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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, drought could cut French sugar beet yields 30-50 percent, USDA finds

Xavier Audran | 
France is the largest producer of sugar beets in Europe growing just over 30 percent of EU27+UK's production in ...
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USDA invites public comment on petition to approve GMO chestnut tree

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is inviting public comment on a petition ...
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Over 90 percent of US corn, cotton and soybean produced from GMO crops, latest USDA data show

Laura Dodson | 
Genetically Engineered (GE) seeds were commercially introduced in the United States for major field crops in 1996, with adoption rates ...
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USDA proposes measures to crack down on fraud in organic farming

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes amending the USDA organic regulations to strengthen oversight ...
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France’s proposed 2022 glyphosate weedkiller ban would harm conservation agriculture, USDA says

Xavier Audran | 
The French government’s agricultural research institute found that banning glyphosate will significantly increase production costs for French farmers practicing no-till ...
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Strict gene-edited crop rules in France could threaten US agriculture exports, USDA warns

Xavier Audran | 
In May 2020 France notified the European Commission of its intention to delist in-vitro random mutagenesis with chemical or physical ...
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France reinstates ban on US cherry imports over pesticide safety fears

Xavier Audran | 
On April 8, 2020 France published its fifth emergency decree banning fresh cherry imports from countries where the use of ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, poor weather cut EU canola harvest area to 13-year low, USDA finds

Rapeseed production in the European Union (EU27 + UK) for 2020/21 is forecast at 17.0 million metric tons (mmt), 0.2 ...
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Microscopic algae diet could help honeybees fight off deadly pathogens and other threats

Kim Kaplan | 
A microscopic algae ("microalgae") could provide a complete and sustainably sourced supplemental diet to boost the robustness of managed honey ...
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Brexit unlikely to change UK’s restrictive GMO crop rules in the next 3 years, USDA reports

In his inaugural speech as Prime Minister (PM) in July 2019, Boris Johnson said “let’s liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience ...
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GMO crop, animal production ban necessary to safeguard Russia’s food security, says President Vladimir Putin

On January 21, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new Food Security Doctrine for Russia to replace the Doctrine ...
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US-China deal reduces trade barriers for GMO crops, says USDA’s Sonny Perdue

U.S. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the historic Phase One Trade Agreement between ...

USDA, FDA, EPA launch website to promote ‘science-based’ agriculture biotechnology rules

[I]n recognition of January 2020 as National Biotechnology Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration ...
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99% of tested food samples ‘well below’ EPA pesticide safety limits, new USDA report shows

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) [Dec. 10] published the 2018 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual ...

USMCA trade deal boosts American agriculture, supports gene-editing technology, USDA says

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of ...

USDA launches genomics ‘blueprint’ initiative to enhance sustainable farming as global food demand booms

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) blueprint, published [May 16] in Frontiers and Genetics, will serve as a guide for ...
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Argentina, Brazil, Canada, US call for ‘science-based’ biotech crop import rules to prevent global trade disruptions

The Ministers of Agriculture from Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the United States highlighted that food demand is rising while agricultural ...

New USDA research shows honey bee numbers stable—and probably growing

In 2006, large and mysterious losses of honey bee colonies led entomologists to classify a set of diagnostic symptoms as ...
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With USDA support, organic farming shows record growth

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The U.S. Department of ...