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Vibrating wristband gives deaf people a new way to ‘hear’

Housed inside a wristband slightly bigger than a Fitbit, the Buzz has a microphone that picks up sound and a ...
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Arguing for and against consciousness in single-celled organisms

A provocative new book by Arthur Reber argues that bacteria are conscious and that the origins of mind are found ...
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Canola farmers push back against Canada’s attempt to ban neonicotinoids

Health Canada is following in the European Union’s footsteps as it moves to ban the use of neonic pesticides due ...
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Could spider venom replace some synthetic pesticides on the farm?

A major new project will see the use of spiders’ natural toxins to offer a more sustainable approach to crop ...
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With the ‘bee crisis’ fading and European farmers fearing an insect invasion, EU’s neonicotinoid ban fiasco stumbles into the New Year

The future of a controversial agricultural pesticide remains in limbo, thanks to scientific uncertainty and political malfeasance ...
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Viewpoint: If farmers want the public’s trust, they should change how they talk to consumers

The president of Bayer CropScience Canada, Al Driver, had just finished talking about why his company decided to purchase Monsanto ...
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Examining the EU’s contradictory treatment of glyphosate and copper sulfate pesticides

Of all the elements the EU considers in ag regulations, science gets the shortest shrift ...
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‘Smart farming’: Researchers aim to turn bees into ‘tiny drones’ that monitor plant health

[A] research team at the University of Washington has found a way to make bumblebees act like tiny drones. The ...
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US regulators grapple with oversight of New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)

In the first installment of this series, we looked at the regulatory framework in the US for the products of ...
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Capturing a glimpse of how CRISPR could help agriculture by removing allergens and boosting nutritional quality

In a lab at George Washington University, painted lady butterflies flutter in mesh houses. This is where assistant professor Arnault ...
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Political opposition stalling approval of GMO mustard in India, scientist says

Delhi University scientist Deepak Pental, the inventor of genetically modified (GM) mustard, has said the Union government appeared interested in ...
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UK farming minister says neonicotinoid ban has boosted pesticide use

[UK] Farming Minister George Eustice has admitted the recent ban on neonicotinoids has actually increased overall pesticide use. Mr Eustice made ...
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Edible vaccine may protect honey bees from deadly microbial infections

A growing number of honey bees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor nutrition and climate change, with ...
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This mom and gardener doesn’t fear glyphosate—and says we shouldn’t either

One of the perpetual battles I’m fighting these days is countering the misinformation about pesticides that gardeners like me responsibly ...
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Mapped British honey bee genome could help safeguard hives against infectious disease

Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research that maps their entire genetic make-up. Experts ...
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Some wild bee populations are declining. What can we do about it?

In recent years, a significant amount of attention has been paid to the numerous threats that are facing the honeybee ...
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How The Non-GMO Project Is Adapting To A Gene-Edited World

the Non-GMO Project is a non-profit and non-governmental certifying organization created by the owners of two natural foods grocery stores ...
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‘Secret Ingredients’: Expert says the latest anti-GMO ‘shockumentary’ is clever, provocative—and wrong

We’ve all see this in a science classroom or conference: The monotone reading from a prepared script, coupled with PowerPoint ...
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Organic fungicide copper sulfate poses dangers to humans, animals, insects—how does it compare to conventional pesticides?

Organic farming is not chemical free. Copper sulfate is a popular one. How does it work and how does it ...
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Audio: Greenpeace, UK farmers and chemical industry square off over neonicotinoid pesticide ban

The debate over neonicotinoids continued ... during a BBC Radio segment as farmers, environmentalists and the chemical industry weighed in on ...
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Viewpoint: As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for ‘bird-pocalypse’ that’s not happening

Are we in the midst of another bout of unfounded environmentalist-fueled exaggerations—this time about birds becoming extinct because of pesticide ...
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Video: How accurate is Non-GMO Project’s butterfly label?

Make no mistake, the Non-GMO Project isn't here to sell you safer food, they're just here to make money on ...
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Is organic produce hazardous to your health?

We’ve all heard the reports. Toxic organic pesticides cause problems for the environment. Organic pesticides are linked to Parkinson’s Disease, mass bee deaths, and ...
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UK neonicotinoid ban invites spread of deadly virus yellows disease, sugar beet farmers warn

When I was elected to the role of NFU Sugar vice-chairman, it was foremost in my mind that every grower’s ...
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Replacing neonicotinoid pesticides is no easy task, Canadian farmers say

In 2015, the Canadian province [Ontario] instituted regulations requiring farmers to prove they have soil pest populations in corn and ...
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Viewpoint: Why we have to fight for what biotechnology can offer us

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” That’s how fictional star ship captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek orders his tea, 300 years ...
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Video: How ‘turning down’ gene expression in pests can help protect crops and bees

In this video, CropLife International scientist Greg Heck discusses how researchers are using RNA interference (RNAi) to turn off or ...