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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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