exports to China

U.S. soybean growers are losing market share in the all-important China market because the race to grow higher-yielding crops has ...
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French President Macron: Farmers will face glyphosate ban only if there is ‘credible alternative’

France will exempt farmers from a ban on using the weed-killer glyphosate in three years time where there is no ...
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Monsanto goes to court after Brazilian regulators say GMO soybean patent should be voided

Monsanto Co has two months to present a defense of its patent on genetically modified soybeans in Brazil, a lawyer ...
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No set date to end glyphosate herbicide use in Germany, says agriculture minister

German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said on Thursday [Jan. 18] he could see no set date for an end to ...
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MERS treatment could come from genetically engineered cows

Human antibodies made in genetically engineered cows have proved safe in an early stage clinical trial...and could be developed into ...
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‘Sabotage’ of field trials by anti-GMO activists causes seed company to reconsider research in France

Limagrain, the world’s fourth-largest seed maker, will consider moving its research activities out of France if field trials in its ...
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Monsanto seeks Brazilian approval to test controversial weed-controlling dicamba herbicide-resistant GMO soy seeds

The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday [Jan. 11] said it will run field tests with ...
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Nature and nurture: Environment and genes contribute equally to risk of depression

For the first time, researchers have found that the environment you’re raised in is as important as your genes in ...
Monsanto rolls out cash incentive for farmers who use controversial dicamba herbicide

Monsanto rolls out cash incentive for farmers who use controversial dicamba herbicide

Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread ...
Quantity vs quality: Burkina Faso's problems with Monsanto's insect-resistant GMO Bt cotton

Quantity vs quality: Burkina Faso’s problems with Monsanto’s insect-resistant GMO Bt cotton

In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa’s top cotton grower, were desperate. Their cotton fetched top prices because its high-quality ...
US House science committee warns IARC it 'may reconsider taxpayer funding'

US House science committee warns IARC it ‘may reconsider taxpayer funding’

U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday [Dec. 8] that Washington’s funding of the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency ...
French farmers: 3 years too short to develop viable replacement for glyphosate herbicide

French farmers: 3 years too short to develop viable replacement for glyphosate herbicide

President Emmanuel Macron’s promise to rid France of controversial weedkiller glyphosate within three years has left some farmers in the ...
Activist groups plan to sue Germany, EU over glyphosate herbicide re-approval

Activist groups plan to sue Germany, EU over glyphosate herbicide re-approval

Environmentalist groups said on Monday [Dec. 4] that Germany and the European Union had broken the rules when assessing the ...
Insecticide resistance threatens to derail malaria control in Africa

Insecticide resistance threatens to derail malaria control in Africa

The largest genetic study of mosquitoes has found their ability to resist insecticides is evolving rapidly and spreading across Africa, ...
EU renews glyphosate herbicide license for 5 years, ending 'heated debate'

EU renews glyphosate herbicide license for 5 years, ending ‘heated debate’

EU countries approved on Monday [Nov. 27] the use of weed-killer glyphosate for the next five years after a heated ...
Argentina authorizes new herbicide-resistant GMO soybean seeds

Argentina authorizes new herbicide-resistant GMO soybean seeds

Argentina authorized on Friday [Nov. 24] the use of genetically modified soybean seeds resistant to herbicides other than glyphosate, as ...
France to vote against 5-year EU renewal of glyphosate herbicide

France to vote against 5-year EU renewal of glyphosate herbicide

France will vote against a five-year extension of the license for weed-killer glyphosate that the European Commission will propose on ...
Can gene tweaking lower our cholesterol? Using CRISPR and nanotechnology in mice

Can gene tweaking lower our cholesterol? Using CRISPR and nanotechnology in mice

U.S. researchers have used nanotechnology plus the powerful CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool to turn off a key cholesterol-related gene in ...
Monsanto, farmers groups sue California claiming glyphosate cancer warning would be 'false speech'

Monsanto, farmers groups sue California claiming glyphosate cancer warning would be ‘false speech’

Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday [Nov. 15] to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings ...
Brazil farmers group asks court to cancel Monsanto GMO soybean seed patent

Brazil farmers group asks court to cancel Monsanto GMO soybean seed patent

Soybean growers in Mato Grosso, Brazil’s largest producing state, have asked a court to cancel Monsanto’s Intacta RR2 PRO patent ...
Large long-term farm study finds no statistically significant cancer link to glyphosate herbicide

Large long-term farm study finds no statistically significant cancer link to glyphosate herbicide

A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has ...
Conjoined twins: How do you decide which one to save?

Conjoined twins: How do you decide which one to save?

Doctors at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children faced an ethical challenge when a pair of conjoined twins born in Africa ...
Two US Congressional committees ask IARC cancer agency to testify, citing 'scientific integrity' concerns

Two US Congressional committees ask IARC cancer agency to testify, citing ‘scientific integrity’ concerns

Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization’s cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work ...
EU votes on 5-year glyphosate extension November 9; France for shorter renewal

EU votes on 5-year glyphosate extension November 9; France for shorter renewal

The European Commission has proposed extending the license for weed-killer glyphosate by five years after its initial plan for a ...
EU delays vote on glyphosate herbicide reauthorization; France 'ready to accept' 4-year extension

EU delays vote on glyphosate herbicide reauthorization; France ‘ready to accept’ 4-year extension

EU countries failed on Wednesday [October 25] to vote on a license extension for weedkiller glyphosate, delaying again a decision on ...
Activists in India put GMO mustard in regulatory limbo

Activists in India put GMO mustard in regulatory limbo

India has frozen requests to commercially release a locally developed genetically modified mustard, an environment ministry document released on Tuesday [October ...