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‘Hero of progress’: How agronomist Norman Borlaug almost banished famine from Asia

Norman Borlaug’s work undeniably changed the world for the better ...
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Viewpoint: Swayed by anti-GMO groups, biotech pioneer Mexico lurches toward GM crop ban

“There is currently enough food in the world to feed 10 billion people,” writes the anti-GMO environmental group Green America ...
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Viewpoint: Mexican government undermining science and agriculture

Over the last two years, the Mexican government led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador (who goes by his initials, AMLO) ...
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GMO soy permit revoked by Mexico, but illegal planting expected to continue

The TFJA [The Federal Court of Administrative Justice] Specialized Chamber for Environmental Matters and Regulation has issued a new resolution ...
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Mexico’s anti-glyphosate environment minister steps down after losing battle to ban weedkiller

Bosco de la Vega Valladolid, president of the National Agricultural Council (CNA), celebrated the departure of Víctor Manuel Toledo Manzur ...
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Following ‘ministerial spat’ over glyphosate, Mexico will phase out weedkiller by end of 2024

Mexico will gradually phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, ...
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Viewpoint: Mexico’s activist government pushes glyphosate ban that threatens food security and farmer welfare

Biotech giant Bayer is currently in the fight of its life against more than 100,000 lawsuits alleging its flagship weedkiller ...
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Mexico pledges to ban glyphosate weedkiller by 2024 to ‘protect human health and the environment’

“Given the scientific evidence of glyphosate toxicity, demonstrating the impacts on human health and the environment, the Secretariat of Environment ...
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Viewpoint: Mexico’s glyphosate weedkiller import restrictions could harm farmers and consumers alike

In November, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources denied the importation of a thousand tons of glyphosate, the basic ...
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Viewpoint: Activist-inspired GMO cotton bans push Mexican farmers toward bankruptcy

Mexico has a long record of safely cultivating genetically modified (GM) cotton. For more than 20 years, cotton has been ...
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Viewpoint: How international anti-biotech activists manipulate year-old Mexican government to block crop GMO innovations

Mexico's leadership should not restrict crop biotechnology based on personal beliefs or scientific misinformation ...
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Mexico’s self-fertilizing corn could be worth millions. Will village where it grows share in the profits?

In a 1979 visit to Totontepec, a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico, naturalist Thomas Boone Hallberg marveled at the local ...
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Pushing for greater diversity in genetic databases by ending ‘cycle of disengagement’

For the past 30 years, human genomics has made exciting advances in reconstructing population history and identifying which genes make ...
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New North American trade deal boosts US agriculture, fosters biotech innovation, farm group says

When NAFTA was signed more than 25 years ago, it was the best trade deal U.S. agriculture had ever seen ...
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Biotech could help Mexico’s bean farmers cope with climate change

Beans are the most important grain legume in human diets .... Indeed, bean production is central to the food security ...
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Biotech industry, anti-GMO activists face off over new NAFTA trade deal

The U.S., Canada and Mexico collectively addressed agricultural biotechnology like genetically modified organisms for the first time in the new ...
Viewpoint: USMCA North American trade deal sets precedent for sensible worldwide biotech crop regulations

Viewpoint: USMCA North American trade deal sets precedent for sensible worldwide biotech crop regulations

In the crop science industry, China has a reputation for taking a long, long time to approve new genetically modified ...
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Mexico’s new science minister fiercely skeptical of GMO crops and new breeding techniques

In early June, evolutionary developmental biologist Elena Álvarez-Buylla received an out-of-the-blue phone call from the campaign of Andrés Manuel López ...
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Mexico will ban GMO corn when new government takes office, incoming agriculture secretary says

Victor Suarez, who has been named as the new [Undersecretary of Food Self-Sufficiency] by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), has ...
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Talking Biotech: Mexico’s complicated relationship with GMO corn

Mexico is the center of origin for maize, and there is a substantial interest in protecting the genetic integrity of ...
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15 surprising GMO and gene-edited crop advances underway in South and Central America

Latin America is a vital region in the global production of genetically modified (GM) crops, with Brazil and Argentina ranked ...
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Anti-GMO Mexican activists target biotech researchers with bomb attacks

A new Mexican pro-GMO organization was the target of bombing attacks, suggesting an escalating level of aggression from GMO opponents ...