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Relaxed gene-edited crop rules will give farmers more chemical-free pest control tools, EPA says

Developers of genetically engineered crops would have an easier time getting their products onto the US market under a proposed ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, drought could cut French sugar beet yields 30-50 percent, USDA finds

France is the largest producer of sugar beets in Europe growing just over 30 percent of EU27+UK's production in ...
Cuba expects massive crop yield increase with GMO insect-resistant, herbicide-tolerant corn

Cuba expects massive crop yield increase with GMO insect-resistant, herbicide-tolerant corn

In the midst of a deep food crisis and a shortage of supplies in the country, the Cuban regime opened ...
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GMOs ‘pose no health risks,’ biotech experts say, but ‘bioengineered’ food labels coming anyway

Nearly 70 percent of processed foods at U.S. grocery stores contain at least one genetically engineered ingredient. Even though most scientists believe that genetically ...
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Bt cotton in Africa: Role models and lessons learned

Africa’s cotton farmers are struggling to recoup their investments because they lack access to quality seeds that can increase yields ...
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CRISPR crop development proceeds rapidly, but ‘bottlenecks’ limit promise

Since its discovery as a bacterial adaptive immune system and its development for genome editing in eukaryotes, the clustered regularly ...
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‘Steadily increasing’ GMO acceptance in Europe fuels efforts to revise biotech restrictions

Since 1996 till 2018, the global area cultivated with GM crops has increased 113-fold, making biotech crops one of the ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Onerous’ regulations exacerbate consumer fear of gene-edited crops

....[T]he use of genetic engineering and gene editing to develop new crop varieties is well understood by the scientific community ...
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GM crops can lift farmers out of poverty, study shows

On a continent where more than 80 percent of the people living in extreme poverty are rural farmers, some have ...
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Organic farming fraud is growing, prompting USDA crackdown proposal

Responding to increasing fraud threats to the organic industry, the US Department of Agriculture seeks to strengthen oversight and improve ...
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Viewpoint: GMO crops are safe and nutritious. India needs them to feed itself

The need to increase agricultural productivity without increasing the area under cultivation to support our increasing demand for quality food ...
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Harvard Law School urges USDA to allow ‘usual meat and poultry terms’ in labeling of cell-based foods

In some action on the petition front, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) acknowledges a request from the Harvard ...
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After planting illegal GMO herbicide-tolerant cotton, Indian farmers poised to grow biotech eggplant, soybean and corn

The member farmers belonging to the Shetkari Sanghatana in Maharashtra, who have already broken the law by planting genetically modified ...
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10 things everyone should know about GMOs in Africa

1. Biotechnology, genetic modification, genetic engineering and GMOs are terms for essentially the same process: breeding crops and livestock to ...
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Uganda proposes ‘stop-gap’ rules to block GMO crops that could be brought illegally across Kenyan border

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), plans to draft regulations that will guide the environmental release of Genetically Modified Organisms ...
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European Food Safety Authority rebuffs activist criticism of its safety assessment of insect and herbicide resistant GMO crops

The Risk “Assessment of genetically engineered organisms in the EU and Switzerland” (RAGES) project (2016‐2019) evaluated the risk assessment of ...
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Green Party defends Europe’s simultaneous ban on gene-edited crops and use of biotech in medicine

[Editor's note: In June a faction of Germany's Green Party argued it was time the EU revised its strict regulation ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time to expand the definition of ‘meat’ to include lab-grown beef

It’s no secret by now that the case against meat keeps getting stronger. The social, environmental and ethical costs of ...
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GM insect-resistant, herbicide-tolerant corn poses no health risk, EU food safety officials say

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) has published the Scientific Opinion which reports ...
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After Bayer settles glyphosate-cancer suits, Australian farmers pledge to defend the herbicide

In spite of the fact Bayer made no admission of guilt when settling with plaintiffs that alleged its glyphosate-based herbicides ...
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Gene drives: How do we foster innovation without damaging ecosystems?

.... [G]ene drive technology has fundamentally added the ability of humans to modify wild organisms, not only domesticated organisms. With ...
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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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China approves imports of 125 GMO crops, animal drugs following strict safety reviews

The five corn and three soybean species have characteristics such as resistance to pests and weed killers. They will only ...
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Infographic: GMO tomatoes? There’s no such thing. Here are the only biotech crops grown in the US

Are you paying more for “non-GMO pasta?” Then you’re not using your noodle. What are the facts? There are only ...
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Farm to Fork tempest: EU defends plan to make 25 percent of agriculture organic, ignoring farmer skepticism

[Editor's note: EU farmers are skeptical of a new government initiative to make 25 percent of Europe's farmland organic by ...
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India has access to yield-boosting GMO crops, so why aren’t farmers allowed to grow them?

[India's] Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee .... had first approved GM food crop Bt brinjal in 2009 after a nine-year-long trial ...
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China approves imports of two GMO soy varieties, green lighting production in Argentina

China has approved the import of two new genetically modified (GM) soybean varieties, including one developed by local firm Beijing ...
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