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Genetic engineering promises cornucopia of future products—but biotechnology critics take lethal aim

Genetic engineering may soon be giving us products that appear to be pulled from the realm of science fiction. Researchers ...
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GMO labeling emerges as hot-button issue in organic and conventional food industry fights

Editor's note: This article is part three of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Partisan divide erupts on glyphosate-cancer science as IARC supporters push ‘Monsanto Papers’ narrative

“There appear to be serious problems with the science underlying [the International Agency for Research on Cancer]’s [2015] assessment of ...
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Could 2018 mark the end of the anti-GMO movement?

Editor's note: This article is part one of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
Stonyfield-Gary Hirshberg fiasco grows over video with young girls spreading misinformation about farming and GMOs

Stonyfield-Gary Hirshberg fiasco grows over video with young girls spreading misinformation about farming and GMOs

Usually, a video with kids talking is cute, funny, perhaps poignant. However, scientists’ and farmers’ reactions to a promotional video ...
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Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Jan. 29, 2018

Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeas—for free | Paul McDivitt Genetic engineering, CRISPR and ...
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French President Macron: Farmers will face glyphosate ban only if there is ‘credible alternative’

France will exempt farmers from a ban on using the weed-killer glyphosate in three years time where there is no ...
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Monsanto goes to court after Brazilian regulators say GMO soybean patent should be voided

Monsanto Co has two months to present a defense of its patent on genetically modified soybeans in Brazil, a lawyer ...
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Cancer researcher: Media hysteria over glyphosate herbicide undermines science

Editor's note: Guy André Pelouze is a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon who did cancer research during his training and lung cancer treatment ...
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DowDuPont, BASF to challenge Monsanto’s dominance of herbicide-tolerant GMO soybean market

Monsanto Co is facing major threats to its historic dominance of seed and herbicide technology for the $40 billion U.S ...
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Is glyphosate unsafe? European Food Safety Authority rejects accusations of ‘undue industry influence’ in rejecting carcinogenic designation

Editor's note: Bernhard Url is the Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority The job of the European Food Safety Authority ...
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Lessons learned from the 2017 Monsanto dicamba herbicide fiasco

Farmers, university scientists, the EPA and ag companies are working together to figure out what went wrong and how to ...
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EU sets up special committee to investigate Greens’ glyphosate herbicide reapproval concerns

The European Parliament has given the green light to a special committee which aims to look into the EU’s authorisation ...
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Monsanto looks to launch new herbicide-tolerant canola, soybean varieties in coming years

Dicamba-tolerant canola is coming and so is a triple-threat soybean, resistant to glyphosate, dicamba and glufosinate. That’s just some of ...
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Viewpoint: 6 ways IARC Director Christopher Wild lied to Congress about cancer agency’s glyphosate debacle

While the outgoing head of the embattled agency refused to testify before the US House Science Committee, he did send ...
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No set date to end glyphosate herbicide use in Germany, says agriculture minister

German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said on Thursday [Jan. 18] he could see no set date for an end to ...
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Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides?

One common belief about modern farming is that farmers use pesticides in excess on their crops. A plant scientist explains ...
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Glyphosate herbicide harms human gut microbiome? ‘Not biologically plausible’

[O]n numerous occasions I have heard glyphosate critics argue that glyphosate should be opposed because it might alter the microbiome ...
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Viewpoint: It’s unreasonable to think Big Ag controls pro-GMO scientists

Scientists are generally inclined to dislike big companies--but they know that biotechnology has made our food supply safer and more ...
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11 states join Monsanto in lawsuit against California’s glyphosate cancer warning

Monsanto Co has gained the support of 11 states in its fight to stop California from requiring the company to ...
IARC cancer agency mounts PR effort as probe of possible corruption grows

IARC cancer agency mounts PR effort as probe of possible corruption grows

The agency was heavily criticized for the methodology used in declaring the herbicide glyphosate a "probable carcinogen." Now IARC is ...
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Monsanto seeks Brazilian approval to test controversial weed-controlling dicamba herbicide-resistant GMO soy seeds

The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday [Jan. 11] said it will run field tests with ...
Judge delays glyphosate lawsuit after study of 45,000 people finds no link to cancer

Judge delays glyphosate lawsuit after study of 45,000 people finds no link to cancer

In October 2016, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally-filed Roundup lawsuits into one court in ...
Viewpoint: Oprah for president? Junk science enabler?

Viewpoint: Oprah for president? Junk science enabler?

Oprah Winfrey’s recent speech at the Golden Globes captured the imagination of countless people with rumors spreading that it could ...
Sri Lankan tea farmers want glyphosate herbicide ban overturned

Sri Lankan tea farmers want glyphosate herbicide ban overturned

Tea farmers in Sri Lanka want their government to reauthorize the use of glyphosate for agriculture. The country is one ...
Herbicides and fungicides could be key factors in bee health problems, study finds

Herbicides and fungicides could be key factors in bee health problems, study finds

Honey bees might be drawn to the very chemicals that are endangering them, based on experiments in which they preferred ...
Herbicide-resistant 'super weeds'? Don't blame GMO crops, study says

Herbicide-resistant ‘super weeds’? Don’t blame GMO crops, study says

Andrew Kniss is a professor of weed science at the University of Wyoming Genetically engineered (GE) herbicide-resistant crops have been ...
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Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Jan. 8, 2018

Should it matter if the public is wary of gene editing and human enhancement? | Grant Jacobs Global glyphosate herbicide ban ...