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Virus-resistant wheat could aid UK farmers denied access to neonicotinoid insecticides

RAGT Seeds is to launch a winter wheat variety with a high level of resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus ...
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Viewpoint: Want to fight climate change? Embrace GMOs, don’t ban them

The fight against climate change has become one of the most widely discussed topics in the UK and globally. And ...
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UK farmers struggle to control ‘largely symptomless’ virus without neonicotinoid insecticides

A mild autumn and winter combined with a build-up in aphid numbers since the loss of neonicotinoid seed treatments has ...
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American farmers urge UK to accept GMO crops, US food safety standards in post-Brexit trade deal

The UK must accept US food standards as part of any future trade deal with Washington, the head of America’s ...
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UK aquaculture researchers welcome Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pro-GMO, CRISPR stance as Brexit proceeds

Some of the most progressive researchers in the UK’s aquaculture biotechnology sphere have welcomed Boris Johnson’s pledge to support the ...
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With yields plunging, sugar beet growers in UK may discontinue growing crop in wake of neonicotinoid insecticide ban

Sugar beet is a crop that has always demanded close attention to grow well, but Norfolk grower Mark Means has ...
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Denied access to neonicotinoid insecticides, UK farmers scramble to control deadly plant virus

Controlling the spread of plant viruses has just got harder with the demise of neonicotinoid seed treatments putting the emphasis ...
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UK may reject strict EU GMO rules, but nation’s farmers can’t grow biotech crops yet

British farmers could get the chance to plant genetically modified crops as part of Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans. The new ...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Time to ‘liberate’ UK farming from EU’s anti-GMO rules

In his first prime ministerial speech [July 24], Boris Johnson called for a “liberation” of the U.K.’s bioscience sector after ...
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Farming without pesticides could double crop losses, boost global food prices, UK economist warns

The average UK family grocery bill could increase by more than [$977] over the course of a year without the ...
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Post-Brexit Britain ponders break from EU GMO, gene-editing restrictions, embracing US model

With so much focus and attention on Brexit, there’s another ‘B’ word that has been fretted over for decades, causing ...
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Viewpoint: UK bans neonic pesticides, then imports neonic-treated crops at expense of its farmers

The key parts of any fully integrated [pest] management system are the building blocks which are integral to a balanced ...
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Post Brexit UK ag biotech policy: USDA official calls European approach to GMOs and food safety ‘old-fashioned, based on traditions and not modern science’

Addressing The Scottish Farmer, amongst other UK journalists at a food show in Chicago, Foreign Agricultural Service administrator Ken Isley ...
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‘Nature’s pest controllers’: How wasps reduce chemical pesticide use in farming

Scientists have put together a map of the UK's wasp population, showing the distribution of key species. Data recorded by ...
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Brexit could free UK farmers to embrace CRISPR-edited crops, help meet global food demand, says UK former food and agricultural secretary

UK farming has been held back by the hostility of the EU to new technology, which is causing European research ...
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UK issues emergency use exemption for neonicotinoid insecticide to prevent virus spread in sugar beets

An 120-day emergency authorization has been granted for the use of an insecticide for the control of peach–potato aphids to ...
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‘Edible insects’ boost food sustainability, but will consumers eat BBQ-flavored bugs?

There is an increasing range of insect-based products, such as whole/flour, snacks, health bars, pasta, pasta sauce and burgers. Edible ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban fuels ‘big rise’ in cabbage stem flea beetle damage to UK oilseed rape crops

Oilseed rape crops across southern England are seeing a big rise in pest damage from cabbage stem flea beetles, with ...
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UK experiencing ‘widespread’ decline of insect pollinators, new study claims

Great Britain is in great trouble....it’s running out of pollinators. The Center for Ecology & Hydrology measured the presence of ...
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Animal cells grown on grass could yield next version of lab-grown meat

Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat ...
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Viewpoint: Neonicotinoid ban puts UK sugar beet yields at risk for first time in 25 years

For the past 25 years, sugar beet agronomy hasn’t been complicated by the threat of virus yellows – it’s only ...
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Researchers petition UK officials to launch disease-resistant potato field trials

The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich [in the UK], has applied to [the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs] Defra for ...
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US ambassador urges British public to reject protectionist ‘smears’ against American agriculture

[The first week of March] the United States published our objectives for a future trade deal with the UK. We are ...
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Citing ‘unintended’ environmental impacts, Scottish politician urges UK to ditch EU’s neonicotinoid ban post Brexit

EUROPE’S ban on neonicotinoid pesticides should not be transferred into the UK’s post-Brexit legislation, according to Scottish Conservative MP Colin ...
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EU neonicotinoid insecticide ban, Brexit prompt some UK farmers to grow less risky crops to protect yields

The [UK] Paterson Farming Partnership is a joint venture between Worstead Farms, run by brothers Gavin, Bruce and Alex Paterson, ...
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‘Unintended consequences’: UK restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides may have harmed bees

One of Britain’s biggest beekeepers says he must relocate hundreds of hives because cabbage stem flea beetle has destroyed so ...
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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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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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