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United States relaxes rules for biotech crops

A major change to U.S. regulation of biotech will exempt some gene-edited plants from government oversight.

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Wash. state Supreme Court reinstates $18 million penalty against Grocery Manufacturers Association

The Washington state Supreme Court has reinstated a whopping $18 million judgment and penalty against one of America's most powerful corporate lobbies, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, for intentionally shielding names of food companies contributing millions to defeat a Washington ballot initiative.

Climate

GMOs are an ally in a changing climate

If we want to feed a growing population without fueling global warming, we need to redefine what we think of as good food.
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Toxics

Superfund, meet super plants

Can the plant microbiome help clean up contaminated land?
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Justice

BASF: Monsanto is a ‘fierce’ competitor, not a co-conspirator

"We didn't want to be exposed to Monsanto's losses," said Alyson Emanuel, a former vice president of global strategic marketing for herbicides.

Toxics

Will a US-UK trade deal leave us with a plateful of problems?

You may or may not mind chicken dipped in chlorine, but there is far more at stake, for the consumer, the farmers and the ecosystem.

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Children

Can cover crops save Florida's citrus?

Citrus greening has devastated the Sunshine State’s orange industry. Researchers and pioneering farmers see cover crops as a road to recovery.
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Climate

Genetically engineered salmon are growing in the Heartland

AquAdvantage Salmon are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the U.S.

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Toxics

‘Post-chemical world’ takes shape as agribusiness pursues greener alternatives

Agribusiness is increasingly turning to natural and sustainable alternatives to chemicals as consumers rebuff genetically modified foods and concerns grow over Big Ag’s role in climate change.
Toxics

Fears new spray-on chemical technique in 'leading edge science' could spawn biological weapons

Two experts fear it will result in untrackable genetic modifications and even biological weaponry.
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Toxics

Understanding what makes a food ‘organic'

They need to follow stringent USDA standards. A close look at the five products: milk, salads, eggs, health bars and bread.
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Toxics

Public science for private interests: How University of Missouri agricultural research cultivates profits for industry

Industry's stake in the system is clear. Companies gain the expertise and credibility of renowned plant science experts, University Extension experts who Missouri farmers trust. What's not so clear is how the public benefits.

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Biodiversity

A cow, a controversy, and a dashed dream of more humane farms

The gene-edited bull was a marvel, with calves who'd inherited his trait. But a surprise in his DNA ignited a scientific feud and doomed them all.
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Toxics

An inside look at how Monsanto, a PR Firm and a reporter give readers a warped view of science

Dogged for years by bad press, Monsanto hit reboot with Ketchum, the PR firm, and also enlisted a Washington Post columnist in a supporting role..

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Climate

What all the affection for monarch butterflies misses

For all the attention the butterflies receive, there’s little appreciation for how people have shaped their environment.
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