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France backs non-GMO regulation for crop gene-editing in EU

France sees crops developed using gene-editing techniques as different to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and opposes a European Union court decision to put them under strict GMO regulations, the country's agriculture minister said.
theintercept.com

Shanna Swan: Toxic chemicals threaten ability to reproduce

In a new book, epidemiologist Shanna Swan looks at the impact of environmental chemicals on human sexuality and reproductive systems.
www.newscientist.com

A quarter of all known bee species haven't been seen since the 1990s

The number of bee species appears to have declined sharply in the past 30 years, which could mean many types of bee are extinct or so rare that no one has recording a sighting
cen.acs.org

Mosquito spray tainted with PFAS from shipping containers

PFAS discovered in an insecticide aerially sprayed in more than half of US states leached into the pesticide from plastic shipping containers, the US Environmental Protection Agency says.

www.bbc.com

Ocean pollutants 'have negative effect on male fertility'

Harbour porpoises exposed to PCBs had shrunken testicles, suggesting sperm and fertility effects. The effects are likely to be found in other cetaceans, including killer whales.

nymag.com

Did the Coronavirus escape from a lab?

SARS-2 was not designed as a biological weapon. Many thoughtful people dismiss this notion, and they may be right. But there is no direct evidence for theory that it was a 'natural' emergence from wild animals or an experimental mishap.

www.npr.org

EPA science rule could exclude important studies

Studies based on private health data are crucial to understanding dangers posed by pollution. A new rule makes it harder for the EPA to consider many studies when setting safeguards.
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