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Despite $10.9 billion US glyphosate-cancer settlement, Australia officially maintains weedkiller ‘perfectly safe’

The pesticides giant Bayer agreed .... to pay up to US$10.9bn (A$15.8bn) to settle about 95,000 cases claiming [the glyphosate-based ...
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Drought hits Australian cotton growers hard, but GMO insect-resistant crops help mitigate the pain

It will compound the pain already being felt in surrounding regional economies, but the tough times are also forging a ...
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Australia, New Zealand could approve two GMO potatoes after finding ‘no potential public health concerns’

Food Standards Australia New Zealand .... released a call for public comment on an application to approve food from two ...
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Novavax launches human clinical trial on coronavirus vaccine in Australia

A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday [May 26] with hopes ...
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Bayer likely to fight new wave of Roundup-cancer litigation in Australia, despite looming US settlement

As tens of thousands of cases against the makers of the weedkiller Roundup mount up in the United States, a ...
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Australia’s stingless bees: Beekeepers’ best defense against deadly varroa mite?

Australia’s native stingless bees could be a key line of defense for the nation’s horticulture industry against the dangerous bee ...
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Pushing back on activist efforts to reinstate South Australia’s GMO crop ban

As fires and drought devastate Australia, scores of protesters call on government to take action on “catastrophic” climate change. Green ...
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Boosting Australia’s fire recovery by ‘terraforming’ damaged lands with synthetic biology

Biotechnology can provide valuable tools for fire prevention and restoration ...
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South Australia’s leadership split over decision to lift GMO crop ban

The Opposition [Dec. 3] voted against Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone’s legislative bid to scrap the GM ban passed by ...
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Podcast: How activists and politicians derailed South Australia’s attempt to embrace GMO crops

Activists in Australia are manipulating politicians with fear and doubt to restrict farmer choice ...
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Weed that ‘eats’ glyphosate discovered in Western Australia, researchers say

Researchers have claimed a world first .... after discovering a tropical weed in Western Australia's far north that literally eats ...
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Efforts to block CRISPR crop cultivation in Australia unlikely to gain political support, parliament member says

A Senate bid to overturn the lack of regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms is unlikely to achieve anything. The Greens ...
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Golden Rice: The GMO crop loved by humanitarians, opposed by Greenpeace

Golden Rice is back in the news as the Philippines and Bangladesh move closer towards approval of the GMO food ...
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Australian farmer: Anti-glyphosate activists resemble ‘climate deniers’ in their assault on mainstream science

The global war on glyphosate has arrived in Australia. Our media has been closely following media coverage of the recent ...
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Australian Academy of Science ‘slams’ anti-GMO myths as nation contemplates relaxed biotech crop rules

The nation’s leading scientists have started a publicity campaign to dispel what they say are unfounded fears over genetically modified ...
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South Australia to lift ‘stifling’ GMO crop ban that cost farmers $33 million

The Marshall Liberal Government has [on August 19] announced farmers on mainland South Australia will be given the choice to ...
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Honeybees and chemicals: Popular neonicotinoid insecticides ‘safe and effective,’ Australia confirms

There have been scientific studies published that suggest a link between the use of neonicotinoids and the declining health of ...
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Australian scientists eager to begin CRISPR crop research as deregulation deadline nears

GM crops continue to produce productivity gains and environmental benefits worldwide, although those benefits are mostly limited to cotton and ...
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Can genetic engineering save the world’s coral reefs from climate change?

The relentless rise of global temperatures is imperiling coral reefs around the world. Just 75 kilometers offshore from the research ...
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Australia adopts relaxed CRISPR gene-editing rules, ‘middle ground’ between US, EU extremes

The Australian government will not regulate the use of gene-editing techniques in plants, animals and human cell lines that do ...
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People may have lived in Australia for 120,000 years—twice as long as we thought

Extensive archaeological research in southern Victoria has again raised the prospect that people have lived in Australia for 120,000 years ...
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Divided agriculture sector spars over GMOs as Tasmania mulls lifting biotech crop ban

Professor Sergey Shebala spends a lot of time thinking about how the world's growing population is going to be fed ...
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South Australia considers repealing GMO crop cultivation ban that has cost farmers $33 million

The South Australian Government will consider overturning a longstanding ban on genetically modified (GM) crops, after a review into the ...
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Challenging the idea that the world’s farmers have been bought by ‘Big Ag’

Accusations that if you say anything good about biotechnology, then you must be getting paid by the multi-nationals, frustrates Canadian ...
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Australia: ‘No grounds’ to ban Roundup, despite glyphosate-cancer controversy

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is aware of the August 2018 decision in the Californian Superior Court ...
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South Australia launches ‘independent review’ of GMO crop moratorium

South Australia has announced an independent review into the state's moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops. Economist and agriculture policy ...
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National identity and what the genes of Aboriginal Australians tell us about ‘what it is to be human’

Recent genetic research suggests that Aboriginal Australians have lived on their island continent for at least 50,000 years (with some ...
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Ugandan researcher: Western science education a ‘game changer’ for African agriculture

[Dr. Priver] Namanya, a plant biotechnologist at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) in Kawanda, Uganda, has been doing [biotechnology ...