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Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch: The chemists who revolutionized fertilizer production, changing agriculture forever

Without the efforts of Haber and Bosch, the world’s population would be much smaller ...
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German government, farm group face off over impact of potential glyphosate ban

The German agriculture ministry strenuously rubbished a claim by farmers association DBV that the country’s new insect protection plan, which ...
Germany's 'save the bees' anti-pesticide campaign 'existential threat' to local vineyards, wine industry says

Germany’s ‘save the bees’ anti-pesticide campaign ‘existential threat’ to local vineyards, wine industry says

In the vineyards of Oberrotweil and Oberbergen numerous green crosses were set up [over] the weekend. “They are meant as ...
Glyphosate-cancer battle escalates as Germany aims to ban Roundup after 2023

Glyphosate-cancer battle escalates as Germany aims to ban Roundup after 2023

Angela Merkel’s government aims to phase out herbicides containing glyphosate by the end of 2023, a move that could generate ...
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German farmer’s group calls for updated EU GMO crop rules to combat climate change

German farmers want access to new breeding technologies to protect against climate change. This would require a change in the ...
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Crops produced with mutagenesis misleadingly labeled ‘non-GMO’ in Germany, biotech industry trade group says

According to research by [Germany's Free Democratic Party] and the genetic engineering-friendly association “Forum Grüne Reason” (FGV), many foods labeled ...
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German sugar beet planting drops nearly 3% following neonicotinoid insecticide ban

German farmers are estimated to have reduced sugar beet sowings by 2.8 percent to about 379,000 hectares for the 2019 ...
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Plagiarism allegation likely to spur activist challenges of EU approval of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup

An alliance of Greens alleges that a key study in the approval process may have been copied in part from ...
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Germany’s environment minister pitches plan to ban glyphosate by 2023

Germany plans new conditions for pesticide approval and will seek an end date for the use of glyphosate-based weed killers, ...
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A farmer’s view: Excessive regulation threatens the future of agriculture

My husband and I manage a farm in Rhineland-Palatinate [in Germany] with agriculture and livestock. Agriculture thinks in generations, so we, ...
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Medieval graves yield genetic clues about kinship of Germanic warrior family

A dozen lavish medieval graves holding the remains of 13 people have finally spilled their genetic secrets, now that researchers ...
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GMO critics in Germany seeking special tax in bid for greater control over biotech offerings

With a new initiative, NGOs in Germany are seeking authority over the approval of biotechnology products such as pharmaceuticals and ...
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Viewpoint: German regulators shouldn’t trust Testbiotech and other anti-biotech ‘lobbyists’ to guide public about CRISPR gene editing

Yes, it is important to inform the public about the opportunities and risks of new genetic engineering techniques—but not by ...
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Viewpoint: Greenpeace and ‘the awful reality of anti-science activism’

The Austrian research portal "Addendum" released a bombshell video regarding the facts, figures, and positions regarding GMO foods. In this ...
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Questioning EU neonics ban: Pesticides are ‘not a curse but a blessing’

Plant protection products and green genetic engineering [tools] are not a curse but a blessing, says Dr. Klaus Schlüter, a ...
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Viewpoint: German farmers say neonicotinoid ban throws them back into ‘plant protection stone age,’ forces use of ‘dangerous’ pesticides

With the ban on the three most effective insecticides [Imidacloprid, Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam] for the protection of beet seeds, beet ...
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Déjà vu all over again: Germany’s ‘regulatory stranglehold’ on New Breeding Techniques mirrors its policy on GMOs 20 years ago

Biotechnology applied to agriculture is beginning to yield all manner of products, including fruits and vegetables that are disease-resistant, more ...
Viewpoint: How Germany's anti-GMO, pro-organic politics benefit US ag companies

Viewpoint: How Germany’s anti-GMO, pro-organic politics benefit US ag companies

Editor's note: The following is a satirical letter written by Reinhard Szibor, professor emeritus of human genetics and forensic medicine at the ...