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Changing course, Health Canada finds neonicotinoid pesticides ‘not a threat’ to aquatic insects

Changing course, Health Canada finds neonicotinoid pesticides ‘not a threat’ to aquatic insects

Western Producer | 
In 2018, Health Canada proposed to phase out all agricultural uses of thiamethoxam, a Syngenta product, and clothianidin, a Bayer ...
Gene-edited crops ‘safe for human consumption and the environment,’ Health Canada finds

Gene-edited crops ‘safe for human consumption and the environment,’ Health Canada finds

Western Producer | 
Health Canada is proposing new rules to deal with plant breeding innovation, including gene-edited crops. To develop the new guidelines, ...
Foods made from gene-edited wheat may contain lower levels of potentially carcinogenic chemical acrylamide

Foods made from gene-edited wheat may contain lower levels of potentially carcinogenic chemical acrylamide

Western Producer | 
Burnt bread contains a compound known as acrylamide, a chemical that can cause cancer.  The darker the toast, the more ...
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Viewpoint: Europe can’t produce enough food if it cuts use of farm chemicals but opposes gene editing

Western Producer | 
Europe is asking its farmers to use fewer pesticides and less fertilizer, while still producing the same amount of food ...
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Canadian glyphosate-cancer lawsuits against Bayer may proceed regardless of US settlement

Western Producer | 
.... [T]he agreements, between Bayer and numerous law firms in America, don’t apply to potential class action lawsuits in Canada, ...
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As CRISPR crops become more common, don’t throw GMOs under the bus, scientists warn

Western Producer | 
Farmers and scientists may be tempted to throw transgenic crops in the trash. The technology, which has provided benefits to ...
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With consumers still fearful of synthetic chemicals, biotech firms spend billions on biopesticide development

Western Producer | 
Major players like Bayer and start-up companies are spending billions to identify fungi, bacteria and organic compounds in plants that ...
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EU neonic insecticide ban cut UK canola production from 1.8 million acres to 1.3 million annually

Western Producer | 
In 2012, U.K. farmers seeded about 1.8 million acres of oilseed rape [canola]. But over the last eight years, acreage ...
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Glyphosate harms soil microbes? USDA research challenges common criticism of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide

Western Producer | 
There are dozens of conspiracy theories about glyphosate. One of those theories goes something like this: glyphosate, the active ingredient ...
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General Mills urges suppliers to cut glyphosate use, citing growing consumer pesticide fears

Western Producer | 
General Mills, like all companies, needs happy and satisfied customers. That’s why it’s asking suppliers, farmers who produce oats, wheat, ...
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Consumer-focused CRISPR-edited crops may be key to building public trust in biotech

Western Producer | 
Gene editing has the potential to change agriculture, but only if consumers believe it’s a beneficial technology....The best way and ...
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Booming sales suggest non-browning Arctic apple could be breakthrough product, overcoming anti-GMO fears

Western Producer | 
Jack Bobo doesn’t hold back when talking about the Arctic Apple. He believes the non-browning apple could change how people ...
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Pro-farming social media campaigns haven’t changed consumer opinion on GMOs: Here’s why

Western Producer | 
It happens at almost every farm meeting in Canada. Someone gets up from their chair, walks over to the podium ...
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Will Canada rethink its proposed ban on neonicotinoid pesticides?

Western Producer | 
Health Canada scientists have been studying water monitoring data, from across the country, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency may ...
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Viewpoint: Biotech industry must invest more in public outreach, or risk losing GMO debate to activists

Western Producer | 
Agri-food is a $110 billion industry in Canada. Canola, just canola, supports 250,000 jobs and has a $26 billion impact ...
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

Western Producer | 
In the crop science industry, China has a reputation for taking a long, long time to approve new genetically modified ...
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Did Canada overestimate the risks of neonicotinoid pesticides?

Western Producer | 
On Aug. 16, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency proposed to ban all outdoor uses of [the neonicotinoids] clothianidin and ...
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Viewpoint: Public’s support for Canadian neonicotinoid ban obscures bigger threats to bee health

Western Producer | 
On Aug. 15 .... Health Canada held a news conference to explain why it was banning neonicotinoid insecticides .... Health ...
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Canada to decide on neonicotinoid restrictions this summer

Western Producer | 
The fate of two neonicotinoid seed treatments, applied to almost all of the canola and corn seeds in Canada and ...
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Are farmers the key to countering glyphosate fearmongering?

Western Producer | 
The public conversation around glyphosate is all flowing in one direction. A cluster of environmental campaigners, organic food activists and ...
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Non-GMO herbicide-tolerant canola to be grown in Canada this year

Western Producer | 
Supporting modern agriculture while also selling into the market for non-genetically modified food seems like a contradiction. But an American ...
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Cargill tries to balance science and its embrace of Non-GMO label

Western Producer | 
About 9 months ago Cargill sent out a tweet that unintentionally offended, and profoundly offended, thousands of North American farmers ...
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Viewpoint: Preaching to the choir won’t win over GMO skeptics

Western Producer | 
Editor's note: Robert Arnason is an agriculture journalist. In 2017 I interviewed about 800 to 1,200 people about agriculture, agronomy, ...
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Viewpoint: Challenges to glyphosate, neonic safety shows science under attack from ‘viral misinformation’

Western Producer | 
The news of scientific prejudice [in the decision by IARC stating that glyphosate was a likely carcinogen, on top of ...
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Opinions on GMOs less swayed by facts as food becomes synonymous with religion

Western Producer | 
Personal food preferences aren’t really a rational choice. They’re more like an ideology that’s bordering on a religion. ... Gillian ...
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Canada delays neonicotinoid insecticide ban decision until at least December 2017

Western Producer | 
Health Canada won’t issue a final decision on whether it will ban imidacloprid [until at least December 2017], says a ...
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Health Canada’s proposed ban of a neonicotinoid pesticide draws criticism

Western Producer | 
In November, Health Canada said that a nation-wide ban of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, was necessary because the chemical is ...

Pending EU decision whether to regulate CRISPR gene editing as GMOs raises trade fears

Western Producer | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It appears the European ...
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