EU pitches 23 ‘actions’ to achieve Farm 2 Fork targets, including promoting organic food in schools

EU pitches 23 ‘actions’ to achieve Farm 2 Fork targets, including promoting organic food in schools

The European Commission is counting on a suite of measures including new procurement schemes, promotional funds and research initiatives to ...
EU ‘Green Deal’ could mandate 50% cut in pesticide use, include tax on ‘most dangerous’ chemicals

EU ‘Green Deal’ could mandate 50% cut in pesticide use, include tax on ‘most dangerous’ chemicals

The [European] Commission proposed a 50 percent cut in the risk and use of pesticides by 2030 as part of ...
Limited consumer demand could hinder Europe’s plans to reach 25% organic food production

Limited consumer demand could hinder Europe’s plans to reach 25% organic food production

EU plans to make over 25 percent of Europe’s farmland organic by 2030 will depend on changes in consumption patterns, ...
Anti-GMO Europe wants to fight climate change. Will it approve the eco-friendly (but GM) Impossible Burger?

Anti-GMO Europe wants to fight climate change. Will it approve the eco-friendly (but GM) Impossible Burger?

Impossible Foods’ efforts to enter the European market have faced a 15-month-long battle over the key ingredient that gives its ...
Foreshadowing repeat of spring chaos, Trump Administration leaves vaccine distribution to individual states

Foreshadowing repeat of spring chaos, Trump Administration leaves vaccine distribution to individual states

Federal and state officials agree that the nation’s 21 million health care workers should be first in line [for a ...
Competitive surge in nationalism is shaping the race to develop COVID vaccines

Competitive surge in nationalism is shaping the race to develop COVID vaccines

From the latex oozing naturally from the rubber trees in places like Vietnam, Malaysia and Liberia to vaccine ingredients made ...
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Viewpoint: US faces policy nightmare if China wins race to produce a safe, effective COVID vaccine

It’s very possible a Chinese [COVID-19] vaccine could be the first to succeed in Phase III trials. If Warp Speed ...
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As Trump administration retreats, Germany poised to replace US as main supporter of world health initiatives

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s confirmation that the U.S. will exit the World Health Organization — leaving ...
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Trump rebuff: Administration-backed Idaho law banning transgender athletes from participating in school sports that match their gender identity on hold

Idaho’s "Fairness in Women’s Sports Act" [that bars transgender women from participating in school sports] will now be on pause ...
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Is the FDA facing political pressure to rush through approval of untested COVID-19 vaccines to fit Trump’s political schedule?

President Donald Trump has promised that there will be a coronavirus vaccine before the year is out. But public health ...
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Contact tracing promises to curb the spread of COVID-19 in New York–if privacy fears can be overcome

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers will be asked to disclose personal information this month as part of the city’s ...
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‘Just an overreaction’: Inside the world of coronavirus denialism

I created a faux Twitter account and set about building my own information bubble. My objective: Inhabit the world of ...
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Viewpoint: Politico veers again into pseudoscience and politics with another misleading glyphosate infographic

Once again, a website known for its political coverage proves itself unable to report on science-related issues ...
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Pseudo-science alert: For $9,500, Politico provides disinformation about crop biotechnology, GMOs and pesticides

When Politico strays from politics into agricultural biotech, its naiveté and lack of science expertise shows through ...
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