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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dow to sell new variety of GMO soy seeds in US despite no import approval from Europe, China

Dow to sell new variety of GMO soy seeds in US despite no import approval from Europe, China

Dow AgroSciences will launch a genetically engineered soybean seed that has been barred by major importers under tight controls in ...
IARC bombshell: WHO cancer agency 'edited out' draft findings glyphosate non-carcinogenic

IARC bombshell: WHO cancer agency ‘edited out’ draft findings glyphosate non-carcinogenic

The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate ...
Monsanto settles GM cotton royalties dispute with Indian seed firms

Monsanto settles GM cotton royalties dispute with Indian seed firms

Three leading Indian cotton seed makers have settled an intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over its genetically modified (GM) ...
India investigating reports of cotton farmers growing unapproved improved Monsanto GMO variety

India investigating reports of cotton farmers growing unapproved improved Monsanto GMO variety

A top Indian cotton-producing state has ordered an inspection of fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified seeds ...
EU delays vote on whether to extend license for glyphosate herbicide

EU delays vote on whether to extend license for glyphosate herbicide

Health experts from European Union countries [were] expected to discuss whether or not to extend the license for herbicide glyphosate ...
Brazil regulator says Bayer's takeover of Monsanto could be 'detrimental to competition'

Brazil regulator says Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto could be ‘detrimental to competition’

A unit of Brazil’s competition regulator Cade said the $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co. by German life sciences firm ...
After settling with farmers, Syngenta turns attention to Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland GMO corn lawsuits

After settling with farmers, Syngenta turns attention to Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland GMO corn lawsuits

Syngenta AG moved closer to putting a troubled biotech corn seed launch behind it with a $1.5 billion settlement with ...
High supplies and low prices: Does the world really need more corn?

High supplies and low prices: Does the world really need more corn?

Monsanto Co is working to develop what it hopes will be North America’s fastest-maturing corn, allowing farmers to grow more ...
Many weed scientists reject summit with Monsanto to discuss mounting dicamba herbicide crisis

Many weed scientists reject summit with Monsanto to discuss mounting dicamba herbicide crisis

Monsanto Co. invited dozens of weed scientists to a summit this week to win backing for a controversial herbicide but ...
French farmers protest government's opposition to extension of EU's glyphosate herbicide license

French farmers protest government’s opposition to extension of EU’s glyphosate herbicide license

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe reiterated Paris would vote against the European Commission’s proposal to extend for 10 years the license ...